North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

Carolina Beach Road (US 421) Upgrades

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # U-5729
Project Type:
 Road improvements
Affected Counties:
 New Hanover
Estimated Cost: $


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to improve a 1.8-mile stretch of Carolina Beach Road (US 421) in Wilmington from Burnett Avenue to Shipyard Boulevard (US 117). These upgrades are for safety and congestion purposes and include widening existing lanes, adding turn lanes, sidewalks, and a raised median and streetscape.

The NCDOT will need to minimize driveways and reduce median openings and left-over turn lanes in the median. More than 120 properties will be affected by these changes, including commercial spaces, residential neighborhoods, and historical areas.



Carolina Beach Road Upgrades NC Eminent Domain Project Map


  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2018
  • Start Construction – 2021
  • End Construction – 2022

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 120 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside $4,775,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (four of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.