Catawba Avenue Road Widening

Fast Facts

Project # R-2555B
Project Type: Road Widening
Project Length: 2.7 miles
Affected Counties: Mecklenburg
Estimated Affected Parcels: 80+
Condemning Authority: NCDOT
Total Estimated Cost: $33,749,000
Estimated Right-of-Way Funds: $5,000,000


The NCDOT plans to widen to four lanes a 2.7-mile stretch of Catawba Avenue from just south of Sam Furr Road (NC 73) at the CVS north to Jetton Road at Magnolia Plaza in Mecklenburg County.

Because of traffic congestion, NCDOT officials suggest that widening this stretch of road can help improve travel time for current commuters and decrease dangerous passing situations, which in turn should decrease the total number of wrecks in this vicinity.

NCDOT improvements are intended to enhance safety for all types of travel (driving, public transit, walking, and bicycling) and include (see image below):

  • Improved connections between Cornelius and Huntersville
  • A 23-foot raised median
  • 11-foot travel lanes
  • A 10-foot multi-use path on each side
  • Curb and gutter

Catawba Avenue Road Widening

This project is a continuation of R-2555A, which included improvements to Catawba Avenue between Jetton Road and I-77 and was completed in 2009.

Business and Home Owner Concerns

While property owners along the project’s 2.7-mile path may be relieved that it’s finally underway, they may also be worried about the damage it could do to their homes, land, and businesses. More than 80 owners will be affected by the project.

If your residence, property, and/or business will be affected, it’s time to act now. It’s been our experience that the NCDOT’s first offer may not be their best offer.

Contact an experienced North Carolina eminent domain attorney handling Catawba Road Widening Project cases to help you seek maximum compensation.

Project Map

Catawba Avenue Road Widening Map

Project Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition– Restarted in Summer 2023
  • Start construction– March 2026

Affected Properties

It is estimated that more than 80 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside $5,000,000 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.

We want to help you fight for the most compensation you may deserve.

Since we’ve been in business, we’ve helped our clients get on average more than 3x their initial offer.1

Get a free case
evaluation today.

There are only a handful of attorneys in NC who practice eminent domain exclusively, and even fewer with NCDOT experience. We have several. That’s why its worth getting in touch with us for a free case evaluation.

Here’s how it works:

1) Tell us about your situation.

2) We research your property as needed, using DOT maps, our own technology, and experience to see the exact effects.

3) We let you know what we think a fair offer would be. This evaluation is free, and there’s no
pressure or obligation to hire us after.

But please don’t wait to act. Waiting can hurt your case, and the cost is the same: free.

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