North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

Eastern Avenue Widening

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # R-5720
Project Type:
 Road widening
Affected Counties:
Estimated Cost: $


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen Eastern Avenue to four lanes of travel from Red Oak Road to Old Carriage Road in Rocky Mount. In addition to being widened, Eastern Avenue will have roundabouts added at Regency Drive, Kamlar Road, and E. Old Spring Hope Road, as well as medians installed along the length of the project. The bridge on Sunset Avenue will also be converted to an interchange with on and off ramps.

This project’s aim is to reduce the heavy traffic and car accidents in the area, making them safer and quicker for those that drive them while providing better access to I-95. These improvements will tie into two additional NCDOT projects expected to move forward in the near future: the widening of Sunset Avenue & I-95 interchange improvements, the widening of Old Carriage Rd from Eastern Avenue to Green Hills Road.

Unfortunately, the expansion of the roadway puts some property owners square in the NCDOT’s path. Homes and businesses along widening corridors like this one can find themselves with vastly reduced properties and values – or in some cases, no property at all!

If you or someone you know is affected by the widening of Eastern Avenue, contact the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm as soon as possible.


Public Meeting Map - Eastern Avenue from North Clarendon Drive to Shellcastle Road

• Public Meeting Map: Eastern Avenue from Shellcastle Road to Halifax Road



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

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 30 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $13,722,00 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.