North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

Great Wagon Road Extension

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # U-5536
Project Type:
New route
Affected Counties:
Forsyth
Estimated Cost: $
28,336,000

Description

Many years in the making, the Great Wagon Road extension is the planned completion of an alternate route for traffic around downtown Lewisville, intended to alleviate traffic and encourage growth prospects for the community. Unfortunately, more than 60 properties lay in the path of that progress, property owners – residential and business alike – are faced with condemnation.

The NCDOT estimates the project will cost more than $28 million, and has set aside more than $14 million to compensate property owners.

Lewisville as a whole has grown, and the addition of businesses and a new middle school promise to increase the traffic burden. A 0.1 mile portion of the road was already built between North Street to David McKee Street. This new stretch of Great Wagon Road will add 1.1 miles of length spanning between Lowes Food Drive and Shallowford Road. It is planned to be a two-way street with 5-foot sidewalks and 4-foot bike lanes on the south side with a 10-foot wide multi-use path on the north side. It will also feature four roundabouts.

While the town has invested in the planning and design of the route, property owners affected by the project are left at the mercy of eminent domain law, forced to sell some or all of their properties. Even partial takings can have a dramatic effect on how a property can be used as well as its future value! With the width of the project – the road plus the sidewalks, bike lanes, and multi-use path, the NCDOT will be taking much more than it would for a normal two-way street.

If your property is one of those affected by the “second Main Street” in Lewisville, don’t wait for the NCDOT to come knocking. Get ahead of them by acting immediately! Call us at 877-393-4990 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Ask about our no-fee guarantee our clients pay us nothing unless we collect for them!

News/Publication

Map

U-5536 Public Meeting Map

Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition – March 2022
  • Start Construction – 2023
  • End Construction – 2025

Property Takings

It is estimated that this project will impact more than 60 parcels of property. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside more than $14,000,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (three of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.