North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

Gum Branch Road Widening

Fast Facts

Project # U-4906
Type: Roadway widening
Affected Counties: Onslow
Estimated Cost: $10,643,000


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is widening and making improvements to a 6.4 mile section of Gum Branch Road from Mills Fields Road just east of Richlands to Batting Cage Trail in Jacksonville. The project includes improvements to the intersections of Gum Branch Road with Ramsey Road, Mendover Drive, Rhodestown Road, NW Bridge Road, Quaker Bridge Road, and Cow Horn Road.

Currently, this corridor of Gum Branch Road is at capacity and projected to be “seriously over capacity” due in part to increasing residential development in the area, according to an NCDOT feasibility study.


Gum Branch Road Widening NC Eminent Domain Project Map







Project Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition – August 2017
  • Construction – 2018

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 50 parcels of land will be impacted by this project. Currently, the DOT has set aside $1,000,000 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.