North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

I-40/NC 42 Interchange Improvements (Exit 312)

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # I-4739
Project Type:
 Interchange improvements
Affected Counties:
Estimated Cost: $


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to improve the interchange at I-40 and NC 42 (Exit 312) in Johnston County. Improvements include a new traffic pattern, new ramps, and a new type of interchange design for the Triangle area.

The NCDOT proposes what is known as a diverging diamond interchange design. This means drivers on NC 42 must switch sides of the road temporarily, but can then make a left turn onto the I-40 interstate. While this may sound confusing, the NCDOT claims it will help keep traffic moving across the bridge by reducing the amount of time drivers have to wait at stop lights.

The purpose of these improvements is to alleviate congestion at the interchange. It is a part of one of the NCDOT’s three major projects to update the roadways in the Triangle.



I-40 and NC 42 Interchange Improvements NC Eminent Domain Project Map


  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2019
  • Start Construction – 2019
  • End Construction – 2022

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 55 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $30,100,000 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.