I-95 Road Widening
NCDOT TIP # I-5987
Project Type: Road widening
Affected Counties: Cumberland & Robeson
Estimated Cost: $ 422,682,000
The NCDOT is continuing its project to widen portions of I-95 to eight lanes in Robeson, Cumberland, Harnett, and Johnston counties. The next phase of the project is in motion, dubbed I-5987 by the DOT, which will see construction between exit 22 in Robeson County and mile marker 37 in Cumberland County. This is in addition to construction already in progress along I-95 between exit 56 and exit 81, part of a project more than 10 years in the making on a road that dates back to the Eisenhower administration in the 1950s.
Property owners should be aware that the NCDOT’s initial offer may not account for the real value of the property. The property’s current zoning or use may not reflect its highest and best use, which must be considered to find its actual value. This is especially true along interstate corridors, where large amounts of agricultural land may have a much higher use – and therefore a higher value – as commercial or industrial property.
More than 80 parcels of property will be affected by this new phase of widening, and the NCDOT has set aside some $6.2 million to compensate property owners for the takings along this 16-mile stretch. These include properties along access roads and around exits, where the traffic flow is being redesigned, in some cases including roundabouts. Every bridge along the route will be upgraded and/or expanded.
The entire widening, undertaken in separate projects, will remake the road between exit 13 and mile marker 37, as well as from exit 56 through exit 81. The projected project completion date is sometime in 2025.
Don’t wait for the NCDOT to come knocking – you can get ahead of them by acting immediately. If you own a property affected by I-5987, 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!
- Right-of-way acquisition – Fall 2021
- Start Construction – 2022
- End Construction – 2025
It is estimated that this project will impact more than 80 parcels of property. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside more than $6,200,000 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.