Jessie Drive Improvement & Extension Project

Fast Facts

Advance Apex Plan ID #: PC 22 & PC 23
Project Type: Improvements
Affected Counties
: Wake
Estimated Cost:


The Town of Apex is moving forward with two projects to improve and extend Jessie Drive from Ten Road to NC 55, then continuing to intersect with Old Holly Springs Apex Road.The goal is to improve the facilities for all travelers along the road. The Ten Road to NC 55 portion of the project is designed in two phases. Phase 1 is a two-lane road, with turn facilities where needed, from Ten Road to Production Drive. Phase 2 continues by extending the improved two-lane road to NC-55. Eventually, the city plans to extend Jessie the entire length of the project into a four-lane superstreet design.

The two-lane road improvement phases will create a two-lane undivided road with a 10-foot side path on either side of the road between Ten Road and Production Drive, and then a two-lane undivided road extending Jessie Drive from Production Drive to NC 55. Depending on funding, the superstreet improvement would follow, expanding the corridor to a four-lane median-divided road with side paths. Property acquisition for this four-lane plan is expected to be carried out with the initial project.

Unfortunately, the addition of side paths in the near term, and the eventual widening as budget permits, will have serious consequences for property owners in the project’s path.

In fact, more than 40 properties could potentially experience an eminent domain taking for this project, and some properties may lose substantial land. With the accompanying drainage, slope, and utility work, property owners may find themselves uncomfortably close to more traffic and more noise. If commercial properties are impacted, they face even more complex issues.

This project is being funded in phases, and while not an NCDOT project, it does share much in common. Phase 1 is expected to cost more than $5 million, with $650,000 set aside for property acquisition. Phase 2 is expected to cost more than $11 million, with more than $1.1 million set aside for property acquisition.

If your property, business, or residence is affected by either of the Jessie Drive improvement projects in Apex, don’t wait for the Town to come knocking! Call us right now at 1-877-393-4990 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Ask about our no-fee guarantee – our clients pay us nothing unless we obtain an increase for them!


Construction Connect




PC 22 and PC 23

  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2022-2025
  • Start construction – 2025
  • End construction  – TBD

Property Takings

PC 22 and PC 23

It is estimated that this project will impact more than 40 parcels of property. Currently, the city has set aside approximately $1.7 million 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. Call us at 1-877-393-4990 or contact us online as soon as possible for a free case evaluation.

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There are only a handful of attorneys in NC who practice eminent domain exclusively, and even fewer with NCDOT experience. We have several. That’s why its worth getting in touch with us for a free case evaluation.

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2) We research your property as needed, using DOT maps, our own technology, and experience to see the exact effects.

3) We let you know what we think a fair offer would be. This evaluation is free, and there’s no
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