North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

NC 105 Widening

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # R-2566B & R-2566BA
Project Type:
 Road widening
Affected Counties:
Watauga
Estimated Cost: $
 87,200,000

Description

In a long-delayed project, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is moving forward with widening a section of NC 105 between Foscoe and Boone. The NCDOT was holding public meetings regarding the project as far back as 2011. The project was among some 900 suspended in 2019 amid budget woes.

The NCDOT has since split the project into separate parts, with one part between Linville and Foscoe and another between Foscoe and Boone. The Foscoe-to-Boone leg is finally on the department’s list to move forward with. It runs from Old Shull’s Mill Road in Foscoe to the NC 105 Bypass in Boone and includes the replacement of the Watauga River bridge near Broadstone Road with a new, four-lane structure. Property owners along the project’s 5-mile path may be relieved that it’s finally underway, but also worried about the damage it could do to their homes and businesses.

Of the project’s projected $87.2 million budget, the NCDOT has set aside $21.3 million to compensate property owners whose parcels are being partially or entirely taken. Widening NC 105 to four lanes from Broadstone Road to Boone will make left turns more difficult in places and may dramatically alter flow and access to some properties on the route. Widening will also take significant portions of properties for new right-of-way, and in some instances, may render remaining structures non-conforming.

If your property, business, or residence is affected by the NC 105 widening project, don’t wait for the NCDOT 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 collect for them!

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Schedule

R-2566BA

  • Right-of-way acquisition – Underway
  • Start Construction – Early 2022
  • End Construction – Summer 2024

R-2566B

  • Right-of-way acquisition – Spring 2022
  • Start Construction – Fall 2023
  • End Construction – Summer 2027

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 150 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $11.7 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.