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NC 125 Williamston Bypass

Fast Facts

Project # R-3826
Type: New roadway
Affected Counties: Martin
Estimated Cost: $13.155 million (Funded)
Construction Start Date: April 2015


The NC 125 Williamston Bypass will run from East College Road (State Road 1182) to the existing NC 125 northwest of Williamston. The finished roadway will be a 2.7-mile bypass around Williamston, mostly on new location.

The portion of roadway from East College Road to the CSX Railroad track north of the U.S. 64 Alternate will be three lanes. Portion of the bypass north of the railroad tracks will be two lanes.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has said that the NC 125 Williamston Bypass is needed to reduce truck traffic through the area and to improve safety on NC 125 through downtown Williamston.


September 2012: The NCDOT held a design public meeting to get feedback about proposed alternatives for the bypass route.




  • Right-of-way acquisitions: April 2013
  • Construction to begin: April 2015

Property Takings

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has said that 100 feet of right-of-way will need to be taken between East College Road and the railroad track, and then an additional 200 feet north of the railroad track. Additional details about how many properties may be affected by this project have not been released.

Property takings are scheduled to begin in April 2013, and the budget has been set at $2.655 million. Those details may change as plans move forward with the project.

If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation.