NC 127 Widening

Fast Facts

NCDOT Project #: U-2530A
Type: Widening
Project Length: 3.14 miles
Affected Counties: Catawba
Condemning Authority: NCDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 150+
Estimated Cost: $53,199,000
Right-of-Way Funds: $23,900,000


After a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCDOT is resuming its plans to widen NC 127, also known as S NC 127 Highway, from Huffman Farm Road to Zion Church Road in Catawba County. Traffic along this stretch of road continues to grow, and the planned widening aims to reduce delays and add pedestrian and bicycle facilities for safety.

The plan calls for a four-lane divided road with a full median along most of its length. Most of the intersections along the route will remain unchanged, but there will be dedicated left turn lanes added northbound at Pinewoods Drive, Mass Farm Road, and Westover Road. Southbound left turn lanes will be added at the intersections of Medical Park Drive, Westover Road, Woodridge Drive, the Mountain View Centre entrance (next to El Sarape), and Old Farm Drive.

Additionally, U-Turn bulbs will be added at intersections with Mountain Grove Road and Bethel Church Road. The latter will be realigned, and its turn lanes improved as part of the project. The 3.14-mile project length will be thoroughly transformed and modernized, including modifications to utilities along its path.

This will, however, affect more than 150 property owners.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

Residential and commercial property owners along the project path should prepare for the government’s eventual offer, and for modifications and interruptions that are sure to follow. There may be surveyors and right of way agents analyzing area properties at any time. And, depending on what NCDOT needs, there is potential for both homeowners and businesses to suffer significant losses of property.

Homeowners may find traffic uncomfortably close, their entry/exit paths altered, their yards drastically reduced, or even have their homes no longer conforming to the county’s setback standards. Commercial properties may lose valuable parking, have modified entry/exit, or may also suffer from non-conformance after the taking.

There may also be construction easements taken that are “temporary,” which may, in fact, last for years. Property owners should also be extremely vigilant for damage via inverse condemnation. And as property values in Ballantyne have soared, affected property owners should work to ensure they are compensated fairly.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

The NCDOT can take your land, but you can still protect your rights. The government will set aside significant funds for right-of-way acquisition over the course of this project, and then do their best not to spend it all. Property owners in the path of the project will receive offers, but if they accept that initial offer, they’re probably leaving money on the table.

You have the right to just compensation. The NCDOT’s initial offer is just the beginning – as long as you do not accept it. Fight for more. Call 1-877-393-4990 or contact us as soon as possible for a complimentary case evaluation.

We do not take an attorney’s fee unless we increase the government’s offer, and our fee only comes from the increased amount – our no fee guarantee. The initial offer is entirely yours regardless of what you do next or what we may be able to obtain. Further, we front the costs of fighting your case and if we’re unable to increase the government’s offer to you, you don’t pay them. We do. That is how confident we are that we can assist you if we take your case.

News and Publications


The Taylorsville Times

Project Maps

U-2530 Map 1

U-2530 Map 2

U-2530 Map 3

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2025

Start Construction – 2028

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

It is still unclear how many properties and owners will be affected by the NC 127 Widening project in Catawba County, but it is estimated that it will be more than 150 properties. The project will include a budget of nearly $24 million for right-of-way takings. It’s cold comfort for property owners in the path who have no choice but to sell some or all of their land to the government. Whether your property is residential or commercial in nature, it is critical to understand that the government’s initial offer is just that – initial. We do not recommend you accept the initial offer.

Call us at 1-877-393-4990 or contact us online as soon as possible for a free case evaluation.

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