NC 181 Road Widening
Type: Raod Widening
Affected Counties: Burke
Estimated Cost: $10,900,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen a one-mile section of NC 181 (North Green Street) between Clay Street and St. Mary’s Church Road in Burke County. The project will include bike lanes – as part of the Mountain-to-Sea and Piedmont Spur Trails.
The purpose of construction is to improve safety conditions and increase mobility along NC 181, which is the main road from Morganton in Burke County to Newland in Avery County. It is also a route through the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
- The News Herald: Projects to improve highways, bridges planned
- The News Herald: Meeting on road widening planned
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2018
- Begin construction – 2020
- End construction – 2023
It is estimated that more than 35 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside $1,000,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.