NC 211 Road Widening
NCDOT TIP: R - 5021
Project Type: Road Widening
Affected Counties: Brunswick
Estimated Cost: $63,525,000
In an effort to ease traffic flow and with an eye toward continued growth, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will begin widening an approximately seven-mile section of N.C. 211 between Midway Road (SR 1500) on the western part of Oak Island and St. James to N.C. 87 at Southport.
For cost purposes and to avoid having to move additional homes and businesses, two lanes will be added on the north side of the roadway, despite some residents' concerns over wetlands and habitat issues. Some had argued that building on the north side would disrupt the area's natural wetlands, which can be flood-prone, and where the red-cockaded woodpecker makes its home. While the NCDOT did agree to try and minimize the environmental impact, building on the south side would have been too costly.
- StarNews Online: "N.C. 211 widening will affect fewer businesses, more woodpeckers"
- StatePortPilot.com: "63.7-million Highway 211 four-laning project makes state's improvement list"
- Right-of-way Acquisition: November 2015
- Construction Start: 2017
- Project Completion: 2019
More than 150 parcels of land will be affected by this project. Currently the DOT has set aside $10,037,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our eminent domain attorneys for a free case evaluation, or call 1-877-393-4990.