North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

NC-279 Road Widening

Fast Facts

Project Type:
 Road Widening 
Affected Counties:
Estimated Cost: $


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will be widening NC-279. The project has been in planning stages for years, owing to delays at the NCDOT.

The full upgrade will include several different aspects. First, NC-279 will be widened to 2 extra lanes, expanding from 2 to 4 lanes. Secondly, the area north of Robinson-Clemmer Road to North Gaston Street will also see upgrades. This is done with the addition of a series of turn lanes at key intersections, and a wider outside lane for bicycles. Finally, there is a planned redesign for the junction between NC-279 and NC-275. New sidewalks are a possibility, but have not been confirmed.

While this project aims to reduce the heavy traffic and car accidents on NC-279, it could affect dozens of property owners. Many homes are directly in the path of the upgrade and will be demolished. If you or someone you know has property affected by the NC-279 project, call the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm today.



U-2523B Project Map


  • Right-of-way acquisition – Late 2025
  • Start Construction – Late 2027
  • End Construction – 2030

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 80 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $11,750,000 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.