NC 45 Road Widening

Fast Facts

Project# R-5809B
Type: Road widening
Affected Counties: Bertie
Estimated Cost: $14,610,000


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) proposes widening NC 45 by increasing the width of the existing lanes and shoulders from Washington County to the Town of Colerain in Bertie County. The overall project (R-5809) has three parts as follows:

  • Project R-5809A From the Washington County line to US 17 at Midway
  • Project R-5809B from US 17 at Midway to the southern city limits of Colerain
  • Project R-5809C from the southern city limits of Colerain to the Hertford County line

Project R-5809B covers the middle portion (12.4 miles) of the overall expansion from US 17 at Midway to the southern city limits of Colerain.

According to the NCDOT, the purpose of R-5809 is to improve the mobility and safety of the roadway for users of NC 45.

Right-of-way acquisition for R-5809B is scheduled to start in June 2023 and end in Fiscal Year 2024.

Construction for R-5809B is scheduled to start in Fiscal Year 2025 and end in Fiscal Year 2028.

The NCDOT has budgeted roughly $1,000,000 for right-of-way acquisitions, $10,000 for utilities, and $13,600,000 million for construction of the R-5809B portion.



  • Right-of-Way Acquisitions: June 2023
  • Start Construction: Fiscal Year 2025
  • End Construction: Fiscal Year 2028

Property Takings

The NCDOT has budgeted $1,000,000 for right-of-way takings, and these acquisitions are expected to begin in June 2023 and end in Fiscal Year 2024.

It is estimated that this project will impact more than 250 properties and more than 150 owners.

If you are one of these property owners, we urge you to take action now and , contact one of our attorneys (four of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.

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There are only a handful of attorneys in NC who practice eminent domain exclusively, and even fewer with NCDOT experience. We have several. That’s why its worth getting in touch with us for a free case evaluation.

Here’s how it works:

1) Tell us about your situation.

2) We research your property as needed, using DOT maps, our own technology, and experience to see the exact effects.

3) We let you know what we think a fair offer would be. This evaluation is free, and there’s no
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