North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

NC 53 (Western Boulevard) Access Improvements

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # U-5736
Project Type:
 Widening & Improvements
Affected Counties:
Estimated Cost: $


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen and improve access to a 3.3-mile stretch of NC 53 (Western Boulevard) from Exchange Drive to NC 24 (Lejeune Boulevard) in Jacksonville.

The NCDOT is working on converting the existing center turn lane to a median, constructing left-turn lanes at strategic locations, a sidewalk on the south, and a multiuse path on the north.

Western Boulevard (NC 53) represents a critical roadway link to the city of Jacksonville. Along this corridor and nearby are some of the heaviest concentrations of retail and commercial uses in the city, including the Jacksonville Mall, hospitals, and considerable residential developments. This route also serves as a major northwest/southeast commuter route for military and civilian traffic.

Operational and safety improvements, as well as aesthetic enhancements along this corridor are the primary factors driving the widening and improvements.



NC 53 (Western Boulevard) Access Improvements Eminent Domain Project Map

NC 53 (Western Boulevard) Access Improvements Eminent Domain Map 2

NC 53 (Western Boulevard) Access Improvements Eminent Domain Map 3


  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2018
  • Start Construction – 2020
  • End Construction – 2023

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 110 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $2,770,000 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.