North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

NC 65/68 Road Widening

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # R-5823
Project Type:
Road widening
Affected Counties:
Guilford, Rockingham
Estimated Cost: $


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) proposes widening three roadway segments from two-lanes to four-lanes in Guilford and Rockingham Counties. These three segments stretch from the southernmost intersection in Stokesdale (in Guilford County) to US 220 (in Rockingham County) as follows:

  • NC 65 (Belews Creek Road) from US 158 to NC 68
  • NC 65/NC 68 from NC 65 (Belews Creek Road ) to NC 65
  • NC 68 from NC 65 to US 220 (I-73)

According to the NCDOT, the purpose of R-5823 is to provide connectivity between the widening of US 158 south of Stokesdale and US 220 (I-73) north of Stokesdale.

Right-of-way acquisition is scheduled to start in Fiscal Year 2022 and end in Fiscal Year 2023.
Construction is scheduled to start in Fiscal Year 2024 and end in Fiscal Year 2027.

The NCDOT has budgeted roughly $5,400,000 for right-of-way acquisitions, $424,000 for utilities, and $28,200,000 million for construction. ($400,000 has already been spent on development and preliminary engineering for the project.


Map 1 of R-5823

Map 2 of R-5823

Map 3 of R-5823


  • Right-of-way acquisition – FY2022 and FY2023
  • Utilities – FY2022
  • Start Construction – FY2024
  • End Construction – FY2027

Property Takings

It is estimated that this project will impact 110 properties and more than 85 owners. The project plans indicate that many owners along the route will have their property significantly impacted, including 10 home and business owners who will likely need to relocate plus many more who will have the highway brought much closer to their front doors.

The NCDOT has budgeted $5,400,000 for right-of-way takings, and these acquisitions are expected to begin in late 2021, or early 2022.

If you are one of these property owners, we urge you to take action now and call us at 877-393-4990 for a free case evaluation.

If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (three of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.