The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen a 1.6 mile stretch of NC 66 (Old Hollow Road) from Harley Drive to US 158 (Reidsville Road) in an effort to reduce traffic. On a daily basis, approximately 17,000 vehicles use that stretch of NC 66, though it is currently a two-lane road. The NCDOT plans to widen the road to four lanes, add a median, and include turn lanes that would give vehicles access to nearby side streets.
This road widening will affect property owners on both sides of Old Hollow Road. The NCDOT’s plans for widening are inconsistent- in some areas, they will expand in equal distances both directions, but in others they may extend far further on one side than another. Because of this, some homeowners will lose their homes completely, while others will have much of their front yards taken, bringing the traffic right to their doorstep. Furthermore, the addition of a median will essentially turn the road into a superstreet which will significantly limit the ability to make left turns across traffic from side streets, requiring them to make a right turn, followed by a U-turn instead.
Construction will commence from Harley Drive to US 158 (Reidsville Road). The NCDOT plans to widen the road to have two lanes in each direction, with gutters and sidewalks also constructed on both sides of the road.
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2020
- Start Construction – 2022
- End Construction – TBD
It is estimated that more than 90 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $7,750,000 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.
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