NC 73 Widening

Fast Facts

Project Type:
Road widening
Affected Counties: Mecklenburg
Total Project Cost: $ 46,499,000      

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Mecklenburg County property owners on the southeast side of Lake Norman may find themselves in the path of the NCDOT. As an effort to ease traffic congestion, the NCDOT is set to widen NC Highway 73 between Beatties Ford Road and West Catawba Avenue.

The nearly 2-mile stretch is part of a multi-part project to widen NC 73 from Lincoln County into Mecklenburg County. The current roadway for this section is predominantly two-lane, with occasional width increases to accommodate a turning lane. NCDOT plans for the overall project call for widening to anywhere from four to six lanes along the corridor as the land and geography permits.

Many neighborhoods and business line NC 73 along the project path – some already quite close to the road. With the accompanying drainage and utility work, plus accommodations for pedestrian and cyclist traffic, property owners may find themselves uncomfortably close to more traffic and more noise, and businesses may find their parking lots and access negatively impacted.

The part of the project has a projected budget of more than $46 million, of which the NCDOT has set aside $15.4 million to compensate affected property owners.

If your property, business, or residence is affected by the NC 73 widening project, don’t wait for the NCDOT to come knocking! Call us right now at 877-393-4990 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Ask about our no-fee guarantee – our clients pay us nothing unless we collect for them!




  • Right-of-Way Acquisitions – 2023
  • Start Construction – FY 2026
  • End Construction – FY 2030 (approx.)

Property Takings

It is estimated that this project will impact more than 80 parcels of property. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside $15.4 million 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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evaluation today.

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
pressure or obligation to hire us after.

But please don’t wait to act. Waiting can hurt your case, and the cost is the same: free.

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