NC 73 Widening


NCDOT Project #: R-2632AB
Type: Widening
Project Length: 3 miles
Affected Counties: Mecklenburg
Condemning Authority: NCDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 60
Estimated Cost: $56,000,000
Right-of-Way Funds: $4,400,000


The purpose of this project is to reduce traffic congestion on NC 73 (Sam Furr Road) between NC 115 (Old Statesville Road) and Davidson-Concord Road, and to provide accommodations for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. It’s the first project in a two-project plan to widen NC 73 through Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties in order to relieve congestion and increase safety throughout the route.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

If you have property near this route, it’s a good idea to be prepared when NCDOT gives you an offer for it. It’s possible that they may want to take a significant portion of your land if not all of it for this project, and your compensation should reflect the true value of your property. Even a small taking can have a big impact on your land in terms of its value and how you use it. The compensation you receive should reflect not only how much it’s worth in the marketplace, but the damage you suffer from losing it as well.

While the government has the right to take your property for projects to benefit the public good, they still owe you fair compensation. The problem is that they likely won’t make you a fair offer initially because they’re motivated to save as much money as they can. For example, due to this bias, NCDOT might not recognize the highest value of your land or how to make the best use of it, and so they won’t offer you a fair price as a result. They might not consider relocation expenses or the costs of easements. They probably hope that you’ll just take their initial offer without first contacting an eminent domain lawyer who can help you try to get more.

Contact us online or call 1-877-393-4990 if you believe your property may be affected by NCDOT’s plans.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

At the North Carolina Eminent Domain Law Firm, we have former NCDOT lawyers who work to help property owners receive the fair value for their properties during eminent domain land takings. We understand that the true value of a piece of land goes far beyond its market price. Unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to stop the taking, but you can and should demand and expect fair compensation as an unwilling seller of valuable property. Remember: you’re guaranteed fair compensation for your land by the U.S. Constitution.

NCDOT has set aside an estimated $4,400,000 for right-of-way acquisition in 2023-2025 for this project. The initial offer you receive from the government is just the beginning of negotiations and you’re not required to accept it. You can fight for more, and an experienced eminent domain lawyer may be able to help. We’ll use our knowledge and experience with eminent domain and NCDOT to support your efforts to achieve maximum compensation.

Furthermore, we won’t touch the government’s initial offer amount and will only charge a fee based on what we’re able to recover above and beyond that initial offer. We’ll also advance the costs of fighting your case including hiring professionals to help give a more realistic assessment of your property’s value, if necessary.

This means you keep the initial offer amount no matter what, there’s no cost to get started or if we fail to increase your offer, and we can help you with insights from our extensive eminent domain experience. Why not reach out if you think your land might be taken for this project? Especially considering the fact that we tend to triple our clients’ initial offer amounts, on average.1

Project Maps

NC 73 Widening Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Preliminary Engineering – 2019
Right of Way – 2023-2025
Utilities – 2023
Construction – 2026-2029

Affected Parcels

An estimated 60 parcels of property will be affected by the NC 73 Widening project in Mecklenburg County. If your land is among them, or even if you’re not sure, we strongly urge you to reach out and establish contact so that you’ll be prepared if your land is taken.

Contact us online or call 1-877-393-4990 so we can get started fighting for your property rights immediately.

Get a free case
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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