North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

NC 8 (Winston Road) Widening

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # U-5757
Project Type:
 Road Widening
Affected Counties:
Estimated Cost: $


The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to improve the interchange at Carthage Road (Exit 19) in Lumberton. Construction is part of the NCDOT’s plans to widen I-95 and improve the general quality of the roads, including increasing safety and alleviating traffic congestion.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen a half mile section of NC 8 (Winston Road) from Ninth Street toward the I-85 Business ramp to Biesecker Road (SR 1408) across from First Wesleyan Church.

Planned improvements include expanding to four lanes as well as adding sidewalks, bike lanes and a center landscaped area.

Several long-time businesses including Smiley’s Barbecue, Speedy’s Barbecue, and Hayes Jewelers will be affected by this project, likely forcing them out of their current property. Despite petitions to move the widening to the other side of the street (the Erlanger Historic District, which has many vacancies and fewer businesses), the Lexington City Council voted to widen both sides, but less on the historic side.

The NCDOT asserts that this project will improve traffic congestion as Winston Road is one of the busiest roads in Lexington – especially during rush hour.




  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2019
  • Start Construction – 2020
  • End Construction – 2021

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 35 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $15,733,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.