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Oak Street Extension Widening

Fast Facts

Project # U-5833
Type: Roadway Widening
Affected Counties: Rutherford County
Estimated Cost: $4,000,000


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen a 0.6-mile portion of Oak Street Extension in Forest City (Rutherford County). Widening will include dedicated turning lanes from Piney Ridge Road onto Oak Street Extension and an additional lane from Piney Ridge Road to Allendale Drive.

Widening will begin at Piney Ridge Road where US 74 Alternate and Oak Street Extension intersect.

According to the NCDOT, widening this road is necessary to help improve traffic flow and safety in that area. Oak Street is one of two roads in Rutherford County that are considered over-capacitated.


The Daily Courier: Road Widening Project Set to Begin in January


Oak Street Extension Widening project map

Project Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2017
  • Begin Construction – 2018
  • End Construction – 2019

Property Takings

It is estimated that approximately 25 parcels of land will be impacted by this project. Currently, the DOT has set aside $450,000 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.