North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

U.S. 158/N.C. 46 Widening (I-95 to St. John Church Road)

Fast Facts

Project # R-2582A
Type: Road Widening
Affected Counties: Northampton
Estimated Cost: $76,600,000


Project R-2582A is an effort on the part of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to widen 8.2 miles of U.S. 158 from I-95/N.C. 46 in Roanoke Rapids to St. John Church Road west of Jackson. Most of the current two-lane road will be widened to a four-lane median-divided road. In addition, the project will include a bypass of Garysburg.

U.S. 158 is a major North Carolina thoroughfare reaching west from Winston-Salem to the Outer Banks on the east coast. It is also the primary east-west route connecting both I-85 and I-95 to the northern coast of North Carolina. Widening this road in strategic areas is expected to help improve the traffic flow and safety of both local and state-wide travelers. It is also an effort to improve access to existing and future businesses along the U.S. 158 corridor in Northampton County.


The Daily Herald: Our View: US 158 widening would hurt rather than help local economy


Project Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition -Fall 2017
  • Start Construction – 2020
  • End Construction – 2023

Property Takings

It is estimated that this project will impact 125 parcels of property. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside $13,550,000 for right-of-way takings for these properties. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (four of whom previously worked as attorneys for the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.