North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

US 221 Lane Widening

Fast Facts

Project # R-2233BB
Type: Lane Widening
Affected Counties: Rutherford
Estimated Cost: $76,200,000


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen to multiple lanes a 5.2-mile stretch of US 221 from just north of Thunder Road to just south of Roper Loop Road in Rutherford County. Additionally, the intersection of US 74 with US 64 will be redesigned to accommodate the new stretch of US 221 in that area.

This project is part of a larger overall plan to widen 18.2 miles of US 221 from the South Carolina State Line to just south of Roper Loop Road in Rutherford County.


Rutherford North Carolina: HWY 221 Plans

Project Schedule

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

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 250 parcels of land will be impacted by this project. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside $22,900,000 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.