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.

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.

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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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