North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

US 401/Louisburg Road Widening

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP: R-2814C & R-2814D
Type: Road Widening
Affected Counties: Franklin
Estimated Cost: $65,535,000


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen US 401/Louisburg Road to four divided lanes in Franklin County through Wake Forest, Harris and Louisburg.

The NCDOT plans to complete the project in two sections:

  • Section R-2814C – will pick up where the new Rolesville Bypass left off, at NC 96 in Wake Forest, and extend 6 miles, ending north of SR 1103.
  • Section R-2814D – will pick up where section C left off and extend 4.4 miles, ending north of SR 1700 at Louisburg, NC, near the Triangle North Executive Airport.

Supporters hope this project will improve traffic flow, safety, provide economic growth for Franklin County and Warren County, and provide better access to Franklin Regional Hospital.

However, there are some concerns about the potential impacts on businesses, land, and home owners.


News and Observer: “NCDOT plan fights urban congestion with light-rail and freeway upgrades
Triangle Business Journal: “New NCDOT plan revives several Triangle road projects
The Franklin Times: “Talking Points for US 401 Widening


  • Right-of-way acquisition– 2015
  • Start Construction– 2017 (may be delayed)
  • Completion Date– TBD

Property Takings

Currently the DOT has set aside $14,535,000 for right-of-way takings.

If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation.