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.


  • 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.

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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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