US 17 & Smith Ave. Intersection Upgrade
NCDOT TIP # U-5862
Project Type: Road upgrade
Affected Counties: Brunswick
Estimated Cost: $ 7,842,000
The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to upgrade the US 17 and Smith Avenue intersection into an interchange.
The NCDOT plans to build the current at-grade intersection into an overpass, with traffic circles at each end of US 17. The project aims to improve safety and traffic congestion in this area. The interchange is expected to help prepare for increased traffic flow in the future. However, this will likely result in significant eminent domain takings from home and business owners in this area.
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- Right-of-way acquisition - Late 2019
- Start Construction - 2021
- End Construction - 2023
It is estimated that more than 20 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $1,380,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.