US 21 Road Widening

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # U-5799
Project Type:
 Road widening
Affected Counties:
Estimated Cost: $


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will be widening a 0.8-mile stretch of US 21 into a multilane road from Pump Station Road (SR 1933) to north of Fort Dobbs Road in Statesville, NC.

However, when deciding which direction to expand US 21, the NCDOT had to choose between widening to the east or widening to the west. Expanding to the west required the relocation of 23 residents and three businesses and was estimated to cost $35,228,000. Expanding to the east required 12 residents, 14 businesses, and one church to move and was estimated to cost $45,940,000. Ultimately, the NCDOT chose to expand to the west.

NCDOT spokeswoman Jen Thompson said, “We will continue to seek opportunities to possibly minimize impacts where feasible as we continue design work in order to avoid unnecessary right of way impacts and relocations.” However, the residents affected by this road widening have a different outlook. One homeowner off of US 21 said, “It’s going to be a hassle to move. We don’t wanna move. We’ve settled here.”


  • Right-of-way acquisition – Summer 2020
  • Start Construction – Late 2021
  • End Construction – TBD

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 50 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $4,180,000 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
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But please don’t wait to act. Waiting can hurt your case, and the cost is the same: free.

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