US 70 Widening

Fast Facts

Project Type: 
Road widening
Affected Counties:
Estimated Cost: $


As part of a larger project known as NCDOT TIP #U-2581B, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen 4.5 miles of US 70 from Mount Hope Church Road to Rock Creek Dairy Road. The existing two lane roadway will be widened to four lanes and include a median, sidewalks, and bike lanes.

Construction will commence in three phases:

  • U-2581BA: Mount Hope Church Road (SR3045) to Birch Creek Road (to SR 3175)
  • U-2581BB: Birch Creek Road (SR 3175) to Knox Road (SR 3051)
  • U-2581BC: Knox Road (SR 3051) to Rock Creek Dairy Road (SR 3056)

This page reflects information regarding U-2581BA – a 1.2-mile widening of US 70 in McLeansville from two lanes with a third turning lane to four lanes with a fifth dedicated turning lane at intersections. This section of widening will extend from Mount Hope Church Road near Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church to Birch Creek Road near Calvary Baptist Church.



  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2019
  • Start Construction – 2020
  • End Construction – 2021

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 45 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $2,070,000 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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