US 74 Widening

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # U-5764
Project Type:
 Road Widening
Affected Counties:
Estimated Cost: $


As part of a larger effort to upgrade the heavily traveled US 74 corridor, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen a 3.9-mile stretch of US 74 from Secrest Shortcut Road to Rocky River Road at the western end of the City of Monroe. Currently this stretch is a four-lane, median-divided highway.

The four-lane road will become six lanes with a median, curb, gutter, bike lanes, and sidewalks.

Because US 74 is a heavily traveled corridor with commercial, social, and recreational uses, these changes are part of a larger effort to try to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety, as well as plan for increased levels of traffic in the future. Changes will also allow for improved pedestrian safety by creating shorter and more frequent crosswalks. The bike lanes are designed to allow for a more accommodating commute for bicyclists with more space between car lanes and pedestrian sidewalks.

The corridor will be constructed in a boulevard-style with 12-foot inside travel lanes, 14-foot outside lanes to accommodate bicyclists, sidewalks, and a 23-foot raised grass median.



  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2019
  • Start Construction – 2021
  • End Construction – 2023

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 85 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $1,000,000 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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