Winston Road Bridge Replacement (Lexington)

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # B-3159
Project Type: Bridge Replacement
Affected Counties: Davidson
Estimated Cost: $20 Million


The bridge along NC Hwy 8/US 52 (Winston Road) over the I-85 Business Loop/US 29-64-70 (NC bridge #27) in Lexington was built in 1950. According to the NCDOT, it has a “sufficiency rating” of only 35.45 out of a possible 100, so it’s time to replace.

But according to NCDOT Division 9 Engineer Pat Ivey, this project is “so much more than just a bridge replacement, and people need to know the scope of it.”

The new bridge will be raised from 14 feet (current height) to 17 feet. In conjunction with the bridge replacement, the road will be widened, the pedestrian bridge will be removed, and the interchanges will be reconfigured.

These changes will severely impact the surrounding homes and businesses.

According to the NCDOT, they will keep the bridge open during construction, to help maintain a normal traffic pattern.

The project is being overseen by the Piedmont Triad Rural Planning Organization and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. A public information meeting was held in January 2014 at Lexington Senior High School.



Right-of-way acquisition is currently underway.

Construction is projected to begin in June 2015 and last two years.

Property Takings

27 properties will be affected by the new interchanges and several homes will be demolished. Some local businesses will be affected as well – including Jerry Hunt Auto Sales, who will likely have to relocate his 30 year-old business.

$8.5 million has been set aside for property takings thus far.

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
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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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