HensonFuerst land condemnation lawyer Anne Duvoisin, who is based out of Boone, NC, is investigating a number of projects that will affect landowners in her immediate area of Watauga County in the coming decade. If you think you may be affected by any of these eminent domain projects, it’s not too soon to start learning about your North Carolina land rights.
According to the Watauga Democrat newspaper, Watauga County projects include:
• R-2237, complete widening of U.S. 321 from Blackberry Road to U.S. 221 in Blowing Rock
• R-2615, widen U.S. 421/321 to multi-lanes from N.C. 105 bypass to U.S. 421/321 junction in Vilas
• R-2915, widen U.S. 221 to four lanes divided from U.S. 421 to Jefferson
• R-2566, widen N.C. 105 from Clarks Creek Road to N.C. 105 bypass and construct new bridge and left-turn lane at intersection with Broadstone Road
• U-5867, widen N.C. 194 to multi-lanes from U.S. 421 to Howard’s Creek Road
• U-5810, widen Bamboo Road and Wilson Ridge Road to 12-foot lanes with four-foot paved shoulders from U.S. 421 to Deerfield Road
• U-5705, upgrade N.C. 105/U.S. 221/U.S. 321 intersection
• U-5715, improve King Street and College Street intersection
• U-5603, upgrade N.C. 105 roadway from U.S. 321 to N.C. 105 bypass
• R-5525, construct access road for Blowing Rock post-acute care facility
NCDOT will hold a public comment period and public meetings in March and April to seek input on the Draft STIP. The Board of Transportation is expected to approve the Final 2016-2025 STIP in June 2015.
If you believe your home or land will be affected by any of these projects, we can help you understand your rights and obligations, and assist in getting you the best compensation package for your land when the time comes. Contact HensonFuerst today at 1-800-4-LAWMED to talk with attorney Anne Fisher, or any of our land condemnation team.