NCDOT Plans For New US-1 Freeway May Compromise Many Private Properties

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is seeking public input on its plan to convert Capital Boulevard into a 10-mile controlled-access highway up to 8 lanes wide between I-540 in Raleigh and Purnell/Harris roads in Wake Forest. While NCDOT intends to decongest traffic and reduce long and unpredictable commute times, unfortunately, the project requires the condemnation of numerous private properties for public use. Now more than ever is the time to seek a reputable North Carolina land condemnation lawyer for home, land, and property owners around the Capital Boulevard area.

What Does This Mean For My Property?

If you are a property owner around Capital Boulevard, you may be at risk of land condemnation due to the new freeway construction. According to NCDOT, there may be new highway interchanges near existing intersections at Durant Road, Burlington Mills Road, South Main Street/Falls of Neuse Road, and Purnell/Harris Roads. In addition, other side roads and driveways with direct access to the Capital, or U.S. 1, would be closed and replaced with a network of service roads that parallel the highway.

Unfortunately, residences and businesses alike may be condemned due to the new freeway. For example, this would compromise a Baskin-Robbins, Dunkin’ Donuts, and gas station at the corner of Durant Road. In addition, the Crossroads Ford dealership and nearly a dozen houses on Circle Road may be impacted by this project.

As a property owner around the Capital Boulevard area, one way you can protect your land from government seizure for public use is to have a land condemnation lawyer on standby. Another way you can make your voice heard is through NCDOT’s virtual public meeting.

How To Get Involved

NCDOT is holding a virtual public meeting to discuss the different phases of the project on December 9th, 2021, from 6 pm to 12 am. People can register for the open conversation here and find links to maps showing the plans.

People also can listen to the meeting by phone by calling 415-930-5321 and entering PIN 268-435-629. In addition, NCDOT will accept written comments by email at capital-boulevard-upgrade@publicinput.com or by U.S mail to Terry Farr, NCDOT Project Management Unit, 1582 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC, 27699-1582.

NC Land Condemnation Attorneys Who Are On Your Side

It is easy to feel helpless when you find out that the government has plans to condemn your lawfully owned land for public use. At Henson Fuerst, helping you navigate this complicated process is our profession. Are you at risk of losing your land to the Capital Boulevard project? We want to hear from you. Submit a form on our website or call our office toll-free at 919-781-1107 for a free legal consultation today.