Poole Road Widening Project: What Residents Should Know

November 2nd, 2020

The purpose of the Poole Road Widening Project is to improve Poole Road from Maybrook Drive to Barwell Road and will include widening the roadway to a four-lane complete street with a median, sidewalks, and bicycle facilities. The project is part of the larger Complete 540 project and is currently in the right of way and easement acquisition phase.

NCDOT has a group of negotiators and appraisers who are highly skilled and try to buy land as cheaply as possible. To level the playing field, you can hire an attorney who will be by your side and will fight to get what’s fair for your property. 

What is the Complete 540 Project?

The Complete 540 project is a multi-lane expressway that spans across Wake and Johnston counties. When completed, 540, also known as the Triangle Expressway, will surround Raleigh, NC.

As population growth continues in the Triangle Expressway, it’s essential to have adequate resources to accommodate the increase in daily traffic. The 540 project will alleviate congestion for commuters on I-40, I-440, NC 42, NC 55, and Ten Ten Road.

Areas Directly Impacted by the 540 Completion

Although the NCDOT project committee tries to choose less impacted routes, many Johnston and Wake County residents will be directly affected by construction. The towns listed below are the towns of most significant concern.

  • Raleigh
  • Garner
  • Apex
  • Cary
  • Clayton
  • Fuquay-Varina
  • Holly Springs

What Do I Do If I Live in the Complete 540 Project Area?

Suppose your home or business is located within the project area. In that case, you will likely be contacted by the NCDOT by letter to specify their intention to use your property for the project. If the government takes your property under eminent domain, your property’s fair market value will be provided. NCDOT goes through a lengthy planning process that includes multiple public meetings. We recommend you attend these meetings if you’re in one of the towns affected. If the government is pursuing condemnation of your property – either in whole or in part for road construction, it’s recommended to speak with an attorney experienced with Eminent Domain and Land Condemnation. 

Speak with an Eminent Domain and Land Condemnation Attorney in Raleigh, NC Today!

If your property is affected by the Complete 540 Project, call the land condemnation attorneys at Henson Fuerst at 919-781-1107 for a FREE legal consultation

Our experienced North Carolina eminent domain lawyers will answer any questions you have about the process and what your options are. At Henson Fuerst, we will stand with you every step of the way, fighting to protect your rights as property owners to get you the fair and just compensation you deserve.