Residents Concerned about Construction of U.S. 321 Road Widening Project

November 21st, 2017

A problem that continues to persist along U.S. 321 is heavy congestion between Hickory and Lenoir. Unfortunately, this congestion is only anticipated to increase as traffic volumes increase over the next 20 years.

Fortunately, U-4700 (U.S. 321 Road Widening Project) is in development to help address this problem. The project is broken into 4 sections-  A, B, C and CA.

Section A runs from US 70 to US 321A.  Section CA runs covers US 321/Mount Herman Road Intersection.  Sections A and CA is currently funded and right of way acquisition is expected to begin in 2018.

Sections B and C are currently unfunded. Right of way acquisition for this project is anticipated to begin in 2018 and construction is expected to being in 2020.

The most recent meeting regarding construction of this project was held in October in which business owners and residents attended. Following the meeting, attendees were asked how they felt about the project.

Many residents said that the proposed changes did address their concerns and they were happy with how things were looking moving forward. However, some business owners were concerned that all of their concerns were not being addressed. Whether or not NCDOT will address them and make applicable changes is yet to be determined.

It is important that Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba County residents are aware of their rights as property owners, should their land be “taken” by a city, state or governmental agency for the construction of the U.S. 321 Road Widening Project.

If your land, home or business is affected by any type of land condemnation call Henson Fuerst at 919-781-1107 for a FREE CONSULTATION. An experienced eminent domain lawyer will speak with you and answer all of your questions. At Henson Fuerst, we will explain your options, and stand with you every step of the way in fighting to protect your rights to the fair and just compensation you may deserve.

It is important to understand your rights as a property owner. The law requires that the government or condemning agency pay you “just compensation”, but we find in the majority of cases, the offers made by the government fail to be fair to property owners.  We regularly see government appraisals that severely undervalue properties anywhere from 50-100+% or more!

Protect yourself by calling Henson Fuerst experienced Land Condemnation attorneys today at 919-781-1107.

When you call, you will speak with one of our experienced North Carolina Eminent Domain attorneys absolutely FREE. Attorneys David Henson and Anne Fisher are committed to protecting the rights of property owners facing Land Condemnation.

Call Henson Fuerst, Because Your Case Matters