According to data released earlier in the week NCDOT has purchased 107 parcels outright and continues to negotiate for more. The current bypass project has produced more condemnations than most projects, due to multiple issues, including that the project has no specific path.
The department is planning on purchasing a total of 181 parcels along the 12.6-mile stretch extending from the U.S. 264 bypass at Statonsburg Road to N.C. 11 located two miles south of Ayden. The Southwest Bypass is a reality, and unfortunately will disrupt the lives and livelihoods of multiple families.
Since 2015, families have lost acres of land, farm houses, and inherited properties due to the construction of the Southwest bypass. This project continues to misplace families and take away properties that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Nelson, a local North Carolina resident who is losing 20 acres of his farm that has been in his family for over 100 years explains:
“It’s all the grieving process. It’s not always linear. You go through denial, maybe the highway won’t come, maybe they’ll decide it’s not in the budget. Sometimes you feel angry, why are they taking my property? You kind of come to a resolution of acceptance as such because you have to, it’s a fact of life.”
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