Numerous Landowners Subject to Claims of Eminent Domain Because of Greensboro Urban Loop

Lauren Atkins

People living and working in and around Greensboro will soon have a new and more efficient way to get around. Construction of some portions of the Greensboro Urban Loop were completed in earlier years while construction on the latest stage of the project began in early 2014. There are still two more sections on which construction has not yet begun, and the NCDOT estimates that the full urban loop will be operational by 2021.

This huge project has been decades in the making. Studies for environmental impact began in the early 1990s. Some property owners were notified at the time that their land and structures might be in the path of the new loop. The NCDOT hopes that the loop will help traffic flow more smoothly, easing congestion for drivers traveling to points north and west of Greensboro. In addition, the completed project is expected to improve access to Piedmont Triad International Airport. It may also be beneficial for commercial concerns looking to get established in the open land around the airport. Improved access means that more traffic can get into and out of the area without hassle.

While the Greensboro Urban Loop may prove to be an economic boon to the area, it has also raised many problems with the people who live or own businesses within its path. For years now these people have seen their property value decrease as they wait for the government to take their property. In some cases, the former owners have already vacated, turning homes into rental properties that drive down the value of other homes in the neighborhood.

Right of way acquisitions are already underway for the final two stages of the project. The first of these stages is the section between U.S. 70 and U.S. 29. The last section brings motorists from U.S. 29 to Lawndale Drive. Most of the affected property owners have likely already been contacted by the NCDOT. Property owners who have received an eminent domain notification or are concerned that their land might be affected by the project can seek legal advice from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog.

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog offers skillful representation in North Carolina condemnation actions. Their years of experience and dedication to client rights qualifies them to provide advice and guidance to property owners affected by NCDOT projects. The law gives property owners the right to protect their interests, and with the assistance of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, more landowners are receiving the just compensation that the law promises them.

The NCDOT has a legal team advising them, and citizens who have been contacted about eminent domain in North Carolina have the right to legal representation too. Contact the condemnation lawyers at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog to learn more.

Lauren AtkinsNumerous Landowners Subject to Claims of Eminent Domain Because of Greensboro Urban Loop