The Complete 540 project, also known as the Southeast Extension, will extend the Triangle Expressway from the N.C. 55 Bypass in Apex to U.S. 64/U.S. 264 (I-87) in Knightdale, completing the 540 Outer Loop around the greater Raleigh area. The completed project will link Apex, Cary, Clayton, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Raleigh. Importantly, property owners impacted by this project also have claims under the now abolished Map Act. The Map Act was a statutory scheme whereby the NCDOT essentially froze the property rights of owners in the late 1990s by filing maps of the proposed roadway routes. North Carolina’s Supreme Court has held this was an unconstitutional taking of property, by way of inverse condemnation, for which the affected property owners are entitled to compensation. Our Condemnation & Eminent Domain attorneys are currently litigating several Map Act claims arising out of this project, and we are happy to discuss how your property in Southern Wake County may be impacted by the Southeast Extension of the 540 Triangle Expressway and the important rights that you have as a result.
For more information, please contact one of our condemnation & eminent domain attorneys below or visit our Condemnation & Eminent Domain practice page.