Southeast Extension of 540 Triangle Expressway Project (Southern Wake County)

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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 visit Condemnation & Eminent Domain or contact Michael S. Rainey at (919) 919-861-5022 or

Michael S. Rainey

Areas Impacted

Construction and activities taking place in the coming weeks will impact the following areas:

N.C. 55 Bypass to east of Pierce Olive Road

  • N.C. 55 Bypass and Ramps
  • Areas where the project will cross or intersect existing roads including Sunset Lake Road, River Falls Drive, Kildaire Farm Road, Holly Springs Road, and Pierce Olive Road
  • Between East Williams Street and Sunset Lake Road
  • Between River Falls Drive and Sunset Lake Road
  • Between Sunset Lake Road and Holly Springs Road
  • Between Holly Springs Road and Pierce Olive Road

East of Pierce Olive Road to east of U.S. 401

  • Areas where the project will cross or intersect existing roads including West Lake Road, Bells Lake Road, Johnson Pond Road, and Fayetteville Road
  • Between Pierce Olive Road and West Lake Road
  • Between West Lake Road and Bells Lake Road
  • Between Johnson Pond Road and Lake Wheeler Road
  • Between Lake Wheeler Road and Fayetteville Road
  • Between Fayetteville Road and Old McCullers Road

East of U.S. 401 to I-40

  • Areas where the project will cross or intersect existing roads including Fanny Brown Road, Old Stage Road, Holland Church Road, Sauls Road, Jordan Road, Benson Road, and I-40
  • Between Old McCullers and Fanny Brown Road
  • Between Fanny Brown Road and Old Stage Road
  • Between Old Stage Road and Holland Church Road
  • Between Holland Church Road and Sauls Road
Property Owner's Rights

The NCDOT is required to pay you fair compensation for the impact of this project on your property. However, you do not have to settle for the value the government places on your property. It is your right to fight the DOT for the full amount of just compensation that you are owed for your property.

How We Can Help

  • We have received detailed project maps from the DOT in response to our Freedom of Information Act Request, which we can share with you.
  • We are regularly contacting the DOT for updates regarding the status of this project and can provide you with up-to-date information.
  • We can help determine the fair value you are entitled to receive for the impact and damage to your land, including any remaining land not taken by the DOT.
  • Our initial conversation is free! You will owe us nothing unless we get you more for your property. We are only paid for the additional money we get you over what the NCDOT voluntarily offers.

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