Independence Boulevard to be Extended

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is currently planning a proposal to extend Independence Boulevard approximately 1.7 miles from the Randall Parkway Intersection to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway (U.S. 74).  Based on its current schedule, the Department plans to host an initial public hearing sometime this calendar year to discuss proposed plans.  This project…

Permanent Utility Easements

Permanent Utility Easements: In eminent domain and condemnation cases a common form of taking is a permanent utility easement.  It has become common practice for the Department of Transportation to acquire easements for public utilizes including water/sewer lines and easements for electric utilities.  When these takings occur the property owner still owns the underlying land,…

Intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and Old Maplehurst Road (Onslow County; U-5735)

Intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and Old Maplehurst Road (Onslow County; U-5735) The Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing for this project on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Center for Public Safety (200 Marine Blvd., Jacksonville). The current plans for this project will convert  the current intersection…