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Step 5: Property Acquisition

Step 5: Property Acquisition
Right of way, the process of obtaining any property needed to complete roadway projects, is the last major step before a project is released to bidders for construction.

Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, in many cases, NCDOT must acquire a certain amount of private property.

In the acquisition of right of way, NCDOT must treat all property owners with impartiality, fully explain all legal rights, pay just compensation in exchange for property rights and furnish relocation assistance. Legal action is initiated only when a settlement cannot be reached.

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