Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) December 09, 2013
Cars and trains sharing the same bit of road is not the safest situation – especially as North Carolina prepares for higher train traffic and eventually high-speed trains.
That’s why the North Carolina Department of Transportation is working with the City of Greensboro to build a new bridge that will carry McLeansville Road over the North Carolina Railroad tracks (NCDOT project website).
But they’re not just building a bridge where a crossing used to be, the DOT plans to move the crossing location and relocate, extend and close other roads as needed, to make all the puzzle pieces fit together (NCDOT project website).
While this may be a welcome change for some, for more than 25 property and business owners, it may mean new roads in their back or front yard and will even force some to relocate, according to former NCDOT attorney Jason Campbell.
To complicate matters further, property owners are responsible for trying to make sure that they’re compensated fairly, Campbell said.
“The DOT’s focus is on their project – and their goal is to get it completed as quickly and cheaply as reasonably possible,” said Campbell. “Try as they may, mistakes are often made that can cost home or business owners thousands of dollars, depending on their situation.”
At the seminar, Campbell and his colleague, another former NCDOT attorney, Stan Abrams, will look over the plans for attendees’ specific properties and let them know what kinds of issues they might need to be wary of.
“At this seminar, we’ll try to answer any questions attendees have and let them know about some different strategies that can be used when negotiating with the DOT. There’s no obligation for attending – it’s just all free advice.”
The pro bono seminar will be held at the McLeansville Fire Department (Station 47) on Thursday (December 12th) from 7-9pm. For more information on the seminar, call the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm at 1-877-393-4990.
ABOUT THE NC EMINENT DOMAIN LAW FIRM:
A division of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is dedicated solely to representing property owners throughout North Carolina, who may be impacted by eminent domain law. The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is led by attorneys Stan Abrams and Jason Campbell, both of whom previously worked as Assistant Attorney Generals for the North Carolina Department of Justice in the Transportation Section, where they litigated condemnation cases for the NCDOT. They have over 20 years of combined experience working exclusively on eminent domain cases. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has the legal resources of 32 attorneys and is based in Durham, North Carolina, with offices throughout the state to serve its clients.
NC Eminent Domain Law Firm
280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, North Carolina 27701