We recently spoke with a representative in the North Carolina Turnpike ROW office regarding the status of property acquisition for the Monroe Connector Bypass.
They indicated that two companies are handling the property acquisition for the entire project, and they confirmed that acquisition was not occurring in sections or phases. Instead, they are contacting everyone at once, initiating the appraisal process, and making offers to property owners affected by total takes first.
All affected land owners will be contacted by the end of April. The appraisal process has been initiated for total takes, and several offers have been made for these properties. The state will acquire the total takes first, followed by the partial takes. The state cannot acquire partial takings until the final plans are complete, because these plans will detail the exact amount of property to be acquired on these parcels.
They anticipate that the ROW process will be complete in late 2012 to early 2013.