Right-of-Way Acquisition (ROW)

Projects that involve the use of eminent domain must conform to the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. Vaughn & Melton’s right-of-way acquisition (ROW) experts have extensive experience managing this entire critical process and assuring full legal compliance.

From accurate surveying through the final sale, our ROW teams provide a true turnkey process, resulting in a high-quality acquisition project in accordance with state and federal legal requirements.

As a testament to our quality of work, stakeholder cooperation, and timeliness, Vaughn & Melton have closed the sale of over 1,000 parcels in more than 300 relocations In addition, our 13 percent condemnation rate substantially exceeds the industry average.

Project History

2017 View Looking east from Alcoa Highwa

U-2519AA/AB, Future I-295, Fayetteville Outer Loop

CLIENT: NCDOT, Division 6 (contracted through STV)

Vaughn & Melton teamed with STV, Inc., thru Balfour-Beatty in this design-build pursuit. Our team was selected by the NCDOT based on the strength of both partners, an excellent reputation as a full-service right of way firm and the contractor’s low bid. Vaughn & Melton led right of way services for this project, consisting of 146 parcels of land along the approximately 6 miles of road improvements for NCDOT which is part of the future I-295, Fayetteville Outer Loop. Right-of-way services included project management, title opinion, right-of-way acquisition, relocation assistance, and closings.

  • Title reports

  • Appraisals (Surface & Mineral)

  • Acquisitions (Easement & Mineral)

  • Curatives

  • Appraisal Reviews

  • Negotiations

  • Relocation Assistance

  • Closings

  • Replacement Housing Calculation