The NCDOT obtained a drainage easement along the property line of the landowner's property. During large rain events, the NCDOT's drainage culvert would overflow onto the landowner's property causing substantial flooding across approximately 3 acres. This occurred because the NCDOT had not properly calculated the amount of runoff that would be produced by the new highway next to the property. The NCDOT paid $90,000 for damages to the property and $35,000 for costs to cure the drainage issues so that the landowner could build a new culvert along his property.
Pre-filing (Union County)