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County moves to condemn 7 tracts for Bethelview widening
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Forsyth County News

WEST FORSYTH — Forsyth County plans to move forward with the condemnation of seven tracts, totaling less than an acre, that are needed for the widening of Bethelview Road.

The Forsyth commission voted 5-0 recently to approve condemning the property after the owners couldn’t agree with the county on a set amount.

“These are only situations where the county was unable to reach a settlement with the property owners,” said County Attorney Ken Jarrard.

According to Jarrard, the tracts are needed for the “Bethelview phase two project, which is a major road widening of Bethelview from [Hwy.] 20 to Castleberry [Road] for a distance of 4.9 miles.”

Jarrard added that officials may still be able to reach a deal with two of the property owners.