Lawsuit against Kernersville headed to court Sept. 10

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KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A dispute between Kernersville and the owner of land the town condemned for a road extension is going to court Sept. 10.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Joyce Development Corp. sued the town Aug. 1 in Forsyth Superior Court, alleging that Kernersville violated federal and state constitutions in condemning the company’s 2.33 acres of land.

The land would reportedly be used to extend Kernersville Medical Parkway to link N.C. 66 and Macy Grove Road.

Town officials said the road is needed to improve access to Kernersville Medical Center and ease traffic congestion. They said it would also spur commercial and retail development around the hospital.

The lawsuit alleges that the road extension doesn’t benefit the public, but rather private developers who have bought land around the hospital.

Judge Edwin Wilson of Forsyth Superior Court will consider a number of issues, including the town’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, at the Sept. 10 hearing.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal.