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(Kernersvillenc.com)

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — The legal dispute between Kernersville and the owner of land the town condemned for a road extension is headed to court Thursday.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that a hearing had been scheduled in Forsyth Superior Court Monday but attorneys on both sides will instead argue motions filed in the case on Thursday morning in front of Forsyth Superior Judge Andy Cromer.

The paper reported that Joyce Development Corp. sued Kernersville on Aug. 1, alleging that town officials had violated state and federal constitutions in condemning 2.33 acres that would be used for a road extension near Kernersville Medical Center.

Town officials said the road extension is needed to ease traffic congestion and improve access to the hospital. They also said the road extension would help spur retail and commercial development.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal.