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The 1987 Transportation Corridor Official Map Act (Map Act) may save North Carolina money on future highways, but many landowners pay the price. Any development located in the path of major Map Act projects are restricted or frozen – many for decades. Currently, there is a lawsuit in the North Carolina Supreme Court to decide whether property of Map Act owners was unconstitutionally seized by the Department of Transportation (DOT) without compensation. In all, 24 planned roads affect property owners in 18 counties throughout the state.