Property owners in communities across North Carolina are taking the N.C. Department of Transportation to court to challenge its use of the state Map Act to limit development and other uses of their property.

Winston-Salem-based attorney Matthew Bryant is handling multiple suits against the state DOT. He outlined his legal arguments in a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Bryant explains why DOT wants to block development of properties identified on maps for future road projects.

2:40 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 49:52 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.