The Halifax Regional Municipality purchased two homes on Bayers Road along the route of a potential road-widening project.
A public hearing was held 18 months ago concerning the widening of the Highway 102-Bayers Road corridor, but the proposal has yet to be approved by council.
If approved, the construction of five or six lanes between the CN rail overpass and Connaught Avenue will likely be implemented over the next 30 years.
The municipality said it is only buying houses as they are being offered.
The project is being examined because population growth is expected in west and south Bedford.