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Earlier this year, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced its decision for the route for the final part of the long-lasting I-69 construction. The last leg will run along the path of Indiana Highway 37 between Indianapolis and Martinsville and that state highway will be expanded into a major interstate. Needless to say, expanded the highway in such a way will require the encroachment onto properties on both sides of Ind. 37 along the length of the leg.
Many pieces of land, homes, and businesses will need to be torn down to make way for the new I-69, including extra lanes, interchanges, underpasses, and overpasses. In addition, construction crews will need to use additional land to store equipment, drive vehicles, and other construction-related needs. The state has the right to seize these lands due to eminent domain powers.
The state of Indiana has estimated that at least the following will be affected by such eminent domain for I-69:
● 69 business owners;
● 279 land or homeowners.
Are you one of these businesses or homeowners along Ind. 37? If so, you should have received notice from INDOT that your land will be affected. Too many people receive this notice and do not know where to turn or how to proceed. You should always begin by learning your rights as a landowner, of which there are many. Such rights can include:
● The right to challenge whether the entire portion of seized land is necessary for the project;
● The right to receive just compensation for all land taken, damaged, or used;
● The right to reject the offer of compensation from the government and offer evidence why you deserve more.
These cases can be complex and the government can be intimidating, so you always want to talk with an experienced attorney who understands condemnation cases.
Contact an Experienced Indiana Condemnation Attorney Today
If you have received notice that your home, business, or land is in jeopardy because of the upcoming I-69 expansion project, you should not wait any longer to call the highly skilled eminent domain attorneys at Sever Storey, LLP. We have already helped many landowners throughout Indiana ensure that their property rights were not violated, so please call our office at 888-318-3761.
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