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Right of Way Acquisition

Latest Proposed Land Acquisition ​according to PennDot I-8O Reconstruction Project

188.3

acres of land

will be acquired

(50 acres for runoff basins)

79 parcels 

(land, cemetery, business, and residential)

55 ac. of farmland

22 ac. of floodplain

3 ac. of floodway

909 lf. waterways

183 lf. trout stream

1/2 ac. wetlands

Cemetery

40 homes

51 businesses

UPDATE:  Changes are being made to reduce the amount of properties and businesses affected by the project. Whereas an exact number is not available at this time it is significant lower than originally reported.

Additional information about the land acquisition process, if warranted, is available here

Acquisition Process

  • Each property owner will be assigned an agent specific to their property for the duration of the process

  • Property worth will be valued by comparison properties only - assessments do not matter.

  • A formal proposal will be conducted by "assigned agent"

  • 2nd review will be applied to property

  • A deal will be presented

  • You, as property owner, can negotiate

  • Acquisition takes 1 yr to 18 months to complete

 

Additional info

  • Each property owner is allocated up to $4,000 to be used for appraisal, engineering and lawyer fees

  • Moving costs, if incurred,  will be paid within a 50 mile radius.

  • If you want to sell before acquisition, you must disclose to new buyer. If house does not sell within 2 yrs, acquisition help will be provided.  

Additional Questions 

  • Once property is acquired who is responsible for upkeep, taxes, and security of properties?

  • What, if any, burden will remain on the original property owner?

  • What is timeline to physically move off property?

  • What is the timeline for destruction of properties once acquired?

  • If Reconstruction Proposal changes after acquisition, what, as a property owner are my rights?