Right of Way Acquisition
Latest Proposed Land Acquisition according to PennDot I-8O Reconstruction Project
acres of land
will be acquired
(50 acres for runoff basins)
(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
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.
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
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.
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?