On Aug. 21, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) released the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the $4.5 billion I-35 Capital Express project. This means that the environmental assessment is officially completed and right-of-way acquisitions will begin soon.
Additional right-of-way for the latest design updates will not displace more property owners beyond what has already been announced, but 54.1 acres of additional land will be acquired for temporary construction storage. The right-of-way acquisitions will result in 111 total displacements:
The plans will demolish a number of well-known Austin businesses including Star Cafe, two CommUnity Care clinics, and four historic city landmarks: the Austin Chronicle offices (formerly known as the Elgin Butler Brick Company), Haster House, Dura Tune Service Station, and Roberts House and countless other well-known businesses.
An eminent domain attorney can help you gain fair compensation as TxDOT’s right-of-way acquisitions begin
TxDOT will provide impacted property owners with information on next steps, relocation assistance, and TxDOT's opinion of compensation owed for the taking. TxDOT’s relocation agents will help determine needs and present a list of other available options for those displaced. Displacees will have several months notice before relocation is required.
It is important for property owners and occupants to understand the types of financial compensation and other assistance that may be available to them:
An expert lawyer can help landowners navigate central I-35 eminent domain and condemnation and secure fair value. Impacted property owners do not have to accept TxDOT’s offers as the final say. Talk with an attorney at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, PLLC to better understand your rights during the central I-35 takings process.
With more than 100 years of combined experience, Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, LLP has successfully handled thousands of cases representing landowners across the State of Texas, from Austin to Dallas, El Paso to San Antonio and beyond.
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