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Reconstruction of NY 347 from Old Town Road to NY 25A (Widening)

The $71.4 million State Route 347 corridor project is nearly a third complete. The project started a year ahead of schedule and seeks to widen the route between Gibbs Pond Road and Hallock Road in Smithtown and Brookhaven. Construction will continue through the winter as long as the weather is favorable, and is estimated to […]

US 222 Widening from Schaeffer Road in Maidencreek Township to the Kutztown Bypass

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is widening US 222 from Schaeffer Road in Maidencreek Township, to the Kutztown Bypass in Richmond Township. Construction is estimated to begin in 2025, and will last approximately two to 2.5 years. The purpose of the project is to improve traffic efficiency, increase safety and increase capacity to address […]

Ridge Pike and Germantown Intersection Re-Alignment

PennDOT is currently in the design phase of a project to re-align the roadways and intersections on both sides of the bridge carrying Ridge Pike over the Perkiomen Creek and into Collegeville Borough. The project is projected to start in the spring or summer of 2024 to 2025. Route 29 (1st Avenue) has already been […]

King of Prussia Rail Project

SEPTA’s King of Prussia rail line project has advanced toward the final design phase. This project, which will connect the Philadelphia region’s three major job centers, should also reduce commute traffic on I-76. When completed, SEPTA estimates that it will connect King of Prussia, Center City and University City in 45 minutes. However, commuters who […]

Requiring Property Owner to Build Connecting Street Was an Unconstitutional Taking

A Waukesha County Judge ruled that the City of Brookfield’s demand that a property owner build a through-street in order to develop her property was an unconstitutional taking. In Fassett v. City of Brookfield, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals agreed. Bridgett Fassett owned an approximately 5-acre parcel between two subdivisions in Brookfield. Both of the […]

The Interstate 81 Viaduct to Begin in Fall of 2022

The formal record of decision for the Interstate 81 viaduct project in Syracuse has been signed, Gov. Kathy Hochul and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday, meaning construction on the community grid project is now allowed to begin this fall. “This is a new day for the City of Syracuse, one that’s been decades in […]

PennDOT Expedites Expansion of US 219

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently expedited the expansion of U.S. 219 in Somerset County with the aid of $53 million in funding from Appalachian Program Development (APD) included in the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The project will upgrade the county’s remaining two-lane section of U.S. 219 to a four-lane, limited-access highway. This section […]

Highway 85 Expansion in North Dakota Moving Forward

Highway 85 Expansion is moving forward with purchasing property this summer. According to the Williston Herald, “The 2021 Legislature again included a $50 million loan authorization to four-lane a 10.3 mile stretch of the highway from Watford City south to the new Long X bridge.” The proposed Highway 85 project comprises approximately 62 miles of […]

The Downtown Highway 41 Project in Chaska

The City of Chaska has proposed a project to readjust lanes, elimination of street parking, and incorporating pedestrian areas throughout downtown Chaska. The objective of this project is to create a smoother ride, improve safety and accessibility along the highway between Pioneer Trail and Hwy 5 in Chaska. See a map of the project below: […]

The State Removed Access to Your Clients’ Property. Now What?

“What happens when the State removes access to your clients’ property? That property’s value and use can be drastically and negatively impacted by the removal of access. Ryan Simatic discusses the remedy, inverse condemnation, and how it can be used to compensate property owners.” Ryan Simatic, one of our eminent domain attorney’s, talks access issues […]