The Florida Department of Transportation (“FDOT”) plans to add a turn lane to State Road 296/Bayou Boulevard at the 12 Avenue Intersection in Escambia County. As an initial step in the completion of this project, the FDOT recently developed and released preliminary right-of-way maps. These preliminary right-of-way maps indicate that the FDOT plans to acquire (by eminent domain, if needed) three parcels of Escambia County property, and to acquire this property, the FDOT has budgeted over $250,000 in right-of-way acquisition funds for the fiscal years 2015 and 2016.
Fixel & Willis, a Florida law firm that represents private property owners in eminent domain matters, has obtained the FDOT’s recently released preliminary right-of-way maps and has studied them. If you own Escambia County property that may be acquired as part of the State Road 296/Bayou Boulevard at the 12 Avenue Intersection turn lane project and you have any questions or concerns about the FDOT’s potential taking of your property or Florida eminent domain law, please contact Fixel & Willis’s firm administrator, Susie Harris, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone, toll free at (800) 848-7535.