10/21/2013 1:39:00 PM Upcoming INDOT work spurs new property suits
The State of Indiana has filed civil cases involving three properties and planned roadwork it has not been able to settle. The first is against Jerry A. and Linda L. Lamb who own property along State Rd 3. The state needs to obtain a temporary right of way for walk construction and grading which will expire 3 years after start of construction. INDOT has offered $400 for its interest and any damages to the 883 feet x 100 feet strip that runs 0.559 of a mile. The second case involves Rick L. and Debra S. Martin who own property at 611 N State St, NV. The state is seeking a temporary right of way for drive construction, walk construction and grading which also expires 3 years after the project starts. The Martins have been offered $3800 for the approximate 0.559 mile long and 100 ft. wide strip. The suit notes that the owners of the property may benefit by the proposed improvement to SR 3. Lastly, as the state prepares to start construction of the eastern leg of the Hwy. 50 bypass, it needs a section of property owned by Tracy Thompson, 2170 N Base Rd, NV for road alignment. The Indiana Department of Transpor-tation (INDOT) has offered $65,000 for a strip of land 80 feet wide of uniform width extending from the center of the road to the Muscatatuck River, containing .45 of an acre, more or less. The state is asking for 3 disinterested appraisers to be appointed to look at the property.