“Oh, don’t go that way. You want to avoid the Beltway.” is a common chorus in many American cities. Harrisburg is no exception and backups on its Beltway encroach onto Front Street and other arterial and connector roads on a daily basis. In recent years, the issues have been exasperated as we continue to see populations trending from rural to urban locations while, at the same time, continue to experience aging and weakening transportation infrastructure. But plans to bring relief to Harrisburg’s Beltway have been in the works for 15 years. In 2003, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (“PennDOT”) prepared an I-83 Master Plan, the purpose of which was to identify, plan, and program future transportation improvement projects for the I-83 Capital Beltway. The Master Plan proposed numerous improvements to the Beltway to address: (1) worsening road conditions; (2) high-traffic volumes and congestion; and, (3) safety. Continue Reading The I-83 Capital Beltway Project: PennDOT’s Right-of-Way Acquisition and Power of Eminent Domain
We’ll soon provide a post on PennDOT’s I-83 Beltway Construction Project, however, we wanted to make sure none of you missed the opportunity to register to gain even more detailed insight from McNees attorneys Kandice Hull and Dana Chilson during their free webinar on January 30, 2019 from 12:00 – 12:45 PM. The title of the webinar is “PennDOT’s I-83 Construction Project in the Capital Region: What Businesses Should Expect, From Compensation to Condemnation” and your can secure your spot by REGISTERING HERE.
Section I of the project (on I-83 near I-81) is currently under construction. Sections II and III (near 283 and the Eisenhower Interchange) are in development and property owners are being contacted about the project and its proposed impacts. The webinar will discuss the basics of the project and what landowners can expect as the PennDOT right of way acquisition process moves forward.
Space is limited so register now!
Many people do not understand the purpose of eminent domain or why it is permitted. Kandice Hull does a great job in the podcast below explaining eminent domain and the power of condemnation.
Please take a few minutes to watch the video and do not hesitate to reach out to the Land Use Group of Kandice (Profile) with any questions.