Right of Way
Go to the
Maps & Features section and click on the EOP/ROW button on the map to
see Right Of Way boundaries.
The footprint of the Ohio River Bridges Project crosses more than 200 privately
or commercially owned pieces of land. In some cases only part of a property will
be acquired, in others the entire property will be taken. It should be
noted that all properties might not be acquired prior to the award of the Design-Build
contract scheduled for this fall.
Right of Way acquisition is nearly complete, and all offers have been made on the
Kentucky approach of the East End Crossing. Likewise, several properties have been
acquired on the Indiana side of the East End Crossing. Several properties have been
acquired in Downtown Louisville and are currently in possession of the Kentucky
Transportation Cabinet. Some parcels will be acquired in 2012, with the remainder
to be acquired during the design-build process.
How many homes and businesses will be impacted?
Right-of-way plans are subject to change. Current plans call for the following:
- Kennedy Interchange (Spaghetti Junction)
This section contains approximately 25 parcels: two residential displacements, approximately
five business relocations and multiple miscellaneous moves.
- Downtown Indiana Approach
This section contains approximately 41 parcels: approximately 16 residential displacements,
eight business relocations and multiple miscellaneous moves.
- East End Kentucky Approach
This section includes approximately 106 properties, 38 of which require residential
- East End Indiana Approach
This section contains approximately 36 parcels, with relocations numbering between
How will compensation be determined?
An independent state-certified appraiser will be assigned to assess the fair market
value of each property, regardless of its intended use. Thus, each property will
be appraised as if the transportation project did not affect the area. Each owner
will be offered the opportunity to accompany the appraiser during the site evaluation.
Once an appraisal is approved, an offer will be prepared for the property owner.
All right-of-way acquisitions will be purchased in accordance with federal laws
How will the offer be made?
A buyer will meet with the property owner to explain the acquisition process and
present a written offer to purchase the property. Owners will be paid approximately
four to six weeks after accepting the state's offer.
What about relocation costs?
Both KYTC and INDOT have policies that allow for relocation costs for residents
and businesses. These amounts vary based on the individual property owners’ qualifying
Where can I find more information?
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