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Navigating Williamson County’s Corridor K East Wilco Highway Project

Recently, Williamson County’s plan to construct the East Wilco Highway, including Corridor K, has stirred significant interest and worry among residents in Weir, Walburg, and Granger. Here, we break down the key points from a recent news article and offer insights for private landowners affected by this project.

Understanding the Project and Community Concerns

The newly-formed group, Preserve Wilco Now!, held its inaugural meeting last month, drawing 150-175 residents eager to understand the implications of Corridor K. This segment aims to connect I-35 to the East Wilco Highway, intersecting CR 1105 near Granger. While the exact route is still being finalized, the community’s primary concern centers on the potential disruption to their quiet rural lifestyle and the impact on private lands.

Right of Way and Eminent Domain: What Landowners Should Know

“Right of way” issues are a major concern for residents, as highlighted in the article by long-time Granger resident Tamela Baker. The county needs to acquire pieces of private land to establish this right of way, a process governed by eminent domain laws. Here’s where the process gets crucial for landowners:

  1. Notification and Input: The county has been notifying residents and seeking their input through preservation study meetings. Engaging in these meetings is vital for voicing concerns and understanding how the project might impact your individual property.
  2. Negotiation Process: The county, represented by its communications director Connie Odom, has assured landowners that negotiations will aim for a fair market value price. However, understanding what constitutes “fair market value” can be complex and subjective. This is where legal guidance becomes invaluable.
  3. Alignment Phase: With the project still in its alignment phase, there’s an opportunity for landowners to influence the final placement of the road. Feedback collected from residents will play a role in these decisions, making your participation critical.

Gattis Law Firm: Your Advocate in Eminent Domain Cases

At the Gattis Law Firm, we specialize in representing landowners facing eminent domain and condemnation. As a rancher and landowner, Dan Gattis understands firsthand the priorities and problems of private-property owners. Here’s how we can help:

  • Expert Negotiation: We can help you receive fair compensation for your property. Our experience in negotiating with private parties and government entities means we know how to secure the best possible outcome for you.
  • Legal Representation: Should negotiations fail to reach an agreement, we are prepared to represent you in court, protecting your rights and interests throughout the legal process.
  • Guidance and Support: Understanding your rights and the intricacies of the law can be daunting. We provide clear, actionable advice and support every step of the way.

Stay Informed and Protected

As the project progresses, staying informed and proactive is your best defense. Preserve Wilco Now! plans to meet regularly to keep the community updated. Additionally, you can contact Williamson County’s Road Department at roads@wilco.org or by calling 512-943-1195 for more information.

Contact Dan Gattis

If your property is affected by the East Wilco Highway project, don’t negotiate without experienced legal counsel. Contact Dan Gattis at the Gattis Law Firm for a free, no strings attached consultation. Let us be your advocate, ensuring your property rights are respected and you receive the compensation you deserve.

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