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FM 812 Road Project

Travis and Bastrop counties

Travis County and Bastrop County residents can expect future changes to FM 812 between US 183 and SH 21 with the Texas Department of Transportation’s proposal to realign and widen that stretch of road. 

Improvements to FM 812 are in response to an increase in population and the corresponding need for better traffic flow. Proposed improvements of the project include the expansion of the current roadway to a four-lane divided highway; the relocation of a section of FM 812 between US 183 and FM 973; the elimination of an existing S-curve; the addition of shared-use paths and sidewalks; the upgrading of several bridges; and the construction of ditches, cross-culverts, and storm sewage infrastructure along the route. 

Private-property owners along portions of FM 812 may be contacted by the state government or an outside representative to acquire up to 174 acres of new rights of way and 2.4 acres of easements.  

While landowners should be properly compensated for their land, the state government may move forward with condemnation proceedings if landowners do not sell portions of their property needed for the project. 

If your property is in this area, you’re now likely faced with losing a portion of your land for the project, at a price to be determined.  

Contact Dan Gattis, the landowner who’s a lawyer, and start laying the groundwork for an efficient process to maximize the value for your land.  

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