Right-of-Way

Our Right-of-Way Department's services can be presented in three distinct categories:

Right-of-Way Engineering Services

These services are provided on both locally funded and federally funded transportation projects. They include courthouse research, procuring title work, preparing parcel plats, and writing legal descriptions. Also included is the preparation of right-of-way plans for use in acquiring parcels and the field staking of parcels to be acquired. All of this work is performed under the supervision of our in-house Indiana registered land surveyors.

Right-of-Way Acquisition Services

We provide management of all of the right-of-way services that are needed on any transportation project, whether locally funded or federally funded. These services include procuring subconsultant team members to provide Appraisal Problem Analysis, Appraisal, Review Appraisal, Negotiation, Closing, and Relocation services. We coordinate, distribute and review all of the work that they perform.

Easement Engineering and Acquisition Services

These services are typically provided on utility projects. Once the utility company has identified easements required for the installation of their facilities, we prepare easement plats and descriptions for those parcels. Field staking of the parcels is also performed. We then extend offers and provide negotiations to secure the easements.