In Blanco County a court appointed panel awarded 4 property owners $2.7 Million in damages caused by condemnation proceedings with Kinder Morgan and the Permian Highway Pipeline. This was considerably different than the amount Kinder Morgan proposed for their damages. In fact, no award for damages exceeded $21,000. The bar has now been set in the Hill Country for those landowners opposing Kinder Morgan's low ball offers.
As TXDOT continues to work on the Highway 36A corridor they will also begin projects to improve the existing SH 36 in Fort Bend and Brazoria counties. There are three key segments to these projects which include widening SH 36 to 4 lanes and reconstruction. The first segment is from FM 2218 to south of Needville. The second segment runs south of Needville to the Brazoria county line. The third segment runs from the fort bend county line to north of CR 467/Hogg Ranch Rd. All of which are letting October 2019 for construction.
A year has passed and the Trans-Pecos Pipeline is affecting property owners, but isn't doing what it was designed for. The controversial pipeline has caused countless property disputes since its creation at hands of a Mexico backed plan to send gas from the Permian Basin south of the border. The fact that Mexico is not using any of the gas is only adding to their frustrations.