Property owners within the corridor are not prohibited from using their property as they wish. The corridor protection statute spells out the process that IDOT and property owners must follow.

If and when IDOT needs to acquire property, its value will be determined at the time of purchase, not at the time the corridor was recorded.  Property value is not "frozen" at the time of corridor protection.  Proximity to a transportation corridor is not likely to depress property values because the property will most likely be used as it is today, even after being protected.

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