Is your land affected by the TOPS Pipeline in Harrison County? If so, you should get the help of an attorney with experience in condemnation rights for landowners. Call or text 800-266-4870 for an appointment with Attorney Philip Hundl. Appointments can be in person, online or by phone.
Summary of the TOPS Pipeline Video
TOPS Pipeline Project Summary
The TOPS Pipeline LLC project in Harrison County is a 12-inch diameter pipeline sometimes referred to as the VF Blocker and the Lyons Lateral. The company is seeking a 30-foot wide permanent easement and a 20-foot wide temporary workspace, with additional temporary workspaces required for road and railway crossings, bends, and turns in the pipeline. The right-of-way acquisition company for the project is Synergy Land Group. Landowners affected by the project should read and retain the correspondence from the company, review preliminary plats, and ask questions about the location of the route and alternate options. Contact Philip Hundl’s law firm at 800-266-4870 for more information.
Hi, I’m Philip Hundl. I’m an attorney and I represent landowners facing eminent domain or condemnation proceedings. This may be for power lines, pipelines, road expansions and other projects. Oftentimes these projects, especially pipeline projects, can be very large projects or very small projects.
In the very small projects, the condemnor or the pipeline company often wants to try to acquire these easements by agreement. Their intention is possibly not to use condemnation.
But regardless, I’d like to give you a project alert. As a landowner you may be contacted by right-of-way agents for this pipeline company. You may think you’re alone, but most likely there are other landowners dealing with the same project. Hopefully this website will provide information and resources for you to better understand the condemnation process.
TOPS Pipeline Project Description
Today, we’re talking about a pipeline project in Harrison County. The pipeline company is called TOPS Pipeline, LLC. This project name has been referred to a couple of different ways — the VF Blocker and the Lyons Lateral.
It’s between the cities of Marshall and Carthage, near the small town of Gill, Texas. Highway 59 runs between Carthage up north to Marshall. We believe this project is on both sides of Highway 59 in this area.
It is a 12 inch diameter pipeline. They’re seeking a 30 foot wide permanent easement, and a 20 foot wide temporary workspace. Anywhere the pipeline company needs to bore underneath a road or a railroad, they’re going to be seeking more land. Oftentimes, you’ll see that on a plat as ATWS — additional temporary workspace. The ATWS may be fifty by a hundred feet or it could be a hundred feet by a hundred feet. It just depends. Sometimes where they make turns or bends in a pipe, they’ll need some additional temporary workspace. So always be aware of the additional temporary workspaces.
Keep the Correspondence You Receive and Ask Questions
Pay close attention to the correspondence you receive from the condemnor. You should read and retain their letters and you should review the preliminary plats that you may receive on this project in Harrison County.
If this is affecting your property, you want to know more about it. Ask questions about what the pipeline company intends to do on your property and the exact location of the route. Ask if there are any alternate routes on your property that they could or have considered. This is really important.
This may expand into other counties, but as far as we know right now, the TOPS pipeline is in Harrison County. Their right-of-way acquisition company is called Synergy Land Group.
So hopefully this information is helpful. If you need more information about this or any other pipeline projects, keep checking back to this website. You can also give us a call at 800-266-4870, and hopefully we can provide more information from what we’ve gathered. Sharing information will help you better understand the project that may be affecting your property.
Get Help Protecting Your Landowner Rights
Don’t make the mistake of trying to go it alone. The right of way agent works for the pipeline company, not you. You should work with a lawyer who has long experience in eminent domain and condemnation. If we can help you, please call or text 800-266-4870 for an appointment with Attorney Philip Hundl. Appointments can be in person, online or by phone. You can also click the button below and complete the form to get an appointment.
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