This project consisted of acquiring 26 mineral parcels, including several very large tracts owned by major mineral land companies, such as Berwind Natural Resources Corporation and Big Sandy Land Company, and 17 natural gas well parcels mostly owned by national corporations, such as Equitable Production and Columbia Natural Resources. Several of the mineral parcels had active mines working at the time of acquisition. All of the natural gas well parcels were operating wells at the time of acquisition.
Vaughn & Melton provided all right-of-way services from title work through negotiations. This portion of the right-of-way work for US 460 fromGreasy Creek,Kentuckyto the Virginia State-Line was finished in the year 2007. Vaughn & Melton is also providing the right-of-way work for the surface parcels and the relocation assistance services for Sections 7 and 8 of theUS460 project which extends to the Virginia State-Line. In all, this project included 181 parcels, 138 surface parcels and 84 relocations.
Estimated construction cost is $500 million.