Don Devore knew it was coming.
His farm had appeared on maps showing the location for a new Interstate 65 exit months before the state offered to buy his land.
Devore got a purchase offer for his land off Worthsville Road three weeks ago, but he’s shot back a request for a higher price. Getting paid for the six acres of land won’t make up for losing his home of 43 years, two barns and a garage to a new I-65 interchange, but he’s vying for a price he considers fair, he said.
The interchange will be built where his house and other buildings currently stand near Worthsville Road. His family has owned the 35-acre crop farm for more than 100 years.