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Resource ID: #19143
Subject: Transportation
Source: Sun-Sentinel (Delray Beach, Fla.)
Date: June 21,1998


A long sliver of land, the landscaped swale was destined to serve as a buffer between Chuck's Steak House and asphalt of State Road 7 in Plantation. But when the Department of Transportation began widening the highway, state engineers decided it was land they needed. Florida has a unique system of acquiring land for roads. And as the case of Chuck's curbside property shows, the state ends up spending extraordinary sums.

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