LAKE PARK, Fla. - An extension project in the works that would connect Congress Avenue to Alternate A1A is set to have a big impact on one Lark Park neighborhood with the loss of several homes.
Earlier in April, Palm Beach County commissioners voted to begin the land acquisition process in order to extend Congress Avenue.
Due to how the route is drawn up, 22 homes in the Hi Acres Mobile Home Park will be knocked down.
It is unclear at this point how homeowners will be compensated if at all, but affected residents are feeling frustrated.
"If you got a voice, it isn't going to do any good anyway. They've already got their mind made, it's going to happen, and that's it," said Richard Smart, a homeowner in the path of the extension.
County records indicate construction would not start for another five years.
Some residents said they do not want to wait and already planning to move as soon as possible.
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