Looks like the start has decided to expand the right of way for the road, and add a permanent utility easement to that. The total will take about half of the land between the road and the house. I met with a representative of the state today. This is all news to me, though I have wondered about the stakes which show up in the yard from time to time. There will have to be an “appraisal” and an analysis of my septic tank, so the result could be anything from a few sheckels to taking the entire property. It will definitely mean losing the three beautiful trees in the front yard and “cutting” into the land as the, well, whatever it is they decide to do.