I have an easement in Texas off a road that went from 800 cars per day to 42,000. The mayor of the town does not want me to have this easement as it would make a potential big developer have to pay more for my property (property that they will need for their desired plan) if it is more commercially viable. However, since there is another way to my property and the easement is not within TX Department of Transportations ideal distance of 150 feet from a turn lane (mine is about 130 feet). . . he is calling it "unsafe", to garner town support. This easement would make for two entrances that you see on hard corner commercial sites at signal lights all over the country. Additionally, there are google earth pictures of TXDOT projects everywhere that show these entrances allowed, even on the turn lane when it is the only viable option.
What should I do about a claim of "unsafe" from a Mayor who is not an engineer? Wouldn't a town be safer from fire if there were no homes allowed to be built? Is there a law for being reasonable?