As Starlight Inn Residents Wait For Better Options, CTDOT Files Eminent Domain Actions

EAST LYME — The Connecticut Department of Transportation has filed eminent domain proceedings and offers of compensation with the courts on two properties near Exit 74 at Flander Rd. to make way for a planned $142 million redesign of the I-95 interchange. 

The state has offered $1.92 million for 256 Flanders Road, the location of a Mobil Station. The property owner, East Lyme RE LLC,  has filed an appeal, according to court documents.

The state has also offered $1.26 million for the Starlight Inn at 256 Flanders Road. The owner, Star-Inns LLC, has until Aug. 18 to file an appeal. 

Between 20 and 25 people currently live at the Starlight Inn, according to one resident, who spoke to CT Examiner on Wednesday, on condition of remaining anonymous. He said residents were waiting for new housing to be arranged by the state.

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