OP, my town/state just finished a 3 year project in front of my house. Hold their feet to the fire and if you see something wrong have them fix it now, not after the job is done. All of the property owners where I live whose property was taken or used were compensated prior to construction. My slice was 10' x 250' of my frontage. They performed tree removal, all new loam for my front 1/2 acre, new trees, new mailbox, and hydro seed after I was done spreading the loam that they brought in and paid for. When I ran out of 6" cover I had them bring more. The payment to me for the land alone was $50K, and in return the contractors were given a place to park equipment, prep stone etc.. I made out very well on this project, but so should you.