Nicole: Your question has been answered by out of state people who have no valid advice that I can see. Your question, in a round about way, indicates that your problem is not with your home but in some road that is being put through somewhere. I would appear that the somewhere is nearer that you like.
You have two recommendations to seek legal advice. My own is: â€œnot so fast.â€
Attorneys cost money. It is very doubtful that they will stop any highway project already on the books. What can you do? Sue the homebuilder for not disclosing the highway project? Possibly, you can sue anybody for anything at any time. Will you prevail? Unknown but if the project had been advertised in the public record, the builder might have a defense. If not, did the builder know? If the highway is far enough away from the development, it may not have been necessary to notify them or you. If the builder did know and indeed was negligent or deceitful, what is it worth? As much as legal fees? What do you want, some amount of money? Will that make your house ok with the highway nearby?
You seem to have a small group of partisans. The renters will probably not want to contribute. They don't have any vested interest. The HOA doesn't see the need to get involved. As a group, they may have asked exactly the same questions of themselves and decided that they didn't have the resources or the burning need to fight what ever fight you are intending.
Unless you can figure out what reasonable solution will make you whole and then determine if that solution is reasonably achievable, you may find few allies. I doubt that the highway will go away. I have no idea if any amount of money will ease your pain.
It may be that your best option is to begin to consider a sale and relocation. If so, next time do a little research on the building plans in the area, both commercial and public. Next time it may be a ballpark with lights and crowds until all hours. It's easier to stop those things in the early stages if you are an existing resident.
Sorry. I donâ€™t see a great solution to your dilemma.