Big Creek Greenway


GDOT Project #:0015078
Type: New Construction
Project Length: 1.7 miles
Affected Counties: Fulton
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 28
Estimated Cost: $8,108,397
Right-of-Way Funds: $5,654,000


GDOT’s projects don’t always involve roads. This project seeks to construct a 1.7-mile greenway path to help connect to other greenways in the area. While it will proceed from roadway intersections, no roads will be affected.

The project is an update of a previously proposed project to connect the City of Milton to the Big Creek Greenway. This updated project will create a 10-foot-wide multi-use path from the intersection of Cogburn Road and Bethany Bend. The path will proceed south along Cogburn Road and east along Webb Road to the intersection of Webb Bridge Road and Morris Road.

Construction will involve sidewalk modifications, retaining walls, and a new path for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. However, more than 25 parcels of property will also be affected.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

While it may seem that property owners would welcome a greenway, there are plenty of drawbacks to this kind of eminent domain taking. First, the preconception of “something good” happening may make property owners blind to the possibly-disastrous effects a taking could have on their properties. Second, the mere existence of a greenway does not promise access or benefit from it.

In addition, the project will have to address drainage, which may mean easements are taken. GDOT may take construction easements, and the construction process may cause damage to property owners via inverse condemnation.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

It’s still your property until the government takes it. You still have rights, and there’s still time exercise them if you have not accepted their offer. The government has allocated more than $5.5 million to compensate property owners. Remember: the government wants to buy your property for as little as possible. We find the initial offer to be significantly low in many cases. You are not required to accept the government’s initial offer!

Our state constitution gives you the right to fair compensation for what the government takes. That could be significantly more than the first offer. Compensation for lost business income or expenses like relocation are almost never included. We can help you fight for them!

As long as you do not accept the initial offer, you have the opportunity to fight for more. We can help. Call 1-888-391-1339 or contact us as soon as possible for a complimentary case evaluation.

We do not take an attorney’s fee unless we increase the government’s offer, and our fee only comes from the increased amount – our no fee guarantee. Further, we front the costs of fighting your case and if we’re unable to increase the government’s offer to you, you don’t pay them. We do. That is how confident we are that we can assist you.

Project Maps

Big Creek Greenway Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2023

Start Construction – TBD

End Construction – 2039

Affected Parcels

An estimated 25 parcels of property will be affected by this section of the Big Creek Greenway in Fulton County. GDOT has set aside more than $5.5 million to compensation property owners, who may lose significant amounts of land, representing significant financial value and usability. For homeowners and commercial property owners in the path of the project, it is critical to understand that the government’s initial offer is just that – initial. We do not recommend you accept the initial offer.

Call us at 1-888-391-1339 or contact us online as soon as possible for a free case evaluation.


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