Cass-White Road Widening


GDOT Project #:0015145
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 1.9 miles
Affected Counties: Bartow
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 12
Estimated Cost: $18,085,475
Right-of-Way Funds: $1,550,000


Due to its use as a freight corridor and a great deal of trucking traffic, GDOT will widen Cass-White Road between Busch Drive and Great Valley Parkway. The 1.9-mile project will see the road widened from two to four lanes to match previously widened-portions of the road. The area’s massive industrial development has made the widening necessary in GDOT’s reckoning.

The new, four-lane road will have a 24’ raised concrete median, increasing the road width fairly dramatically when shoulders are accounted for. GDOT does not anticipate a great deal of utility relocation for the project, but property owners should know that significant takings are possible. GDOT projects that from 12 to 16 parcels will be affected.


Business and Homeowner Concerns

As a freight corridor with industrial parks, the Cass-White Road is going to affect more business and commercial property owners than residential owners – though the latter are not exempt. If you own commercial or residential property along the project path, you stand to lose some or all of it.

Even if you get to keep your land, you may suffer severe disruptions in your ability to enjoy or benefit from your property. Access to properties, especially commercial properties and businesses that require trucking-friendly entries, could be dramatically and detrimentally altered. Parking and other necessary space may be reduced or eliminated entirely. Buildings may become non-conforming.

GDOT may also cause harm to property owners via temporary easements and inverse condemnation.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

There’s still time exercise your rights if you have not accepted GDOT’s initial offer. The government has allocated more than $1.5 million to compensate property owners, but it will try to buy your property for as little as possible. In many cases, we find that the initial offer is often significantly lower than the value of what’s taken. You are not required to accept the government’s initial offer!

You have the right to fair compensation for property 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 can fight for more and 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

Cass-White Road Widening Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2022

Start Construction – 2024

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 12 parcels of property will be affected by the Cass-White Road widening in Bartow County. Property owners 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.

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There are only a handful of attorneys in GA who practice eminent domain exclusively. And even fewer with DOT experience. That’s why it’s always worth it to get a free case evaluation.

Here’s how it works:

1) Tell us about your situation.

2) We research your property as needed, using DOT maps, our own technology, and experience to see the exact effects.

3) We let you know what we think a fair offer would be. This evaluation is free, and there’s no
pressure or obligation to hire us after.

But please don’t wait to act. Waiting can hurt your case, and the cost is the same: free.

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