CR 102 Widening


GDOT Project #: 0012865
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 5.5 miles
Affected Counties: Columbia
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 248
Estimated Cost: $60,798,444
Right-of-Way Funds: $18,169,366


The 5.5 mile section of County Route 102 from just north of Columbia Road to N. Belair Road. CR 102, known locally as Hereford Farm Road, would grow from two 11-foot lanes to four 11-foot lanes. The project also add a raised median of varying width (8-foot to 24-foot), a 10-foot shared path on both sides, and a 7-foot utility accommodation on one side.

To preserve the ponds along the route, design walls would be included.

The right of way proposal stands at approximately 160-200 feet. Those familiar with the road will understand how significant this widening project is and how much it will impact surrounding parcels in the path.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

If you happen to own a home or commercial property along Hereford Farm Road in the path of this project, the scope of the project may be frightening. Doubling the travel lanes always triggers a significant taking of land from property owners. Adding medians, shared paths, and utilities eats even more land.

The road will get much closer to homes, bringing traffic and associated noise with it. Access may be altered for businesses as well.

In addition to the road, the project will have to address drainage, which may mean easements are taken, 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, regardless. The government has allocated more than $18 million to compensate property owners. Like any buyer, the government wants to acquire your property as affordably as it can. Remember: when you receive your offer, you’re not required to accept it!

The state’s constitution gives you the right to fair compensation for what the government takes, and it may be worth significantly more than the initial offer. Compensation for lost business income or expenses like relocation are never included. However, you can fight for them!

The initial offer is just the beginning – as long as you do not accept it. We can help you fight for more. 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. The initial offer is entirely yours regardless of what you do next or what we may be able to obtain. 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

CR 102 Widening Map 3 CR 102 Widening Map 2 CR 102 Widening Map 1

CR 102 Widening Map 2

CR 102 Widening Map 3

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2022

Start Construction – 2025

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 248 parcels of property will be affected by the CR 102 widening project in Columbia 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.

Get a free case
evaluation today.

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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