Exchange Blvd Extension from CR 110/Harry McCarty Road to SR 11 – Project #0015323


GDOT Project #:0015323 / BA-040
Type: New Construction / Roadway / General Purpose Capacity
Project Length: 1.2 miles
Affected Counties: Barrow
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 8
Estimated Cost: $25,770,947
Right-of-Way Funds: $6,973,000


GDOT proposes to construct a new roadway as an alternate east-west route to SR 316. The new roadway would connect SR 11 to CR 110 (Harry McCarty Road) and is intended to reduce congestion, enhance safety, provide better mobility within the commercial district, and allow improved access to SR 316. The new roadway extension is also intended to benefit local access to development along SR 316 as the roadway is eventually upgraded to a freeway.

This project proposes two new roundabouts at Harry McCarty Road/Exchange Boulevard and SR 11/Exchange Boulevard. The 11/8/2021 revised Approved Concept Report also proposes a new two lane bridge to reduce impacts to the wetlands

The following project information was provided on the GDOT Project Page for Project #0015323:

Project Phase Amount Program Year
Preliminary Engineering $ 2,393,170 2018, 2021
Right of Way $ 6,973,000 2025
Utilities $256,151 2027
Construction $16,148,626 2027
Total $25,770,947

If you have property near this portion of SR 316 where the new extension is planned, it’s important to be informed and ready when GDOT gives you an offer for it. While this project is intended to increase capacity and improve safety for the area, the process, construction, and resulting traffic patterns may significantly affect your property. Get prepared by being informed.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

The power of eminent domain gives the government the right to take your property for a project that will benefit the public good. However, the Fifth Amendment requires GDOT to make you an offer of just compensation for your property.

GDOT, like most buyers, is motivated to purchase property as affordably as possible and may not include items, such as relocation expenses and lost business income, in the initial offer. We can help you identify if the GDOT offer is low, and we can help you fight for just compensation!

Many GDOT projects involve temporary, permanent, and utility easements, which can be very tricky from a property rights standpoint. We can help you here, as well. We often enlist the assistance of professional surveyors, appraisers, and land engineers to estimate the impacts of the GDOT taking of your property – and we front these costs.

Contact us if you believe your property may be affected by GDOT’s plans for the Exchange Boulevard Extension Project #0015323 in Barrow County, and we can discuss your circumstances.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

You have rights even though the government can take your land. GDOT has set aside an estimated $7,779,000 for right-of-way acquisition in 2025 for this project – but there may be surrounding circumstances that could complicate matters. We urge you to consult with an EMD attorney prior to accepting any GDOT offer.

You have the right to fair compensation. Remember: the initial offer is just the beginningas 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 guarantee our clients that we will not touch the government’s initial offer amount, and we will only take an attorney’s fee if we can increase that starting offer amount. At that point, our fee is calculated as a percentage of the increased amount only. The initial offer amount is 100% yours – we don’t touch it.  

And we front the costs of fighting your case. If, for some reason, we are unable to increase the government’s initial offer to you, we absorb those costs – not you. We set up the payment structure this way because we are confident in the experience and know how of our eminent domain team, and we believe that we can help you.

Why? Since we’ve been in business, we’ve tripled our clients’ initial offers on average.1

News and Publications

None at this time.

Project Maps

Exchange Blvd Extension Map


Estimated Project Schedule

The proposed timeline for Project #0015323 in Barrow County as listed in GDOT’s project page follows:

Preliminary Engineering – 2018, 2021

Right of Way Acquisition – 2025

Utilities – 2027

Construction – 2027

Affected Parcels

An estimated 8 parcels of property will be affected by the roadway project. Those property owners may lose a portion of their properties, or a significant amount of their value. 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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