I-20 at Old Mill Road



GDOT Project #:0018361
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 0.4 miles
Affected Counties: Morgan
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 7
Estimated Cost: $113,120,000
Right-of-Way Funds: $12,000,000


With the Rivian plant in close proximity, GDOT is reconstructing many of the feeder roads that surround it in three projects. This project will redesign the interchange between I-20 and County Route 249, also called Old Mill Road. The area sees thick traffic which is only likely to increase.

The project will redesign the I-20 interchange at Old Mill Road, including a new overpass and the demolition of the old overpass. GDOT claims that this will improve the flow of traffic, taking traffic from the Rivian plant into account.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

The project’s short length and its footprint that appears to be mostly in existing right of way is deceptive. There are properties in the path, and GDOT will be taking them. Given the area’s new industrial presence, surrounding land values may have increased.

Interchanges fundamentally alter traffic flow, and while they typically bring more traffic – a boon to some businesses – they may simultaneously make it difficult for traffic to access some parcels. Any landowner in the area, be it commercial, residential, or even just land, should be aware of what the project really means for their properties.

For example, be wary of more than just land takings. GDOT may also take from property owners via temporary and permanent easements and could damage properties via 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 $12 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.

News and Publications

The Rockdale Newton Citizen

Project Maps

I-20 at Old Mill Road Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2023

Start Construction – 2024

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 7 parcels of property will be affected by the I-20 Interchange project at Old Mill Road in Morgan 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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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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