I-75 Commercial Vehicle Lanes


GDOT Project #: 0014203
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 41 miles
Affected Counties: Butts, Henry, Lamar, Monroe, Spalding
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 173
Estimated Cost: $3,481,489,232
Right-of-Way Funds: $62,030,000


GDOT is widening I-75 northbound to add 41 miles of commercial vehicle travel lanes between I-475 near Macon to the SR 20 interchange near McDonough. These barrier-separated lanes will span five counties and are designed to address congestion and will not be tolled.

As with any significant widening of an interstate corridor, in this case the northbound side of the right-of-way, significant land must be taken.  

Business and homeowner concerns

Approximately 173 parcels of property will be affected by this expansion, and those property owners face the specter of traffic and noise intrusion, possible utility and drainage easements, and an overall reduction in their land and its value.

Nearly 100 of those parcels are considered high-value. Takings could reduce their possible uses, or even make current uses non-conforming to county regulations. Owners should make certain they know what the effects of a taking on their property are before agreeing to any offer made by GDOT.

Remember that temporary and/or permanent easements are complex and tricky operations of law, and give away some of your property rights. Plus, construction may temporarily damage owners’ properties and rights, resulting in inverse condemnation.

What to do if your property is affected

Protect your property rights. Once you’ve agreed to accept an offer from GDOT, your fight for additional compensation is over and your property becomes theirs – and the property you have left may be worth significantly less. The initial offer is just the beginning – as long as you do not accept it. You can 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.

Estimated project schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2021

Start Construction – 2023

End Construction – 2041 and beyond (estimated)

Affected parcels

An estimated 173 parcels of property will be affected by the I-74 commercial vehicle lanes project across five counties. Nearly 100 are considered high-value parcels and may suffer a major impact. For 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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