Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor / US 411 to I-75 Connection


GDOT Project #: 0013238
Type: New Road Construction
Project Length: 6.2 miles
Affected Counties: Floyd, Bartow
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 70
Estimated Cost: $126,084,779
Right-of-Way Funds: $24,522,279


The Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor (RCDC), project number 0013238, will soon impact or is already impacting Georgia property owners. The purpose of the RCDC project is to connect US 411 with I-75 by way of the MacJohnson Road/US 41 intersection. The project also aims to improve roadway connections from I-75 to Rome.

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), connecting the two roadways will ease congestion on existing roadways, such as truck congestion in the Cartersville are, while providing improved local access. The project will also better connect Floyd and Bartow county businesses to I-75.

Project features include:

  • New ramp and widening/reconstruction of several bridges at the US 411/US 41 interchange
  • New bridges along the length of the corridor
  • A new diamond interchange with a new bridge structure at I-75

As can be tracked in the maps below, the project will begin half a mile south of the existing interchange at US 411/US 41 and end at Cass-White Road.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

The DOT hosted a public information open house in 2017 to provide details on the project. Another similar forum was held in 2019. Residents across Floyd and Bartow counties were invited to provide their comments, but no formal presentation was given. For many property owners, despite these public forums, awareness of this construction project only began when GDOT sent notice that they are taking your land. Unfortunately, the construction is expected to affect at least 68 parcels of private property.

New road construction can be very destructive to nearby properties and the lives of their owners. While there may be long term benefits in GDOT’s project, you can be significantly inconvenienced or even fully displaced in the near future. With a “right of way” budget of nearly $25 million to compensate property owners for just this project, GDOT has planned for significant disruptions to homeowners and businesses.

Even if the government never takes title to you property, you can still be significantly impacted. For instance, if customers cannot access your business during construction, your business and property may have effectively been taken from you. Your business may not survive long enough to see the future benefits touted by the DOT.

Another way your business or property can be affected is if GDOT claims an easement on your property. This may be temporary, like a construction easement, or permanent, like a utility easement. Concerns such as these and many others make the eminent domain process a very tricky one for home and business owners.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

You have rights, and the most important one is the right to fair compensation. The government will make an initial offer based on their appraisal, and they’ll hope that’s the end of it. But if the compensation isn’t enough, it’s really just the beginning. You can and should 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.2 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

Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor Map 1
Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor Map 2
Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor Map 3


Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – Begins 2022

Construction Begins – 2024

Plans Available for Construction – 2027

Affected Parcels

An estimated 70 parcels of property will be affected by the Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor. 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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