Roundabouts – SR 20 at 3 Locations in Walton County – Project #0016386


GDOT Project #: 0016386
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 2.61 miles
Affected Counties: Walton
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 54
Estimated Cost: $27,633,793
Right-of-Way Funds: $8,380,000


GDOT proposes to add roundabouts to three intersections located on SR 20 approximately 2.5 to 4.5 miles southwest of Loganville in Walton County, Georgia. Multi-lane roundabout are proposed at the following three intersections:

  • SR 20 at Moon Road/Center Hill Church Road
  • SR 20 at Centerville Rosebud Road –
  • SR 20 at McCullers Road

SR 20 is a two-lane road, one lane in each direction with intermittent turn lanes throughout the corridor, that provides north-south access in Walton County. With this proposed project, SR 20 will remain two through lanes with the addition of turn lanes. The project starts approximately 1,400 feet west of the existing intersection of SR 20 and Center Hill Church Road and ends approximately 500 feet past the existing intersection of McCullers Road.

While this project is intended to reduce congestion and crash severity along these three intersection locations of SR 20, property owners on the planned route should be aware of the changes being made and how their properties may be affected by both the process, construction, and resulting traffic patterns.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

When the government decides it needs your property for a project that will benefit the public good, it can legally take some or all of it under the power of eminent domain. The Fifth Amendment requires GDOT to make you an offer of just compensation for your property, but it’s important to remember that the initial offer may be low.

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 fight for that compensation!

The APR stated that temporary, permanent, and utility easements are anticipated as part of this project, which can be very tricky from a property rights standpoint. It also stated that the alignment of improvements may be shifted to avoid property impacts to local businesses, churches, and a cemetery.

Contact us if you believe your property may be affected by GDOT’s plans for this SR 20 intersection project, 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 $8,380,000 for right-of-way acquisition in program year 2022 and 2023 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

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Project Maps

Roundabouts - SR 20 at 3 Locations in Walton County - Project Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Preliminary Engineering – 2019

Right of Way Acquisition – 2022 and 2023

Utilities – 2023

Construction – 2023

Affected Parcels

An estimated 54 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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