Spout Springs Road Widening


GDOT Project #:0015280
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 2.51 miles
Affected Counties: Hall
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 109
Estimated Cost: $42,731,208
Right-of-Way Funds: $12,570,000


Spout Springs Road has been in the process of a phased widening for more than five years. In this third phase, GDOT plans to widen 2.5 miles from Union Circle to just south of State Route 347, also known as Friendship Road.

The existing two-lane road will be replaced with a much wider four-lane divided corridor with a 20 foot raised median. Sidewalks will be added on both sides. Intersections will be modified, and median openings will be created, but property owners should be alert to how these changes will affect them.


Business and Homeowner Concerns

While congestion has long been a problem on Spout Springs Road, GDOT’s flow changes may affect residential and commercial property owners in unwanted or unforeseen ways. The new lanes mean land will be taken from adjacent parcels, and the addition of a median means access will likely be modified.

In other words, even if you get to keep your land, you may suffer severe disruptions in your ability to enjoy or benefit from your property. Loss of land could make homes or businesses non-conforming, eliminate parking, or modify access in such a way to make the property worth less.

GDOT may also cause harm to property owners via temporary and permanent easements and 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 more than $12.5 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.

Project Maps

Spout Springs Road Widening Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2022

Start Construction – TBD

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 109 parcels of property will be affected by the Spout Springs Road widening in Hall 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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