Spout Springs Road Widening Project


GDOT Project #: 0009679
Type: Road Widening/Roadway/General Purpose Capacity
Project Length: 5.7 miles
Affected Counties: Hall
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 120+
Estimated Cost: $61,504,815
Right-of-Way Funds: $31,731,180


Spout Springs Road is a two-lane, north-south route that provides regional connectivity between the cities of Braselton and Flowery Branch in south Hall County, GA. GDOT has identified the need to improve vehicular and pedestrian mobility on Spout Road in a two-phase project.

In Phase 1 (#0009679), GDOT proposes improvements along a 5.7-mile segment from the Thompsons Mill Road-New Friendship Road/SR 347 area to the Hog Mountain Road – Interstate 985 (I-985) interchange area. Proposed improvements include widening from two lanes to four lanes, adding a raised 20’-32’ median, and adding facilities for bicycles and pedestrians, such as a multi-use trail on both sides of the roadway. An “Indirect Left” system will also be introduced at most unsignalized intersections which will convert the side streets to right-in-right-out.

Project #0009679 is listed in the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the 2012- 2017 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) as Project GH-023 and includes the section of Spout Springs Road that extends from I-985 to Union Circle.

GDOT reports that the purpose of the project is to relieve congestion, accommodate current and future travel demand, reduce crash frequency and severity, and improve intersection operations.

The improvements may accommodate increased traffic and reduced accidents, but 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

As usual, property owners stand to lose some or all of their property when the government decides it’s needed for the public good. GDOT will make offers, but it’s important to remember that those offers may be low. Like any other buyer, GDOT wants to buy as affordably as possible, and it may not include things like relocation expenses or lost business income in the initial offer. You must fight for that compensation!

There may be drainage and utility easements taken with Project #0009679, which can be very tricky from a property rights standpoint. In addition, there may also historic properties, streams and wetlands, and residences and businesses that require context-sensitive solutions to minimize the impact of this project.

Your property may be significantly affected by these changes. Contact us if your residence or commercial property is in the path of the Spouts Springs Road widening project, and we can discuss your circumstances.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

Even though the government can take your land, you still have rights. GDOT has set aside an estimated $31,731,180 for right-of-way acquisition for this project – but there may be surrounding circumstances that could complicate matters.

You have the right to fair compensation. Remember: the initial offer is just the beginning as long as you do not accept it. You can fight for more. On average, our clients get 3x the initial offer for their properties.1 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 – this is our “no fee guarantee.” The initial offer is entirely yours, regardless of what you do next or what we may be able to obtain. And, we front the costs of fighting your case. 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

None at this time.

Project Maps

Spout Springs RD Widening Map 1

Spout Springs RD Widening Map 2

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – estimated to be completed by 2025

Start Construction – November 2019

Affected Parcels

An estimated 120+ parcels of property will be affected by this project. Impacted property owners may lose a portion of their properties, or a significant amount of their properties’ value. For homeowners and commercial property owners in the path of this 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. An experienced eminent domain attorney can help you in many ways, including evaluating GDOT’s offer for your property.

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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