SR 1 US 27 Widening


GDOT Project #:0006446
Type: Widening
Project Length: 8 miles
Affected Counties: Harris, Muscogee
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 180+
Estimated Cost: $44,553,339
Right-of-Way Funds: $5,000,000


The State Route 1 and U.S. 27 corridor between Turnberry Lane in Muscogee County and Raymond Drive in Harris County is set undergo significant changes – most notably widening. GDOT has requested and responded to public feedback and altered its plans in places, but the project includes many changes along the 8-mile stretch of road.

  • The road itself will be widened to three or four lanes as needed, with a varying median width of between 4-12 feet.
  • Turn lanes will be added at identified points of need.
  • A new roundabout will be installed, including urban shoulders and a sidewalk, where the project intersects State Route 315.
  • Drainage will be modified along the route.
  • The speed limit will be modified in places.

GDOT intends for this project to reduce crashes and alleviate traffic issues along the route. However, as with any widening project, property owners along the route will bear the burden of the land needed to make the project work.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

As the current road is mostly two lanes, the widening could have a significant impact on adjacent property. In places, the widening will be asymmetrical, and parcels on one side may be more heavily affected than those on the other – the project is designed to avoid a cemetery at one point, which will shift the taking to owners on the opposite side of the road, for example.

Takings may be a few feet or a much more invasive portion, depending on how the land and the road path intersect. And even the smallest taking can impact your property’s value, use, and compliance with local ordinances.

If you happen to own a home or commercial property along in the path of this project, an eminent domain taking could severely damage your property and the rights you have to use it, all while bringing traffic and noise closer to you.

The project will also address drainage and possibly utilities, which may mean easements are taken. GDOT may take construction easements, and the construction process may cause damage to property owners via inverse condemnation.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

It’s still your property until the government takes it. You still have rights, and there’s still time exercise them if you have not accepted their offer. The government has allocated more than $5 million to compensate property owners. Remember: the government wants to buy your property for as little as possible. We find the initial offer to be significantly low in many cases. You are not required to accept the government’s initial offer!

Our state constitution gives you the right to fair compensation for what 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 have the opportunity to fight for more. 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.

News and Publications

Harris County


Construction Journal

Project Maps

SR 1 US 27 Widening Map 1


SR 1 US 27 Widening Map 2


SR 1 US 27 Widening Map 3


SR 1 US 27 Widening Map 4


SR 1 US 27 Widening Map 5


SR 1 US 27 Widening Map 6


Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2023

Start Construction – 2024

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

More than 180 parcels of property will be affected by the SR 1 and U.S. 27 widening in Harris and Muscogee Counties. 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.

Call us at 1-888-391-1339 or contact us online as soon as possible for a free case evaluation.

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