SR 120 (Abbotts Bridge Road) Widening from SR 141 (Medlock Bridge Road) to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard


GDOT Project #: 721000
Type: Road Widening
Project Length: 2.7 miles
Affected Counties: Fulton, Gwinnett
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 83
Estimated Cost: $44,788,367
Right-of-Way Funds: $2,263,449


This GDOT project aims to improve SR120 (Abbotts Bridge Road) from SR141 (Medlock Bridge Road) to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, with the roadway being widened from two to four lanes. Other items on the project agenda include:

  • Replacing the bridge over the Chattahoochee River
  • Constructing a 10-foot shared use path along the north side ending at River Mill Drive (with street and pedestrian lighting)
  • Constructing a five-foot sidewalk along the south side ending at Parkway Circle (with street and pedestrian lighting)
  • A 44’ median along the roadway
  • A roundabout where Parsons Road intersects with Wilson Road
  • Modifications at all intersections with traffic signals

The project, which will run about 2.7 miles, is needed to improve vehicle capacity on SR 120 and improve operations on the roadway. SR 120 is experiencing congestion in this area and the problem is only expected to worsen in the coming years.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

With the start of construction, homes and businesses are expected to be heavily impacted. For homeowners, this could bring traffic closer to their doors and drastically reduce the value of their properties. Business and commercial property owners risk losing parking, signage, and even access as traffic flow is altered. For the SR 120 project, traffic flow will be altered both during and after the construction, and median openings will be limited.

GDOT has set funds aside to compensate owners affected by the project, but the offers some property owners receive from state officials may amount to far less than what their property is worth. 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 their initial offer.

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 $2,263,449 for right-of-way acquisition – but there may be surrounding circumstances that complicate matters. We urge you to consult with a skilled eminent domain attorney prior to accepting any GDOT offer.

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 initial offer amount.2 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 knowhow 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

Project Maps

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2022

Start Construction – 2024

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 83 parcels of property will be affected by the widening project. Property owners may lose a portion of their land, 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.

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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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