SR 146 widening


GDOT Project #: 0013590
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 2.17 miles
Affected Counties: Catoosa
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 139
Estimated Cost: $34,437,156
Right-of-Way Funds: $14,151,000

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State Road 146, locally known as Cloud Springs Road, is slated for widening by GDOT. The project will run a little over 2.1 miles from US 27 /SR 1 to Lakeview Drive. The project would first consist of two 12 ft. travel lanes (one in each direction) from US 27 /SR 1 to Cross Street. A 14 ft. flush median from Cross Street to Fant Drive would be added. 

A 20 ft. raised median is proposed from Fant Drive to Colony Cir (East). Also included in that span are four 12- ft. travel lanes (two in each direction) and a 20 ft. raised median from Colony Cir (East) to Lakeview Drive, where it will tie into an existing 4 lane section at Cloud Springs Road. GDOT plans for the shoulders to be 12 ft. wide on either side, with a sidewalk. It has proposed roundabouts at the intersections with Cross Street and Fant Drive, and cul-de-sacs are proposed at Brown Circle and Smith Lane.

Needless to say that property owners along this corridor could lose significant pieces of their parcels, and have traffic move uncomfortably close to their homes and structures.

Business and homeowner concerns

Widening a road through town is often a messy business. Home and business owners along the path of the project are going to lose some property. That’s inevitable at this point. The important thing now is to ensure that you fight for fair compensation. The law requires you to be fairly compensated, after all.

How much property will you lose? Will that make your home or business non-conforming to county regulations? Will you lose access? Parking? There are many, many factors that could do massive harm to the value of your property moving forward, and to your ability to use and develop it the way you want.

Finally, with every widening, property owners could find themselves subject to temporary and/or permanent easements for construction, drainage, utilities, and more. Plus, construction may temporarily damage owners’ properties and rights, resulting in inverse condemnation.

What to do if your property is affected

Whether you own a business or commercial property, or your home is in the path of the SR 146 widening project, you have rights. The condemning authority has the right to take your land, but you have the right to fair compensation. Their initial offer is just the beginning – as long as you do not accept it. You can fight for more. 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.2 The initial offer is entirely yours regardless of what you do next or what we may be able to obtain. 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

SR 146 Widening Map 1

SR 146 Widening Map 2

SR 146 Widening Map 3

SR 146 Widening Map 4

Estimated project schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2022

Start Construction – 2023

End Construction – TBD

Affected parcels

An estimated 139 parcels of property will be affected by the SR 146/Cloud Springs Road widening project in Catoosa County. All of them may face significant loss of value, and 56 of those properties may be hurt more than the rest. 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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