SR 211 Interchanges in Barrow County


GDOT Project #: 0010352
Type: Reconstruction
Project Length: 0.5 miles
Affected Counties: Barrow
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 10+
Estimated Cost (excluding ROW): $49,953,2834
Right-of-Way Funds (in PI #621340): $6,456,389


To relieve traffic congestion and reduce accident risk, GDOT is about to modify how some roads intersect SR 211, also called Bethlehem Road, in Barrow County.

This project will eliminate existing crossings at McCarty Road and at US 29/SR 8/SR 316 – locally known as University Parkway. In their places will be grade separated diamond interchanges, with SR 211 eventually bridging over SR 316. McCarty Road will become a cul-de-sac north of SR 316, and a new road will connect McCarty Road to SR 211 to the south, intersecting with Doc McLocklin Road. North of SR 316, the SR 211 intersection with Price Street will be closed, making Price Street a dead end cul-de-sac. To enable access, Statham Drive will be extended west to Price Street.

While the project seeks to relieve congestion and reduce traffic accidents, it will result in some surrounding property owners losing some land. More than 10 parcels will be affected, and the result may be more damaging than GDOT lets on. Before you agree to sell your land to GDOT, contact an eminent domain attorney to make sure you’re being treated fairly!

Property Owner Concerns

Interchange work, and especially bridge work, usually means headaches for surrounding properties, from “temporary” construction easements to strange traffic patterns and trouble with access. Plus, even the smallest taking could have ripple effects on the value, use, and ultimately the ability to sell a property.

As with any eminent domain taking, property owners are losing land plus whatever is on that land. Commercial owners can lose parking, access, drive-thru lanes, and even structures themselves. Residential owners can lose fences, pools, and peace of mind as the traffic comes ever closer to their doors.

In other words, property owners can lose a lot more than a little land. They can suffer damage to the land that remains. Construction work may also interfere with properties, and “temporary” construction easements may last years. GDOT can cause harm by inverse condemnation as well. More than 100 parcels are affected along this project corridor. If yours is one of them, call 1-888-391-1339 now.

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 nearly $6.5 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 – even projects that claim to increase the value of surrounding property may ultimately do more harm to yours than good. “Fair” compensation could be significantly more than the first offer. Compensation for lost business income or expenses like relocation are almost never included in those offers. 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

SR 211 Interchange Project Map

SR 211 Interchange Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – Current

Start Construction – Current

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 10+ parcels of property will be affected by the SR 211 Interchange project in Barrow County. Property owners may lose significant amounts of land and/or property rights, representing significant financial value and usability. 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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