SR 24 Widening


GDOT Project #:0013617
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 8.46 miles
Affected Counties: Morgan, Oconee
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 16
Estimated Cost: $72,171,451
Right-of-Way Funds: $6,380,000


As part of the larger SR24 / US 441 corridor project, GDOT will be widening State Route 24 from the Madison Bypass to the Apalachee River. The end result will be a four-lane thoroughfare with two travel lanes in each direction divided by a 32’ depressed grass median. The project would have paved outside shoulders and follow the existing alignment for the length of the project.

Not only will the right of way widen up to 250 feet in places – from the existing 130 feet – it will include work on four bridges along the corridor. GDOT proposes a 55mph speed limit for the new road, and hopes to improve both flow and safety with these improvements.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

Where the corridor widens and where bridges are reconstructed, property owners may face significant takings for the right of way. As GDOT juggles the road, the protected wetlands and waterways, and the needs of property owners, it is the latter that often end up last in line.

With the addition travel lanes, median, and bridges, GDOT will almost certainly take easements for drainage and access. It may also 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 $6 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

Morgan County Citizen


Project Maps

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2022

Start Construction – 2025

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 16 parcels of property will be affected by the SR 24 Widening project in Morgan and Oconee 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.

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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