SR 316 Interchange in Barrow County


GDOT Project #: 0013910
Type: New Construction
Affected Counties: Barrow
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 40
Estimated Cost: $68,731,862
Right-of-Way Funds: $6,977,000


GDOT has begun its two-part interchange construction along State Route 316, also known as University Parkway, in Barrow County. The project will happen in two parts. This project covers the construction of intersections on University Parkway at Barber Creek Road and at Craft Road.

The plan is to remove the existing crossings and create a grade separated diamond interchange at Barber Creek Road to reduce traffic accidents along the route. Craft Road will become a cul-de-sac on the south side, and a new frontage road will connect the north side of Craft Road to Barber Creek Road. The current intersections are stop-sign regulated without traffic signals. Wylie McGuire Road and Ventura Street will also be realigned in connection with this project.

GDOT will also build temporary lanes along the project to reflow traffic during construction. In all, the project will involve a deceptive number of roads and distance. Alterations to existing roads will result in takings, and the elimination of access in some places may also impact property owners in the area. And, with the temporary lanes, there may be construction easements taken. In all, the project will affect approximately 40 parcels. 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 construction and rerouting roads creates a lot of headaches for local property owners, 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. 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 40 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 $7 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.

News and Publications

Daily Commerce News


Project Maps

SR 316 Interchange Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – Now

Start Construction – 2024

End Construction – 2027

Affected Parcels

An estimated 40+ parcels of property will be affected by the SR 316 Interchange project 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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