SR 316 Reconstruction


GDOT Project #: 0013895
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 1.5 miles
Affected Counties: Gwinnett
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 9
Estimated Cost: $59,450,578
Right-of-Way Funds: $7,780,000


As part of a massive, multi-year and multi-phase project to turn SR 316 into a “highway corridor,” GDOT is reconstructing much of the road, redesigning intersections and interchanges, widening the road, and adding two bridges.

The project will cover from the east side of Cedars Road to approximately a tenth of a mile west of Fence Road. It encompasses interchanges at Hurricane Trail, Hurricane Shoals Road, and a private road to a commercial property. The current grade of SR 316 will not be changed, but require two new bridges to accommodate travel over the CSX railroad right of way. Hurricane Trail will be raised 27 feet, widened to include two 12-foot travel lanes, and include a 20 foot median.

The length of this portion of the project is just 1.5 miles, but it is part of the larger initiative that has already taken land from many property owners along the path. Is your property in jeopardy?

Property Owner Concerns

The changes to the intersections, additional road width, and the new bridges planned for this section of SR 316 mean that property owners in the corridor may lose significant amounts of their land. As a “highway” corridor, noise along SR 316 will increase with traffic and speed.

If you own commercial, residential, or other property along the project path, you may suffer severe disruptions in your ability to enjoy or benefit from your property. In addition to the road, the project will have to address drainage, for which GDOT will take easements. GDOT may also take construction easements, and the construction process may cause harm to property owners via inverse condemnation.

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 $8 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. 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 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


Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Project Maps

SR 316 Map

SR 316 Reconstruction Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2022

Start Construction – 2024

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 9 parcels of property will be affected by the SR 316 reconstruction project in Gwinnett County. 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.


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