SR 371 Post Road Widening


GDOT Project #: 0006915
Type: Reconstruction, Rehabilitation
Project Length: 3.64 miles
Affected Counties: Forsyth
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 120+
Estimated Cost: $60,733,809
Right-of-Way Funds: $21,193,560





One part of a two-part project to widen SR 371 (Post Road) in Forsyth County, this project covers about 3.64 miles between State Route 9 (Atlanta Highway) and Kelly Mill Road. The current two-lane roadway will be replaced with a four-lane roadway with a raised median measuring between 16 and 20 feet.

Additionally, the shoulders will be extended. The plan is for a 10-foot shoulder on the west side, with a curb, gutter, and five-foot sidewalk. On the east side, the plan calls for a 16-foot shoulder with curb and gutter, and a 10-foot enhanced sidewalk. Intersections along the road may be redeveloped depending on traffic needs.

The widening project continues north of Kelly Mill Road, with that portion being designated 0013965 by GDOT.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

This is a busy stretch of road that includes residential developments, multiple schools, and commercial properties. Property owners along the path should be aware that GDOT will be taking pieces of their properties – perhaps significant and damaging portions – to accommodate the much-wider road. These takings and the planned median could play havoc with some properties, especially with access, parking, and possible non-conformance with county rules once GDOT takes its piece.

There are multiple pitfalls that should concern owners. Instead of outright taking property, GDOT may instead take a temporary or permanent easement: the right to use your land how they please. The construction process may result in inverse condemnation. Homeowners and businesses may be eligible for relocation expenses if they must move, and businesses may seek compensation for loss of income.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

The government can’t just take your property without compensating you. In fact, more than $15 million  in funding has been set aside to compensate property owners. That does not mean GDOT wants to spend that much – like any buyer, it wants your property for as little money as possible. Remember this: when you receive your offer, you’re not required to accept it!

In our experience, no matter what GDOT offers for it, your property is likely worth significantly more than the initial offer. Compensation for lost business income or expenses like relocation are never included. You have to fight for them!

The initial offer is just the beginning – as long as you do not accept it. We can help you 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. 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 371 Post Road Widening Map 1

SR 371 Post Road Widening Map 2

SR 371 Post Road Widening Map 3

SR 371 Post Road Widening Map 4

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2023

Start Construction – 2026

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 120+ parcels of property will be affected by the SR 371 Post Road widening project in Forsyth 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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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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