SR 83 Connector


GDOT Project #:0000411
Type: New Construction
Project Length: 4.7 miles
Affected Counties: Walton
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 78
Estimated Cost: $39,023,017
Right-of-Way Funds: $11,170,00


GDOT will construct a new 4.7-mile connector that would serve as a bypass around downtown Monroe. Starting at State Route (SR) 11 about half a mile south of the city limits, the connector will go east, then north and end at SR 83. The plan for this connector is to tie in at the intersection of James Huff Road and SR 10/US 78.

The proposed connector would consist of two 12-foot lanes, one in each direction, and 10-foot wide shoulders, 6.5 feet of which would be paved. At intersections, single 12-foot right and left-turn lanes would be built. The existing segment of James Huff Road/SR 83 would remain as a two-lane roadway from the SR 83 connector and would remain as a four-lane roadway leading to SR 83 at SR 10/US 78.

GDOT hopes that the connector will increase safety and provide an alternate route for truckers to bypass downtown Monroe.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

As a new road, the takings for the SR 83 Connector will be more than a few feet of right of way. GDOT will need to take a significant portion of dozens of parcels to complete construction. Furthermore, many of these takings may not be at the edge of a parcel, but run through it. Properties bisected in this way stand to lose a great deal of usability and value.

If you happen to own a home or commercial property along in the path of this project, the scope of the project could severely damage your property and the rights you have to use it. New road means new noise and traffic concerns. Access to residential and commercial properties could be dramatically altered.

In addition to the road, the project will have to address drainage, which may mean easements are taken. GDOT may 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 $11 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

Walton Tribune

Project Maps

SR 13 Map 4

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2022

Start Construction – 2022

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 78 parcels of property will be affected by the SR 83 Connector project in Walton 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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