SR 9 Widening in Fulton County


GDOT Project #: 0007838
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 3.04 miles
Affected Counties: Fulton
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 100+
Estimated Cost (excluding ROW): $55,759,524
Right-of-Way Funds (in PI #621340): $15,710,000


Georgia State Route 9, also known as the Cumming Highway, is about to be widened by GDOT from Windward Parkway to the Forsyth County line. The road will become a four-lane urban roadway with a raised median.

The project will make the road a uniform four-lane stretch, and the raised median will range from 16-28 feet. Pedestrian and bicycle facilities will be added. Some side roads will undergo reconfiguration. Traffic improvements and signal upgrades will dot the project path including left and right turn lanes at all major intersections, and the intersection at Bethany Bend will be configured to two 90-degree intersections.

Widening the road will require taking pieces of more than 100 parcels, from both commercial and residential owners on both sides of the road – the added pedestrian and bicycle facilities effectively adding an additional lane on each side. 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

Road widenings in urban and well-developed areas is tricky and can be disastrous for property owners. 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. Commercial owners can lose parking, access, drive-thru lanes, and even structures themselves. 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 100 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 $16 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.

Project Maps

SR 9 Map

SR 9 Map

SR 9 Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – Current

Start Construction – 2024

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 100+ parcels of property will be affected by the SR 9 widening project in Fulton 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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