State Route (SR) 1/US 27: Summerville Bypass


GDOT Project #: 621082
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 1.75 miles
Affected Counties: Chattooga
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 51
Estimated Cost: $37,353,364.62
Right-of-Way Funds: $12,765,000.00


This project is intended to relieve congestion, improve operations, and reduce crash rates along the SR 1/US 27 corridor. GDOT proposes to construct a new location localized bypass of the City of Summerville. The project would begin west of the existing SR 1/US 27 Chattooga River crossing and traverses in a westerly direction along the southwest side of Summerville. The bypass would have a bridge over Town Branch. Roundabouts would be constructed at the proposed intersections of the bypass with SR 114, SR 100 and SR 1/US27. The bypass would provide a single 12-foot lane in each direction with rural shoulders east of SR 100 and curb and gutter west of the roundabout at SR 100. The western terminus of the bypass would tie into SR 48 near Hunt Street. Driveway access would be maintained to adjacent residences and businesses throughout the duration of construction.

If you have property near the SR 1/US27 Chattooga River crossing, business or residential, it’s important to be informed when GDOT gives you an offer for it. The number will most likely be less than what your property is worth and what you deserve for it.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

The power of eminent domain gives the government the ability to take your residential and commercial property. However, you’re Constitutionally guaranteed to receive an offer from GDOT that gives fair compensation for your property.

Besides taking your property, the government may also demand access to it through an easement for which it must compensate you as well. In addition, you may be entitled to compensation for lost profits and damage done to your business due to eminent domain that causes you a loss of income.

We will front the costs of professional surveyors, appraisers, and engineers to help you increase GDOT’s offer to one you deserve. If we don’t increase the initial offer, you pay no fees and keep the offer’s full amount. We’re so confident because we triple our clients’ offers, on average.1

Contact us by calling 1-888-376-2108 or visiting our website if your property might be affected by GDOT’s plans for the Summerville Bypass Project #621082 and receive a complimentary case evaluation.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

You have rights even though the government can take your land. GDOT has set aside an estimated $12,765,000 for right-of-way acquisition in 2023 for this, but any initial offer it makes will most likely not be as much as you deserve. We urge you to consult with an eminent domain attorney prior to accepting any GDOT offer.

Remember: GDOT’s initial offer is not one you must accept. You can and should pursue the full value for your property under the law.

Contact us if your business or residential property is affected by eminent domain and we will fight for the compensation you deserve. If you don’t receive a higher amount than the initial offer, you pay no attorney’s fees and you keep the full amount of the offer.

News and Publications – “GDOT Seeks Feedback on Proposed Summerville Bypass”

Project Maps

State Route (SR) 1/US 27: Summerville Bypass Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Preliminary Engineering – 2020
Right of Way – 2023
Start Construction – 2024
Utilities – 2024

Affected Parcels

An estimated 51 parcels of property will be affected by this project.

The government’s initial offer should be the beginning of negotiations. We do not recommend you accept the initial offer. Instead, contact an eminent domain attorney who will fight for the full amount you deserve and what the property’s worth.


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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
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But please don’t wait to act. Waiting can hurt your case, and the cost is the same: free.

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