US 441 Widening


GDOT Project #: 0013615
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 9.2 miles
Affected Counties: Putnam
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: TBD
Estimated Cost: $78,321,525
Right-of-Way Funds: $12,660,000


GDOT will widen the existing US 441/SR 24 roadway to 4 lanes along the project path, adding a 32 foot grassed median. The project ties to the northern end of the Eatonton Bypass, and widens to the east of the existing US 441/SR 24 roadway.

The project plans to continue north of CR 177/Glenwood Dr., where the road will instead hold the existing right-of-way to avoid a historical site on the western side. This project continues to the Putnam-Morgan County line, where it ties into its sister project in Morgan County.

The total project length is 9.2 miles with proposed right-of-way width varying from 250 to 360 feet. A significant portion of that space will come from property owners along the path.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

With US 441 being significantly widened, GDOT will be leaning on property owners to get the necessary space. That means the government will take a significant portion of project-adjacent adjacent parcels to complete construction. Property owners stand to lose significant property along the road, which may affect things like driveways, setbacks, and in some cases utilities.

If you own commercial or residential property along the project path, you may suffer severe disruptions in your ability to enjoy or benefit from your property. Noise and traffic concerns will also increase. Access to properties could be dramatically altered, and for commercial properties, parking and other necessary space may be reduced or eliminated entirely.

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 more than $12.6 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

The Eatonton Messenger

Project Maps

US 441 Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – current

Start Construction – 2022

End Construction – 2025

Affected Parcels

An estimated 78 parcels of property will be affected by the US 441 widening project in Putnam 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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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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