West Winder Bypass Phase 3


GDOT Project #: 0010555
Type: New Construction
Project Length: 0.8 miles
Affected Counties: Barrow
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 25
Estimated Cost: $65,057,535
Right-of-Way Funds: $18,520,000


The West Winder Bypass Project (State Route 211) has been divided into three phases. This third phase is very short, but involves creating new interchanges, redesigning intersections, and creating entrance and exit ramps onto University Parkway.

Even though the total project length comes in at just under a mile, ramps, interchanges, and intersections as well as road relocations will mean that local residential and commercial property owners face significant takings from their properties.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

While GDOT already holds significant right of way along US 29/University Parkway, several parcels will be affected surrounding the road along Patrick Mill Road SW in the project corridor, and additional land may be required for the additional entry and exit ramps and interchange.

If you are a residential, commercial, or other landowner in the area, GDOT may take some or, in rare cases, all of your property. If the taking makes your land “nonconforming” to the zoning and rules of the county, you may be forced to move. Access could be altered, and your ability to use the land as you see fit may be damaged.

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 $18.5 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 and lost income 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


Project Maps

West Winder Bypass Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – Current

Start Construction – 2023

End Construction – TBD

Affected Parcels

An estimated 25 parcels of property will be affected by the West Winder Bypass project in Barrow 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.

Get a free case
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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