Road Reconstruction: SR 316 from Wimberly Way to Progress Center Ave.


GDOT Project #:0013893
Type: Road reconstruction
Project Length: 3.2 miles
Affected Counties: Gwinnett
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 14
Estimated Cost: $90,592,802
Right-of-Way Funds: $10,459,000


For this GDOT project, a diamond interchange will be constructed on SR 316 at Hi Hope Road in place of the current access to 316 at Progress Center Avenue and Wimberly Way. On Hi Hope Road, the project begins northeast of Hosea Road and ends south of Swanson Drive.

To the outside of the proposed ramps at Hi Hope Road, a new Collector-Distributor (CD) road system will be constructed. CD roads are extra lanes between main lanes of a freeway and frontage roads that allow vehicles to move off or on to the freeway.

Here’s what that CD system for this proposed project will look like:

  • West facing CD lanes will connect to existing SR 316 CD lanes at SR 20
  • There will be a new westbound auxiliary lane from SR 20 to Collins Hill Road
  • East facing CD lanes will connect to SR 316 before Cedars Road
  • Reynolds Road will be realigned to be parallel to SR 316 and connect at a new intersection (Hi-Hope Road x Hurricane Shoals Road)

A roundabout is also proposed at Hi Hope and Airport Road. While everything seems in a state of flux, there is one non-change: access to Wimberly Way from Reynolds Road will not be closed.

Business and Homeowner Concerns

The Fifth Amendment requires GDOT to make you an offer of just compensation for your property, but it’s important to remember that the initial offer may be low. GDOT, like most buyers, is motivated to purchase property as affordably as possible. Their offer may not include items such as relocation expenses and lost business income. We can help you fight for that compensation!

In some GDOT projects, there may be drainage and utility easements taken, which can be very tricky from a property rights standpoint. In addition to the new road and drainage 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

You have rights even though the government can take your land. GDOT has set aside an estimated $10.5 million for right-of-way acquisition for this project – but we urge you to consult with an eminent domain attorney prior to accepting any GDOT offer.

You have the right to just compensation. We do not recommend you accept GDOT’S initial offer. We can help you fight for more. Call 1-888-391-1339 or contact us as soon as possible for a complimentary case evaluation.

Since we’ve been in business, we’ve tripled our clients’ initial offers on average.1

News and Publications

NOTICE OF DETOUR APPROVAL PI 0013893, Gwinnett Daily Post

Georgia Gov. Kemp Announces Timeline for Upgrades to SR 316, Construction Equipment Guide

Project Maps

SR 316 from Wimberly Way to Progress Center Ave. Map

Estimated Project Schedule

Right of Way – 2022

Construction – 2024

Affected Parcels

An estimated 14 parcels of property will be affected by the roadway project. Property owners may lose a portion of their properties or a significant amount of their value. For homeowners and business owners in the path of the project, the initial offer is just the beginningas long as you do not accept it.


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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
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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