Some of Walker County’s roughest roads will be smoothed out in the coming year. The County recently accepted bids on a project to resurface 52-miles of roads in 2021, surpassing the 38-mile paving milestone set in 2020.
25 roads will be resurfaced as part of this project, including:
- West Cove Road
- Mission Ridge Road
- Johnson Road
- East Broomtown Road (Phase 1 of 2)
- Garretts Chapel Road (Phase 1 of 2)
- North Marble Top Road (Phase 1 of 2)
- Dripping Springs Road
- North Dick Creek Road
- Lofton Lane
The complete list of the roads on the 2021 list, which are denoted in blue on this map, can be found at walkercountyga.gov/tsplost.
There are 674 miles of roads in unincorporated Walker County. By the end of 2021, 117 miles of roads will have been resurfaced in just four years.
Funding for this project comes mainly from voter approved special purpose local option sales taxes, including T-SPLOST and the 2020 SPLOST. Walker County is one of only 30 Georgia counties that currently has a transportation special purpose local option sales tax to fund road improvements.
Bidding the project now will provide the contractor who receives the award time to schedule crews, so they can begin work as soon as warmer weather arrives.