A new ordinance to allow temporary fireworks stands was approved, contract for road paving in 2021 was awarded, several appointments to the Planning Commission were made and November department statistics were reviewed
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 record set in 2020.
Commissioner Shannon Whitfield signed a resolution to accept grant terms for CARES Act funding through the state of Georgia, along with LMIG funding to repair a landslide on Nick-A-Jack Road.
LaFayette, GA - As the state of Georgia makes plans to reopen when Governor Brian Kemp's Shelter in Place order expires April 30th, Walker County Government will resume some county operations that had previously been suspended due to COVID-19. The following changes were announced today, during a Facebook Live community update. Animal Control - On-call … Continue reading Walker County to Resume Some Local Government Operations Over the Next Two Weeks
Updated on 4/16/20 to reflect a change in the number of homes damaged and designation of the tornado. LaFayette, GA – The Easter Sunday storm that spawned an EF2 tornado in the Center Post community damaged at least 31 homes. Walker County Fire Rescue personnel made the finding during a preliminary damage assessment along a … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Performs Damage Assessment Following Easter Sunday Storms
LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government operations will be reduced to mission critical services, effective Monday, March 23rd. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield made the announcement via the county’s Facebook page, stating it was time for the local community to do more to slow the spread of COVID-19, aka coronavirus. “Because of the slow rollout of testing … Continue reading Walker County Government Reduces Operations to Mission Critical Services in Response to COVID-19
Walker County residents will notice a significant investment in the county’s road system this summer. Contractor bids are now being accepted to make improvements to 36 miles of roads in the unincorporated areas of the county.
LaFayette, GA - Hog Jowl Road from the 193/341 intersection to Andrews Lane will be closed to thru traffic for 90 days beginning Monday, January 27th. A state contractor will be working on a bridge replacement project at Voiles Creek. Detour signs will be posted.
The list of 2020 road projects continues to be developed, but several roads have already been identified for work. Contractor bids will be solicited soon for the following roads: Hog Jowl Road (Pigeon Mountain area) Old Bethel Road (Chickamauga area) Chattanooga Valley Road (Rossville area) East Armuchee Road (Armuchee Valley area)
Updated at 7:00 am on 12/11/19: There are some slick spots on Lookout Mountain, but roads are passable. Be alert if traveling this morning. Public Works crews will be available to sal ice on roads as needed. Updated at 3:15 pm on 12/10/19: Public Works crews are monitoring road conditions on Lookout Mountain. There is … Continue reading 12/11/19 Weather Impact on Walker County Government Operations