52 Miles of Road Paving Planned in Walker County in 2021

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.

Walker County to Resume Some Local Government Operations Over the Next Two Weeks

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

Walker County Fire Rescue Performs Damage Assessment Following Easter Sunday Storms

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

Walker County Government Reduces Operations to Mission Critical Services in Response to COVID-19

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 Plans Significant Infrastructure Investment in 2020

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.

2020 Road Project List Being Developed in Walker County

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)

12/11/19 Weather Impact on Walker County Government Operations

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