GDOT Seeks Public Comment on Two Bridge Projects in Walker County

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) proposes to replace two bridges in Walker County in the future and has placed information about those two projects online for public review. The first project proposes to replace the existing bridge (Structure ID 295-5055-0) over West Chickamauga Creek, which was built in 1980 and is posted for weight … Continue reading GDOT Seeks Public Comment on Two Bridge Projects in Walker County

Early Morning Fire Heavily Damages Vacant Industrial Building in Downtown Rossville

Firefighters from multiple jurisdictions continue to battle a structure fire at a large vacant industrial building in downtown Rossville. Walker County 911 received a call around 2:21 this morning, stating a tree was on fire near the Rossville Athletic Association gym. When fire crews from Rossville responded, they discovered the blaze was actually at the … Continue reading Early Morning Fire Heavily Damages Vacant Industrial Building in Downtown Rossville

iWorQ Service Request is now Citizen Portal

The app version of the iWorQ Service Request program used by Walker County residents to report issues to various government departments was recently disconnected and replaced with an upgraded web-based version. Service Request is now Citizen Portal and includes many of the same features as the app version, most notably the ability to submit pictures … Continue reading iWorQ Service Request is now Citizen Portal

Bridge Replacement on Old Trion Highway to Begin August 15

LaFayette, GA - The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has approved and awarded a contract to replace the bridge on Old Trion Highway that crosses over Dry Creek, 4.4 miles south of Lafayette. Following an inspection, GDOT engineers found the bridge to be deficient and required posting due to exposed footings of columns, spans that … Continue reading Bridge Replacement on Old Trion Highway to Begin August 15

Walker County Receives Emergency Funding to Make Repairs to Dougherty Gap Road

Landslide at Dougherty Gap Road

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has awarded Walker County emergency funding to make repairs to Dougherty Gap Road, following a landslide late last year. GDOT will commit up to $475,000 or 70% of the project cost, whichever is less. Geotechnical engineers estimate the total project cost will be around $900,000 to stabilize the road … Continue reading Walker County Receives Emergency Funding to Make Repairs to Dougherty Gap Road

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-23-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Public Hearing on O-02-22 to adopt the 2021 International Property Maintenance Code -Intergovernmental Agreement on distribution of TSPLOST Funds -Resolution calling for a special election on TSPLOST -Intergovernmental contract for the Drug Task Force SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this meeting. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed

Walker County Government to Place TSPLOST on May Ballot

Road paving

Walker County Government will ask for a special referendum election to be held on May 24 to keep the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) in place.   The one-penny sales tax began April 1, 2018, after Walker County voters overwhelmingly approved the measure in 2017. The current single county TSPLOST was set … Continue reading Walker County Government to Place TSPLOST on May Ballot