Overnight Work Planned on Nickajack Road

Lookout Mountain, GA – A state contractor will be working overnight this week making safety improvements to Nickajack Road.  Crews will be installing a high friction surface treatment on the road from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

The surface treatment work will take six to eight days to complete.  Later this month, the contractor will return to install reflective thermoplastic striping and signage.

Motorists traveling this area should plan for delays.  While traffic will be impacted during this construction work, one lane will remain open for travel.

Walker County patched, leveled and resurfaced Nickajack Road last October in preparation for these safety improvements.


2019 Road Projects List Being Developed in Walker County

LaFayette, GA – Walker County voters approved the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) in November 2017, but it did not take effect until April 2018. With funding beginning to flow into the county last summer, Walker County paid cash for two initial projects – Nickajack Road and Diamond Circle.

The 2019 road projects list continues to be developed, but several roads have already been identified for work. We plan to solicit contractor bids this year for the following roads:

* Peavine Road (Rock Spring area)
* Ringgold Road (Rock Spring area)
* Five Points Road (Chickamauga area)
* Osburn Road (Chickamauga area)
* South Dicks Creek Road (Armuchee Valley area)
* South Burnt Mill Road (LaFayette area)
* Dry Valley Road (Rossville area)
* W. Schmitt Road (Rossville area)
* Glass Mill Road (Chickamauga area)
* Jones Road (Noble area)

In addition, Walker County is working with area utility providers to ensure underground lines that need to be replaced are addressed before road work begins. This could impact the schedule of when some roads are resurfaced.

Walker County Accepting Bids for Local Maintenance Asphalt Resurfacing Project 2018-01

Bid documents: Walker County Local Maintenance Asphalt Resurfacing Project 2018-1
Questions and Answers about 2018-1

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Government is soliciting competitive sealed bids from qualified contractors for a project consisting of asphalt overlay and striping, with additional patching and leveling of Nickajack Road, located on the east side of Lookout Mountain and Nickajack Lane, totaling approximately 4.4 miles of county road.

The time allowed for performance will be until November 1, 2018.  

The term and time of the payment from TSPLOST and LMIG funding for the project is within ten business days of completion of the project.  No proposal guaranty is required, but bids become binding upon submission.

Bidding documents, including specifications, can be obtained online at walkercountyga.gov/public-notices or at the Walker County Commissioner’s office, located at 101 South Duke Street, LaFayette, GA beginning at 12:00 noon on August 15, 2018.

Bids should be typed or printed and submitted in the lobby of the Walker County Commissioner’s office, located at 101 South Duke Street, LaFayette, GA 30728.  Bidding will remain open until 12:00 noon on August 30, 2018. Bids received after the designated time will not be considered. The OWNER of the project is WALKER COUNTY.

Bids will be opened in public at 6:00 p.m. on August 30, 2018, at a special called meeting of the Sole Commissioner of Walker County.  Public Meeting will be held in the Walker County Courthouse Annex III Building at 201 S. Main Street, LaFayette, GA.

All bids will remain subject to acceptance for fifteen days after the day of the bid opening.

Walker County government reserves the right to reject any and all bids.