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

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-10-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Ordinance amendment to exempt farm wineries from certain restrictions -Resolutions to call for a Referendum on TSPLOST and to sign documents to request emergency assistance to repair Dougherty Gap Road -Purchase Orders for turnout gear and a new vehicle for Fire Rescue -Contract for monitoring of the landfill -January … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-10-22

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 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

Photo of Jones Road

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)

Walker County Awards Contract to Pave 13 Roads

TSPLOST sign and a road

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield awarded a contract last night to Talley Construction to resurface 13 roads. The project includes Peavine Road, East Long Hollow, Ringgold Road, Five Points Road and Five Points Spur, Osburn Road and Osburn Court, South Dicks Creek Road, South Burnt Mill Road, Dry Valley Road, West Schmitt … Continue reading Walker County Awards Contract to Pave 13 Roads

TSPLOST Takes Effect Sunday, April 1st in Walker County

Public Works crews repair a road after replacing a drainage tile

Walker County voters approved a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax on November 7, 2017 by an overwhelming margin. On Sunday, April 1st, local businesses will start collecting the additional penny tax to help fund road and bridge projects. The sales tax rate in Walker County will change from 7% to 8% for most … Continue reading TSPLOST Takes Effect Sunday, April 1st in Walker County