Walker County plans record-breaking 52 miles of repaving projects for 2021

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After a record-setting year of 38 miles of road repaved in 2020, Walker County is planning to expand efforts for 2021 and repave 52 miles in the unincorporated areas of the county.

Plans call for 25 roads to be resurfaced over the course of the year, with work set to start closer to the spring months when the weather warms back up, according to county Public Relations Director Joe Legge.

Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield held a meeting on Dec. 8 to open various bids from companies pitching themselves and their prices for a chance to complete the project.

On Dec. 10, Whitfield approved the bid from Talley Construction of Rossville, which had the lowest bid. The commissioner praised Talley for its competitiveness, even as a smaller, local contractor, and said the county has worked with the company in the past.