Knox County Tennessee

Highway Maintenance Division

Knox County's Department of Engineering & Public Works
Knox County Engineering and Public Works
Highway Maintenance

205 W. Baxter Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Phone: 865.215.5800
Fax: 865.215.5810


Highway Paving The Highway and Bridge Division maintains, builds, and rehabilitates all Knox County roads and bridges. This includes nearly 2000 miles of paved roads and 134 bridges. The division coordinates projects for roads and bridges under Tennessee  Department of Transportation jurisdiction. The  Division also coordinates all utility construction and repair within the County's right-of-ways. For more Right-of-way construction permit  information, click here .

Division responsibilities include pavement management and  repair, Right-of-Way mowing, drainage repair and maintenance, snow  removal, and roadway safety. The Division also supports the Stormwater Management System , Codes Enforcement, and litter control.

Pothole Repair

The Division's maintenance program is divided into seven geographical  districts. Each district supervisor is the focal point for all county roadway maintenance and construction activities in that district. The  division also has the capability to perform minor construction and major  drainage projects.

Dirty Lot Ordinance (865.215.5800): This program provides for mowing overgrown lots, demolishing  abandoned buildings, and abatement of illegal dumps. Requests for assistance under this program will typically begin with the Codes Enforcement  Division, 865.215.2325 .

Knox County's Snow Removal Plan