James R. Hagerman, P.E.
Director of Engineering
Suite 480, City County Building
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901
Stephen J. King, P.E.
Deputy Director of Engineering
1400 Loraine St.
Knoxville, TN 37921
Welcome to the Engineering Department website! This page gives an
overview of the three Divisions within the Engineering Department,
with a broad description of each Division's responsibility.
The Engineering Department performs all engineering and technical
services for city departments, including design work and contract
administration for streets, bridges, sidewalks, drainage and other
public works projects. The largest of the contract categories is
the city's street paving program, which has repaved more than 1,000
miles of the city's streets since 1988.
The Engineering Department provides professional expertise in the
planning and design of improvements to existing roadways and bridges,
working with the Tennessee
Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Knoxville
Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) on short-term
and long-term improvements to the city's transportation system. In
addition, the Engineering Department also reviews plans and plats
in conjunction with the Metropolitan
Planning Commission (MPC) and other city agencies. The Engineering
Department handles traffic signs & signals, stormwater management,
drainage complaints, stormwater quality issues, temporary traffic
control permits, etc. Ward maps and other information are maintained
at the Technical
Services Counter on the 4th floor of the City County Building.
|City Adopts New Standard Details
|The City of Knoxville has adopted new standard details for COK-10 (Type "B" Cast Iron Frame, Grate and Inlet) and COK-11 (Type "B" Cast Iron Frame, Grate and Inlet (Mountable)). These new details allow for anti-theft measures to be included on catch basin frames and grates. The appropriate frame and grade specified in COK-10 or COK-11 must be used when installing drainage infrastructure in Right-of-Way or on City property. These standards are also recommended for use on private infrastructure, but are not required at this time.
Any new plan submitted on or after May 1, 2015, must use these new standard details for construction in Right-of-Way or City property. Click here to view the new standard details.
TNSA East TN Development Symposium
The 2014 TNSA East Tennessee Development Symposium will be
held at The Knoxville Convention Center (701 Henley Street
in Knoxville) on November 4th & 5th. Please visit the
Stormwater Association (TNSA) website for registration
and additional information. Seventeen (17) professional development
hours (PDH's) will be available for engineers and surveyors.
The Riparian Buffer Zone requirements have recently replaced
the Restricted-Use Buffer Zone requirements for waters of
the state within the City of Knoxville. Click
here for additional information. The requirements for
Buffer Zone can also be viewed in the Stormwater and Street
Control System Update
As of June 17, 2013, the City of Knoxville Survey Control
Network will be referenced to the NAD 83(2011) adjustment.
here for additional information.
LOCAL PROGRAM (QLP)
City of Knoxville has been approved by the State of Tennessee
as a Qualified Local Program (QLP) to accept, review, and
approve Construction General Permit SWPPP's for sites located
within the City beginning March 1, 2013.
Information about this program can be found in the Land Development
Manual un Policy
27 - Qualified Local Program Construction General Permit
|SR 62 WESTERN AVENUE
|A $31.4 million project to widen State Route 62 Western Avenue, in Knox County is now underway.
The project will reconstruct the existing two lane roadway to a five-lane facility beginning at Schaad Road and extending approximately 3.9 miles to Copper Kettle Road. When complete, the road will consist of four 12 foot traffic lanes, a 12 foot center lane, 10 foot outside shoulders, curb & gutter, and 5 foot wide sidewalks. To keep the public informed on the progress of the SR-62 project, Tennessee Department
of Transportation (TDOT) has created a project website, www.tdot.state.tn.us/SR62. Included on the website are project facts, contact information, and frequently asked questions.
1400 Loraine Street
City contracts, contract management, & inspections for streets,
sidewalks, bridges and greenways.
Conducts regular inspections and maintenance of city infrastructure
(streets, sidewalks, bridges, greenways).
Miscellaneous survey and design projects to support other city departments.
Coordination of ROW permits and street cuts.
Maintains standard specifications and details for use on city contracts
and other projects.
Works with neighborhood groups, City Council, TDOT and other local
and state agencies.
Develops and maintains a survey control network to ensure a consistent
coordinate system throughout the City, and publishes survey control
data for use by KGIS, surveyors, engineers, developers and other interested
4th floor City County Bldg
Conducts plans review and issues site development
Reviews plats, easements, and ROW dedications/closures.
Provides design guidance to developers with Land Development Manual
and BMP Manual.
Stormwater monitoring & sampling; NPDES permits; public education
for stormwater pollution.
Stormwater quality hotline 865-215-4147; emergency investigations
of spills and leaks.
Drainage complaints & investigations, coordination of city drainage
Technical Services counter, 865-215-2103 (maps, engineering plans,
ward maps, city block numbers, GIS topographic maps, subdivision plats,
public rights-of-way, survey control data)
Streetlights (planning, inspection, coordination, complaints)
Traffic Engineering Division
1400 Loraine Street
Maintains and replaces traffic signals, pavement
markings, and street signs.
Conducts regular inspections and inventory of city traffic infrastructure.
Investigate traffic complaints.
Miscellaneous design projects for traffic signals, pavement markings,
and street signs.
Monitors traffic accidents and traffic volumes throughout the city.
Manages and maintains the city parking meters.
Works with neighborhood groups, TDOT and state agencies concerning
Online maps are now available from KGIS
Maps , an interactive KGIS website that can display property ownership,
addresses, parcel IDs, CLT map numbers, districts, wards, voting precincts,
school zones, buildings, streets, land use zoning, city and county
limits, recorded deed references, etc.