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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
City Engineering Projects Update
CIVIL ENGINEEERING DIVISION
ROW Construction Permit
Sidewalks, Roll Over Curbs
Standard Details
Street Paving
Survey Control Points
Technical Specifications
Temporary Traffic Control Permit
Work Zone Traffic Control Policy
STORMWATER ENGINEERING DIVISION

Land Development Manual
BMP Manual
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Clean Water Act
Floodplains
Monitoring Stations
NPDES Program
NPDES Reports and Documents
Plans Review
Plat Review
Plat & Plans Notes & Signature Stamps
Rainfall Data (Daily Totals)
Request for Service (Stormwater Drainage)
Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs)
Storm Drains Maintenance Requests
Stormwater & Street Ordinance
Streetlights
Technical Services Counter

TRAFFIC ENGINEERING DIVISION
On-Street Parking
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Interactive Mapping (KGIS)
Contact Information
Land Development Manual
Revised - January 2014

Posted 01/10/2014.
Stormwater & Street Ordinance
City of Knoxville receives revised NPDES permit from TDEC
Effective 07/01/04; posted 07/19/04.
Survey Control Points
24 new points added (1741-1750, 1841-1851, 1853, 1855 & 1857);
established date June 6, 2014.
Utility Maintenance and Construction Policy [PDF]
James R. Hagerman, P.E.
Director of Engineering

jhagerman@cityofknoxville.org
Suite 480, City County Building
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-215-2027
Fax: 865-215-2631

Stephen J. King, P.E.
Deputy Director of Engineering

sking@cityofknoxville.org
1400 Loraine St.
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-215-6100
Fax: 865-215-6109

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.


What's New
Riparian Buffer Zone

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 the Riparian Buffer Zone can also be viewed in the Stormwater and Street Ordiance.

Survey Control System Update

As of June 17, 2013, the City of Knoxville Survey Control Network will be referenced to the NAD 83(2011) adjustment. Click here for additional information.

QUALIFIED LOCAL PROGRAM (QLP)

QLPThe 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 PROJECT
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.

Civil Engineering Division
1400 Loraine Street
865-215-6100

  • 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 parties.


  • Stormwater Engineering Division
    4th floor City County Bldg
    865-215-2148

  • Conducts plans review and issues site development permits.
  • 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 improvement projects.
  • 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
    865-215-6100

  • 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 traffic issues.


  • Online Mapping
    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.
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