Joyce Holt, Highway Commissioner
327 Buffalo Road
Hohenwald, TN. 38462
Phone: 931 796-2287
Hours: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday
Lewis County Highway Department Overview
The goal of Lewis County Highway Department is to provide the citizens of Lewis County with a safe, cost-effective road system that ensures the mobility of the people and county services.
The Lewis County Highway Department is a full service facility equipped with a business office, a vehicle maintenance garage, sign shop, paving, and construction equipment. The Highway Department has a wide range of responsibilities including mowing all county right-of-way, snow and debris removal, bridge and road construction, striping, cold patch, tile installation, grading roadside & bank stabilization thru NRCS and FEMA disaster recovery efforts.
Lewis County maintains 375 named roads totaling 328 miles of which 121.39 are asphalt surface
195.03 tar and chipped surface and 11.90 chert roads.
The Lewis County Highway Department employs 21 full time employees.
The Lewis County Highway Department also maintains 105 bridges.
Road Hazard Reporting:
The public is encouraged to report any unsafe conditions observed on the county roads.
Downed trees, damaged pavement, bridges, guard rails, road obstructions, debris, missing signs, etc., should be reported as soon as possible.
Road hazards on County Maintained Roads may be reported to the Lewis County Highway Department during normal business hours. Hazards may be reported after hours by calling 911 and notifying the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. The Lewis County Highway Department maintains on-call personnel to fix these problems and return the roads to a safe condition as soon as possible.
Lewis County Highway Department Key Personnel
Highway Commissioner Joyce Holt
Assistant Highway Supervisor Pete Burns
Shop Foreman Jerry Ashmore
Mechanics: Johnny Owen
Truck Drivers: Debbie Bates
Equipment Operators: Tim Bates
Sign Shop: Lea Ann Graham
Road Maintenance: Trent Smith
Light Equipment Operators: Kenneth Bates
Advisory Board: Alice Tubbs, Private Citizen
Landis Turner, County Commissioner
Van Ward, Chairman