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Highway Department

Joyce Holt

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.

Quick Facts:
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
                                                                         Mike Brown

Truck Drivers:                                             Debbie Bates
                                                                        Ethan Holloway
                                                                       Terry Jennings           
                                                                        Tommy Potts

Equipment Operators:                             Tim Bates
                                                                        Riley Stutts

Sign Shop:                                                  Lea Ann Graham

Road Maintenance:                                  Trent Smith
                                                                        Darrell Duncan
                                                                       Joe Whitehead         

Light Equipment Operators:                   Kenneth Bates
                                                                        Darrell Grimes
                                                                        Kenneth Hall

Office Manager/Bookeeper                     

Advisory Board:                                         Alice Tubbs, Private Citizen
                                                                        Landis Turner, County Commissioner        
                                                                        Van Ward, Chairman           




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