Highway Department

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                                                    Jeff Headrick

Mission Statement

The Blount County Highway Department is a professional and united team dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Blount County. We make every effort to maximize the efficient, effective use of our resources in the support, maintenance and upkeep of our county infrastructure. We are committed to the safety of our citizens and providing the highest level of service to the community that our budget allows.

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Roads List 2018

"The right-of-way measurements are an approximation in this document. In order to get true right-or-way measurements on each property the deed must be pulled in the Registers Office at the Blount County Courthouse, 341 Court Street, Maryville, TN 37804."

Emergency Bridge Closure at 5009 Big Springs Road

Today, February 13, 2023 the Blount County Highway Superintendent, Jeff Headrick, announced the indefinite closure of the

bridge located at 5009 Big Springs Road near US 321.

The emergency closure is due to structural deficiencies observed by the Highway Superintendent and the

County Engineer.

Highway Superintendent Headrick said, “While I never like closing any road, my top priority is to keep the

Blount County citizens as safe as possible.”

At this time, there is no schedule for reopening the bridge. Different options for repairs are currently being


Notice of Road Closure:

Please be advised of the following dates for the road closure on Mt. Tabor Rd, set for March 13th  and 14th from 8:30am-6:00pm each day. This will allow Hurst Construction to make their final bore on the sewer along Old Glory Rd and Mt. Tabor Rd.



TDOT informed the City of Alcoa of upcoming road closures that are part of the State Industrial Access (SIA) project. These closures include needed road improvements for Louisville Road, Louisville Loop, Lovingood Way, and Proffitt Springs Road. Beginning Monday, January 30, a portion of Proffitt Springs Road and Louisville Loop will be closed to all traffic. A detour route is in place, and there will be limited access for residential driveways and emergency responders only. This detour will be in place for approximately five months.


A map is included for viewing. The highlighted red route is closed completely to any traffic. The highlighted purple route is closed with exemptions for residents living in this area and first responders. The highlighted green route is the detour route for Louisville Loop and Proffitt Springs Road. We thank you for your patience during this project.

Road Closure Project

Notice of Road Closure

TDOT is working on the Foothills Parkway and will close the road for repairs. Attached is an updated PDF of the Road Closure map regarding the paving project on Foothills Parkway near Flats Road. The map area is extended out with a map inset highlighting the area coming off Foothills Parkway where the signage will be placed.  


Road Closure: Blount Co. - SIA: Industrial Access Serving Project Python Meteor

The above referenced project will require the Tennessee Department of Transportation to close portions of Proffitt Springs Road and Louisville Loop during construction. During the road closures, traffic will be detoured south on Proffitt Springs Road to S.R. 335 (W. Hunt Road), then east to S.R. 334 (Louisville Road).


The bridge on Big Elm Rd in the Trigonia Community is closed for

inspection and repairs. Please plan your commute and travel time

accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Mowing Season

It's that time of year again and our vegetation crews have started mowing all over the county. Please be cautious when approaching and watch for flagmen. We want everyone to be safe and have a great summer in our beautiful county.


F550Ready For Bad Weather

Trucks !
Morganton Road

Blount County and the City of Maryville have partnered with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to embark on a planning process to result in the improvement of approximately 2.3 miles of Morganton Road from it’s intersection with Foothills Mall Drive to the intersection of William Blount Drive.  


The Blount County Highway Department in concert with the City of Maryville and in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration is taking the first step toward improving Morganton Road from Foothills Mall Drive to William Blount Drive. As discussed in our Public Meeting (9-13-18), you will begin to see members of our professional design team conducting field investigations in the project area. They may be on your property. We are asking for your understanding in allowing this work to be accomplished. We do not expect this work to be destructive. Any/all sampling sites will be restored to their present condition. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Public Meeting

Visit our "work in progress" section for updates on road work in the county and our "Inter-Department Links" section to meet all of our crews and see pictures of their work 
Please visit our "Recycle Center Website" linked below

Click the link below to see what is accepted at our facility

We are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00am - 4:30pm. We are Located at 331 Levi street, one street down from the Blount County Operations Center off of McArthur Rd.

We are here to help answer all of your Recycle questions at 865-268-3238, please leave a message and we will call you back.
  1. Highway Department

    Physical Address
    1227 McArthur Road
    Operations Center
    Maryville, TN 37804


    Phone: : 865-982-4652

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