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Highway Commissioner

Dan Evans
Highway Commissioner
P.O. Box 1134
Athens, TN  37371
(423) 745-1820

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This office is elected county wide every four years. The Highway Commissioner is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all McMinn County roads.Office is located in Athens on Old Niota Road.Information Concerning the McMinn County Highway Department
  • There are 740 roads in McMinn County.
  • There are 793.63 miles of roads in McMinn County.
  • McMinn County has four classes of Roads:
        Class 1 - 20ft. or more of surface
        Class 2 - 16ft. to 20ft. of surface
        Class 3 - 12ft. to 16ft. of surface
        Class 4 -   8ft. to 12ft. of surface
  • The Highway Department takes work requests from citizens for work that needs to be done on McMinn County roads by phone.
  • As of January 1, 2016, property owners that need driveway tiles installed to connect the property to a McMinn County road should contact the McMinn County Highway Department. 
  • Roads are added to the McMinn County Road Maintenance System when they are built to meet the requirements of the McMinn County Road Standards which are set by the Highway Commissioner and the McMinn County Commission.










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