Roads, Bridges, & Engineering

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Functions & Responsibilities

The primary focus of the Roads, Bridges, and Engineering Department is to promote an efficient and safe transportation system for all types of modes of travel within the jurisdiction of the Shelby County government.

Providing Safe, Efficient Transportation

Shelby County road construction has been an integral part of local government’s initiative to improve transportation infrastructure since the early 1800s. In May 1820, road construction was the first act imposed by the Shelby County government because of its vital role in improving safe, efficient, and effective public commuting services.

Presently, the Roads, Bridges, and Engineering Department is accountable for the construction, improvement, and maintenance of approximately 800 miles of road network, 14,000 drainage structures, and 180 bridges. It also develops and manages topographic informational databases (shapefile format) of Shelby County’s infrastructures for public and private (cost incurred) use. Additionally, the Roads, Bridges and Engineering Department is accountable for the following:

  • Roadway maintenance and vegetation control along 800 linear miles of roads.
  • Roadside litter removal.
  • Routine maintenance and inspection of 180 bridges.
  • Maintenance of drainage systems and water quality protection.
  • Dead animal pickup and disposal.
  • Emergency response to windstorms, snow and ice events, and other weather related or man-made disasters.

Note: This department is funded primarily through gasoline taxes collected by the State of Tennessee.

Reporting Road Damage / Obstruction

To report road damage, obstructions such as potholes, or debris affecting unincorporated roadways and other situations within the Roads and Bridges Department’s jurisdiction, please complete our online Report a Concern or contact the Mayor's Action Center at (901) 222-2300.

Holiday Hours: Closed
MondayJanuary 1, 2024 New Year's Day,
, January 15, 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Day,

Friday, March 29, 2024 Good Friday,
ThursdayApril 4, 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial,
Monday, May 27, 2024 Memorial Day,

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Juneteenth,
Thursday, July 4, 2024 Independence Day, 
Monday, September 2, 2024 Labor Day,
Monday, November 11, 2024 Veterans Day Remembrance, 

Thursday Friday, November 28-29, 2024 Thanksgiving Holiday, 
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24-25, 2024 Christmas Holiday.