Alert:Due to inclement weather and possible hazardous driving conditions, Montgomery County offices open one hour late Wednesday, January 17. 

Highway Department

Highway Department
1213 Highway Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040
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Phone: (931) 648-5740
Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday

Quick Facts

  • Out of the 741 miles of roads 723 miles are Hot Mixed, 16 miles are Oiled & Chipped, and 1.1 miles are Gravel.
  • The Montgomery County Highway Department mows and maintains approx. 1,796 acres of right-of-way five times a year.
  • The Highway Department now has two new salt holding facilities in the County. One is located in the Cunningham Community and the second is in the Woodlawn area. A third is planned to be built in the Mt. Carmel Community. Both existing facilities are capable of holding 900 tons of salt. This will allow the Highway Department to have a quicker response time during snow events.
  • The Montgomery County Highway Department has 917 roads that averages 0.80 miles long.
  • The Longest road in Montgomery County is Old Highway 48 that measures 12.28 miles.
  • The Shortest roads in Montgomery County is Tate Lane at 0.02 miles, Brandon Drive also at 0.02 miles.
  • The Montgomery County Highway Department employs 70 full time employees.
  • The Montgomery County Highway Department also maintains 138 Bridges and Box Culverts.
  • The Montgomery County Highway Department laid over 36,000 tons of Hot Mix in the fiscal year 2008/2009, painted 232 miles of pavement markings using 15,443 gallons of paint and 92,678 lbs of Reflective Beads.
  • Road Miles Ownership- TOTAL MILES 89,160 – Local governments own 85% of road miles in Tennessee.
    State 13,833 15%
    County 57,078 64%
    City 18,249 21%
  • Bridge Ownership- Bridges over 20’ in length. TOTAL BRIDGES 19,574 – Local governments own 58% of bridges in Tennessee.
    State 8,150 41.57%
    County 9,265 47.88%
    City 2,015 10.32%
    Other 44 0.23%