Signal and Lighting Design Section
James K. Polk Building, Suite 1200
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Steve Bryan, PE, PTOE
The Signal Design Section assists the State Traffic Engineer in the development of traffic signals, roadway lighting and signing & marking plans, both as stand-alone projects and in support of larger roadway design projects administered by TDOT.
TDOT does not typically own, operate or maintain traffic signal devices or street lighting installed under Departmental projects or located along state highways. Ownership, along with responsibility for operation and maintenance, reverts to the local governing agency executing either the Right-of-Way agreement or other funding contracts as provided by the Department.
Amin Salman, P.E.
Transportation Project Specialist - Senior
Installation and maintenance of street lighting along state highways is the responsibility of the local governing agency. Those agencies desiring to install street lighting must submit street lighting photometric data to the department and obtain a utility permit.
For more information on obtaining utility permits, visit the Right-of-Division Utility Office page on the TDOT website.
For more information on minimum requirements for street lighting, see the Rules and Regulations for Accommodating Utilities within Highway Rights-of-Way beginning on page 20.