Operations and Safety Section

James K. Polk Building, Suite 1200
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.741.2466
Fax: 615.253.5462

Greg Dyer, PE, Section Manager
Phone: 615-532-1050
Email:  Gregory.dyer@tn.gov

Michelle Nickerson, PE, PTOE
Phone: 615.741.0894
Email: Michelle.Powell@tn.gov

The Operations and Safety Section assists the State Traffic Engineer in supporting agency staff, local governments, and elected officials regarding operational and/or safety concerns on our state highways and interstate system. This section works closely with Region Traffic Engineers in order to assist in reviewing traffic studies, provide policy guidance and assist in solving issues unique to each region office. 

  • Local Program Project Review
  • Local Agency Lighting Plan Review
  • Signal Agreements
  • HOV Lanes
  • Congestion Mitigation
  • Access Management
  • Systems Engineering Support
  • Traffic Studies
  • Traffic Simulation
  • On-call Traffic Engineering Contracts
  • Highway Safety Analysis & Mitigation
  • Road Safety Audit Support
  • Local Roads Initiative
  • Work Zone Safety
  • Policy Development, Implementation, and Training