Operations and Safety Section

James K. Polk Building, Suite 1800
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.741.2466
Fax: 615.253.5462

Michelle Nickerson, PE, PTOE, Section Manager                                 
Phone: 615.741.0894                                                                                        
Email:  michelle.nickerson@tn.gov                                                                

The Operations and Safety Section of the TDOT Traffic Engineering Office 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