The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Local Government Guidelines Manual and Right-of-Way

When - Where

February 13-14, 2018

(9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time)
TDOT Region 3 Auditorium
6601 Centennial Blvd
Nashville, TN  
Tel: 865-974-5255 for directions

Registration is CLOSED.


TDOT requires all local governments complete a one day workshop on the Local Government Guidelines and a half-day workshop on Right-of-Way procedures every three years to be eligible for any federally and state funded transportation project. The workshop is divided into two sessions.

Session I: The Local Government Guidelines workshop will provide a detailed overview of the process required to manage federally and state funded transportation projects. Failure to follow procedures included in this workshop can jeopardize the receipt of federally and state funding for your eligible transportation projects.

The Local Government Guidelines manual can be found at

Session II: The Right-of-Way workshop will address the activities involved with but is not limited to land acquisition, relocation assistance, and utility relocations. The Right-of-Way process is quite specific and detailed. Deviations from the process can easily jeopardize funding for all phases of project development. Attendance in this workshop is mandatory for individual(s) who will oversee and approve the right-of-way process and/or the utility process. Local agencies that have not completed this class will not be allowed to oversee federal and state funded projects that require land acquisition, relocation assistance or utility relocation.


This workshop is for county/city personnel who manage or who are interested in learning more about the ways to manage federally/state-funded transportation projects and the Right-of-Way process. Personnel from local governments must register and attend this workshop once every 3 years to be eligible to apply for any federally and state funded transportation project.




Day 1: Local Government Guidelines Manual
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Session I: Local Government Guidelines Manual Chapters 1-6
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Local Government Guidelines Manual (con't)
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Local Government Guidelines Manual Chapters 7-11
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Local Government Guidelines Manual (con't)
4:00 pm Adjourn

Day 2: Right-of-Way
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Right of Way
9:50 am Break
10:00 am Utilities
11:30 am Adjourn


All attendees must pre-register. There will be no fee for TN city or county personnel. Registration fees for TN RPOs/MPOs and Development Districts will be $25 per person. The registration fee for all other attendees will be $50 per person and should be included with your registration. The workshop fee covers the cost of breaks and lunch. Please let us know of any special dietary needs. A course may be canceled if there is low enrollment. Forty-eight hours notice will be given to registrants if a course is canceled. Please note registration deadline mentioned above for the different dates.


Due to commitments to our instructors and facilities, the registration fee is not refundable if a registrant withdraws less than forty-eight hours before the workshop. You may substitute registrants; please notify us in advance if possible. Please register early as attendance to our workshops has increased. We may not accommodate walk-ins on the day of the workshop.

Registration is CLOSED.

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