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Local Government Guidelines Manual and Right-of-Way/NEPA

When - Where

March 7, 8, 2023

(8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central Time)
TDOT Region 3 Auditorium
6601 Centennial Blvd
Nashville, TN  
Tel: 865-974-5255 for directions

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.


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

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

Session III: The NEPA workshop goes over the environmental process to ensure compliance with state/federal rules and guidance. The NEPA workshop will take participants through the NEPA review and documentation process.


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. Personnel from local governments must register and attend this workshop once every three 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 (continued)
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 (continued)
4:00 pm Adjourn

Day 2: Right-of-Way
8:30 am Registration
Session II:
9:00 am Right of Way
9:50 am Break
10:00 am Utilities/Railroad
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Utilities/Railroad (continued)
Session III:
2:00 pm NEPA
4:00 pm Adjourn


All attendees must pre-register. There is no charge for Tennessee city or county personnel. For Tennessee RPOs/MPOs and Development Districts the fee is $30 per person. For ALL others the fee will be $75 limited to two persons per agency. Payment must be received to complete the 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 in the event of a cancelation. Please note registration deadline is one week prior to workshop.

Seating space is limited. We encourage you to register early for this workshop. We cannot accept walk-ins for this class due to the high demand and limited capacity for this training. If registration for this workshop reaches seating capacity, we will open a waiting list. Adding your name to this list will reserve your spot in line and help us gauge future demand for this topic. If a seat becomes available, you will be notified by email. Please note that Tennessee city and county personnel will receive priority for waitlist seats.

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.