The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


The Torchbearer

Local Government Guidelines Manual and Right-of-Way

When - Where

August 12, 2014

(8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
Kingsport Center for Higher Education
300 West Market Street
Kingsport, TN  37660
Tel: 423-354-5151 for directions
(Registration must be received by July 29, 2014.)

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TDOT requires all local governments complete a half-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.



Frank Brewer
Frank Brewer joined the TTAP staff in 1999. Frank is a graduate of The University of Tennessee with a BS and MS in Human Resources – Industrial Training. His duties with TTAP include: Training Coordinator for TTAP, Conducting Work Zone related workshops, and a number of research projects at the University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research, with a focus on the areas of highway safety and traffic operations. He is also a Certified Instructor for the Federal Highway Administration National Highway Institute (NHI), conducting NHI work zone training courses nation-wide.


8:00 am Registration
8:30 am Session I: Local Government Guidelines Manual
9:50 am Break
10:00 am Session I: Local Government Guidelines Manual (con't)
11:30 am Session I: Adjourn
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Session II: Right-of-Way
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Utilities
4:00 pm 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.

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