Charlie McAnally – Highway Superintendent

Charlie McAally - Hwy Superindentant

This department is responsible for the maintenance, repair or improvement of those roads in Grainger County that are not maintained by the State Department of Transportation or the City Public Works Departments.

Grainger County has approximately 656 County Road miles, 49 Bridges, and 25 County Highway Employees.

If you have a question regarding a Tennessee State Highway you should call the local Tennessee Department of Transportation at (423) 587-7026.

You are required to contact the Grainger County Highway Superintendent at (865) 696-6551 before doing any work on county right of ways.

If you are planning to or are in the process of constructing a new driveway or road that connects to any county road, you are required to have a permit and may need to install a tile. This tile will prevent water damage to your driveway/road and to the county road system.

Please contact the Grainger County Highway Department at (865) 828-3314 for a site visit and permit before construction.

This notice is to remind you that if you are constructing a road/street that you want accepted as a county maintained road, you are required to call the Grainger County Highway Department at (865) 828-3314 prior to construction.

Important Information

Office Address:

215 Cambridge Avenue
P.O. Box 91
Rutledge, Tennessee 37861

Phone: 865-828-3314

Fax: 865-828-4008


Office Hours:
M – F – 8:00am-4:30pm

Contact the Highway Department office for maintenance on any county maintained road.

If you have an emergency after work hours, contact us at (865) 696-6551, or dispatch at (865) 828-3337.

Garage1  (Southside)

455 Owl Hole Gap Rd.
Rutledge, Tennessee 37861

Phone: 865-828-4711

Garage 2 (Northside)

235 Needham Road
Washburn, TN 37861

Phone: 865-497-2173

* Employees work off site and are not available on garage site at all times – please call highway office*

Garage Hours:
M – F- 7:00am -3:30pm