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Region 1

7345 Region Lane
Knoxville, TN 37914
Phone: (865) 594-2400
Fax: (865)  594-2642
Steve Borden
Steve Borden

Steve Borden is the Director/Assistant Chief Engineer of Region 1 which covers the Knoxville and Upper East Tennessee area of the state. It is his responsibility to direct department operations throughout the 24-county region. Major areas of operational responsibilities are highway maintenance and repair, construction engineering, traffic and highway marking, bridge repair and inspection, state aid program and administration, materials and tests, highway beautification, environmental planning, and office administration, including personnel matters.

TDOT Region 1 Complex
TDOT's Region 1 Complex is located in Knoxville at 7345 Region Lane.

Regional Operations is responsible for directing the administrative, engineering, and technical activities for multiple offices within middle Tennessee’s 24 counties of Region 1, including Construction and Maintenance offices across three districts, Bridge Inspection and Repair, Materials and Tests, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Engineering, and Incident Response.

Other key responsibilities focus on the management of infrastructure assets to provide a safe, reliable and efficient roadway network as well as timely delivery of construction projects providing increased mobility and capacity options for multimodal users. Regional Operations works hand in hand with communities, state, and local partners to provide strong strategic relationships and coordinated service to our customers.

For inquiries, please contact the appropriate office for assistance:

Director of Operations:
Amanda Snowden, P.E.
(865) 594-2400

Project Development directs the administrative, engineering and technical activities for design, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation and survey for projects within the 24 counties of Region 1. Other key responsibilities include management of project processes and status to ensure timely and fiscally responsible delivery of state highway transportation projects adhering to state and federal rules and regulations. Project development collaborates with other divisions throughout TDOT, along with local and state partners ensuring effective advancement of project deliverables.
For inquiries, please contact the appropriate office for assistance:

Director of Project Development:
Daniel Oliver, P. E., R.L.S.
(865) 594-2400

Right of Way & Utilities Office:
Andrea Hall
(865) 594-2496

Survey & Design Office:
Paul Beebe, P. E.
(865) 594-2442

(865)  594-2416
District Operations (Construction/Maintenance)
(865) 594-2408
(865) 594-4533
Community Relations
( 865) 594-0161
(865) 594-2456
Materials & Tests
(865)  594-2655
Special Projects
(865)  594-2400

Region 1 Operations Organizational Chart (pdf)

Office of Community Transportation

Please click on TDOT map below to review regional office contacts.

District 17
Box 3518, CRS
Johnson City, TN 37602-3518
Phone: (423) 282-0651
Fax: (423)  854-5310
District 18
1045 Maintenance Lane
Knoxville, TN 37914
Phone: (865)  594-2718
Fax: (865) 594-2730

District 19
1951 South Roane Street
Harriman, TN 37748
Phone: (865) 882-3618
Fax: ( 865) 882-7855