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Traffic Operations - Street Lighting

James K. Polk Building, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741.0802
Fax: (615) 532.5995
Eric Jackson, Operations Specialist 2

The installation and maintenance of street lighting along state highways is the responsibility of the local governing agency. Those agencies desiring to install street lighting must submit street lighting photometric data to the department and obtain a utility permit.

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Further information regarding the acquisition of utility permits or headquarters and regional contact information can be found on the Right-of-Way Division’s Utility Office website.

The minimum requirements for street lighting may be found in The Rules and Regulations for Accommodating Utilities within Highway Rights-of-Way beginning on page 20.

Click here (pdf / Word) for the list of requirements and submittal form to obtain a lighting permit.