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Highway Department

What We Do

The Obion County Highway Department is responsible for maintaining739.22 miles of roads in Obion County. The Department’s duties include:

  • Construction and resurfacing of County maintained roads
  • Bridge construction, repair, and maintenance
  • Mowing and maintaining County road right of ways
  • Tree trimming along County road right of ways
  • Road shoulder repairs
  • Culvert and pipe installation and maintenance across County maintained roads
  • Fabrication of new roadway signs, as well as repairing and replacing old or damaged roadway signs
  • Guardrail installation and repairs
  • Traffic signal and flashing school signals within the County
  • Storm debris clearing/removal that falls naturally within County road right of way
To view a map of Obion County, click here.

Department Personnel

Gary Lofton, Superintendent

Mike Richards, General Foreman

Shane Powers, Shop Foreman

David Rhoades, Asphalt Foreman

Brian Thomason, Bridge Foreman

Scotty Moore, Operator Foreman

Mary Sue Chilcutt, Bookkeeper

Kimmy Butler, Bookkeeper

Teresa Riley, Bookkeeper

Highway Commissioners

1. Jim Thorpe
2. Larry Gray
3. Lee Jay Hobbs
4. Jerry Ray McCollough
5. Larry Albright
6. Neal Dotson
7. Robert (Bob) Nichols