Engineering Office Phone Number: (615) 791-3218
The Engineering Department plans for the future infrastructure needs of the City of Franklin and consists of three divisions. The division include Engineering, Traffic Operations and Stormwater. The department works with other City Departments, elected officials, and the public to ensure that our infrastructure is designed and installed properly and that it meets all Local, State and Federal standards and guidelines. Both City-funded and private infrastructure project are managed and reviewd by the Engineering Department.
The Traffic Operations Division manages the transportation network within the City of Franklin and is responsible for signal timing. A goal of the Traffic Operations Division is to perform timing optimizations for signal systems. Currently there are three major systems in the City - Cool Springs, SR 96 E (Murfreesboro Rr.) and Downtown (Main St, Fifth Ave, Columbia Ave). An optimization is like a tune-up for a car engine. Everyone that uses those optimized systems saves time and fuel over the previous conditions they may have experienced.
The Stormwater Division helps the City maintain compliance with mandates set by the Federal (EPA) and State (TDEC) Governments to minimize stormwater runoff pollution. Under the Clean Water Act of 1972, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires municipalities like Franklin to manage stormwater. The City has recieved a Phase II Municipal Seperate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to allow Franklin to discharge stormwater into nearby rivers and streams.
The Engineering Website has been organized into the following categories:
City Projects: for public notices and project updates
Development: for links to common files requested by developers
Transportation: for transportation design standards, Traffic Operations, and traffic & transportation related projects and planning
Stormwater: for education and outreach, illicit discharge, stormwater related projects and planning
Utilities: for water, sewer and reclaimed water design standards, and water, sewer and reclaimed water city projects