Perry County Road Commissioner

Highway Chief Administrative Office

Robert Dedrick
424 Old Hwy 13
P.O. Box 38
Linden, TN 37096


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SmartWay for Tennessee Highways

Welcome to SmartWay

SmartWay provides up-to-date traffic information on the Tennessee highway system. This system includes TN511, our HELP program and our Intelligent Transportation System. They help keep Tennessee traffic moving so motorists are safe and efficient in their travels. Learn more about the technology behind SmartWay.

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Smartway Traffic Information

The County Highway Superintendent, Robert Dedrick, is the head of the Highway Department and has general control over the location, relocation, construction, reconstruction, repair and maintenance of the County road system. 

To qualify for this position, the following criteria must be met:


    1. Be licensed to practice engineering in Tennessee; or
    2. Be a graduate of an accredited school of engineering, with at least 2 years’ experience in highway construction or maintenance; or
    3. Have a combination of education and experience equivalent to either of the above; or
    4. Have at least 4 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity in highway construction or maintenance.  (TCA 54-7-104)

Additionally, the Superintendent determines the total number of employees, personnel policy and work hours.  The Superintendent also supervises, controls, and is responsible for all the machinery, equipment, tools, supplies, and materials owned or used by the County in the construction, repair and maintenance of County roads and bridges.

A Road Committee composed of five Commissioners is elected by the County Legislative Body. This Committee works with the Highway Superintendent in developing priorities and makes recommendations on the Highway Department budget, County road list, and other matters which require approval of the County Legislative Body.