Streets and Drainage
The City of Piperton performs street maintenance on a routine basis with weather permitting. Most neighborhood and minor collector streets within the City’s corporate limits are maintained by city staff while most commercial routes and thoroughfares are maintained by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).
If you notice a pothole, please provide all of the information below to public works:
- Nearest main intersection cross streets
- North, South, East, or West lane indicator
- Left or right lane indicator
- Any physical landmark nearby that would aid in readily locating the pothole. For example: to the left of a fire hydrant – five feet east of a large Bradford Pear tree – in front of yellow house with address, etc.
Debris in Roadway
The City of Piperton considers debris, such as large fallen trees, in the roadway an emergency issue and encourages residents to contact the city immediately for a quick resolution. Please call (901) 221-7465 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If after hours, please call (901) 316-8726.
Right-of-Way (ROW) Maintenance
Responsibilities include maintenance, repair, and installation of the City’s right of way areas. This includes mowing, planting/watering flowers, tree maintenance, and conducting repairs as needed at each location.
Responsible for maintaining, repairing, and installing the City’s traffic control devices, such as traffic signs, pavement markings, and traffic signals, complying with federal, state, and local standards.
The City of Piperton considers traffic signal outages and malfunctions an emergency issue and encourages residents to contact the city immediately for a quick resolution. Please call (901) 221-7465 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If after hours, please call (901) 316-8726.
The City of Piperton shall be responsible for general maintenance of City roadway ditches and ROW areas where land directly adjacent is not occupied by a residential, commercial, or industrial structure. Areas of the city which are not maintained by the City or are exempt from landowner maintenance shall be left in their natural state and monitored for maintenance.
Mowing of roadway ditches and ROW will be completed at the discretion of the City.
At the City’s discretion, cleaning or clearing of culverts may be completed as needed to remove blockages and improve stormwater flow. This cleaning shall primarily only be completed on culverts located under city roads or other easements.
The City of Piperton owns all city roadways and ROW areas. Landowners adjacent to roadway ditches and ROW areas are responsible for general maintenance. General maintenance includes mowing, weed removal, brush removal, improvements with no changes to existing grades, culvert replacement with no changes to existing grades, and generally keeping the area clear of debris. Any weeds or debris within ditches and ROW shall not exceed a height of three feet as measured from the bottom of the ditch ground surface. Any culvert cleaning or maintenance under driveways will be the responsibility of the land or homeowner.
It is important to understand that all storm water drainage has its own limits of capacity, and each swale, ditch, storm sewer, culvert, etc., at times, may be exceeded during an event. Ultimately, culverts or drains on private property is the responsibility of the land or homeowner to maintain.