Transportation: The Franklin County Engineer’s Office is responsible for constructing and maintaining 275 miles of county roadway including over 300 bridges and 185 culverts. We continually make improvements to our infrastructure of roads and bridges to meet the changing transportation needs of the county.
Surveying: The county engineer’s office utilizes the latest technologies for surveying, tax map maintenance, and land record keeping. Our use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to create a network of survey monuments enables surveyors to perform accurate surveys of properties, corporate and township boundaries, and road rights-of-way. It is also the foundation for the development of our comprehensive county road map and atlas that are available to the public. The maps are free and the atlases are sold for $1.00 to cover the cost of printing.
Community Partners: The county engineer’s office works closely with all of the municipalities and townships of Franklin County, as well as with state and regional agencies. The cooperative effort provides for the smooth coordination of projects, improvements, and maintenance activities. For example, during the winter months our crews remove snow and ice on nearly 800 lane miles of roadway throughout the county and provide salt to 23 communities.
To promote safe, efficient and environmentally strong county roadway and storm water management systems, the engineer's office works actively with other agencies and departments in the planning, design, funding and construction of infrastructure improvements. Community partners include local municipalities and townships, Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Ohio Department of Transportation, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Ohio Public Works Commission, Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District, Franklin County Sanitary Engineer, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Franklin County Public Health, Franklin County Economic Development and Planning Department, County Engineers Association of Ohio, Central Ohio Transit Authority, and Paving the Way traffic management program.
The viability and quality of our projects are ensured through an extensive approval process that involves the preparation of engineering and environmental studies, the hosting of public meetings with area residents, and plan reviews by our engineering staff, as well as by experts with our partner agencies.
The Engineer’s Team: The County Engineer is assisted by 175 engineering, maintenance, and administrative personnel in carrying out the responsibilities of the office. Departments include Construction, Bridge Design, Highway Design, Highway Maintenance, Surveying, and Traffic Engineering.
Funding: The county engineer’s office is funded through a portion of the Ohio vehicle registration fee, part of the permissive motor vehicle license tax, and a small percentage of the gasoline tax. We also receive grants from the state and federal government for specific projects that are eligible for those funds.