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Franklin County Engineer

As a local public works agency headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the Franklin County Engineer's Office is responsible for the maintenance and construction of 271 miles of county roadway and 351 county bridges, as well as upkeep of all county ditches, drains, retention basins, and other storm water facilities within the right-of-way of county roads in unincorporated areas. To meet the continuing development and infrastructure needs of Franklin County, the Engineer's Office utilizes the latest technologies for determining and maintaining roadway centerlines and boundaries; retracing and setting new monuments for original public land surveys; preparing geographic information system mapping for real estate tax assessments; and establishing precise countywide horizontal and vertical control to maintain uniformity in construction, surveying, and mapping.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Meet Raelynn McCown! She's been with FCEO for a year and works in our Planning and Programming Dept. In her spare time, Rae enjoys being outdoors, repurposing/building home furniture, and spending time with family and friends. Thanks Rae for being #TeamFCEO! #WorkerWednesday
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
The positivity rate in our community is high. The incubation period for COVID-19 is 2-14 days. You can unknowingly spread if you have been exposed, even if you have a negative test.

We all need to stay home as much as possible and not gather. We understand this is difficult but it is in the best interest of our community and the health of each of us. Columbus - we need to work together to slow the spread!
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
#TeamFCEO hosted the 2021 Construction Project List Virtual Open House. We provided a preview of our upcoming construction projects and afterwards held a Q&A session. Thank you to everyone who joined us! Visit to view the presentation.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
The intersection of Alkire Road and Galloway Road is now open to traffic.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Thanksgiving is almost here! So make sure you know the best ways to stay safe.

Tip #1: Very familiar faces only! This year the stuffing should be passed to people who live in your household.

For more info on Thanksgiving safety, go here:
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
The intersection of Alkire Rd and Galloway Rd is closed due to a vehicular crash resulting in electrical poles and power lines in the roadway. AEP estimates the necessary closure to last until midday 11/22/20. Please avoid the area, if possible.

Franklin County Engineer's Office
(614) 525-3030

Bridge and Highway Design Department

Bridge Design Department


Bridge Design Engineer

The Bridge Design Department provides a variety of engineering services that ensure the safe operation and structural integrity of the county’s bridges and culverts. Their duties include managing the production of construction plans and cost estimates prepared by engineering consultants and department staff, inspecting and inventorying bridges and culverts, creating plans for county maintenance operations, analyzing truckloads for bridges, implementing quality control standards to meet state and federal regulations, and supplying technical assistance to other departments and public entities.

For more information, Please contact Ed Herrick, P.E., Bridge Design Engineer.

Highway Design Department


Highway Design Engineer

Design and Construction Standards

The Franklin County Engineer’s Office adheres to the latest design and construction standards enacted by the State of Ohio and City of Columbus for the maintenance and improvement of roads, bridges, utilities, and drainage facilities. To view these standards, please use the following links:

  • Ohio Department of Transportation

Division of Construction Management
Office of CADD & Mapping Services
Office of Materials Management
Office of Roadway Engineering
Office of Structural Engineering
Office of Traffic Engineering

  • City of Columbus Transportation Division

Document Library

  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Rules and Laws

  • Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Commission Web Site

  • Ohio Utilities Protection Service

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