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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
Roundabouts are becoming more and more popular in Central Ohio. Let's see how well you know them. Can you name the location of these roundabouts? We'll reveal the answers later today, so check back to see how you did. #RoundaboutsWeek
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Meet Jose Rivera! He's been with FCEO for 11 years and currently works in our Mobility Department. In his spare time, he enjoys attending sporting events, cooking, and staying abreast of current events. Thanks, Jose for being #TeamFCEO! #WorkerWednesday
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
It's National #RoundaboutsWeek! There are more than 50 roundabouts throughout Franklin County, and it's important to know how to drive them all. Take a look at the video on the Rules of the Roundabout provided by our friends in the City of Montgomery, Ohio Government.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Cooper Road between Westerville Road and I-270 will be closed beginning Monday, September 28, 2020 for drainage repairs. This closure is expected to last three days, weather permitting.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer is with Franklin County Board of Elections - Ohio.
Absentee and in-person early voting begins October 6th! Please follow the provided steps to make sure your vote counts. BUT, in order for this to happen, you have until October 5th to get registered! Visit and get #VoteReady. #NationalVoterRegistrationDay
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Bevelhymer Road north of Walnut Street is now closed for drainage improvements. This closure is expected to last four days weather permitting.

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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