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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
Despite the morning rain, we hope you are still able to celebrate Bike to Work Day! Whether it's for your commute, exercise, or fun, we encourage you to get out and bike today. #BikeToWorkDay
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
#TeamFCEO participated in the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) Supplier Diversity & Procurement Summit, along with other organizations, to share information about contracting opportunities with our office. It was great to engage with the business owners and expand our procurement network.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Join us as we highlight the Human Resources Department! They take pride in being a resource for all employees. No matter the need, from strategic planning, policy interpretation, or payroll assistance, the team is available to help. Thanks for being #TeamFCEO.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Mental Health Awareness Week (May 13th-19th) emphasizes the importance of taking care of your mental health. This year’s theme, Movement: Moving More for Our Mental Health, highlights the impact physical activity has on improving our mental wellbeing. #MomentsForMovement
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
The following roads will be resurfaced May 13, 2024 through May 17, 2024, weather permitting. Please expect intermittent lane closures while this work is being completed.
Franklin County Engineer's Office
970 DUBLIN ROAD
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 525-3030
fracoeng@franklincountyengineer.org
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Franklin County Engineer

Franklin County Engineer

BRAD FOSTER, P.E., P.S.

Brad Foster, P.E., P.S. is Franklin County’s 9th County Engineer. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and is a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Surveyor in the state of Ohio. Engineer Foster began his career at the Franklin County Engineer’s Office in 2002 and has served in various roles throughout his tenure including project engineer, highway design engineer, assistant county engineer, Chief Deputy Engineer of Operations, and currently County Engineer.

During the last two decades, Engineer Foster has worked diligently to help improve the safety and quality of the county transportation system. He regularly represents the agency at the Franklin County Commissioners’ General Session and works closely with other county elected officials and administration on transportation and drainage-related issues. He upholds the agency’s collaborative mission by developing great working relationships with industry partners such as the Ohio Department of Transportation, local municipalities and townships, community partners, industry professionals, and, most importantly, the constituents of Franklin County.

Engineer Foster has administered design and construction on multiple projects in Franklin County and has been instrumental on projects such as the Groveport Road at Alum Creek Drive Improvement project, and the Alkire Road Railroad Bridge Improvement project (west of Harrisburg Pike) and has successfully coordinated several roundabout projects. Engineer Foster is an advocate of utilizing roundabouts to improve safety and efficiency in townships and surrounding communities.

Originally from Van Wert, Ohio, Engineer Foster lives in Dublin with his wife Jaime and their two children.

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