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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.
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Franklin County Engineer3 days ago
Celebrating Black History Month! This week we highlight Richard Spikes, an African American inventor who was a trailblazer in the automotive industry in the early 20th century. His improvements and inventions were precursors to some of the safety features used today. #BHM
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Franklin County Engineer4 days ago
Happy 207th Birthday to the City of Columbus - City Hall! We are thankful for the partnership and collaboration that we’ve had over the years. Your growth looks good on you! #AgeAintNothingButANumber
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Franklin County Engineer4 days ago
ROAD OPEN

The following roads are now open:
Rager Rd. between Groveport Rd. and Bixby Rd.
Groveport Rd. between Lithopolis Rd. and Gender Rd.
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Today, our Bridge Design Department took members of The Columbus Dispatch on a bridge inspection demonstration of our Trabue Road bridge. They got a chance to see the bridge from a different perspective. Look for the story in an upcoming edition of the Columbus Dispatch .
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Franklin County Engineer5 days ago
Meet, Mitch Colanero. He’s worked at FCEO for 2 years as our night security officer. Mitch greets us with a smile every morning before going home. Outside of work, he’s spending time with family, hunting, landscaping, or cooking. Thanks Mitch for being #TeamFCEO! #WorkerWednesday
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Franklin County Engineer6 days ago
Due to the recent rain events, the following roads are closed due to high water:
Rager Rd. between Groveport Rd. and Bixby Rd.
Groveport Rd. between Lithopolis Rd. and Gender Rd.

Please be cautious when traveling in these areas.

Franklin County Engineer's Office
970 DUBLIN ROAD
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 525-3030
fracoeng@franklincountyengineer.org
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County Engineer

County Engineer

CORNELL R. ROBERTSON, P.E., P.S.

Cornell has served as the Franklin County Engineer since June 2017. He began his career at the engineer’s office in 1992 and has held positions in construction, design, and overall engineering management.

Mr. Robertson received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and is a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Surveyor in Ohio.

During his 25 year career at the engineer’s office, Cornell has worked on the following infrastructure projects: Lane Avenue Bridge over the Olentangy River, Broad Street Bridge over the Scioto River, Dublin Road from Fishinger Road to Hayden Run Road, Cleveland Avenue from Morse Road to Minerva Lake Road, and Alum Creek Drive at Groveport Road OHIO Interchange.

Cornell also helped update the Franklin County Subdivision Regulations, was on the County Access Management creation team, negotiated a new Labor Union Contract for our bargaining employees, and submitted and adhered to fiscally responsible budgets. Currently, Cornell serves on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Roundabout Committee and represents the engineer’s office on Smart Columbus and other Connected & Autonomous Vehicle research teams.

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