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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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Engineer Robertson is pleased to announce the hiring of Ronni Nimps as our Complete Streets Coordinator. She will work with local municipalities, townships and community partners to further our complete streets initiative. Please join us in welcoming Ronni to #TeamFCEO!
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Franklin County Engineer
Meet Dave Dibling! He’s been with FCEO for 6 years and currently works in our Bridge Design Department. In his spare time, he enjoys home improvement projects, boating, fishing, and participating in recreational sports. Thanks, Dave for being #TeamFCEO! #WorkerWednesday
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Franklin County Engineer
Engineer Robertson along with Commissioner O’Grady welcomed guests to the CCAO/CEAO Winter Conf. Engineer Robertson highlighted the importance of strong partnerships with Commissioners, and thanked Brown, O’Grady, and Boyce for their collaboration and cooperation. #FranklinCounty
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Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Our staff helped spread joy through gifts & cash donations to 40 children in the Franklin County Children Services Holiday Wish Program. Each year, Central Ohio provides gifts to 6,500+ less fortunate children throughout Franklin County. Visit http://childrenservices.franklincountyohio.gov/media/events/holiday-wish.cfm to find out how you can help.
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We will soon be recruiting 1,000 residents to install new, safe driving technology in their vehicles for our Connected Vehicle Environment Project. The software (and installation) is free for participants, and you can also earn gift cards for participating. Are you interested?
https://smart.columbus.gov/playbook-assets/connected-vehicle-environment/concepting-a-connected-vehicle-environment
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Franklin County Engineer
Meet Dave Schwenke! He’s been with FCEO for 21 years and currently works at our East Maintenance Facility. In his spare time, Dave enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with his 17 grand & great-grandchildren. Thanks, Dave for being #TeamFCEO! #WorkerWednesday

Franklin County Engineer's Office
970 DUBLIN ROAD
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 525-3030
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Past Construction Projects

Past Construction Projects

2019 Projects

Location: Alkire Road Bridge over the Big and Little Darby Creeks, just west of Gardner Road.

Description: Bridge Deck Sealing

Status:  Completed

Work Provider: Franklin County Engineer Bridge Department

Location: Alkire Road Bridge over Hellbranch Run, just west of Kunz Road

Description: Bridge Maintenance

Status: Completed

Work Provider: Franklin County Engineer Bridge Department

Location: Babbitt Road between Morse Road and E Dublin-Granville Road

Description: Sanitary Sewer Crossing.

Status: Completed

Work Provider: Complete General Construction Co

Location: Bixby Road between Reese Road and Dill Road

Description: Railroad Bridge Repairs

Status: Completed

Traffic/Detours:  Work Provider: Norfolk Southern Railroad

Location: Blacklick Ridge Boulevard over Blacklick Creek

Description: Bridge Deck Maintenance

Status: Completed

Work Provider: Franklin County Engineer Bridge Department

Location: Clark State Road, from Babbitt Road and Dixon Road

Description: Utility Improvements for Farms at Jefferson

Status:  Completed

Work Provider: M/I Homes Central Ohio, LLC

Location: Fifth Avenue Bridge over the Olentangy River

Description: Bridge Deck Repairs

Status: Completed

Work Provider: Franklin County Engineer’s Office Bridge Department

Location: The Bridge over Smith Ditch, 1100 feet north of SR 665

Description: Bridge Deck Sealing

Status: Completed

Work Provider: Franklin County Engineer Bridge Department

Location: The Intersection of Norton Road and Johnson Road

Description: Construction of Single Lane Modern Roundabout

Status: Completed

Work Provider: Strawser Paving Inc.

Location: Rings Road at the CSX Rail Road in Washington Township

Description: Rail Road Crossing Improvement

Status: Completed

Work Provider: CSX Rail Road

Location: Schleppi Road between Fancher Road and Walnut Street

Description: Bridge Replacement

Status: Completed

Work Provider: Franklin County Engineer Bridge Maintenance Department

Location: Shannon Road between Gender Road and Brice Road

Description: Bridge Work

Status: Completed

Work Provider: Franklin County Engineer

2018 Projects

Location: Bevelhymer Road between Walnut Street and Central College Road

Description: Drainage Improvements

Status: December 3, Daily 9:00AM-3:00PM for five days. Completed

Traffic/Detours:
The posted detour route for northbound motorists will follow Central College Road west to New Albany –Condit (S.R.605), north to E. Walnut Street, east to Bevelhymer Road. Southbound traffic will follow the detour route in the opposite direction.

Contractor: Franklin County Engineer Maintenance

Location: Borror Road

Description: Bridge Repairs

Status: September 4, 2018 for approximately 45 Days. Completed

Traffic/Detours: Eastbound motorists will follow Buckeye Parkway north to Holton Road, east to Jackson Pike (SR104), and south to Borror Road. Westbound motorists will follow the detour route in the opposite direction.

Contractor: Axis Civil Construction Inc.

Location:  Clime Road North between Crevis Lane and Georgesville Road

Description: Bridge improvement project to repair bridge and shoulder.

Status: The project began on May 14, 2018. Completed

Traffic/Detours: Traffic will be detoured for the improvement project. Eastbound traffic will follow Georgesville Road south to Clime Road.

Location:  Darby Creek Drive between West Broad Street (US 40/National Road) and Alkire Road

Description: Drainage Improvements

Status: June 18 to June 22, 2018 weather permitting. Completed

Traffic/Detours: The posted detour route for southbound motorists on Darby Creek Drive will follow West Broad Street (US 40/National Road) east to Murnan Road, south to Alton Road, south to Alkire Road and west to Darby Creek Drive. Northbound traffic will follow the detour route in the opposite direction.

Contractor: Franklin County Engineer Bridge Department

Location: Hayden Run Road

Description: I-270 Bridge Construction

Status: Thursday September 13, (8PM-5AM). Completed

Traffic/Detours: Eastbound motorists will follow Britton Parkway south to Davidson Road, east to Edwards Farms Road, and north to Hayden Run Road. Westbound motorists will follow the detour route in the opposite direction.

Contractor: Kokosing Construction Co. for the Ohio Department of Transportation

Location:  Livingston Avenue Bridge

Description: Bridge Deck Replacement

Status: July 10. 2018. Completed

Traffic/Detours: Livingston Avenue traffic will be moved from the north half of the bridge and maintained on the newly constructed south half of the bridge.

Location: Livingston Avenue over Blacklick Creek.

Description: Rehabilitation of the existing 3 span bridge constructed in 1974.  The project will replace the concrete deck, repaint the steel beams, and upgrade the concrete abutments.

Status: Work is beginning and will last through November, weather permitting.

Traffic/Detours: The project is broken up in phases with traffic maintained on Livingston Avenue.

Contractor: Shelly and Sands, Inc.

Location:  Neff Road

Description: Drainage Improvements

Status: August 20, 2018. Completed

Traffic/Detours: southbound motorists on Neff Road will follow Grove City Road west to Norton Road, south to Lambert Road, south to Beatty Road east to Neff Road. Northbound motorists will follow the detour route in the opposite direction.

Contractor: Franklin County Engineer

Location: Shannon Road

Description: Bridge Work

Status: August 27, 2018 for approximately 3 weeks. Completed

Traffic/Detours: Eastbound motorists will follow Brice Road north to Refugee Road east to Gender Road south to Shannon Road. Westbound motorists will follow the detour in the opposite direction.

Contractor: Franklin County Engineer

Location:  Intersection of Smothers Road at Schott – Red Bank Road.

Description: Intersection improvement project to increase safety through the construction of a single lane modern roundabout.

Status: Completed

Traffic/Detours: The intersection will remain open until the utilities are cleared from the project work limits. The public will be notified a minimum of one week in advance of the road closure via message boards, as well as updates on our projects page.

Contractor: To be determined.

Location: Thoburn Road between Dublin Road and Griggs Reservoir Boathouse

Description: Roadway Improvements

Status: Monday, October 8, 2018 for 14 days. Completed

Traffic/Detours: Posted detour route for motorists who want to travel east on Thoburn Road will follow Dublin Road north to Fishinger Road, east to River’s Gate Way, and south to Thoburn Road. Westbound motorists will follow the detour in the opposite direction.

Contractor: Strawser Paving Inc.

Location: Winchester Pike at the intersection of Ebright Road and Shannon Road.

Description: Intersection improvement with a new traffic signal and left turn lanes.

Status: The project is in the final stage of construction with all lanes and the new traffic signal in place. Project cleanup and finalization will continue through August, weather permitting.

Traffic/Detours: No additional detours are anticipated.  Motorists are advised to drive cautiously during construction activity.

Contractor: Double Z Construction Co.

2017 Projects

BigRunBridge

Location Big Run Road between Harrisburg Pike and Gantz Road.

Description The project will rehabilitate the steel beams, concrete deck and abutments on the bridge over Big Run.

Status Construction began on June 5th with the closure of Big Run Road. The bridge rehabilitation project will continue through late summer. Thank you for your patience.

Detour The posted detour route for eastbound motorists on Big Run Road will follow Harrisburg Pike north to Frank Road, east to Gantz Road, south to Big Run Road. Westbound motorists will follow the same detour in the opposite direction.

Contractor Complete General Construction Co.

Hamilton Road

Location Hamilton Road between Rocky Fork Creek and US Route 62/Johnstown Road

Description The project is entering the final phase of construction. The roadway shoulders and approaches are being fine graded and seeded. Crews will install final pavement and striping on Hamilton Road.

Status The project is progressing into the final phase of construction with traffic running on an intermediate layer of permanent pavement. Construction on the Hamilton Road project began June 22, 2015 and will continue until the fall of 2017.

Traffic Motorists are advised to drive cautiously and expect slower than normal traffic and possible delays.

Contractor Shelly and Sands, Inc.

RigginsRd

Location Riggins Road from Wilcox Road to Avery Road

Description This roadway project began June 20, 2016 and was completed in June of 2017. The roadway construction extended Riggins Road to connect Wilcox Road to Avery Road. The new road includes the construction of a modern roundabout at Riggins Road and Wilcox Road along with a new water main, sanitary sewer improvements, a shared use path, and street lighting.

Status Riggins Road was opened on June 7, 2017.

Detours none

Contractor George J. Igel & Co., Inc.

bridge

Description The project includes bridge repairs including concrete patching and expansion joint replacement on various structures throughout Franklin County Ohio.

Locations
Fishinger Road over the Scioto River
Grandview Avenue over the Scioto River
Alum Creek Drive over Big Walnut Creek
Morse Road over Big Walnut Creek
Schrock Road over Alum Creek
Rohr Road over CSX Railroad
Trabue Road over Private Drive

Status The project team is making preparations to for work to begin on the following dates:

Morse Road over Big Walnut Creek Approximate Dates are July 19-August 2, weather permitting

Traffic Maintenance Two way – Two lane traffic will be maintained during work hours.

Time of Lane Restriction 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Schrock Road over Alum Creek Approximate Dates are July 19-August 18, weather permitting

Traffic Maintenance Two way – Two lane traffic will be maintained during work hours.

Time of Lane Restriction 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Trabue Road over Private Drive (west of US 33) Approximate Dates are September 1-September 29, weather permitting

Traffic Maintenance Two way traffic will be maintained.

Time of Lane Restriction work zone will be present 24 hours a day.

Grandview Avenue over the Scioto River Approximate Dates are October 9-November 17, weather permitting

Traffic Maintenance Two way – Two lane traffic will be maintained during work hours.

Time of Lane Restriction 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Fishinger Road over the Scioto River Approximate Dates are Two weekends between August 28 and October 16, weather permitting

Traffic Maintenance Two way traffic will be maintained.

Time of Lane Restriction work zone will be present from 9:00 PM Friday through 5:00 AM Monday.

Rohr Road over CSX & NS Railroad Approximate Dates are August 14 – September 8, weather permitting

Traffic Maintenance Rohr Road will be closed and a detour posted. Westbound traffic will travel south on Shook Road, then west on London Groveport Road, then north on Lockbourne Road to Rohr Road.

Time of Lane Restriction work zone and detour will be in effect 24 hours a day.

Detour All project locations will have lane closures to enable crews to make the needed repairs. Only Rohr Road will be closed during construction. The posted detour route for westbound motorists on Rohr Road will follow Shook Road south to London Groveport Road, west to Lockbourne Road, and north to Rohr Road. Eastbound motorists will follow the same detour in the opposite direction.

Contractor Complete General Construction Co.