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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 Engineer7 hours ago
Hillard Rome Road between Fisher Road/Feder Road and Hillard Rome Road East is closed due to a car accident.
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Franklin County Engineer1 day ago
Norton Road and Johnson Road are closed for the construction of a single lane roundabout. These roads will be closed for approximately 60 days, weather permitting.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer3 days ago
It's been two years since Cornell R. Robertson, P.E., P.S. took over the reigns as the Franklin County Engineer. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and leadership. Happy Anniversary, Engineer Robertson!
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer4 days ago
Today marks the 242nd anniversary that the Stars and Stripes were adopted as our national flag. Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor. White symbolizes Purity and Innocence. Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice. Happy #FlagDay!
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer5 days ago
Yesterday, we held our 2nd FCEO Engineer Shadowing Day of the year. Engineer Robertson kicked off the day with a welcome, and the students visited various departments in our office and even headed out to a project site. Our next shadow experience will be Sept. 11th.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer5 days ago
Winchester Pike between Noe Bixby Rd. and Shannon Rd./Ebright Rd. is now open to traffic!

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

Traffic Maintenance Department

Traffic Maintenance Department


Traffic Engineer

The Traffic Engineering Department works to maintain the capacity and safety of county roads. Duties include the design, installation and operation of all forms of traffic control devices, such as pavement striping, traffic signals, road signage and school zone flashers; review of construction plans to ensure proper traffic control, maintenance of traffic, and detour routing; and preparation of traffic studies to determine speed limit reductions and increases, four way stops, and traffic signal locations. They also evaluate new zoning and subdivisions that access county roads to determine if there will be impairments to roadway safety and efficiency. For more information, please contact Michael Meeks, P.E., Traffic Engineer.

Access Management Regulations


Access management involves providing/managing access to land development while simultaneously preserving the flow of traffic on the surrounding road system in terms of safety, capacity and speed. It protects the major investment of the county roads and is essential to operating them safely and efficiently.

Access management views the highway and the surrounding land as parts of a system; all parts are important and interact with each other. The goal is to coordinate the planning and design of each to preserve the capacity of the overall system, and to allow efficient and safe access to and from the properties.

Most of the cities in Franklin County have had access management standards in various forms for a long time (including Columbus, Hilliard, and Dublin) and the State of Ohio has adopted access management guidelines. A few years ago, the state legislature passed House Bill 366 with created the enabling legislation for counties and townships to adopt access management regulations. Since then many counties have done so.

The proposed County Commissioner’s Resolution starts the process per the ORC for adoption of these regulations on county roadways on the county thoroughfare plan.

Franklin County Access Management Regulations Plan – Adopted 12/17/13