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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.
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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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Franklin County Engineer added 4 new photos.5 days ago
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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Traffic Maintenance Department

Traffic Maintenance Department

MICHAEL MEEKS, P.E.

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