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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 Engineer
The Franklin County Engineer’s Office held a public meeting to share information about the E. Cooke Road Corridor Improvement Project. Thank you to North Linden Elementary School for providing the space for the meeting and to the community for your feedback and engagement.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
#TeamFCEO participated in the Columbus Alternative High School’s (CAHS) Career, College + Service Fair where we shared information about our office and engaged with the students. It was a great event.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and #TeamFCEO is participating by conducting a clothing drive to benefit Jordan’s Crossing Resource Center. Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of something life changing by using generosity to promote positive change on #GivingTuesday.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Engineer Robertson would like to celebrate the completion of the Pontius Road 2.26 over Muddy Run improvement project. The project installed a new box culvert, wingwalls, and incorporated roadway approach reconstruction and guardrail installation. Special thanks to the Franklin County Engineer’s Bridge Department, Double Z Construction, and the inspection team, Smoot Construction Company, for their hard work to complete the project!
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Clime Road between Demorest Road and US Route 62 is now open to traffic.
Franklin County Engineer's Office
(614) 525-3030

Bridge and Highway Design Departments

Bridge Department


Bridge Engineer

The Bridge Department provides a variety of engineering services that ensure the safe operation and structural integrity of the county’s bridges and culverts. Their duties include managing the production of construction plans and cost estimates prepared by engineering consultants and department staff, inspecting and inventorying bridges and culverts, creating plans for county maintenance operations, analyzing truckloads for bridges, implementing quality control standards to meet state and federal regulations, and supplying technical assistance to other departments and public entities.

For more information, Please contact Ed Herrick, P.E., Bridge Engineer.

Highway Design Department


Highway Design Engineer

Design and Construction Standards

The Franklin County Engineer’s Office adheres to the latest design and construction standards enacted by the State of Ohio and City of Columbus for the maintenance and improvement of roads, bridges, utilities, and drainage facilities. To view these standards, please use the following links:

  • Ohio Department of Transportation

Division of Construction Management
Office of CADD & Mapping Services
Office of Materials Management
Office of Roadway Engineering
Office of Structural Engineering
Office of Traffic Engineering

  • City of Columbus Transportation Division

Document Library

  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Rules and Laws

  • Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Commission Web Site

  • Ohio Utilities Protection Service

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