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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
May is National Bike Month! We build and maintain roads, bridges, and infrastructure for many modes of transportation, including bicycles. Get out and enjoy the benefits of bicycling. Visit to find out where you can ride throughout Central Ohio.
Cornell R. Robertson
Cornell R. Robertson
Thank you Team Franklin County Engineer for serving #EveryResidentEveryDay! Your talent, determination, & passion inspire me.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
It's Public Service Recognition Week! We would like to recognize #TeamFCEO for their dedicated service to the residents of Franklin County. Thank you to all of Central Ohio's public servants for your continued hard work and all that you do! #PSRW
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
The intersection of Emmit Avenue and Taft Avenue is closed for bridge repairs. This closure is expected to last three weeks, weather permitting.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Wright Road over Georges Creek between Bowen Road and Diley Road is closed for bridge maintenance. This closure is expected to last one week, weather permitting.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
We utilize work zones to build and maintain Franklin County roads and bridges. Unfortunately, daily changes in traffic and other activities can result in crashes and fatalities. Understanding the statistics may help bring awareness and improve work zone safety. Be safe! #NWZAW

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

Bridge and Highway Design Department

Bridge Design Department


Bridge Design Engineer

The Bridge Design 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 Design 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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