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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
As we conclude another great #RoundaboutsWeek, we are happy to announce that the Morse Road at Babbitt Road improvement project is progressing well. Our contractor, Strawser Paving Inc., is working diligently to keep this project on schedule. Check back soon for updates.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Roundabouts have proven to be safe and beneficial to our communities. FCEO-maintained roundabouts follow national trends by decreasing overall crashes and crash related injuries. Let's keep decreasing crashes by always being alert and cautious when driving through roundabouts.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
As we celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth, we highlight Evelyn Cortez-Davis. She is a civil engineer who earned her degree from UCLA. She is the first Latina appointed Director of Water Engineering and Technical Services for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Engineer Robertson hosted a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Civil Engineering Career Expo in conjunction with HBCU Week to introduce students to career opportunities in the Central Ohio area. Thank you to all that participated in this great event.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
With more and more roundabouts coming to Central Ohio, it is always important to know how to navigate them safely and efficiently. Check out this video from our neighbors at New Albany, Ohio Government, discussing roundabout reminders. #RoundaboutsWeek
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
As we celebrate National Roundabouts Week, we want to help you understand why we support roundabouts. Our friends from the Durham Region put together a great video that highlights the benefits of roundabouts. Check it out!
Franklin County Engineer's Office
(614) 525-3030

Bridge and Highway Design Department

Bridge Design Department


Bridge Design 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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