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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 https://www.morpc.org/tool-resource/columbus-metro-bike-map/ 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
970 DUBLIN ROAD
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 525-3030
fracoeng@franklincountyengineer.org
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County Engineer

County Engineer

CORNELL R. ROBERTSON, P.E., P.S.

Cornell has served as the Franklin County Engineer since June 2017. He began his career at the engineer’s office in 1992 and has held positions in construction, design, and overall engineering management.

Mr. Robertson received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and is a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Surveyor in Ohio.

During his 28 year career at the engineer’s office, Cornell has worked on the following infrastructure projects: Lane Avenue Bridge over the Olentangy River, Broad Street Bridge over the Scioto River, Dublin Road from Fishinger Road to Hayden Run Road, Cleveland Avenue from Morse Road to Minerva Lake Road, and Alum Creek Drive at Groveport Road OHIO Interchange.

Cornell also helped update the Franklin County Subdivision Regulations, was on the County Access Management creation team, negotiated a new Labor Union Contract for our bargaining employees, and submitted and adhered to fiscally responsible budgets. Currently, Cornell serves on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Roundabout Committee and represents the engineer’s office on Smart Columbus and other Connected & Autonomous Vehicle research teams.

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