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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
It’s National Transportation Week. We recognize the importance of safe and efficient transportation infrastructure and celebrate those who design, build, and maintain it. A special thanks to #TeamFCEO for their dedication to the traveling public.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Friday, May 20th, is Bike to Work Day! Cycling to work increases fitness, saves on fuel, and reduces carbon emissions. Plan your route to work by visiting http://centralohiogreenways.com/our-trails/. #BikeMonth
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
During the Light Ohio Blue campaign, we have turned the lights on the Lane Avenue Bridge blue in support of law enforcement officers. Thank you to all who serve or have served to protect our communities. #LightOhioBlue2022
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Schleppi Road, between Fancher Road and Walnut Street, is now open to traffic.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
It’s Light Ohio Blue week! Show your support for fallen officers or those continuing to serve, and replace your current exterior porch light with a blue light bulb. #LightOhioBlue2022
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Mann Road, between Havens Road and Clark State Road, is closed for drainage improvements. This closure is expected to last three weeks, weather permitting.
Franklin County Engineer's Office
970 DUBLIN ROAD
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 525-3030
fracoeng@franklincountyengineer.org
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Surveyor’s Journal Entry Eighteen

Surveyor’s Journal Entry Eighteen

The County Surveyor Works to Stabilize Local Economy

The Franklin County Surveyor played an integral role in helping to strengthen the local economy of the 1800s. The clarification of land titles and property boundaries ensured the continuing development and sale of land, helped to resolve real estate cases that reached the courts, and provided the basic parameters for construction.

Modern-day right-of-way acquisition procedures evolved from the surveys and appraisals that enabled land-use for the construction of the region’s first transportation infrastructure. These projects “for the public good” involved the Ohio & Erie Canal, including the 11-mile long Columbus feeder canal to Lockbourne, completed in 1832; the Columbus & Sandusky Turnpike, following modern-day U.S. Rt. 23 (North High Street) and S.R. 4 to Sandusky, completed in 1834; and the Franklin County portion of the National Road, following modern day U.S. Rt. 40 (East Main Street, High Street, and Broad Street), completed in 1836.

Along the bustling highways and canals came a great wave of westward migration. Between 1830 and 1840, Franklin County’s population grew by nearly 70 percent from 14,741 to 25,049.