Responsibilities & Services
County Engineering is a section within the Shelby County Roads, Bridges, and Engineering Department. Planning for the development and improvement of infrastructure such as county roads, bridges and, in a few remote locations, sanitary sewers, are the principle responsibilities of the county engineer and their staff. They also:
- Have inspectors on each subsequent project
- Prepare public improvement contracts for subdivision streets and drainage
- Represent Shelby County on the Land Use Control Board
- Review developer projects and plans
Individual Staff Functions
- Bridge technician: The certified bridge technician performs annual inspections on each bridge, the data from the inspections is then compiled by either in-house or contractor forces into a short- and long-range maintenance program for performance.
- County engineer: The county engineer, through the director of Public Works, makes annual recommendations to the mayor and Board of County Commissioners for improvement or creation of major roads and/or bridges in accordance with the Major Road Plan of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
- Stormwater engineer: Administers stormwater and sanitary sewer programs to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems.
- Traffic engineer: The department's traffic engineer monitors problem roads or intersections and performs studies leading to solutions, such as widening of a road or installation of a new signal or sign. He also reviews all Capital Improvement and Development plans for full compliance with traffic regulations and best practices.