Public Works Engineering

Public Works Engineering is responsible for promoting high-quality, safe and efficient transportation infrastructure within the community. We oversee the design and construction of multi-modal transportation improvements, identifying safety and functional deficiencies in existing transportation systems and designing corrective solutions as budget allows.

Engineering Projects

  • Asset & Pavement Management: Projects that inventory existing infrastructure including pavement, bridges and bridge structures, signage and traffic signal systems in order to help prioritize projects. Example projects that result from the inventory and needs assessment include annual pavement management program projects, bridge inspection and rehabilitation, signage improvements, and traffic signal improvements. 
  • Safety and Mobility: Projects that address safety needs within the transportation system and improve mobility for all modes of transportation including motorized and non-motorized forms of transportation. Example projects include corridor signal timing plans to improve traffic flow, intersection improvement projects, and sidewalk projects.
  • Corridor Improvements: Major road, bridge and intersection improvement projects. An example of a recent corridor improvement would be the work completed on Western Road between Hall of Fame and Lakeview Avenues.

The City is responsible for the following:

  • 440+ lane miles of asphalt and concrete pavements
  • 29 bridges 
  • 67 signalized intersections, which include traffic signals for all approach lanes and turn lanes, hardware for operation and communication between signals
  • 8,000+ traffic signs including stop signs, speed limits, street names and advisory signs
  • 30+ miles of bike facilities, including share the road routes and bike lanes
  • 219+ miles or 1,156,320+ feet of thermo and striping