The focus of this division is to maintain safe traffic operation on our County's roads, implement capital improvements for the transportation network and to acquire needed property for capital programs. The Transportation Engineering staff works in project management teams that are made up of well-trained, highly motivated professionals who uphold the efficient use of public funds as their highest priority.
Within the Transportation Engineering Division there are four sections that work in conjunction, but within their distinct disciplines, to promote the quality, safety and the efficiency of the county's road network through sound engineering principles, quality construction, diligent oversight and effective maintenance.
Sections within the Transportation Engineering Division
Traffic Operations installs, inspects and maintains traffic signals, roadway lighting and signs and also identifies, plans, designs and oversees construction of intersection, safety and capacity improvements, such as turn lanes, median modifications, sidewalk improvements and small drainage projects. These improvements are limited to small-scale, low-cost projects that will enhance traffic flow and/or promote safety.
Roadway & Bridge Project Management oversees consultants in the study, design and permitting of capital improvements on major roadway and bridge projects. The process begins with consultant selection and proceeds through 30%, 60%, 90% and 100% design plan stages, with public information meetings typically being held at each of these milestones. It is the responsibility of this section to coordinate with a variety of agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable governmental regulations.
Right-of-Way Acquisition is responsible for acquiring property required for new roads, widening existing roads and for the construction and maintenance of canals, stormwater sites and water control structures. This section works closely with the County Attorney's Office to acquire land and/or easements via negotiated purchase, or when necessary, condemnation, in order to grant legal access for the county's contractors to enter upon theretofore private property to construct roadway, drainage and utility improvements necessary to maintain acceptable levels of service for the residents of Collier County.
Road Construction/CEI has a team of seasoned inspectors, skilled in contract administration, whose job it is to make certain that all Transportation Engineering capital projects are constructed in conformance with approved plans and specifications, whether it be roadway, bridge, sidewalk, stormwater outfall or traffic signal. The team's focus in oversight of contractors and consultants is quality construction that is on schedule and within budget.
Phone: (239) 252-8192