Engineering & Inspection
Additionally, staff provides consultation and coordination with the public and private engineers, contractors, developers, and the general public regarding public works construction practices and procedures. Field surveying and materials testing laboratory services are also provided by this staff.
The Traffic Engineering segment provides basic traffic engineering services, including the maintenance of a traffic accident database, countywide speed and volume studies, participation of the Traffic Advisory Committee (TRAC), research and respond to requests for traffic regulatory signs (speed limits, stop, etc), reviews land development proposals as they impact traffic safety, investigates and makes recommendations on the elimination of hazardous road conditions, reviews transportation permit applications, and provides staff with information for use in designing road projects.
This Division also includes the obtaining of professional property appraisals, developing agreements with property owners or their agents relative to purchase of land and easements for public improvement purposes. Additionally, staff processes those actions necessary to dispose of surplus county property, easements, and similar assets.