Engineering Services / Roads & Bridges

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Engineering Services oversees the design and construction of Monroe County’s roads, public rights-of-way, bridges, sidewalks, and pedestrian/bike paths. Projects include the replacement or rehabilitation of County bridges, the resurfacing of County roads, the installation of drainage improvement on County roads, and the construction of new pedestrian/bike paths.

Engineering Services established a transition plan and is implementing upgrades to Monroe County-maintained sidewalks in the Sidewalk ADA Transition Plan.

Roads and Bridges

Roads and Bridges operate from locations in Key West and Key Largo. The department maintains 27 County bridges, approximately 312 miles of County roads and rights-of-way, and the County’s pedestrian and bike paths.

Routine maintenance includes trimming trees, mowing rights-of-way, street sweeping, striping, signage, shoulder work, and repairing potholes on county-maintained streets and property. 

Roads and Bridges responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning up after storms
  • Completing additional storm-related projects
  • Removing debris
  • Repairing rights-of-way

U.S. 1 and its rights-of-way are under the purview of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

2014 Bridge Assessment Report

In 2014, Monroe County had a Bridge Assessment conducted of its 27 County bridges. 


The Engineering Services/Roads and Bridges Department is funded by Local Option and Constitutional Gas Tax funds. Many capital improvement projects, such as road resurfacing, are partially funded by the 1-cent Infrastructure Sales Tax.