Engineering Services / Roads & Bridges
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 Opens a New Window. .
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. New Window.