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Engineering Services / Roads & Bridges
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Judith S. Clarke, P.E.
Director of Engineering
Ph: (305) 295-4329
Fx: (305) 295-4321
Historic Gato Building
1100 Simonton Street 
Key West, FL 33040
Engineering Department Mission
The Engineering Department's goal is to provide residents and travelers with a safe and worry-free infrastructure on which to travel.

Road Responsibilities
Aside from U.S. 1 and its rights of way, which are under the purview of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Engineering Department oversees the design and construction of Monroe County's roads, public rights of way, bridges, sidewalks, and bike paths. The Engineering Department completed a Pavement Management Analysis Report on all County maintained roads, to prioritize repairs and resurfacing throughout unincorporated Monroe County. Engineering issues all right of way use permits needed throughout the county. The department also maintains U.S. 1 and the county's traffic signals and street lights. Engineering Services Department established a transition plan and is implementing upgrades to Monroe County maintained sidewalks in the Sidewalk ADA Transition Plan.

Roads & Bridges Responsibilities

The Roads and Bridges Department operates from locations in Key West and Plantation Key. Primary responsibilities involve maintaining county roads and rights of way, bike paths, and county bridges.

Routine maintenance procedures, including trimming trees, mowing, street sweeping, striping, signage, shoulder work, and repairing potholes, are performed on a continuous basis. The Roads and Bridges Department is also responsible for:
  • Cleaning up after storms
  • Completing additional storm-related projects
  • Removing debris
  • Repairing rights of way

Planning & Funding
The department follows the Seven Year Roadway and Bicycle Path Plan as a guide when repairing and resurfacing roads and bridges throughout the county. This department is funded by local option and constitutional gas tax funds.

Mission Statement 
The mission of the Roads and Bridges Department is to maintain and improve all county roads and bridges and to provide all citizens and visitors of Monroe County with safe and visually enjoyable rights of way on which to travel.

Monroe County
1100 Simonton Street
Key West FL, 33040