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, 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. .
Engineering Services is responsible for:
- Rights of Way Use Permits
- Maintenance and repair of traffic signals at intersections of U.S. 1 and County roads
- Maintenance and repair of street lights along U.S. 1
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.
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.
The Department’s goal is to provide residents and travelers with safe and well-maintained roads, bridges, and bike/pedestrian paths on which to travel -- and to provide visually enjoyable rights of way.ns a New Window.