Engineering

  • Long range planning and engineering
  • Roadway design
  • Bridge and culvert design
  • Drainage Design
  • Right-of-way Aquisition
  • Surveying and Engineering for public improvements on both county and township roads

Development Services

  • Engineering review for Mercer County Regional Planning Commission on new subdivision developments
  • Inspects construction of new subdivision streets – Storm sewers, storm water management systems, road and bridge design, soil and erosion control measures, and traffic control

Construction and Inspection

  • Administration of all capital improvement contracts, including bridge and roadway construction and the annual pavement resurfacing program
  • Inspection, measurement, and documentation of all pay items
  • Adherence to Bid specifications and plans
  • Prepares partial and final payments to all contractors
  • Utility Coordination and Relocation — Gas and water lines, telephone and electric conduit, television, cable, and sanitary sewers
  • Reviews and issues utility and driveway permits
  • Annual Bridge Field Inspection and Bi-Annual Culvert Inspection

Administration and Finance

  • Records – Permanent copies of all road and bridge plans, maps, aerial photos, benchmarks, road records/right of way information, and land records (Public access to these records is always available)
  • Budgets and Payroll – Management of annual budget, including anticipation of fiscal needs and assessment of revenue availability in order to balance spending while developing schedule of infrastructure projects
  • Public Information – Coordination of project and construction information, media relations, and management of this web site. Development of Annual Report and Official Mercer County Transportation Map

Operations and Maintenance

  • Road and Bridge Maintenance – Ditching and drainage, culvert installation, pavement markings, pothole patching, bridge repair, berm work, guardrail repair, mowing, brush and weed control, snow and ice control
  • Emergency Maintenance – Storm damage, downed trees, high water and flooding problems, and debris
  • Traffic Operations – Maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings, and collection of traffic data throughout the County
  • Fleet Maintenance – Maintenance and upgrade of on- and off-road vehicles and equipment
  • Safety – Training of personnel on safety procedures to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations
  • Railroad crossings
  • Building and grounds upkeep
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