The Engineering Department is actively involved in many projects and initiatives related to on-going construction, maintenance, and repair of the county highway infrastructure. Duties performed by department staff include those listed below.
Preparing bridge and road engineering plans and specifications for in-house construction and maintenance projects.
Reviewing and approving plans and specifications for contracted highway construction and maintenance projects.
Securing Federal and State funding sources to subsidize local road and bridge construction and maintenance projects.
Assisting various Miami County political subdivisions with highway and drainage projects.
Preparing plans for drainage improvement projects.
Performing traffic studies for safety improvement projects and speed studies for establishing speed limits.
Inspecting county-maintained bridges on an annual basis.
Issuing various roadway related permits.
Issuing address numbers within the unincorporated areas of the county.
Maintaining extensive ditch records on each ditch in Miami County.
Acting as the engineering advisor for the Trustees of the twelve Townships within Miami County.
Reviewing and approving construction plans for housing subdivisions and industrial sites within the unincorporated areas of the County.
Performing field review of proposed building sites.