The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of 1,595+ miles of roadways; including all traffic signals, stop signs, markings, traffic studies, drainage remedies, grading, patching, mowing and other associated road work.
The Public Works Department is also responsible for selected Capital Improvement Projects and all road projects funded with Transportation Trust Funds, Impact Fees and Residential Road Paving funds. DPW also conducts comprehensive planning for 5 year projections for roads and drainage as well as 5 year comprehensive plans with SWFWMD.
DPW conducts an on-going, county-wide suppression of mosquito populations to prevent the outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases using an integrated pest management approach that presents the least risk to the public and the environment. On-going control of bees, wasps, and weeds in county right of ways, and aquatic vegetation control in county waterways.
Engineering Services include design, studies, project management, regulatory agency permitting, grant coordination, and strategic maintenance programs to address rehabilitation and restoration of paved residential roadways. The Engineering Office also works closely with the Development Department and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).
The Public Works Department serves as a liaison to federal, state and county permitting agencies, boards, committees and various organizations relating to roadway issues.
The Public Works Department supplies over 2,000 man-hours in support services to many other departments and outside agencies.