Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING

County Engineer: Kenneth Dudley
850-838-3500 ext. 104
Engineer Intern: Vacant ext. 105

The Taylor County Engineering Division is responsible for providing professional support for Capital Improvement Projects and other programs, including assistance to the public on an as needed basis.

Professional support includes limited surveying, right-of-way information, design, regulatory permit assistance, document preparation, contract administration and construction inspection services. Other support services include review and joint approval of publicly dedicated subdivisions and streets.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Provide Survey, engineering, and construction management services.
  • Prepare the necessary federal, state, and local permits for Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Prepare and support submittals of federal and state grant applications for Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Inspect construction of roadways and storm water facilities within subdivision to be publicly dedicated.
  • Review and approve final plats for the Official Records of Taylor County.
  • Prepare graphical presentations with the CAD system for departments and divisions.
  • Responding and providing information to the public in regards to traffic data, flood mapping, aerial photography, etc.
  • Develop, administer and manage contractual agreements with outside consultants and contractors

Regulatory Review Authority:  Pursuant to Chapter 42, Taylor County Code of Ordinances and Florida Statute 336.045, the Engineering Division designs and reviews all projects to a minimum standard as outlined in the FDOT's Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards for Design, Construction and Maintenance for Steets and Highways, latest edition (Greenbook).

Section 42-888(e)(1), Taylor County Code of Ordinances.  Construction standards. Street construction shall be in accordance with the following standards based on land use category, density of development or number of parcels requiring access over the street:

(1) When located in the mixed use urban and/or rural residential, aviation related commercial, water-oriented commercial, industrial and/or public land use districts, or clustered at a net density of one unit per two acres or greater, streets shall be constructed as a paved roadway and constructed in accordance with the Florida Department of Transportation's Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction and Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards for Design, Construction and Maintenance for Streets and Highways, latest editions, and county specifications as contained in figure 6.01.03-E-2 on file in the county offices.

Section 336.045, Florida Statutes. Uniform minimum standards for design, construction, and maintenance; advisory committees.

(1) The department shall develop and adopt uniform minimum standards and criteria for the design, construction, and maintenance of all public streets, roads, highways, bridges, sidewalks, curbs and curb ramps, crosswalks, where feasible, bicycle ways, underpasses and overpasses used by the public for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. In developing such standards and criteria, the department shall consider design approaches which provide for the compatibility of such facilities with the surrounding natural or manmade environment; the safety and security of public spaces; and the appropriate aesthetics based upon scale, color, architectural style, materials used to construct the facilities, and the landscape design and landscape materials around the facilities....

(4) All design and construction plans for projects that are to become part of the county road system and are required to conform with the design and construction standards established pursuant to subsection (1) must be certified to be in substantial conformance with the standards established pursuant to subsection (1) that are then in effect by a professional engineer who is registered in this state.  These standards are intended to provide basic guidance for developing and maintaining a highway system with reasonable operating characteristics and a minimum number of hazards.

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

 

 

River Level Monitoring - USGS

 

 

Aucilla River        Econfina River       Fenholloway River      Steinhatchee River

FDOT - Bridge Condition Statement

 

 

Design Specifications

 

 

EJCDC Document - Standard General Conditions of the Construction Contract

 

 

 

SECONDARY ROAD IMPROVEMENT PLAN PROJECTS:

 

 

   Andrew Reams Road (Complete)

Construction Plans

Parcel Map

   Freeman Road (Complete)

Construction Plans

Parcel Map

   Hingson-Tanner Road

Construction Plans

Parcel Map

GIS Link

RECENT/CURRENT FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS:
Small County Rural Assistance Program (SCRAP)
Small County Outreach Projects (SCOP)

Project

Program

Begin

End

Status

Pisgah Rd

(CR 361)

SCRAP

US 19

US 221

Complete

Puckett Rd

(CR 361A)

SCOP

Golf Course Rd

Spring Warrior Rd

Complete

Foley Rd

(CR 30)

SCRAP

US 19

US 27

Complete

Woods Creek Rd

(CR 361B)

SCOP

West of US 19

US 19

Under Warranty

Roberts Aman Rd

(CR 361B)

SCOP

US 221

Joel Aman Rd

Under Warranty

East Red Padgett Rd (CR 356A)

SCRAP

US 19

South Red Padgett Rd

Under Warranty

South Red Padgett Rd

(CR 356)

SCOP

East Red Padgett Rd

US 19

Under Warranty

Paul Poppell Rd

(CR 359)

SCRAP

Woods Creek Rd

Slaughter Rd

Under Warranty

Contractors Rd

SCOP

Scale House

Foley Rd (CR 30)

Partially Complete

Roberts Aman Rd

(CR 361B)

SCOP

Joel Aman Rd

Johnson Stripling Rd

Under Warranty

Osteen Rd

(CR 359B)

SCRAP

US 98

Woods Creek Rd

Under Warranty

East Ellison Rd

(CR 255A)

SCRAP/SCOP

North Ellison Rd

East Ellison Rd

Under Design

North Ellison Rd

(CR 252A)

SCRAP

San Pedro Rd

East Ellison Rd

Under Design

Foley Cut-Off Rd

(CR 356C)

SCRAP

US 27

Foley Rd (CR 30)

Under Design

Carlton Cemetery Rd

SCOP

Puckett Rd

US 19/27

Bid Process

ROW Review

San-Pedro Rd

SCOP

US 27

Faulkner Rd

Under Desig