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Public Works Department

Statement of Function
The Public Works department is the management center for planning and implementing engineering design, construction and maintenance programs within the Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Land Acquisition, Facilities Management, Stormwater Engineering, Fleet Management, Telecommunications and Road and Bridge Divisions. The function of the Public Works Department is to provide a complete infrastructure for transportation, stormwater/drainage, communications, government buildings, parks, recreation and beaches within Indian River County, as well as meeting the fleet management and building maintenance needs of all County departments and constitutional officers.

2017/2018 Goals and Objectives

  • Replacement of North County Library roof
  • Evaluation and replacement of Health Department roof
  • Continue to acquire right-of-way parcels for 43rd Avenue project, 26th Street project and 66th Avenue/Oslo Road intersection project
  • Complete 66th Avenue (SR60 to 49th St)
  • Complete Historic Dodgertown Room Renovations
  • Complete Aviation Blvd./20th Avenue intersection improvements
  • Complete Old Dixie Highway resurfacing (IRFWCD North Relief Canal to 71st Street)
  • Complete 69th Street Bridge at Lateral G Canal
  • Complete construction of Osprey Marsh Stormwater Park Algal Nutrient Removal Facility and begin operations
  • Continue to enforce the County fertilizer ordinance and educate the populace regarding the ordinance
  • Continue County wide beach profile survey as part of the monitoring program identified in the County Beach Preservation Plan
  • Repair the Sector 3 beach restoration project that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy
  • Continue sea turtle monitoring under Habitat Conservation Plan.
  • Coordinate signalization improvements, 26th Street & 66th Avenue, SR60 and 66th Avenue, SR60 and 94th Avenue
  • Coordinate Intersection improvements/signalization, 1st Street SW and 27th Avenue, 1st Street SW and 43rd Avenue, 41st Street and 66th Avenue, 45th Street and 66th Avenue, Aviation and County Administration Entrance
  • Enter drainage basin areas into AutoCAD
  • Cap an additional 5 miles of unpaved roads with millings
  • Resurface 8 miles of existing collector and/or subdivision roads
  • Upgrade and conversion of telephone systems and the IRC Landfill / Bio-solids Plan location
  • Continue to expand and improve the county-wide fiber optic systems network
  • Upgrade and convert failing telephone equipment at IRC Gifford aquatic Center
  • Fiber optic installation at new IRC InterGen Recreation Center, IRC South RO Water Treatment Plan, IRC Osprey Marsh Stormwater Park and IRC Shooting Range