About the Division of Engineering
The Division of Engineering provides professional engineering services which include design, construction, construction inspection, construction management, bridge inventory, and maintenance throughout Essex County.
The Division is responsible for the reconstruction and non-routine maintenance of approximately 215 miles of existing County roads; construction of new County roads as required; the operation and maintenance of 4 swing bridges over the Passaic River; the non-routine maintenance of 131 stationary bridges with spans of twenty feet or more and 230 culverts with spans of less than twenty feet; and the non-routine maintenance of 460 signalized intersections and over 30,000 traffic signs. The Division of Engineering is also responsible for performing all engineering services for all of the County’s 18 parks, 5 reservations, and recreation facilities.
The Division of Engineering also conducts the review of site plans and subdivisions submitted to the Essex County Planning Board. Site plans and subdivisions are reviewed for their traffic, drainage, and roadway impacts on the County roads.