The Department of Public Works Engineering Division manages the efforts related to the design development and construction of the town’s various infrastructure improvement projects.
Typical infrastructure improvement projects relate to water, sewer, and drainage maintenance, improvements, or extensions. The Engineering Division administers the Town's Roadway Management Program, which involves the programming of annual roadway and sidewalk maintenance town-wide.
Managing Project Conception to Completion
The Engineering Division manages many projects from conception to completion including initial concepts and estimates, survey, design, environmental permitting, bid document development, bid review and award, abutter notification, and construction supervision. The construction supervision aspect of these projects includes overseeing the contractor for conformance to plans and specifications, quantifying work performed for payment, and interacting with area residents to answer any questions and concerns.
Administering Consultants and Contractors
Additionally, the Town hires engineering consultants for certain larger capital projects. The Engineering Division works closely with consultants from project conception to completion, providing input, review, and assistance throughout the project's development.
The Engineering Division provides assistance and inspections to various Private Contractors, when those projects will connect to Town infrastructure.