The City Engineer's Office provides civil engineering guidance to the Mayor, city departments, boards and commissions, and the general public. The engineer provides project engineering and technical oversight for capital projects that involve planning, design, and construction of the city's street pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, storm drain and miscellaneous surface drainage facilities to insure adherence to the appropriate standards and guidelines.
This division also provides installation and maintenance of signs and markings along streets and maintenance of traffic signals for the City of West Memphis.
Duties & Responsibilities
The engineer's responsibilities include:
- Regulating and monitoring public and private construction in the city corporate limits
- Leading project bid openings
- Facilitating the contract paperwork flow such as bid schedule, request for bids, bid tabulations, Statement of Qualifications, and right-of-way permits
- Providing engineering analysis, surveying, design, preparation and review of plans, specifications and cost estimates
- Helping develop and implement processes to improve services with the construction community and provides research as requested
- Handling construction and site inspection
- Administering permit process for grading and work in the right-of-way
- Overseeing Right-of-way acquisition/relocation administration
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program was implemented to support surface transportation projects and other related efforts that contribute to air quality improvements and provide congestion relief. Funding can be applied to projects that reduce ozone precursor emissions (including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC)), carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM) emissions.
With adoption of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Congress made great strides in America's efforts to attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). One year later, Congress adopted the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act-the ISTEA of 1991. This far- reaching legislation brought transportation into the multi-modal arena and also set the stage for an unprecedented focus on environmental programs. Part of this approach was the newly authorized Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program.
Jointly administered by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the CMAQ program was reauthorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act in 2015. As with its predecessor’s legislation, the FAST Act provides funding to areas in nonattainment or maintenance for ozone, carbon monoxide, and/or particulate matter.
While project eligibility largely remains the same, the legislation places considerable emphasis on diesel engine retrofits and other efforts that underscore the priority on reducing fine particle pollution (PM 2.5).