Duties & Responsibilities

The Engineering Department is responsible for the preparation of plans and specifications and the construction, administration, inspection, and supervision for all infrastructure projects within the City. These projects include work that takes place on all street right-of-way, and other city-owned properties.

Brainard Road Culvert Replacement

Brainard Culvert

Brainard Road Culvert Replacement

Brainard Culvert

City engineers and inspectors also approve and inspect all streets and improvements installed by private developers in new residential, industrial, and commercial subdivisions. This work includes the inspection of public utilities to new houses and buildings as well as sewers, drives, grading, and drainage structures which are part of the development.

Personnel from the Engineering Department regulate, or assist in the regulation of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program, Federal and State environmental regulations, work done by private utilities in public right-of-ways, and traffic engineering.

In addition, the Engineering Department's input is vital to assure that Solon's development is implemented with the vision and strategy necessary to provide for the future needs of the city and its people.

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Liberty Road (Aurora Road to Bainbridge Road)

Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity

The City of Solon has developed various options for Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity in the section of Liberty Road between Aurora and Bainbridge Roads. All options may require some level additional right-of-way.

  • Option 1 includes integral bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides, consistent with Pettibone and Bainbridge Roads.
  • Option 2 includes sidewalks on both sides and no bike lanes. 
  • Option 3 includes bike lanes on both sides and no sidewalks.
  • Option 4 includes integral bike lanes and sidewalks on the west side only.
  • Option 5 includes sidewalks on the west side and no bike lanes. 

Aurora Road Traffic Study

The Aurora Road Traffic Study is available for viewing. Questions pertaining to the report can be addressed by the Engineering Department.