The Engineering Division develops and maintains Design Standards and Specifications, City Maps, Street directories. They also issue permits for driveways, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks. Engineering also reviews and approves all engineering documents submitted by outside parties. The Engineering Division also provides:
- Street and Roadway Design
- Rehabilitation of Existing Systems
- Public Safety Designs
- Flood Prevention Designs
- Street Drainage Designs
- Customer Service for Building Permits
- Design Guidance
- AutoCAD Service for Other Departments
- Legal Contract Documents and Specifications
- Oversees the design and construction of subdivisions within the City of Abilene limits as well as those in the 5 mile Extra Territorial Jurisdiction.
Construction Plan Review
In order to streamline our review of construction plans we are requesting that you email the Executive Secretary, Ruth Garcia, at email@example.com an electronic PDF copy of the construction plans for public improvements. If the plans are on sheets larger than 24”X36” you will need to provide the City Engineer with five paper copies for review. Plans will be reviewed the second Wednesday after the plans are submitted to provide a minimum of one week of review time. You will be invited to the plan review.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Owner/Contractor must provide the City of Abilene with a Street Contractors Bond in the amount of $1,000.00 in order to obtain a permit. The bond can be obtained from most insurance companies, and must expire December 31 of the current year.
All work in the Public Right of Way (ROW) must be permitted through the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. This applies to any sidewalk, curb & gutter or driveway, either new or repairing.
Important before placing concrete: all concrete forms must be inspected and approved by Inspection Services Division. Call Public Works at (325) 676-6281 to schedule an inspection. Call by 3:00 PM for an inspection on the morning of the next day. Call by 10:00 AM for same day, afternoon inspections.
If all City standards have been met, a Blue Inspection notice will be placed on the forms. If standards are not met, a Yellow Correction Notice will be placed on the forms. After owner/contractor has made corrections, another inspection is required (no charge). All inspections thereafter for the same problem will be a re-inspection fee. See the Fee Schedule for re-inspection fee.