The Engineering Division plans, designs, manages construction work, and assists with the operation and maintenance of the city's infrastructure.
Engineering staff work with other public works divisions to build and maintain streets, water, and sewage systems that meet the city's standards for aesthetics and performance. Engineers also plan for future infrastructure needs to accommodate growth and development.
Engineering is responsible for managing all infrastructure construction projects, including those associated with private development projects. The division prepares feasibility studies, and conducts meetings with affected property owners. Engineering staff review infrastructure construction plans, enforce specifications, and inspect street and utility construction performed by outside contractors.
Monday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Bidding Information / RFPs
All city construction project advertisements, bid documents, and bid results are posted to the city's bidding website. Contractors and consultants interested in city construction projects should use the website to obtain the most up to date information about projects up for bid. The site is intended for contractors and consultants to download plan sets, submit bids, etc.Link to page
Learn about all of the private and public development, and infrastructure construction projects such as street paving and resurfacing, sidewalk, bridge, traffic control and street lighting improvements, bikeway and pedestrian walkway improvements, sewers and water infrastructure, and more.Link to page
City Planning Documents
View Northfield's major plans and studies including the Comprehensive Plan and its subplans, the Climate Action Plan, and the Comprehensive Economic Development Plan.Link to page
Complete Streets Policy
The purpose of this policy is to design surface transportation corridors that balance the needs of all users while implementing the principles of the Comprehensive Plan of enhancing Northfield’s sense of place and creating a highly connected multi-modal transportation network.Link to page
Pavement management programs aim to extend the lifespan of roadways and to minimize the cost of maintaining a viable road surface. A robust pavement management program can reduce the cost of maintaining a road by almost 30% over a 60-year period. Pavement management, along with assessments of utilities, sidewalks, and curbs helps to prioritize road maintenance and reconstruction projects.Link to page
View engineering specification and standard plates by section.Link to page
Storm Water Management
The City of Northfield takes an active role in managing stormwater run-off to prevent flooding, control erosion, and reduce pollution of our local waterways. This information lays out our ongoing and future efforts such as our Comprehensive Surface Water Management Plan.Link to page