Engineering Services Department

The Engineering Services Department provides exceptional engineering solutions to enhance the infrastructure and quality of life in our vibrant city. Our department is comprised of four specialized divisions: Transportation Engineering & Design, Land Development Engineering, Construction and Survey. Each division plays a crucial role in delivering comprehensive services to meet the diverse needs of our community.


Administration oversees the general management, department budget, and is responsible for personnel of the Engineering Services Department.  

Transportation Engineering & Design

The Transportation Engineering and Design (TED) Division is responsible for the design of various transportation related capital improvement projects.  Our primary focus is pavement rehabilitation, striping, American Disabilities Act curb ramps, bike lanes, bike racks and sidewalk installation. Our division believes that Streets are a vital part of livable, attractive communities. Everyone, regardless of age, ability or income ought to have safe, comfortable and convenient access to community destinations and public places. Whether walking, driving, bicycling or taking public transportation, our goal in Transportation Engineering and Design is to provide "Complete Streets" with every project we design and build.

Land Development Engineering

Land Development Engineering (LDE) is responsible for maintaining and upholding the City of Modesto Standard Design Specifications, improvement plans and maps, including all new subdivision, processing various easement dedications, issuing encroachment permits, water and sewer connection permits, and transportation permits.

Construction Administration

This team oversees construction administration of CIP projects throughout the City, manages construction contracts, coordinates with outside contractors, and performs inspections and repairs on projects that are in the public right-of-way (streets, water and sewer lines, traffic signals, roundabouts, lift stations, and more).


The Survey Division measures and maps the physical features of our city, from boundary surveys to topographic mapping.