Public Infrastructure Department, Harris County, Texas


Harris County Public Infrastructure is comprised of three separate departments: Harris County Engineering Department, Harris County Flood Control District, and the Harris County Toll Road Authority. The Public Infrastructure Coordination Group is responsible for ensuring coordination and collaboration between these three departments.


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Harris County Engineering Department
John R. Blount, P.E. County Engineer
Harris County Flood Control District
Mike Talbott, P.E., Executive Director
Harris County Toll Road Authority
Gary Trietsch, P.E., Executive Director

Harris County Engineering Department

The mission of the Harris County Engineering Department is to execute the planning, study, design and construction of various buildings, roads, bridges, traffic signals, drainage improvements, parks, and other architectural and maintenance projects in accordance with certain design standards and contract documents.


Harris County Flood Control District

Since its creation, the Harris County Flood Control District's role has become increasingly complex. Whereas, its original role was to serve as the local partner for major projects with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, many other facets of reducing flood risks in Harris County have come into play.

Accordingly, the mission of the Harris County Flood Control District is to: Provide flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values.

The District accomplishes its mission by:

  1. Devising the flood damage reduction plans;
  2. Implementing the plans; and
  3. Maintaining the infrastructure.

Harris County Toll Road Authority

The Harris County Toll Road Authority improves mobility in the Greater Houston Metropolitan area through excellence in the operation of urban toll highway systems, while upholding a commitment to leadership, public service, and quality of life. The Toll Road Authority was created by Harris County Commissioners Court in 1983 after Harris County voters approved a referendum to release $900 million in bonds to construct toll roads in the rapidly growing Greater Houston Metropolitan area.