Public Works Dept.
Public Works Department - Engineering
The Engineering Department is responsible for project management, plan review of various private developments, design of construction plans for various city projects including roadways and storm drain systems and performing project field inspections as necessary. The City Engineer also serves as an advisor to the Planning Commission and provides assistance to other City departments in resolving engineering problems. Program Goal
Promote safety, order, convenience, prosperity and general welfare of the citizens of Harlingen in accordance with present and future needs of the City. Provide efficiency and economy in the process of development, for convenience of traffic and circulation of goods, for good civic design by enforcing adopted rules and standards.

Objectives for 2009-2010
  • Continue training program for Engineers and Developers
  • Set groundwork to conduct storm drainage study in west Harlingen area
  • Complete plans and specifications for Northwest Drainage Project and construct Phase 3
  • Continue to implement Capital Improvement Projects

Engineering Staff Contact Information:
 VACANT City Engineer 956.216.5223
 Martha E. Viada, E.I.T.     Engineer-In-Training       956.216.5283 
 Oscar Ovalle  Project Control Officer  956.230.8006
 Brent Santillan Engineering Technician  956.216.5281 

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