Public Works

Public Works related activities such as maintenance of public streets and traffic signs are performed by the Engineering staff.

CIP PROJECTS

For more up to date information on the capital / community improvement project (CIP) contact the Town Engineer’s office.

FACILITIES INVENTORY

Drainage Inventory– Primary canals such as the C-11 is maintained by the SFWMD, secondary canals by either the Central Broward Water Control District or South Broward Drainage District, and Tertiary drainage by the Town of Southwest Ranches. The Town Engineer’s office maintains a copy of the inventory of this drainage infrastructure in the Town. This inventory is being updated. If you want to view the current data, please contact the Town Engineering Department or the respective district.
Fire Wells Inventory – The Town is served with fire protection water wells with a use of a fire pump truck. The fire well is generally six inches in diameter. These fire wells are inspected annually by the Fire Marshal. Hydrant-Wells District 101 Maps.
Streets Inventory – This inventory is being updated. If you want to view the current data, please contact the Town Engineering Department.
Traffic Signs Inventory – This inventory is being updated. If you want to view the current data, please contact the Town Engineering Department.

Canals & Drainage

All canals and related drainage matters are controlled by their respective local drainage districts.

Contacting Your Drainage District

  • For residences east of SW 148th Avenue (Volunteer Road) please contact:
    Central Broward Water Control District (CBWD) – http://www.centralbrowardwcd.org
  • For residences west of SW 148th Avenue (Volunteer Road) please contact:
    South Broward Drainage District (SBDD) – http://www.sbdd.org
  • South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) – SFWMD

Guardrails

To report a guardrail that requires repair please contact Town Hall. Public Works staff will determine if the guardrail is owned by the Town or by a private owner, and will notify the property owner.

Road & Traffic Signs Maintenance

The upkeep of the Town’s roadway, traffic signs and drainage facilities is contracted. Public Works staff oversees the work of the contractor.

Public or Private Roads

Most of the streets within our Town are public roads; however, there are a great number of private roads.
To determine if your road is a public or private road or in need of maintenance, Contact: publicworks@southwestranches.org or 954-343-7441.

Traffic Control and Street Name Signs

Stop signs, yield signs, street name signs, etc. are managed by the Town of Southwest Ranches. Please notify the Town if you see a vandalized, stolen and ‘down’ sign within our Town. Traffic Control Signs Contact: publicworks@swranches.org or (954) 343-7441.

Traffic Signals

The Town does not operate any traffic signal device. A traffic signal light devise on a County maintained road is operated by the Broward County Traffic Engineering. If you should happen to see a traffic signal out or working improperly, please contact County Traffic Engineering at the number below. Traffic Signals Contact: Broward County Traffic Engineering Phone: (954) 847-2600 Email: TRAFFIC@broward.org

Traffic Calming / Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program

Neighborhood residents may request the assistance of the Town of Southwest Ranches to help minimize speeding and cut-through traffic. The goal of the Southwest Ranches Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program is to promote neighborhood “livability” by lessening the negative impacts of traffic in our rural Ranches.

Section 18-19 of the Town Code of Ordinances provides guidance on traffic calming. For information on the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program Please see attached or contact publicworks@swranches.org or (954) 343-7453.

Mail it to:
Public Works Department
13400 Griffin Road
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330
Fax: (954) 434-1490
Another form of traffic calming is the Pace Car Program. Section 19-20 of the Town Code of Ordinances provides more guidance on this program.

Please be advised that under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone at (954) 434-0008, or in writing at 13400 Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330.

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