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02/27/2024

Students Build Bridges to a Future in Engineering

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mineral Ridge High School students Aaliyah Wall, Madison Svirbly and Faith Schneider were among 70 students creating balsa wood bridges, hoping to improve on the design they made at school to get to the competition.


02/26/2024

Make Plans to Road Trip to Preble County, Ohio for a Spectacular April Eclipse Experience

On April 8th of this year, there will be a total solar eclipse that will be seen not that far north of Chattanooga, and won't be seen again until 2099.

In fact, one of the best places to see the eclipse is just a road trip away: Preble County, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati up I-75.

Of the 13 U.S. states in the narrow path of totality, Ohio is right smack dab in the heart of it all. A total solar eclipse is a rare and spectacular event. 


02/26/2024

West Market Street Bridge Slated for Rehabilitation

WARREN — The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office has identified the desperate condition of many of the 377 bridges in the county and said it is committed to providing the necessary resources to address the problems.


02/23/2024

Belmont County Commissioners Approve $3.3 Million in Paving Projects

The Belmont County Board of Commissioners approved several paving projects to be done this summer.

Belmont County Engineer Terry Lively said Wednesday that one major project was made possible by a $2 million grant through the Federal Highway Administration. Commissioner Jerry Echemann said the cost of the total project is $3,294,473. The remaining $1,294,473 for the project will be funded through the county engineer’s office.


02/23/2024

Washington County Engineer Raises Concerns about Gas Pipeline

MARIETTA — Washington County Commissioners discussed a landslip in Marietta they are concerned about during the commission meeting Thursday.


02/23/2024

Bridging the Gap: Ohio's Bipartisan Effort to Resolve County Engineer Shortages

Explore the bipartisan effort in Ohio led by State Representatives Klopfenstein and Rogers to address the persistent challenge of filling county engineer vacancies and reshaping local governance.


02/20/2024

Dozens of Shipments of Intel Equipment Stalled in Southern Ohio

As many as 40 shipments of industrial equipment intended for the Intel build in New Albany are being held up in southern Ohio along the Ohio River.


02/17/2024

Historic Covered Bridge Reopens in Newton Falls

Newton Falls - Veterans posted colors from Newton Falls, the Pledge of Allegiance was said, and the national anthem was sung at this reopening ceremony of the Newton Falls historic covered bridge built in 1831.


02/17/2024

Harrison County Engineer's Office Moves into New Space

Cadiz - Employees of the Harrison County Engineer’s Office are starting to get settled into their new location.

Harrison County commissioners took a tour of the new facility on Wednesday morning.

The new office is an addition to the current county garage. The 2,507-square-foot addition includes office space, a conference room, a file room and a break room. The restrooms were also renovated as part of the project.


02/14/2024

New Engineering Facility to be Constructed

The Morrow County Development Authority is excited to announce the partnership between the Board of Morrow County Commissioners, the Morrow County engineer, and the Development Authority to bring to the county a new engineer facility.


02/04/2024

Portage County engineer is mapping out a busy 2024 Along the Way

PORTAGE COUNTY, Ohio - Larry Jenkins, who succeeded Mickey Marozzi as Portage County engineer last year, has an ambitious 2024 schedule that includes replacing four bridges, improving multiple roads and helping townships bid out many resurfacing and reconstruction projects.


01/23/2024

Gaysport Bridge in Muskingum County Officially Open

BLUE ROCK, Ohio – A newly-opened, remotely-located, bridge across the Muskingum River drew several dignitaries from across the state that were associated with its construction to celebrate its completion.

Muskingum County Engineer Mark Eicher spoke about the estimated, $7.25-Million Gaysport Bridge project and how it plays a vital role in distributing traffic across the southern portion of the county.


12/20/2023

New Somerset's historic bridge restoration delayed due to environmental issues

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio- "We made some means and measures to limit truck traffic, but we couldn’t keep the garbage trucks off or delivery trucks off of it, so we were concerned a failure would happen and possibly a collapse,” Jefferson County Bridge Engineer Kara Bernhart said.

 

12/18/2023

Bridge load limits discussed by Paulding County commissioners

PAULDING COUNTY, Ohio-  The load limits of two bridges in Paulding County were discussed during a recent county commissioners meeting.

Engineer Travis McGarvey presented a load reduction for two bridges in Latty Township.

McGarvey recommended the bridge over Middle Creek on County Road 12 east of Ohio 637 be reduced to 28 tons for two-axle emergency vehicles and 42 tons for three-axle emergency vehicles. On Latty Township Road, east of U.S. 127, he requested the bridge over Prairie Creek on Township Road 48 have various new load limits.

 

12/11/2023

Wright Recognized in Columbus for Work in County

Washington County Engineer Roger Wright might have thought he reached the peak of his career when his photo appeared on a county commissioner’s office coffee mug. But things just got even better.

Wright has been named Engineer of the Year by a vote of his peers in the County Engineers Association of Ohio. He received the award Thursday in Columbus at the three-day joint Winter Conference of the 88-county engineers’ group and the County Commissioners Association of Ohio. Wright, who earned his Professional Engineer and Professional Surveyor degrees at Ohio University, has worked in the Washington County Engineer’s office since 1999 and has served as County Engineer for 11 years. 


11/18/2023

Cade Wins Safety Award

Hancock County, Ohio - Hancock County Engineer Douglas Cade has been named the 2023 winner of Ohio’s David F. Brand Safety Award by the County Engineers Association of Ohio. Cade also has been nominated for the national David F. Brand Safety Award. The winner of the national award will be named in April 2024 by the National Association of County Engineers. The state and national safety awards recognize an individual who has had a positive influence on improving safety on the local, regional, state and national levels. The award is considered a lifetime achievement award, recognizing an individual's efforts to join forces with other organizations to improve safety and eliminate fatalities and serious injuries.


11/02/2023

PE License Guide: What To Know About Professional Engineering Licensure

Roller coasters. Suspension bridges. Space shuttles. Artificial hearts. The modern world would not know such innovations without the knowledge and skills of engineers. And since we depend on these inventions being safe and reliable, the engineers who design them must first complete a rigorous course of study.

But that’s not all. Many of the most sought-after and respected engineers also earn a Professional Engineer (PE) license after graduating from an accredited college, acquiring years of professional experience and passing two sets of exams.


10/30/2023

Supply issues holding up completion of local road project

UNITY TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – It appears that supply chain issues are holding up the completion of a road paving project in Columbiana County.

Officials with the Ohio Department of Transportation say a nationwide shortage of pavement-marking paint has kept them from finishing work on a stretch of Route 14 that was repaved over the summer months.


10/23/2023

Logan County Spotlight: Bickham Covered Bridge

LOGAN COUNTY, OH -  Today’s Logan County Spotlight is on the Bickham Covered Bridge. The Bickham Covered Bridge is located on County Road 38 between State Route 366 and County Road 98 near Indian Lake. The bridge is over the south fork of the Great Miami River. It is one of two covered bridges that remain in Logan County. The other one is called McColly Covered Bridge on County Road 13.


09/20/2023

Bridge replacement on Road O

PUTNAM COUNTY — The Putnam County Engineer is providing notice to the public regarding the following project: Replacement of the bridge over Cranberry Run on County Road O, between Township Road 7-L and County Road 6 in Riley Township. The Putnam County Engineer, in partnership with ODOT, plans to replace this bridge to resolve the current weight restriction. The Putnam County Engineer received a grant through the County Engineers Association of Ohio Bridge Formula Program (Round 2), which provides for 100% of the project construction costs. 


08/28/2023

Individuals in Engineering and Technology Recognized for STEM Achievements & Community Contributions

Today the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) announced the recipients of its annual awards program, a nod to those movers and shakers who are making significant contributions to the STEM community and the advancement of women in engineering. SWE award recipients include professionals and collegiates from influential businesses, corporations, and universities across the globe. Read more

 


08/17/2023

Open Source: Danville-Amity repavement update

DANVILLE — Road repairs for Danville Amity Road are at a standstill as bids for the needed project weren’t returned. 

The road has been known for its potholes, with residents pondering when the road connecting Howard and Danville would be repaired. 

Bid openings for the Danville Amity project were May 23. But there were no bids returned, County Engineer Cameron Keaton said.


08/17/2023

Open houses set to update progress on Spence bridge project

COVINGTON, Ky. (KT) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will jointly conduct two open house events later this month to update the public of progress being made on the $3.6 billion Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project.

One meeting will be in Kentucky and one in Ohio to allow the public to browse exhibits, review project information, provide comments, and talk one-on-one with the project team. The public is encouraged to attend at any time during the three-hour event at their convenience.


08/14/2023

Ground Broken for New Route 8 High Level Bridge

AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – ODOT broke ground on a huge bridge project in Akron last week.

The Route 8 High Level Bridge over the Cuyahoga River Valley will be replaced with two new bridges over the next five years.

ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks was among those attending.


07/11/2023

CEAO Office Moved to 1103 Schrock Road

After 18 years at 6500 Busch Blvd, CEAO has officially moved to a new office location. 

Our new address:
CEAO
1103 Schrock Road, Suite 202
Columbus, OH 43229

Our phone number is still the same: 614-221-0707


05/02/2023

Commissioners accept $2.5M bid for sewer improvements; OK Fayette Solar RUMA

Commissioners voted 3-0 Wednesday to approve a Road Use Maintenance Agreement (RUMA) contract for Fayette Solar, in conjunction with the Highland County Engineer’s Office and Madison Township Trustees.


05/02/2023

County, township partnership aiding Belmont County roads

A chip and seal program that helps both Belmont County and the townships fix roads has been growing. Now, the Belmont County Commission has partnered to add to the success of the program.

"The project this year is the largest we've ever let out; it’s almost $1.7 million,” County Engineer Terry Lively said.


04/27/2023

County engineer to begin pursuing $5 vehicle registration permissive tax

MEDINA — Medina County Engineer Andy Conrad has asked the Medina County Commissioners to enact a $5 vehicle registration permissive tax for the county. The vehicle registration permissive tax is an optional tax that can be levied by the counties and/or taxing districts on vehicle registrations, according to the Ohio Revised Code.


04/27/2023

Bridge projects to be big focus in Jefferson County this year

The Jefferson County Engineering Department presented its annual report for 2022 to county commissioners on Thursday. Among some of their biggest projects, 7.5 miles of county road were paved, 17 slips sites have been fixed, two bridge structures have been replaced and many repaired, and more than seven miles of shouldering work was done. Commissioners recognized the engineering department for its work and good use of county monies. County Engineer Jim Branagan said he’s happy to have shifted attention on slip projects, but the office is looking to improve even more in 2023.


04/13/2023

County expecting minimal salt buy after mild winter

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County board of commissioners addressed infrastructure and plans for next winter at its most recent meeting.

Belmont County will once again participate in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s road salt contract for salt purchases in 2023. This winter season was relatively tame, and Belmont County Engineer Terry Lively said his office would purchase enough salt to recoup losses.


04/13/2023

Allen County's engineer holds final 2023 County and Township Road Program meeting

ALLEN COUNTY, OH (WLIO) - Allen County's engineer hosted the final 2023 County and Township Road Program meeting on Wednesday.

A meeting that included all township trustees and the county's commissioners was held to discuss and finalize the 2023 Road Programs for township, village, and county road work throughout Allen County. At the meeting, county engineer Brion Rhodes reviewed the total cost for all of the road work which came out to be $2.99 million. This included the cost of 13.5 miles of paving and 78.6 miles of chip seal.


04/13/2023

Need more roundabout practice? Lucas County Engineer’s Office to hold training in Sylvania

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Have you ever approached a roundabout with confusion, fear or just plain frustration? This is a common occurrence nowadays as roundabouts are popping up more and more around high-traffic areas in hopes of alleviating traffic jams and making traffic flow more efficient.

To help drivers maneuver roundabouts better, the Lucas County Engineer’s Office is hosting their first-ever mock roundabout drive-thru training session on Sunday.


04/12/2023

Richland County commissioners OK $800K in ARPA for road resurfacing projects

MANSFIELD -- Richland County commissioners on Tuesday approved $800,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds for various road paving projects in 2023.

The unanimous decision came during a meeting with county Engineer Adam Gove, who said his department, like all county engineers in the state, lost gas tax revenues in 2020 and 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.


04/12/2023

Mercer County Engineer issues press release about spring planting and open ditches

The Mercer County Commissioners and the Mercer County Engineer would like to remind those who plant and till the fields around the county this spring to remember to avoid planting in the roadway right-of-way. The Engineer and the Commissioner’s Office have maps that identify the varied widths of the road right-of-way throughout the county. More specifically, sight problems limiting the ability of the traveling public to see, can be particularly hazardous.


04/10/2023

Ohio’s transportation bill benefits Butler County roads

The new $13.5 billion state transportation bill that’s been touted for addressing railway safety and a reconstruction of the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River also includes important provisions for local jurisdictions to do more roadwork in-house which is cheaper.

Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed House Bill 23 into law and it takes effect July 1. County engineers and others have been fighting for years to get the legislature to increase the monetary limits on infrastructure projects they can perform in-house.


04/10/2023

Commissioners, engineer open bids on FEMA projects

The Pike County Commissions along with Pike County Engineer Denny Salisbury were on hand Monday to open the bids for projects that are at least partially funded by monies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA.)

The first project was the Carr’s Run repair project, which came with an apparent low bid around $15,000.


04/10/2023

Engineer’s office to help Falls with covered bridge

NEWTON FALLS — The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office is assisting the village in getting repairs and improvements made to the closed historic covered bridge.

Steve Papalas with the engineer’s office told officials Wednesday after discussions about fixing the bridge and placing the project out for bids, a bid of $762,000 was received, which would be covered by insurance.


04/07/2023

Davis reports a giant leap in progress for Scioto County

PORTSMOUTH – Progress in Scioto County is moving rapidly, according to Commissioner Bryan Davis, who pointed to improvements in infrastructure, economic development, and partnerships as fueling the movement.

Davis spoke at the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast on April 5.


04/07/2023

Lake County Engineer’s Office, officials seek funding for road, bridge repairs

During a recent set of meetings, Lake County Commissioner John Hamercheck reported data detailing that the county has received a larger-than-anticipated amount of interest income, which is directly sent to the general fund.

“I know (Lake County) Engineer Jim Gills has expressed deep concerns over several roads and bridges that are closed or that are threatening to be closed due to respective states of disrepair, including inevitable failures,” Hamercheck told the board.


04/05/2023

Road projects planned for western half of county

The Delaware County Engineer’s Office has issued its 2023 Paving and its 2023-24 Road Projects guides.

Fourteen major road projects will take place in 2023, and seven will start in 2024. Sixty-four township roads and 26 county roads will be improved by paving, as well.


04/04/2023

Energy company donates $50,000 toward Monroe County road repairs

BEALLSVILLE –Gulfport Energy recently donated $50,000 to help repair Monroe County Road 38, Headley Ridge Road, in Beallsville.

The county has been working to repair the roadway since 2019 when a landslide damaged an approximately 200-foot section of the pavement. Monroe County Engineer Amy Zwick said the county was denied Federal Emergency Management Agency funding for the area, along with numerous other locations, meaning the county incurred thousands of dollars in expenses to repair the damage themselves.


04/04/2023

Van Wert County Commissioners hear an update on $1.4 million Jennings Ditch cleanup

VAN WERT — Van Wert County Commissioners, on Tuesday, heard an update on the West Jennings Creek ditch cleanup project, an estimated $1.4 million project in Van Wert and parts of Allen and Putnam counties.

The first public meeting was held in late January and commissioners in the three counties voted to proceed to the next step in the project.

“The surveying is complete,” said Kyle Wendel, Van Wert County Engineer. “We’ve got an initial draft set of plans prepared.”


04/04/2023

County engineer’s report gives project details

TROY – The Miami County Engineer’s Annual Report for 2022-23 provides information on more than projects to pave county roads.

There’s also detail, among other information, on a number of bridge projects, culvert replacements, drainage and special projects such as the current work to install a new fuel island at the county Highway Garage located off County Road 25A between Troy and Piqua.


04/04/2023

Ohio's $13.5 Billion Transportation Budget

On Friday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the state's transportation budget for the next two years. The bill will take affect on July 1, and explains how the Buckeye State will utilize the approximately $13.5 billion in state and federal revenue over the next two years.

House Bill 23 plans to implement a series of changes that will improve public safety and making Ohio a great place to do business.


04/04/2023

Ohio's new distracted driving law takes effect tomorrow: Gov. Mike DeWine discusses impacts on drivers and cell phones

COLUMBUS, Ohio — “PHONES DOWN. IT’S THE LAW.”

That's the message from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine as a new statewide law that targets distracted driving takes effect Tuesday across Ohio -- and it brings some big changes when it comes to using your cell phone while behind the wheel.


03/30/2023

LeBrun secures $10 million for 9 bridges

Scioto County Engineer Darren LeBrun has secured new grant funding to replace a total of nine bridges in the county.

Out of exactly 500 bridges across Scioto County, in which an Ohio bridge is defined as a structure that crosses the span of at least ten feet, the engineer was able to pinpoint nine in dire need of replacement.


03/30/2023

Big Walnut Interchange years away

At a recent Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon, an older gentleman asked county officials if the Big Walnut Interchange would be built in his lifetime.

One of the answers was, “How long do you plan on living?”

All joking aside, the Big Walnut Interchange was first considered in 1987 and has been the subject of studies and speculation ever since.


03/29/2023

MC Commissioners OK bridge replacement

TROY – On Tuesday, March 28, the Miami County Commissioners authorized preliminary legislation for the replacement of the Peterson Road Bridge.

The preliminary legislation is with the Ohio Department of Transportation and allows for the commission to enter into contracts as necessary.


03/29/2023

How Ohio's limits on local construction have closed bridges, delayed road repairs

Allen County is not making all the bridge repairs it could, leading to weight limit restrictions and closures that impact not only commutes and development but emergency response times.

And they're not alone.

In Butler County, emergency response times jumped by 10 minutes while officials went through a three-month bidding process to fix a closed bridge. The county estimated its employees could have completed the work in three months.


03/29/2023

Allen County Engineer meeting with township trustees to go over which road projects will move forward

ALLEN COUNTY, OH (WLIO) - Spring means the kickoff to construction season and the Township Road Program in Allen County.

The Allen County Engineer is meeting with township trustees this week to discuss proposed road work. Trustees are narrowing down which projects can move forward with the amount of available funding. With the price of asphalt raising another 10 dollars a ton, completing the number of projects is a challenge. The cheaper alternative to paving is to chip and seal the roadways, and drivers will find a number of those projects this season.


03/29/2023

Video footage help county engineers assess roadways

STEUBENVILLE — An independent crew will be capturing video footage of roadways throughout Jefferson County to help the county’s engineering department to identify areas of need.

On Thursday, the Jefferson County Commissioners learned a crew from the Pavement Management Group of Columbus will be collecting digital video footage of about 260 miles of roads as part of an ongoing inventory and assessment by the department.


03/21/2023

Butler County road repair costs soar, but $30M in work planned

Nearly $30 million in planned Butler County road and infrastructure projects this year reflect how construction prices have soared and created a challenge for the county engineer’s office when it came to estimating costs.

All the bids came in around the amounts estimated by Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens with one exception: a fairgrounds project that was well below the estimate.


03/20/2023

Road repairs and resurfacing, bridge replacement top county's road projects

The Guernsey County Highway Department has finalized its game plan for 202, according to Guernsey County Engineer Paul Sherry, who pointed out that grant funding will play a key role in all of the projects being planned.

"All of our work depends on the availability of grant funding," Sherry explained. "Over the last 20 years, our revenue has not kept the pace with inflation. We were fortunate to have an increase in the gas tax in 2019, which has negated in the recent years of cost increases. As time goes on, we will continue to lose purchasing power and possibly even our ability to have matching funds for grants."


03/20/2023

Traffic safety study OK'd for Allen County

Mar. 16—LIMA — As the traffic increases, Allen County may see changes to local roadways. Allen County Commissioners approved the Allen County Engineer to enter into a contract with Mannik and Smith Group to conduct a safety study to analyze roadways countywide. Last year, the Allen County Engineer received grant monies of $71,500 from the County Engineer's Association of Ohio. According to the resolution approved at Thursday morning's meeting, the studies will be held on Breese Road between Beeler and McClain, Cole Street between Diller and Beery and Ft. Amanda between Buckeye and Adgate.


03/17/2023

What roads will Ross County be paving this year?

CHILLICOTHE— Recently the Ross County Engineer Charlie Ortman sat down to discuss the upcoming road construction projects for Ross County. This includes repaving roads, installation of culverts, routine maintenance and more.

For Ortman's office funding comes from a variety of sources including federal and state grants as well as a local fund match or contribution.


03/15/2023

Intersection completed in Orange Township

LEWIS CENTER — The Delaware County Engineer’s Office recently announced construction has been completed on the Africa Road and Worthington Road intersection in Orange Township.

“Final area restoration will be completed this spring,” the Facebook page for the office said on March 8. The post also appeared on the Facebook pages for Orange and Genoa townships.


03/15/2023

ODOT District 8 kicks off construction season, focuses on big U.S. 35 project

The Ohio Department of Transportation kicked off construction season on Monday. In total, ODOT is expecting to invest $2.5 billion into more than 1,000 projects, including 198 in Southwest Ohio.

One project for ODOT District 8 and the Greene County Engineer this year includes the interchange of U.S. 35 and Valley/Trebein Road.


03/15/2023

Huron County students experience engineering careers

The Huron County Business Advisory Council hosted an “Engineering Day” for high school students who tested for an architecture, construction or engineering aptitude. These students visited area businesses, including the Huron County Engineer’s Office, BORGERS, Fabriweld, Mark Schaffer Excavating & Trucking and a presentation about the Engineering Tech program at EHOVE.


03/14/2023

Tuscarawas County Engineer’s Office seeking seasonal workers

NEW PHILADELPHIA − The Tuscarawas County Engineer’s Office is looking for students to work as seasonal workers for the Road and Bridge Department.

Students must be a current high school senior or a current college student who will be enrolled in higher education in the fall of 2023. 


03/13/2023

County to replace 15 bridges this year

ZANESVILLE − The Muskingum County Engineer's Office is taking full advantage of federal bridge replacement funds to tackle several bridge projects this year. Since Muskingum County Engineer Mark Eicher took office five years ago, the county has replaced 50 bridges. The office plans to bid out six bridge projects this year, and tackle 10 to 12 on their own. Eicher's office is responsible for 402 of the approximately 640 bridges in the county.

"In all, we will replace about 15 bridges this year," Eicher said. "A very busy year."


03/13/2023

Engineer says money and weather boost several projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Mahoning County Engineer Pat Ginnetti gave an update on road work and projects in the county.

He said despite the rising cost of materials and labor shortages, he expects to see about 250 miles of road paved or rebuilt over the next five years.


03/10/2023

Walker Mill Road Bridge in Boardman to be replaced next spring

The Mahoning County Engineer is proposing to replace the Walker Mill Road Bridge over Yellow Creek in Boardman. 

The project is currently scheduled to begin construction in the Spring of 2025. 

During construction, Walker Mill Road at the project site will be closed to traffic for a period not to exceed 180 consecutive calendar days. The official detour route for the closure will utilize South Avenue, Western Reserve Road, and North Lima Rd. 


03/10/2023

As roadwork costs skyrocket, Butler County plans for nearly 50 resurfacing projects

Butler County Engineer Greg Wilkens has 49 projects totaling $38.3 million identified for this year and 40.5% of the capital improvement plan is for resurfacing county and township roads.

Every year, Wilkens gives the county commissioners a preview of his plan to fix and improve county and township roads. This year, the largest cash outlay is the $16 million resurfacing program to tackle nearly 73 miles of rutted roads. In recent years, the paving budget has been in the neighborhood of $6 million, but it cost $9 million last year to pave 43 miles.


03/09/2023

$4.7M Monroe road improvement project advances

WOODSFIELD — A long-anticipated improvement project on Monroe County Road 12 will get underway later this spring.

Monroe County Engineer Amy Zwick said the approximately $4.7 million project is finally moving ahead. She said a number of improvements will be made, including cement stabilization and paving of around 10.5 miles of roadway between Graysville and Ohio 800.


03/08/2023

Lollo, former Licking County engineer, remembered as calm voice of reason

NEWARK − Tim Lollo is being remembered for his calm demeanor and common sense approach to his job as Licking County engineer from 1991 to 2011.

Lollo, 64, of Newark, died Feb. 25 at the James Cancer Hospital following a brief battle with cancer. He was born March 28, 1958, in Springfield.


03/06/2023

County to use federal money for two bridge projects

LANCASTER − The Fairfield County Engineer's office will repair one bridge and replace another with money from the $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure bill President Biden signed into law in 2021.

County engineer Jeremiah Upp said he's disappointed with only receiving enough federal money for two projects or about $493,000. He said he doesn't think anymore money from the infrastructure bill will be coming.


03/02/2023

Jeffers Road bridge closed due to structural issues

Jeffers Road bridge, Lodi Township Road 83-1.40, recently was closed after Athens County Engineer Jeff Maiden made a field inspection and determined the bridge was unsafe.

The bridge is located 0.13 miles north from the intersection of Athens County Road 33A and Old U.S. 33.

Maiden conducted the field inspection on the bridge Monday.


02/28/2023

Commissioners pave the way to a smoother future

GREENVILLE — The commissioners met Thursday to discuss sealed bids for the resurfacing and pavement markings for various county and township roads. Commissioners Matt Aultman, Marshall Combs, and Larry Holmes were present.

Jim Surber, county engineer, was present as bids were opened and read during the regular session meeting. In a matter of resurfacing, the engineer’s estimate was $2,093,867.50.


02/28/2023

Funding remains biggest obstacle for road and bridge repairs

COSHOCTON − Coshocton County Engineer Fred Wachtel said the biggest obstacle for his department has always been having enough funding for needed work, and probably always will be.

Wachtel recently delivered his annual report for 2022 to Coshocton County commissioners. This included work done last year, projected projects for the coming year and other highlights from his office. Wachtel said work last year was pretty standard with road paving and bridge repairs being the bulk of projects. The same is expected for 2023.


02/24/2023

Knox County engineer's office gears up for 2023 road projects

MOUNT VERNON — It won't be long before motorists on a portion of Danville Amity Road get to stop complaining about potholes. Instead, they'll face possible traffic delays due to a roadway safety project.

Knox County Engineer Cameron Keaton said Phase 1 of the $2.8 million road improvement project will go out to bid in the next couple of months. Phase 1 covers from Skyline Drive east to Richards Street in the village.


02/24/2023

Bridge project planned over Potter Creek in Randolph. How you can share your thoughts

The Portage County Engineer’s Office, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation, isproposing a bridge replacement project on Randolph Road over Potter Creek in Randolph. The bridge is located about one third of a mile west of the intersection with Trares Road.


02/24/2023

Delaware County engineer receives award

During the Delaware County Board of Commissioners meeting on Feb. 13, Delaware County Engineer Chris Bauserman received the Clyde “Butch” Seidle Public Works Servant Leader Award from the Ohio chapter of the American Public Works Association (OAPWA).

“This prestigious award was presented by Del-Co Water CEO Glenn Marzluf and past chapter president Larry Lester from the City of Hilliard,” said a Facebook post by the county. “The award, named in honor of longtime public engineer Butch Seidle recognizes individuals who exhibit the highest standard of excellence, dedication and accomplishment over a sustained period and who are creative and highly skilled career servant leaders. And that perfectly describes Chris Bauserman.”


02/24/2023

Engineer: Be aware of road workers

A new set of studies from The American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety on AAA’s website asking “tow workers, emergency responders, and road maintenance workers” about their experiences found multiple troubling statistics.

The study said that of the people asked, 60 percent of them had experienced a “near-miss” as roadside workers and 15 percent had survived being hit by a passing vehicle.


02/24/2023

11 Investigates: Who pays for up to $10 million in damages to Wood County roads?

WOOD COUNTY, Ohio — Donnie Zeigler has lived in Wood County for 46 years.

He knows the roads like the back of his hand. But now, the roads are getting out of hand.

"I really hope we can get help soon, we just can't keep up," Zeigler, a board trustee for Portage Township, said.


02/21/2023

Engineer attends national conference

As part of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE), Clinton County Engineer Jeff Linkous recently attended the National Legislative Conference in Washington DC, where NACE members met with representatives of the White House, US Department of Transportation, and the Transportation and Infrastructure committee of the House of Representatives.


02/21/2023

Genoa Township stop signs ruled illegal, to be removed

Lindsay Guard is concerned about the steady roll of cars, trucks, bikes and kids along Spring Run Drive, a popular north-south alternate to Sunbury Road in Genoa Township where three-way stop signs help to slow traffic.

Others living in this and other nearby middle-class neighborhoods — some for decades — also have been concerned enough about speeders to ask township officials to enforce the signs.


02/21/2023

Ottawa County engineer says: 2023 to be big infrastructure season

Ottawa County engineer Ron Lajti said he expects 2023 to be one of the largest infrastructure construction seasons in the county’s history with budgeted projects totaling about $9.3 million scheduled for bidding.

A low bid of $790,734 from R&I Construction, Tiffin, was recently approved by the county commissioners for the replacement of Elliston Trowbridge Road over Toussaint Creek Bridge.


02/16/2023

Commissioners, engineer open bids, talk budget

The Pike County Commissioners met in regular session Monday morning and accepted bids on two different projects.

County Engineer Denny Salisbury was present to open and read the bids. Also present were representatives from many of the companies that submitted a bid.


02/16/2023

Highland County's Strait Creek Road Closes March 6 for Bridge Replacement

Work is set to begin on March 1 for a bridge replacement on Straight Creek Road (T.R. 239) in southeastern Highland County. The project is located approximately 0.5 miles west of S.R. 41, and will replace the existing structure over Baker Fork Creek. The roadway will be closed for the duration of the project starting March 6.


02/16/2023

Engineer Looking for Comments on Proposed Dressler Project

JACKSON TWP., Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The Stark County Engineer’s Office wants to know what you think.

They’re planning a series of upgrades to Dressler Road NW and its intersections at Everhard Road, Belden Village Street and Belden Park Crossing.


04/15/2022

Gov. DeWine increases aid for local bridges

COLUMBUS - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that he is increasing Ohio’s yearly funding allocation for local bridge projects by $47.5 million for the next five years, bringing Ohio’s annual investment in county and municipal bridges to $112.5 million per year.


04/05/2022

Director Marchbanks Testimony on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Director Marchbanks Testimony


07/24/2020

Ohio County Engineers Attend White House Event

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, July 16, 2020, over 200 state, local, and tribal officials from around the country joined President Donald J. Trump on the White House South Lawn as he reviewed the administration’s ongoing efforts to reduce burdensome federal regulations. The President highlighted the regulatory actions taken to expedite infrastructure projects at an event entitled Rollback of Regulations Helping All Americans. Engineers attending from Ohio included Champaign County Engineer Stephen McCall, Delaware County Engineer Chris Bauserman, and CEAO Executive Director Dean Ringle who were invited as part of a delegation with seven other local transportation officials from the National Association of County Engineers (NACE). Vice President Mike Pence, Idaho Governor Bradley Little, and Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy also addressed the group. 


07/02/2019

Gas tax for Ohio begins

The last increase in the state gas tax was 2005. “I want to say it’s much appreciated because our costs have gone up since the last increase,” said county Engineer Bert Dawson. “It’s more of a catch up.”

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