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CEAO is Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Apply for a CEAO scholarship today!

CEAO's Board of Directors has established a scholarship program for Civil Engineering and/or Surveying students attending school in the State of Ohio. Scholarships will be awarded to Civil Engineering and Surveying students at the Junior and Senior level of a Bachelors program and to current county employees who are taking the required additional surveying courses to work towards their dual registration.

Click on the link for more information and to apply  Scholarship Information and Application 

Completed applications are due by March 31, 2023. 

Send completed applications to:

County Engineers Association of Ohio

6500 Busch Blvd. Suite 100

Columbus, OH 43229


Upcoming Events

 March 2023 
April 4-5, 2023

CEAO Bridge Workers, Supervisors & Engineers Conference

Cherry Valley Hotel
2299 Cherry Valley Road SE
Newark, Ohio

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April 16-21, 2023

NACE Annual Conference

Orange Beach, Alabama

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Latest News


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.


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."


Ohio speed limit could increase to 60 mph on all state routes, county roads, with exceptions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio lawmakers may increase the speed limit from 55 to 60 mph on all state routes and county roads, but two-lane roads could potentially get up to 65 mph.

Unless stated otherwise, highways in the state have a speed limit of 55 mph. 


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.


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.

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