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Public input sought on project to rehabilitate Warrensville Center Road bridges

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works and the Ohio Department of Transportation are seeking public input on a project to rehabilitate two bridges on Warrensville Center Road in Shaker Heights.

The project includes replacing the bridge deck, roadway, drainage and traffic signal improvements, and installation of a shared use path across the northbound structure. Construction is expected to begin spring of 2023 and last about two years.


Funding received for road projects

WARREN — The Trumbull County Engineer’s Office received $3.59 million in funding for road resurfacing and bridge projects.

Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith said the award, administered through Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, under the Surface Transportation Block Grants Program, will be for projects constructed between 2024 and 2027.


Richland County commissioners OK $3.1 million in road safety, bridge replacement projects

MANSFIELD -- Richland County commissioners on Thursday approved $3.1 million in future bridge replacement and road improvement projects -- with most of the funds coming from federal and state grants.


New Five Points roundabout open for business

The long-awaited Five Points intersection roundabout improvement opened Saturday but the Butler County Engineer’s Office said there is still a little cleanup work going on but traffic won’t be interrupted.

The $2.2 million project began March 14 and required closing part of Hancock Avenue for about two months. It opened a couple days early on Saturday.


Jefferson County slip repairs to be addressed with ARPA funding

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners agreed Thursday to spend up to $1 million in American Rescue Plan funds to repair road slips, with the possibility that there will be more to come once they nail down how much they’ll need for other infrastructure needs.

County Engineer Jim Branagan weeks ago had asked for $2.6 million to correct the problems, but since then two more have been added to the list.


Richland County ready to move forward with summer road program

The Richland County Engineer’s office finally has a summer road maintenance program, although it will be much smaller than originally planned. County commissioners on Thursday awarded a $266,165 contract to Earthworm Construction of Iberia to do chip-and-seal pavement restoration work on 9.5 miles of county roads in Plymouth, Cass and Bloominggrove townships in the northern part of the county.


Holmes commissioners reject bridge project bids; tornado siren protocol to change

MILLERSBURG — Holmes County commissioners on Thursday rejected the bids for the County Road 23 bridge project because bids exceeded the 10 percent limit over the engineer's estimate.

Engineer Chris Young said both bids received for the covered bridge project were higher than $9 million projected cost, which was increased from an original estimate of $8.4 million. The lowest bid received was $10.5 million. Anything over $9.9 was not eligible to be awarded.


Harrison officials approve paving project

The contract is for the paving of Harrison County Road 6 from Ohio 800 to Harrison 61, according to Harrison County Engineer Doug Bachman.

Bachman said other projects have been extended because of the work being done on U.S. 250. Those projects affected are: Harrison CR 43 from Harrison CR 44 to Harrison CR 25 then Harrison CR 44, or Tunnel Hill Road, which he described as intersection A and Ohio 151.


Roundabout just weeks from completion in Washington Twp.

WASHINGTON TWP. — Work on reconstructing the intersection of Mad River Road and Alex Bell Road into a modern roundabout has entered its final month.

“Guardrail installation, signage and striping, and the installation of temporary lighting are just a few of the items left to complete,” Washington Twp. recently posted to its Facebook page.


Roundabout at Cook/Illinois/Mansfield-Lucas to be completed in early August

MADISON TOWNSHIP -- A $1.5 million intersection improvement/roundabout project at the Cook/Illinois and Mansfield-Lucas roads intersection may be complete by the end of the first week in August.

Richland County Engineer Adam Gove said Monday that workers with Shelly and Sands of Mansfield need to put down additional layers of asphalt, complete grading and seeding and install lighting.


Auglaize commissioners approve resolution

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Commissioners approved the resolution presented by the Auglaize County Engineer, Andrew Baumer, to improve transportation needs in rural counties. The program, known as the Western Ohio Rural Planning Organization, is a joint effort by the surrounding counties to partner with the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission and create a memorandum of understanding to establish a long-range transportation plan.


Hancock County plans resurfacing projects

A variety of Hancock County roads and bridges are scheduled for improvements this construction season, county Engineer Douglas Cade reported.

A total of 29.51 miles of county roads are being resurfaced for $2.4 million using local gas tax funds and Ohio Public Works Commission funds.


Multiple roads close in the City of Hamilton for 10-day roundabout project

HAMILTON, Ohio — The Butler County Engineer's Office announced the closure of the five points intersection for the completion of a roundabout beginning Friday evening.


Commissioners, engineer discuss recent bid opening; Highland County JFS director announces 'Back to School' program

Highland County commissioners Jeff Duncan, Terry Britton and David Daniels heard updates on recent bid openings for the Highland County Engineer’s Office and on the return of a Highland County Job and Family Services program during their Wednesday, July 13 meeting.


Construction around central Ohio: 5 areas to look out for this summer and fall

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Central Ohioans are used to seeing orange barrels around areas like Downtown Columbus. In the late summer and early fall of 2022, drivers will see even more of those across Franklin and Delaware counties. 


Ashland County guardrail installation project finally gets bids within budget

ASHLAND — The county’s guardrail installation project will be underway soon following a bid opening Thursday.

The Board of Ashland County Commissioners opened two bids for the project that came in under budget.


Jefferson engineering department dealing with project costs

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County’s engineering department is going to have to find a way to handle “supply chain issues and rapidly rising prices” that doesn’t involve changing their cost estimate after the bids are opened.


BCEO begins 3-month closure along Butler Warren Road

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OhioButler Warren Road will close for a three-month widening project beginning Monday, according to the Butler County Engineer's Office.

Butler Warren Road will be closed from Bethany Road to The Trails Boulevard while crews widen the street to three lanes.


Gaysport Bridge construction to start this month

A new Gaysport bridge is on the horizon, but shorter travel times in the southern part of Muskingum County are still more than a year away.

Shelly and Sands will start construction on a new bridge in late July, after a lengthy closure. It is one of several bridges expected to be rebuilt over the next few years.


Rise in cost of materials, their accessibility hurdles for Clark County construction

Jun. 29—The Clark County Engineer's Office has been navigating the impacts of the nation's surging inflation — which has caused a cost spike in materials used for construction projects underway or upcoming — and a shortage in materials.

"It's definitely provided an interesting twist to things," Clark County Engineer John Burr said.


Handful of Belmont County roads to be repaved

A few paving projects are set to begin this summer in Belmont County.

Belmont County Commissioners opened bids on two separate paving projects in Bellaire. County roads 5, 26, and 44 are set to be repaved.


Richland County Commissioners authorize third round of chip and seal bids

MANSFIELD – Richland County Commissioners are hoping the third time is a charm for finding a chip-and-seal contract for summer road projects.

Commissioners authorized Richland County Engineer Adam Gove to re-advertise for chip and seal contract bids during Tuesday's meeting.


Work continues on busy intersection

LEWIS CENTER — The recent dry, hot weather has allowed work to progress nicely to add lanes at a busy intersection near the Polaris area.

“The first phase of the Worthington and Africa Intersection has begun, with work on Africa scheduled to begin in June,” Orange Township posted on its website. “The project is scheduled for completion in November.”


County roads set to be repaved

CLINTON COUNTY — The Clinton County Engineer’s Office will begin its annual road resurfacing program Thursday, June 30, weather permitting.


Group looks to improve safety at Beckley, Upper Fredericktown Road intersection

Morris Township trustees, neighbors, Knox County commissioners, County Engineer Cameron Keaton, and Deputy Engineer Clint Cochran met June 22, 2002, to discuss possible safety solutions for the intersection of Bexley and Upper Fredericktown roads.


Large number of road projects to start Monday in Lorain County

A significant amount of construction work will start in Lorain County on Monday, according to the Lorain County Engineer's Office, the city of Lorain Engineer's Office and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

All work is weather permitting.

"Your cooperation during construction is greatly appreciated," county Engineer Ken Carney's office said.


Roundabout installation begins in Lucas County

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The installation of two roundabouts in Lucas County is set to begin next week.

Starting on June 20, the Lucas County Engineer’s Office will be installing roundabouts at two intersections in Lucas County. Both intersections will be closed for 45 days and the projects will completed in the fall.

According to the Lucas County Engineer’s Office, the first roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Brint and Kilburn Road in Richfield Township. The second roundabout, which will begin construction on the same day as the first roundabout, will be installed at the intersection of Monclova and Weckerly in Monclova Township.


Gas prices may limit 2023 paving projects

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County Engineer Pat Ginnetti says the rising price of gasoline could reduce the amount of road paving and bridge repairs that can be done starting in 2023.

Mahoning County voters said yes to a 0.25 percent sales tax increase in November that will generate about $9 million per year to be used for additional road paving projects and bridge improvements.


Portage Lakes detour: Christman Road bridge closes in Green, will be rebuilt in 2023

An aging bridge that spans a section of Nimisila Reservoir in Green was closed Friday by the Summit County Engineer’s Office.

Built in 1936, the Christman Road bridge had been open with a vehicle weight limit, but had become unsafe, the engineer’s office said in a press release and follow-up email. It had been scheduled to be replaced next year, but the timetable may be moved up, the office said.


Washington County Commission appoints Wright as designated sewer engineer

Washington County Engineer Roger Wright was designated county sewer engineer at Thursday morning’s meeting of the Washington County Commission.

Commission President Charlie Schilling said they had been talking about the designation resolution for some time.


Inflation, including rising fuel prices, taking toll on planned Richland County road plans

MANSFIELD -- Inflation, including rising fuel prices, continues to take a toll on local public works projects.

Richland County commissioners were forced Thursday to reject the lone bid they received to resurface a section of Orchard Park Road when that offer was more than 10 percent higher than the engineer's estimate.



Montgomery County in Ohio plans to spend about $21 million improving the its streets and bridges in the coming years.

According to the Dayton Daily News, the projects include more than $2.7 million for asphalt resurfacing this year, a $900,000 roundabout at the intersection of Mad River Road and Alex Bell Road and an estimated $4 million Shoup Mill Road reconstruction project scheduled to start in 2024.

"We schedule projects based on the funding we're able to get and sometimes in order to get the funding we have to schedule a couple of them in the same year that we maybe wouldn't otherwise," said Paul Gruner, the Montgomery County Engineer.


Work underway on Harpersfield Covered Bridge

Work to refurbish the Harpersfield Covered Bridge is progressing

Tom Partridge, chief deputy engineer with the Ashtabula County Engineer, said the work is going well, and the contractor is in the demolition phase at the moment.


Clinton County Engineer named Region VP of National Assoc. of County Engineers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Clinton County Engineer Jeff Linkous, P.E., P.S. was elected and installed as the Northeast Region Vice President of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) at its recent annual meeting and technical conference.


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.


Director Marchbanks Testimony on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Director Marchbanks Testimony


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. 


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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