Ohio County Engineers and Staff Awarded State Recognitions, Install New Officers
The County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) presented state recognition awards to Ohio County Engineers and their staff during its annual business meeting December 7 - 9, 2022.
Jeff Stauch, P.E., P.S., Union County Engineer received the award of 2022 County Engineer of the Year. The CEAO County Engineer Employee of the Year Award was given to James Landenberg, GIS/Permit Coordinator with Champaign County Engineer’s Office.
The incoming 2023 CEAO Officers are President Brett A. Boothe, P.E., P.S., Gallia County Engineer; 1st Vice President Patrick T. Ginnetti, P.E., P.S., Mahoning County Engineer; 2nd Vice President Scott C. Coleman, P.E., P.S, Logan County Engineer; Treasurer James A. Wiechart, P.E., P.S., Mercer County Engineer; and Immediate Past President Keith A. Bennett, P.E., P.S., Stark County Engineer.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.