Highway Department

Geauga County Highway Department

12665 Merritt Road,
Chardon, Ohio 44024-1068
(440) 285-2222, Extention 1800
Newbury and Burton Residents:  1-888-714-0006, Extension 1800
Direct Line: (440) 279-1800
Joe Cattell, PE, PS, County Engineer

Responsibilities of the Highway Department:

The Geauga County Engineer Highway Maintenance forces maintain approximately 235 miles of county highways and 188 bridges. During the 2012 calendar year the Department responded to 275 complaints and requests from residents. County maintenance forces efficiently accumulated over 70,911 miles on snow plow trucks clearing over 142 inches of snow and ice during the past year.

The Maintenance Department worked closely with the Design and Construction Departments by ditching and grading the roadsides prior to resurfacing projects to ensure proper drainage. The Department also maintained all roadside signs on county roads to ensure safe and efficient traffic control. The department is led by Highway Superintendent, Trace Turnbull.