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Guernsey County Highway Department

Mission Statement

The goal of the Guernsey County Highway Department is to provide our travelers with the safest and most reliable roads and bridges possible.

This must be done with a cycle of continuous improvement and in a sustainable manner for the good of our community.

County Engineer

Paul Sherry P.E., P.S.

62782 Bennett Ave. Cambridge, OH 43725
Monday – Friday
7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
740-432-2234 Voice
Email: engr30@gceng.org

9/17/2020

 

Road Work Update:

 

The next 30 days are going to be as busy as the last 30 with respect to having a variety of crews in every part of the County.  This year is especially busy as we have embarked on some processes that are new to our County.  The purpose of these techniques is to extend the life of the road, lower the maintenance cost, and keep a high level of service for the traveling public.  This is essentially five years of capital improvements packed into two construction seasons, made possible by the new gas tax and a loan from the Guernsey County Treasurer.

 

Paving and repairs are taking place on Vocational, Robbins, and Trail Run Roads. Traffic will be restricted to one lane causing slight delays, avoid the area if at all possible.  The crack sealing and rejuvenator steps have been completed on many roads, now the micro-surfacing is underway and should be completed on Ideal, Conquer Hill, and Quartz Roads by next week.  Once all phases of road work are complete, the roads will be remarked with center and edge lines as appropriate.  We expect this to take place through the month of November.

 

Meanwhile County crews are performing major ditching, grading, and shaping of our gravel roads.  Our goal is to complete this process on every road in the County.  This process hasn’t been completed in many years and may make a dramatic change in appearance in some areas, but it improves drainage and extends the life of the road.  Additionally, our second round of mowing will be taking place through the middle of October.

 

During this very busy construction season, please pay extra attention to the people and equipment working around the roads.  Equipment is noisy and sometimes difficult to see around, so communication is difficult.  A few minutes of waiting and delays are not good reasons to visit the hospital or hurt someone else.

 

Safe travels,

Paul E. Sherry, PE/PS

Guernsey County Engineer

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