Guernsey County Highway Department
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.
Paul Sherry P.E., P.S.
62782 Bennett Ave. Cambridge, OH 43725
Monday – Friday
7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
After delays in having a gas transmission line relocated, the repair of Frankfort Road is moving quickly. Pictured here are several of the 40 foot long drilled shaft columns that will support the retaining wall. The County Engineer was fortunate to secure an emergency grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission to cover 90% of the $596,690 project cost. Without this funding, it is likely the road would be closed indefinitely. We hope to have the road open in the first part of August, with the resurfacing completed in the fall.
After completing several point repairs on Guernsey Vally Road, the resurfacing is underway. This paving project includes repairs, partial depth reconstruction, and resurfacing on sections of Guernsey Valley Road, Freedom Road, and Oxford Road. The total project cost is just over $1.6 Million and covers 8.8 miles. Grant funding subsidized the project by $600,000, leaving $1,000,000 in matching funds to be paid by the Highway Department. Bid results were more than $500,000 over the original Engineer’s planning estimate from 2021.
We are using a pug paving style product that requires several different steps but costs about 30% less than traditional hot mix overlays. The material is made on site from a stockpile of coarse stone and liquids provide via tanker trucks. The choke layer of limestone chips can be seen in the photo. Several weeks after this has time to work in, the entire area will receive a final chip and seal layer.