Departments & Services | Road Department
Auburn Township maintains 54 miles of roads. In addition to snow plowing, you will see the Road Department doing culvert work, ditching , asphalt patching and roadside mowing.
The Township equipment list includes five plowing trucks, two tractor/mowers - one mows roadsides and the other helps maintain township grounds, a backhoe, an asphalt roller, a rubber tire excavator and a road grader in addition to various support equipment. Auburn does a great deal of its own maintenance thanks to a dedicated and efficient road department crew.
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2018-2022 Road Plan
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- Auburn Township utilizes a ROAD DATABASE to formulate a 5-year Road Plan with consultation provided by the Geauga County Engineer's Office.
- The Road Database is referenced by road surfaces. It contains the road history starting from the date of installation and/or reconstruction and is updated with every maintenance process. This data base is utilized to rate asphalt road surfaces which help determine the resurfacing schedule. The database is purposely written in a comprehensible manner.
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- The roadways in Auburn Township are maintained by 4 separate entities:
- TOWNSHIP ROADS are maintained by the township. If you have a concern and live on a township road please contact the Road Department at (440) 543-8366.
- COUNTY ROADS are maintained by the Geauga County Engineer. Concerns regarding plowing, dead deer pick-up or road repairs should be directed to the county office at (440) 279-1800.
- STATE ROADS are maintained by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Concerns regarding plowing, dead deer pick-up, or road repairs should be directed to ODOT at (440) 834-4441.
- PRIVATE ROADS are maintained by homeowners themselves.
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- What is the road right-of-way?
- An easement exists, generally from the centerline of the road or street, 30' in either direction. This is the road right-of-way. The Township maintains the infrastructure within this easement which includes the road surface, ditching, culvert pipes and/or drainage structures.
- What is the purpose of ditches?
- Ditches are for the evacuation of water from road surface and the drainage of the road bed to ensure the base of the road remains in tact and does not become saturated which will in turn cause road failure. Therefore, residents are encouraged to keep the ditch area cleared of large stones, fences, trees, and other obstructions. Obstructions in this road right-of-way may need to be removed for road maintenance or safety issues. It is important the ditches remain unobstructed.
- We address concerns in the order as received and prioritize depending on the severity of the issue and/or if it is compromising the integrity of our infrastructure.
- Useful Ditch Drainage Information
Road Department Crew:
Emerick P. Gordon, Township Highway Superintendent
Mark Sturm, Michael Ludwig, John Szoka, and Michael Fenstermaker