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Lake County, Ohio - Engineer


Welcome to Lake County, Ohio


The Lake County Engineer's Office is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Lake County citizens by providing safer roads, bridges, and intersections.

You are invited to review our website for up-to-date road information, review of ongoing projects and other valuable information.  Please call, email or visit us if what you are looking for is not on our website.

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    New County Permissive Motor Vehicle License Fee

    A new $5 License Tax is estimated to generate $1,250,000 per year designated specifically for infrastructure improvements.

    Many County roads are in need of major work.  The County Engineer intends to use the funds created by the $5 increase to improve 63.28 miles of roads over the next five years.

    Letter to Lake County Commissioners
    Permissive Motor Vehicle Tax Information
    Letter from the President ACEC Ohio
    Plain Dealer Article; Summit County

    Letters of Support



    Prior to adopting any resolution, the Lake County Board of Commissioners must hold two (2) public hearings thereon, and herby gives notice that it will hold these public hearings in the Chambers of the Lake County Board of Commissioners, located at 105 Main Street, 4th Floor, Painesville, Ohio, on the proposed issuance of the additional annual county motor vehicle license tax, as follows:

    Public Hearing #1   

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

    Public Hearing #2   

    Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.




    ODOT has directed the Lake County Engineer to permanently close Vrooman Road AS OF 8PM THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 (between north of Mason's Landing Park and State Route 84).
    Access to Mason’s Landing will be maintained over the Vrooman Road Bridge. All through traffic should follow the posted detour of I-90 to SR 44 to SR 84.  The closure is necessary because of safety concerns with the retaining wall on the west side of Vrooman Road south of State Route 84.
    We understand that closing this section of Vrooman Road is an inconvenience to many residents and that it will require many to extend their commute time.  However, public safety is and should be of the utmost concern for our office.  And, for that reason, the decision to close the north portion of the road has been made.  Click here to view the Lake County Retaining Wall Report.
    ODOT and the Lake County Engineer's Office partnered in 2017 to complete the construction of a new Vrooman Road Bridge over the Grand River.  Since then, project plans have been finalized and environmental permits have been obtained.  At the beginning of February 2018, the project was sent to US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington DC for review.  Once the project receives Federal approval, ODOT will begin advertising to contractors.  The Vrooman Road Bridge project is expected to sell in spring 2018 with construction beginning summer 2018.
    When the high level bridge is complete, the section of Vrooman Road that is closed (north of the Mason’s Landing Park entrance and State Route 84) will no longer exist.  The new Vrooman Road will align with Lane Road to the east.  The new bridge is expected to be ready for public use in fall of 2019.