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Lake County Engineer Department

The Lake County Engineer’s Department is essential and is doing all we can to contain the coronavirus pandemic and keep our staff and stakeholders safe. Therefore, we are cancelling or postponing in-person meetings that are not considered crucial at this time. We continue to be dedicated to keeping our roads, bridges, and intersections safe for your mandatory and emergency travels at this time.  I thank our staff and communities for their due diligence and the staff’s presence during this time.  Please keep yourselves safe.  

The Lake County Engineer’s Office is dedicated to improving the quality of life for 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.


James R. Gills, PE, PS
Lake County Engineer

Contact Us at:

105 Main Street, Suite A205, Painesville, OH 44077
Phone: (440)350-2770     Fax: (440)352-8133

We are open during summer business hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Please take a moment to complete: The Public Participation Survey for the Lake County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2022:


June 28, 2021


The Lake County Commissioners recently awarded a contract for the widening of the Crile Road to three (3) lanes between Auburn Road and a point 550’ north of Girdled Road in Concord Township. The contract was awarded to Ronyak Paving, Inc. of Burton, Ohio.

Weather permitting, Ronyak Paving, Inc. will begin milling the entire road on Tuesday July 6th. The milling operation will be performed under flag person control. Two way-way traffic will be maintained at all times.

On Monday July 12th, Crile Road will be reduced to one-lane southbound traffic on the west side of the road while pavement widening, intersection construction and driveway replacement is performed.  Access to all businesses as well as side streets will be maintained at all times. If a business has two (2) drives, one will remain open until the second is complete. Businesses with only one drive will have their drives constructed one half at a time.

Northbound traffic will be detoured via Girdled Road, SR 44 and Auburn Road. This second phase is expected to be completed on or around August 6, 2021.

The third phase of the project is expected to begin on or around August 10, 2021. The third phase will continue the one-lane southbound traffic pattern, but shift traffic to the newly constructed pavement on the eastside of the road, while the pavement is widened on the west side of Crile Road. Again, access to the Crile Road businesses will be maintained at all times as all drives will be completely open before the contractor is permitted to begin phase 3 of the project. Phase 3 is scheduled to be completed August 21st.

Final paving, berming, sign installation, and seeding/mulching is scheduled to be completed late September of this year.

Please remember that all dates are weather dependent. The driving public is asked to obey the posted detour and refrain from moving barricades.

Questions and comments regarding the project should be directed to the Lake County Engineers Office, Traci Salkiewicz, PE, Chief Deputy Engineer: Phone: (440) 350-2016, Fax: (440) 352-8133

Email: [email protected]

Mail: 105 Main Street, Suite A205, Painesville, Ohio 44077.

A huge shout out to for permitting the Lake County Engineer to use the amazing Vrooman Road pictures with our communities.  Your graciousness is appreciated!  


Dumping leaves and other yard waste in streams, creeks, ditches, and storm drains causes problems for you, your neighbors, and your local municipality.

Yard wastes also clog and block storm drains, streams, and ditches.  This increases flooding and stream bank and ditch erosion.  Fixing damage and removing these blockages comes at a cost to both homeowners and communities.

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