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Lake County, Ohio - Engineer


Welcome to Lake County, Ohio

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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.  


James R. Gills, PE, PS

Lake County Engineer

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

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We have to share the accomplishments of an outstanding Team! 

And the winners are…  

Roads and Bridges , The Awards Issue (November/December 2020), presents the winners of three of their annual awards programs and

the Vrooman Road Bridge makes the list.

The Vrooman Road Bridge is Top Bridge #7.

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How amazing it is to celebrate the teamwork of all of our stakeholders!  Thank you for the dedicated efforts.








Look can see the pedestrian bridge from the Vrooman Road Bridge! 



James R. Gills, the Lake County Engineer, is observing Governor DeWine’s orders for Essential Business with social/physical distancing and the necessary health precautions both out in the field, as well as in the office.  The outdoors also provides fresh air, and while in the office setting, the new building design and office space naturally provides for those necessary precautions.  #InThisTogetherOhio #StayHealthy

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    Our Office has moved to the new Lake County Administration Center

    105 Main Street, Suite A205

    Painesville, Ohio 44077


    We are open during regular business hours:

    Monday - Friday

    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


    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.