Map to District 1 Office Driving Directions
Ohio Department of Transportation District One
1885 N. McCullough Street, Lima, Ohio 45801
One of 12 transportation districts in the State of Ohio, The Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 serves the northwestern Ohio counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot (see garage contact information listed below.)
The district is headquartered in Lima, Ohio, Allen County. Operating out of headquarters are the departments of the deputy director, business and human services, highway management and planning and engineering.
Kirk Slusher, P.E., assumed the position of deputy director for ODOT District 1 on January 10, 2011.
Slusher began working for the Ohio Department of Transportation in District 1 as a design engineer. He worked in both design and planning until 1997 when he assumed the District 1 Planning Administrator position.
During his tenure as the Planning Administrator, he effectively managed the district's capital allocation budget which averages $30 million per year, led the preliminary development efforts for all of the district’s major projects including the U.S. 24 Fort to Port relocation and expansion project, the reconstruction of I-75 through Allen County, as well as several major interchange reconstruction projects.
The district is charged with maintaining approximately 3,200 lane miles of state and federal highway, maintaining over 800 bridge structures and for planning new construction which enhances, improves or expands the transportation system within its eight-county area.
Each of the eight counties within the district conducts highway maintenance activities from garage facilities located in the cities of Lima, Defiance, Findlay, Kenton, Paulding, Ottawa, Van Wert and Upper Sandusky.
You may contact your local ODOT District 1 garage at the following numbers and locations:
Allen County, 1705 N. McCullough Street, Lima, Ohio 45801
419-228-6385 Jason Hoschak, County Manager
Defiance County, 2340 Baltimore Road, Defiance, Ohio 43512
419-782-2826 Patrick Dille, County Manager
Hancock County, 1645 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840
419-422-2451 Deidra Noel, County Manager
Hardin County, 13052 U.S. 68, Kenton, Ohio 43326
419-673-4218 (vacant), County Manager
Paulding County, 356 West Wall Street, Paulding, Ohio 45879 (temporary location)
419-399-2746 Ross Laukhuf, County Manager
Putnam County, State Route 65, Ottawa, Ohio 45875
419-523-3750 Tim Maag, County Manager
Van Wert County, 10238 Van Wert-Decatur Rd., Van Wert, Ohio 45891
419-238-5424 Don Taylor, County Manager
Wyandot County, 10976 County Road 121, Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351
419-294-2383 Kevin Kliesch, County Manager