Layth Istefan, Highway Management Administrator
The Highway Management department is responsible for the maintenance and construction of all state and interstate routes in Northwest Ohio. The department consists of Roadway Services, Construction and eight county facilities and two outposts. District Two has approximately 3,381 lane miles of highways, 934 bridges, and about 8,000 culverts. Highways vary from a two lane highway to multilane interstate routes. Bridges vary from a 10 foot single span structure to multiple span structures across local rivers. The 8,000 culverts on inventory are crossovers that are 12 inches or larger in diameter.
Roadway Services consists of the District Garage, Special Projects and the Traffic department. The District Garage includes the District stockroom, a machinist, and mechanics to help maintain our fleet. New equipment is purchased and received in the garage to prepare it for becoming apart of the District fleet. Special Projects assists the county facilities in completing larger scale work. This department houses all of the Districts specialized and larger equipment with employees that are experienced and trained on their use. The Traffic department is responsible for maintaining signs, pavement markings and traffic signals. They also assist with detours.
The Construction department is responsible for administering all construction contracts. Contracts range from simple routine maintenance contracts to heavy highway and bridge construction. The construction office also houses our Test Lab. The Test Lab does testing of construction materials used on projects in District Two.
There are eight county garages in District Two and two outposts. These garages are responsible for all maintenance activities within their respective areas. Maintenance activities include snow and ice removal, crack sealing, pavement repairs, mowing, bridge work, and much more.