Highway Management is the largest of all Departments in District 4. The Department is organized into five sections: Construction Management, Traffic Management, Roadway Services, Technical Support and County Operations.
The mission of Highway Management is to construct and maintain the roadways throughout District 4, providing safe, efficient, reliable transportation system for the traveling public all the while being fiscally responsible.
Dave Reich is the acting Highway Management Administrator. His phone number is (330) 786-3101.
The following departments make up our Highway Management Section:
Construction Administration Section
The District Construction Section is responsible for administering all construction projects sold through the Office of Contracts.
Test Lab Section
As a sub-division, the Test Lab Office is responsible for sampling and testing materials incorporated into ODOT projects per specifications. The Test also ensures that quality products are being used in the transportation system.
Roadway Services Section
This section includes Traffic, Permits, Special Projects and the District Garage.
The Garage is responsible for providing all District 4 personnel vehicles and equipment needed for accomplishing their goals.
The Traffic Department provides the traveling public with a safe and efficient highway system by maintaining signals, signs, determining speed limits and inspecting the safety of intersections throughout the District.
The Permits Department coordinates the review of permit applications for any work proposed in the right of way, prepares correspondence relative to ODOT requirements and issues permits for allowable work.
Special Projects is responsible for performing bridge maintenance work and for the operation of larger more specialized pieces of equipment that are not practical to include in the fleet of each county. Personnel from this section also support the snow and ice control efforts in each county.
Technical Support Section
The role of the Technical Support Section is to provide information and services of a technical nature to others within the Highway Management Department, as well as, other departments both in the District and Central Office.
County Operations Section
The county operations are tasked with the never-ending segment of this commitment, system maintenance. From routine daily maintenance to fighting severe winter storms, whenever the traveling public encounters activity along the highway, it is often through a county Maintenance and Repair (M&R) operation. Because of these traveler interactions and the large number of the property owners residing along rural tow lane routes, it is easy to understand why the county operations have the largest number of external customers expecting service or reaction to a reported problem.