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 Lawrence County Highway Maintenance Facility



 Our County


​Lawrence County was founded in 1815 and named for James Lawrence, who during the War of 1812 commanded the USS Chesapeake and is known for saying, "Don't give up the ship!" The county has a total area of 457.28 square miles, and the principal communities include Athalia, Chesapeake, Coal Grove, Hanging Rock, Ironton, Proctorville and South Point.

Lawrence County abounds in natural resources, outdoor recreation, agriculture, business and industry. In addition to area attractions that include Wayne National Forest, Dean State Park, Lake Vesuvius, Old 75 Tunnel and the Scottown Covered Bridge, its county seat, Ironton, lays claim to the nation’s longest-running Memorial Day parade, which was begun in 1868.

 Our Work

​In each county, the highway maintenance workforce is comprised of highway technicians (HTs), auto technicians and office personnel. The HTs are the most visible of all ODOT employees, as they are the ones who are seen clearing the state highway system of snow and ice during the winter-weather months. In addition to this and responding to emergencies as needed, county maintenance crews perform other operations throughout the year, including:
  • Guardrail installation and repair
  • Pavement repair and resurfacing
  • Culvert replacement and drainage cleaning
  • Vegetation control, mowing and brush cutting
  • Litter control
  • Sign installation and pavement marking repair
The Lawrence County maintenance facility is located in the Ironton Industrial Park (Commerce Drive), just off Third Street in the city of Ironton. The state highway system is comprised of 13 state routes and one federal route; they include S.R. 7, S.R. 93, S.R. 140, S.R. 141, S.R. 217, S.R. 218, S.R. 243, S.R. 373, S.R. 378, S.R. 522, S.R. 607, S.R. 650, S.R. 775 and U.S. 52.

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 Location & Contacts


Main Garage:
450 Commerce Drive
Ironton, Ohio 45638
740-532-8205 (fax)

S.R. 775
Proctorville, Ohio 45669 

S.R. 141
Wilgus, Ohio

Transportation Administrator:
Mark Gleichauf

Office Personnel:
Billy Akers, TM2
Tim Wissman, TM1
Kyle Hankins, AP2

 District 9 Travel Report


 Stats & Data

Priority System Lane Miles: 101.96

Urban System Lane Miles: 3.04

General System Lane Miles: 322.17

Total Lane Miles: 427.17

Bridges: 151
District 9 Priority Routes

A lane mile is equal to the length of a route multiplied by the number of lanes.