The Road Department is responsible for the maintenance of township roads, which consist of all the roads except state highways (306 and 87) and county roads (Hemlock Road, Music Street west of State Route 306, Russell Road, Fairmount Road and Sperry Road).
The Department maintains approximately 54 miles of road. Some of the services which the Road Department provides are repair of roads with hot mix asphalt and cold patch, crack sealing, chip and seal, berming, roadside ditch cleaning and grading, snowplowing, sign maintenance, roadside mowing, cemetery internment, maintenance of cemetery drives, tree and brush trimming within road right-of-way, culvert maintenance and replacement, erosion control, dust control and guardrail maintenance.
Any installation of pipe or other structure within the right-of-way, other than a driveway culvert, requires a permit which may be obtained by contacting the Road Superintendent. Driveway culvert pipes associated with new residences require special permits obtained from the Geauga County Engineer's Office.
The standard condition at the roadside is an open drainage ditch. Anyone wishing to eliminate the ditch by installing underground piping must obtain a permit from the Road Superintendent. Permits are granted on the basis of compliance with the right-of-way regulations, a copy of which may be obtained by calling the Road Department.