The Road Maintenance Department hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 6:30 am - 3:00 pm. The office is scheduled to be closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Holiday (Thurs. & Fri.) and Christmas Holiday (Dec. 24-26).
The Road Maintenance Department maintains 26.341 miles of roadway in Washington Township and they do a variety of jobs, such as:
• Repair and service of township roads and culverts
• Maintain and repair township buildings
• Maintain and repair township park and park amenities
• Maintain (mow) township owned cemeteries
Each year the Trustees and Road Supervisor review all Township roads and decide which roads will need re-paving and/or culverts replaced. Maintaining Township road culverts are an important part of keeping township roads in good operating condition. Each year the Township replaces a number of “old metal” culvert pipes with new heavy duty corrugated plastic pipe that will not rust out and which will hold up to the weight of dirt, road surface, and traffic for many years.
Snow removal is a difficult time consuming task when taking in the factors of erratic weather, road surface/air temperatures, drifting snow, etc. The Road Supervisor continually monitors the weather forecast and ensures that personnel are promptly dispatched for snow removal activities. Every effort is made to ensure that all township roads are plowed and salted in a timely fashion. We ask that everyone be especially careful and courteous when driving near salt trucks and snowplows. Remember:
• Do not pass a snow plow
• Do not assume the snowplow operator can see you. Every truck has blind spots that reduce side and rear visibility.
• Allow plenty of stopping distance; do not follow to closely. This also reduces the chance of loose materials hitting your vehicle.
• If possible delay non-essential travel until after the roads have been cleared.
Did you know that if you live on a Washington Township maintained road and your driveway culvert pipe needs to be replaced, the township Road Maintenance Department may help you by installing the pipe to maintain correct drainage in the right-of-way? You buy the pipe and the township installs it! Prior to purchasing any culvert pipe residents are encouraged to contact the Road Maintenance Department at 513-553-2072 to schedule an on-sight inspection. Maintenance personnel wi ll come to your home and make a recommendation of what size of culvert pipe to purchase..
Who is responsible for taking care of the road in front of my house?
In the township, there are several types of road systems. There are state, county, township, and private roads. The repair and maintenance of these roadways are the responsibility of the entity that has the legal authority to spend funds maintaining and improving them per Ohio Revised Code.
The township is responsible for:
Barger Road, Bear Creek Road, Beckelhymer Road, Bee’s Run Road, Bert-Reed Memorial Road, Big Indian Road (Off S.R. 232, S.R. 222 & S.R. 743), Bolender Road, Brown Road, Burns Road, Cann Road, Collier Road, Collier Road (West), Coombs Road, Ginn Road, Houser Road, Ireton Trees Road (East & West), Kinnett Road, Leibich Road, Little Road, Maple Creek Road, Mill Street, Moscow Cemetery Road, Mullen Road, Myer Road, Pike Street, Pumpelly Road, Sargent Road, Utter Road, Waters Road, Weil Road, West Road, and Woodhill Cemetery Road.
It should be noted that several of these roads may be in two or more townships. The Township is only responsible for maintaining those sections of road that are within the township’s boundaries. A good example of this situation is Bert-Reed Memorial Road, Ireton Trees Road, Weil Road, and Woodhill Cemetery Road.
The county is responsible for:
Bethel-Hygiene Road, Chilo Cemetery-McKendree Chapel Road, Fruit Ridge Road, Laurel-Moscow Road, Laurel-Pt. Isabel Road, Moscow Spur, Mt. Olivet-Pt. Isabel Road, Neville-Penn Schoolhouse Road and Neville Spur.
The state is responsible for:
S.R. 222, S.R. 232, S.R. 743, S.R. 756 and U.S. 52
Private Roads are the responsibility of the property owners living on the road: Private roads in Washington Township include: Brandy Apple Cove, Bullock Lane, Cedar Ridge Road, Cherry Blossom Ridge, Eagle Knoll Drive, Eagle Point Drive, Eagle Ridge Drive, East Saltair Bluff, Grant’s Pass Drive, Grant’s Ridge Drive, Grant’s Run Road, Grouse Ridge Road, Green Tree Lane, Haw Tree Road, Hawk’s Nest Ridge, Hill Top Lane, Lauren’s Ridge Road, Little Indian Road, Maple Tree Lane, Michel Drive, Old Orchard Drive, Padhair Lane, Pheasant Lane, Red Oak Ridge, Saltair Crossing Drive, Santa Maria Woods Drive, Tomahawk Trails, Turkeyfoot Road and West Saltair Bluff.
Who should I call when I have a problem on my road?
For Township roads call the Township Administration Office at (513) 553-2072.
For County roads call the Clermont County Engineers Office at (513) 732-8869.
For State roads call ODOT at (513) 797-6008 (Batavia Office).
What is the speed limit in front of my house?
If a speed limit is not posted for your roadway then Ohio law allows a speed of 55 mph on any public roadways. Fortunately, Ohio law does allow residents of a public roadway to request, by petition, a reduction in speed. On state and county roads the residents must present the Board of Trustees with a petition, and then the Board requests the proper entity to perform a speed study. For Township roads the Board of Trustees can adopt a resolution and ask for a speed study at the request of residents without the need of a petition.
Who responsible for clearing my driveway culvert tile and ditch line?
It is the responsibility of the residents to ensure that their driveway culverts and ditch lines are free of debris that may cause blockages. Backed up driveway culvert tiles, especially those located along township roads, can become very hazardous to motorists. When these culvert tiles become blocked with debris, they create road flooding or the pooling of water on the roadway surface. This, in turn, can lead to cars hydroplaning, causing injury and loss of property. Please protect yourself and others by clearing your culverts and ditch lines.