Services provided by the Eaton Township Road Department include road surface and roadway maintenance of 25.30 miles of Township owned streets and street lighting. State and County roads are maintained by those respective governmental agencies.
The State Roads in Eaton Township are
- State Route 83 (Avon Belden Road)
- State Route 82 (Royalton Road)
- State Route 57
Ohio Department of Transportation Garage
State Roads in Eaton Township are maintained by the Ohio Department of Transportation Garage in Oberlin: ODOT, 405 West Lorain Street (State Route 511)
Phone: (440) 774-6681
COUNTY ROAD MAINTENANCE
County Roads in Eaton Township are maintained by the Lorain County Engineer and Lorain County Garage.
ALL OTHER ROADS
All other roads are Township Roads
The Road Department consists of four full-time employees. They are responsible for many different types of Township maintenance including road repair, roadside mowing, leaf vacuuming, snow plowing, park and cemetery mowing and maintenance. Eaton Township Road Department is responsible for over 26 miles of Township owned streets.
Residents do not place leaves, brush or other yard debris in the ditches. This will restrict drainage from township roads. Try to keep personal property far enough off the road right of way to ensure the township’s ability to maintain ditches and ensure everyone’s safety. Travelers on the township roads should contact the town hall, road department, trustee or fire department if you see a missing road sign or find a dangerous situation on any township road. Should you leave a message after hours, please remember to include your name and contact information so we can confirm the location and the needed repair. If an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Road Superintendent / Cemetery Sexton
The Road Department can be reached Monday through Friday between 7:00am – 3:30pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message with your name and phone number.
SNOW EMERGENCY CLASSIFICATIONS
Pursuant of Ohio Attorney General Opinion 86-023, the sheriff of a county may declare a snow emergency and temporarily close county and township roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace. Attorney General Opinion 97-015 allows the sheriff to close state and municipal roads.
Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.
All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.