SCIOTO COUNTY ENGINEER'S OFFICE
Darren LeBrun, P.E., P.S.
56 STATE ROUTE 728 LUCASVILLE, OHIO 45648
PHONE: (740) 259-5541
602 SEVENTH STREET RM.401 PORTSMOUTH, OHIO 45662
PHONE: (740) 355-8265
Scioto County maintains the third largest number of bridges for counties in the state of Ohio at 499 structures. This includes all structures ten (10) foot span and larger on both County and Township roads. All 499 structures are inspected annually by county personnel. Construction and maintenance of bridges is performed by a combination of County forces and Contractors.
Scioto County maintains the twelfth largest number of road miles for counties in the state of Ohio at 415 miles. This 415 miles of roadway is split across 122 different County roads. Construction and maintenance of roads is performed by a combination of County forces and Contractors.
The County Engineer is the engineer for the Township Trustees. Assistance has been provided with project design, project consultation, right-of-way clearance, grant writing, successfully obtaining grant funding, emergency assistance, material purchase and project construction to name a few.
CITY & VILLAGE ASSISTANCE:
The County Engineer has assisted the City of Portsmouth and the Villages with Engineering assistance on projects, project design, project consultation, grant applications, successfully obtaining grant funding, coordination with the Ohio Department of Transportation, roadway maintenance, emergency assistance and GIS mapping program to name a few.
The Scioto County Engineer’s office creates and maintains the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping system. This developing program includes the County Tax Appraisal Maps, historical aerial images, and survey plats. The system permits searches by owner name, parcel number and address. This evolving system will include utilities, voting precinct/ward maps, zoning districts, and other valuable public information.
Assign 911 driveway addresses for the areas covered under the county program including Otway, Rarden and South Webster. 911 addresses are assigned based upon mileage along the road. The areas of Wheelersburg, Rosemount and West Portsmouth are on the block system. Within the corporation limits of Portsmouth is handled by the city.
Review new survey descriptions and plats of property submitted for transfer or recording of property for compliance with state laws. Perform survey work on County and Township Road construction projects. Maintain records of existing road right-of-way and vacations. Establish GPS control for County grid.
SNOW & ICE CONTROL:
The Engineer’s Office provides this service on County roads for the traveling public. Utilizing 12 trucks in adverse weather and road conditions it will take between 4-6 hours to just treat the roads and 6-8 hours to plow and treat the roads, assuming minor or no additional precipitation during that period.
County Engineer with the assistance of staff writes grant applications to obtain outside financial assistance for the completion of the County goals. Sources of financial assistance which has been obtained includes Federal Highway Administration, Ohio Department of Transportation, US Department of Agriculture, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation and the Ohio Public Works Commission.
. . . AND MORE:
The County Engineer has many other services performed which are too numerous to list including but definitely not limited to maintaining the County Map, County equipment, seven traffic signals, road name signs at intersection of County road with State or Township road, right-of-way tree and brush removal, signs, subdivision review, official National Weather Service Observer, etc.