Chester Township contains one of the largest infrastructures in Geauga County. It currently has 69.05 miles of asphalt road, 0.38 miles of concrete road, 4.45 miles of chip seal road and 4.57 miles of gravel road. There are 611 road culverts, 8,000 feet of guardrail, 2.35 miles of storm sewer, and 156 miles of shoulder and right-of-way area.
The twelve miles of County road contained in Chester Township are maintained by the Geauga County Highway Department. These roads include Wilson Mills, Mulberry, and Sperry (south of Mayfield). The ten miles of State road contained in the township is maintained by the Ohio Department of Transportation. These roads include Mayfield Road (US 322) and Chillicothe Road (SR 306).
The Chester Township Road Department has ten employees including Road Superintendent Terry Varner. These employees possess an average of 15 years experience in the road maintenance field. They are responsible for the maintenance needs of all township roads and their corresponding right-of-ways. Some of the services performed include asphalt patching, crack sealing, roadside ditch cleaning, chip sealing, gravel road grading, dust control application, installation and maintenance of all signage, roadside mowing, snowplowing, roadside shoulder repair, tree and brush trimming, road culvert maintenance and replacement, and guardrail repair and replacement.
The department is also responsible for the maintenance of all township owned grounds and buildings which include the interment of the deceased at the Chester Cemetery.
To aid in completing all the required maintenance the road department possesses and maintains an equipment inventory worth nearly $1,300,000.00.
If you need to report any road maintenance concerns the road department can be contacted at 440-729-9110. The normal business hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.