Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer announced today that he opposes any additional attempts to increase truck weight limits from 80,000 pounds to 90,000 pounds. The language in a House Bill that allowed for bigger and heavier trucks on Ohio’s roads was removed in the State Senate, however legislators may attempt to re-insert the provision in conference committee. The Summit County Engineer does not support adding the language back into the bill.
Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, hosted the 13th Annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition on January 25, 2013 in the Student Union at the University of Akron. Thirty-four teams from area high schools built miniature bridges of their own designs, made out of balsa wood and according to strict guidelines. Portage Lakes Career Center Team 1 came in first place. Springfield High School Team 2 claimed the second spot. Portage Lakes Career Center Team 2 won the Aesthetics Award.
Akron, Ohio – On June 4, 2012, Summit County Council passed an Ordinance proposed by the Summit County Executive and Summit County Engineer requiring companies frequently hauling heavy loads over County roads to enter into a “Roadway Use, Repair and Maintenance Agreement” with Summit County. The agreement will protect County roads from damage which leads to costly repairs due to excessive and overweight vehicle use.