Mission Statement: It is the commitment of every Ross Township Road Department employee to the best of their ability makes the safest travel possible for citizens upon Ross Township designated right-of-way. Ross Township Road Department employees are to respectfully and within reason respond to the needs, concerns and complaints of the public when it is within the scope of the Road Department duties.
The Ross Township Road Department is responsible for maintaining the 46.19 miles of Township roadways and residential streets in Ross Township. In addition to the Township maintained roadways, Ross Township has one U.S. Highway – Route 27, four State Routes – 126, 128, 129 and 748 and six Butler County Routes – 30, 31, 40, 42, 172 and 178. The Ross Township Road Department works together with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Butler County Engineer’s offices to insure quality maintenance and to insure the safety of all roadways throughout the township.
The duties of the department include general and critical road maintenance; the repair and replacement of culverts, roadside mowing and weed control; the repair, placement and replacement of roadway signage and snow removal. The department is also responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of Venice Gardens Park and three inactive cemeteries.
The department staffs two full time employees and two seasonal employees during the summer months. The department used its four truck fleet during the spring summer and fall month in addition to its front loader/backhoe and two tractors for roadside mowing.
In addition, there are auxiliary drivers during the winter months to assist with snow removal when necessary. We utilize two medium duty dump trucks with V-box salt spreaders and plows. Both dump trucks are set up with liquid deicing dispensing units for extreme cold weather salting operations. Also incorporated into the winter salting operation is a one ton dump truck with a tailgate salt spreader and plow and a pickup truck with a V-box spreader and plow.