Cost to upgrade all Perkins roads: $19 million

Public forum scheduled for Wednesday evening to discuss most urgent needs
Andy Ouriel
Jul 13, 2014

Perkins Township officials finally developed a road map to guide them in deciding which streets — many riddled with potholes, cracks and other deficiencies — to fix.

Problem is, their budget is pretty much running on E with no extra cash to spend on vital repairs.

For the first time in years, trustees and township officials developed a comprehensive list of all 47 street miles under Perkins’ jurisdiction. This would not include, for instance, Milan Road (U.S. 250).

The list, for each particular road, indicates length, surface and current condition based on expert analysis.

About 30 corridors received a “2” ranking, translating into a terrible road condition.

Fixing these rough roads alone would cost about $11 million. Patching up all roads in the township — be it by widening, resurfacing or reconstruction — would total about $19 million.

But it’s no guarantee any of these roads undergo a transformation.

Budget problems underscore recent paving problems in Perkins. A lack of funds forced trustees to forgo paving or reconstructing any roads in 2012 and 2013.

Trustees, however, budgeted to pave Strub Road between Campbell Street to Old Railroad Road, scheduled for completion later this year. It’s unlikely any other roads will receive improvements in 2014.

To pay for all the other road repairs, trustees could consider placing a ballot on the November ballot. To do so, however, the three trustees must make a collective decision sometime by early August.

“We will have to figure out a way to pay for this,” trustee Jeff Ferrell said. "We are going to look at all possible options."

They plan on scheduling a public forum for next week, gauging community members about the list and possible funding avenues.


Want to go?

• WHAT: Public forum to discuss the state of Perkins Township's roads.

• WHERE: Township Hall, 2610 Columbus Ave.

• WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday


Among the worst roads in Perkins Township

• Atlantic Avenue from Boardwalk Boulevard to southern line lot.

• Beatty Lane from Milan Road to northern terminus.

• Birchwood Drive from Columbus Avenue to terminus.

• Boston Road from Columbus Avenue to dead end.

• Campbell Street from Bogart Road to NASA Plum Brook and from NASA Plum Brook to Oxford Township line.

• Deerpath Drive from Bear Creek Drive to eastern terminus.

• Didion Drive from Randall Drive to West Strub Road.

• Donair Drive from Birchwood to Gildona drives and from Gildona to Kevin drives.

• Eagles Nest Circle from Deerpath Drive to northern terminus.

• Eastwood Drive from Merriweather to Milan roads.

• Fox Road from Patten Tract Road to NASA Plum Brook.

• Hinde Avenue from East Bayview to Peterson lanes.

• Hoffman Drive from Kevin Drive to northern terminus.

• Indiana Avenue around Pennsylvania Avenue.

• Kay Circle from Donair Drive to dead end.

• Kevin Drive to Donair Drive to southern terminus.

• Lisbon Circle.

• Lousia Drive from East Strub Road to the mall property.

• Normandy Court from West Bogart Road to Walt Lake Trail.

• Ohio Terrace from Michigan Avenue to eastern terminus.

• Parkland Drive from Milan Road to western terminus.

• Pennsylvania Avenue by Michigan Avenue to western terminus.

• Plum Brook Circle from Galloway Road to Osborne Drive.

• Quail Hollow Circle/Lane from Deerpath Drive to southern terminus.

• Scheid Road from Ransom to Taylor roads.

• Scottley Drive.

• West Strub Road from Old Railroad Road to Hayes Avenue and from Hayes Avenue to Campbell Street.

• Sunset Lane from East Bayview to Peterson lanes.

• Taylor Road from NASA Plum Brook to the Oxford Township line.

• Woodlawn Avenue from Columbus Avenue to Milan Road.


Comrade Boose

If you want the roads taken care of in Sandusky sign the petition at Sail In to raise admission tax from 3% to 6% placed on this Novembers ballot. For more information on the petition follow us on Facebook at


The admission tax has nothing to do with the roads in Perkins Township.

Comrade Boose

Never said it did trying to take care of Sandusky

Perkins Resident

I'll be voting no. Who came up with this list? There are numerous roads that are much worse than those listed.

Perkins Resident

No money for roads but there was money for the new building. Great priorities. Vote no.

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The Hero Zone

Heads up: Toss an extra L into the headline's "milion".

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Alissa Widman Neese

Thanks. We've fixed the typo.



Sanctuary for all. Community for all. Those who arrive survive

Kobayashi Maru

Peanut butter and jelly, diet soda, and pig's feet. That's a white trash brunch right there.



getit right be4...

Good thing they just spent $56,800 on a new walking path that will also need money to maintain.

Lets see we are dead broke. I know lets add on more costly infrastructure that should help the old pocket book.

The 3 clown in charge should be fared and feathered.

Ralph J.

"Budget problems underscore recent paving problems in Perkins. A lack of funds forced trustees to forgo paving or reconstructing any roads in 2012 and 2013." Was that new building really necessary? Waste money and beg for more. There you go.


The trustees have gotten this place in bad shape, selling off property and buying more property. Mishandling is whats going on there. How is it everything gets higher except for the debt? BAD Management! Just like this countries entire government !!!!!


Not to change the subject (sort of), I'm wondering how much the "revision" of the Milan Rd/Strub Road intersection cost? The double turning lane going north turning west onto Strub then a WHOLE wopping 50 feet or so to merge into one lane????? What engineer thought that one up?.......then again, someone thinks a roundy-round is a good idea at Bogart and Campbell ?


believe the milan/strub intersection was at the cost of the state, but could be wrong on this information.


wasn't this what the road levy that passed last year was suppose to cover?
I know my property taxes went up to pay for it.