Painesville City is proud to have an aggressive working timeline for road infrastructure improvement throughout the city. The plan sees the city investing almost $16 million in road projects through 2023, continuing on the momentum of the 2014-2018 road plan which saw $8.2 million in road project investments. The Road Plan is a high priority for City Council.


The Engineering Department has been rating city streets biennially since 2015, using the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) methodology and the Local Pavement Assessment Tool. Since recording in this standard:

    • Percentage of road miles rated in the 'Excellent' and 'Good' categories has risen from 35.1% in 2015 to 51.9% in 2023, a 16.8% increase
    • Percentage of road miles rated in the 'Poor' category has declined from 41% in 2015 to 20.8% in 2023, a 20.2% decrease

How Roads Are Chosen

To determine which roads are resurfaced, the City’s Engineering Department starts with data collection to determine the status of all city roads. Each street is inspected and ranked using the Pavement Condition Rating Scale, PCR, an ODOT standard. Once a list of roads ranked from worst to best condition is produced, the other infrastructures involved, such as water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer, are evaluated and the traffic volume of the roads are considered. The City's goal is to get to every street in the city, but it will take time.


Where the Funding Comes From

After looking at the road conditions data, the City evaluates available funding through local sources, including the road levy, general capital fund, the water capital fund, the sewer capital fund and level 2 storm water fees. In addition, the City looks to county, state and federal grant and loan opportunities to assist the projects.


The final decision of which roads are part of the plan is made by combining the Engineering Department’s ranked road list with the available grant funding opportunities in order to create the most fiscally responsible plan for improvements. Without the road levy, Painesville City's Road Plan would not be possible. 


Road Plan 2014 - 2018 (Road Levy in 2013)

  • 2014: Elm Street (main road), W Washington Street, Belmont Drive, Parmly Place, part of Stage Avenue, part of Main Street
  • 2015Erie Street (main road), part of Gillett Street, part of W Walnut Avenue (main road), Lexington Avenue
  • 2016Levan Drive, Gillett Street, Wood Street, Rockwood Drive, Courtland Street, Hillside Drive, Fern Drive, Williams Street, part of N State Street (main road), part of Stage Avenue
  • 2017: E Prospect Street, Marion Avenue, Lusard Street, part of W Walnut Avenue (main road), Hine Avenue, Greenfield Lane, Birchwood Lane, Heisley Park Lane
  • 2018: Richmond Street (main road), Transit Street, Pearl Street, part of W Walnut Avenue (main road)


Road Plan 2019 - 2023 (Road Levy in 2017)


  • 2019: W Jackson Street (main road), part of N Park Place, part of Cedarbrook Drive, part of Bank Street, Riverside Drive
  • 2020: Watson Street, Casement Avenue (Skinner Avenue and Button Avenue completed in Spring 2021)
  • 2021: N State Street (Storrs Street to Skinner Avenue), Sterling Avenue, Paige Place, Nottingham Place, Stonehaven Drive
  • 2022Chestnut Street, Newell Street, Bank Street Retaining Wall, Chester Street
  • 2023: Reed Avenue (postponed to 2024), Bank Street (E Walnut Ave to S State Street), small section of N St. Clair Street (Skinner Ave to bridge), small section of Elm Street (Erie Street to railroad tracks)


Road Plan 2024 - 2028 (Road Levy in 2022)

  • 2024: Reed Avenue (extension from 2023), Liberty Street (Washington Street to RT 84), E Washington Street, Roosevelt Drive
  • 2025:
  • 2026:
  • 2027:
  • 2028: