Engineering and Public Works

Message from the Engineer


Welcome to the web page for the premier Public Works staff in the Midwest! The public servants in this organization strive day and night to provide the highest level of service possible to the great citizens of our beautiful city. So every time you pull out of your driveway, turn on your faucet, or flush your toilet, an Athens Public Works employee worked behind the scenes to make it possible. As we strive to provide ever-improving service, please contact us with any questions or concerns.
  1. Reminder: City of Athens Open House - Richland Avenue Pedestrian Passageway Project

    The City of Athens, in cooperation with Ohio University, is hosting an Open House to provide interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on the planned pedestrian improvements project on Richland Avenue. Richland Avenue is the main Read on...
  2. Columbus Road Bikepath Spur

    The recent rain and high water events have caused a section of riverbank to erode adjacent to the Columbus Road Bikepath Spur. The Engineering and Public Works Department is working on a repair plan to prevent further erosion. The department is Read on...
  3. West State Street Closure

    West State Street will be closed on Tuesday, February 20 between 395 West State Street, the City's Water Treatment Plant, and West State Street Park. The closure is scheduled to occur at 8 am, and the street is expected to re-open by 4 pm. The street Read on...