The Highway Division is responsible for engineering, managing, maintaining and rehabilitating municipal roadways, sidewalks and stormwater systems to provide safe vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Activities include: Cleaning streets, drains, catch basins, brooks and culverts; street and sidewalk resurfacing and repair; pavement markings; installation and repair of curbing; winter maintenance (snow removal, treating roadways with deicing materials); inspect and monitor all excavation within the roadway right of way; install and/or replace damaged
street signs, guardrails and traffic control signs. The Highway Division also provides a wide range of construction and maintenance services to many town departments.
Signs and Pavement Markings:
Responsibilities include the installation, maintenance and replacement of street signs and the replacement of regulatory signs and pavement markings.
Street Repair and Maintenance:
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The Highway Division cleans streets, walks and municipal parking lots by sweeping and pick up leaves, and any debris to provide safe traffic movement and maintain a desirable environment. A full sweeping of the town is done each spring. Please refer to the DPW Home Page for details.
The Highway Division is responsible for ensuring safe vehicular and pedestrian access for the public and emergency services (police, fire, ambulance) during the winter season. Responsibilities include plowing streets, sidewalks, municipal, school and church parking areas. Sand, salt and calcium chloride are used as deicing agents at the locations.
Maintenance - Storm Drains, Brooks and Catch Basins:
The Highway Division maintains surface drainage, including storm sewers and brooks, in order to provide for the free flow of surface water to minimize flooding, erosion and property damage. Catch basins are cleaned regularly to minimize standing water and flooding problems throughout the town. In addition, basins located in problem-prone areas, or at drainage collection points, are checked prior to , or immediately after, storms to prevent flooding and private property damage.