Highway Division

The Highway Division maintains more than 152.34 miles of roadway, along with 100 or more miles of sidewalk in the Town of Shrewsbury.  Residents who operate vehicles on town roads, rely on the Highway Division to keep them moving. Roadways must be repaired, cleaned and striped for safe driving.

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About the Highway Division

Duties

Roadways must be repaired, cleaned and striped for safe driving. In appropriate seasons, snow is cleared from the roadways. In addition, catch basins are maintained as well as storm water drains.  The Highway Division also assists in removing town-owned trees that have fallen in severe weather and picks up illegally disposed of debris along public ways.

Department Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Highway Department include:

  • Administering permits for driveway access to public roadways
  • Brush control along roadways
  • Installation of traffic and street signs
  • Maintenance and repair of town equipment, roads, traffic lines
  • Maintenance and repair of traffic signals
  • Maintenance of catch basins and storm water drains
  • Removal of debris
  • Roadside mowing & sweeping
  • Snow and ice control
  • Street resurfacing and sealing

The Highway Division Employs:

  • 1 Division Manager
  • 1 Foreman
  • 9 equipment operators
  • Winter Seasonal Help