Department of Public Works

On June 26, 2018, the Shrewsbury Select Board unanimously voted to approve the creation of a Department of Public Works pursuant to Section 11 of the Town Manager Act.  The Public Works department has oversight over Shrewsbury public infrastructure, including public buildings, roadways, parks and our water utility.

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Please view each of our Division pages for more information on their activities.

  1. Lake Street Road Closure for Realignment as part of the Beal School Project- Summer 2019

    The new Beal School is being constructed at 214 Lake Street. As part of the proposed work, a section of Lake Street is being realigned mid-Septmber 2019, both vertically and horizontally in order to provide safer access to the new school. Read on...
  2. Textile & Small Home Goods Recycling to begin July 22, 2019

    Beginning MON. 07/22/19, Simple Recycling will be providing a FREE textile recycling curbside collection service, i.e. "Pink Bag" program, for pre-loved clothing, shoes, accessories and small household items. Please "Read On" for details. Read on...
  3. Yard Waste Drop-off Program - Leaves and Grass Only - Next opportunity is August 10, 2019

    There are 2 remaining Saturdays to dispose of leaves and grass at the Municipal Garage located on 211 South Street from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Read on...
  4. Shrewsbury Department of Public Works 2019 Construction Projects

  5. Stormwater Regulations and Utility in Effect

    On February 19, 2019, the Board of Sewer Commissioners voted to adopt the Stormwater Management Rules & Regulations, Utility Rates, Credit Policy, and Application Review & Inspection Fee. Read on...
  6. Hearing to be Held on Fees for Federally Mandated Stormwater Regulation

    Stormwater fees are coming this summer. Read on...
  7. Public Health Alert Regarding EEE - Date of Record 08/16/19

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in conjunction with the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) issued this important Public Health Alert. Read on...
  8. Movie Night in the Park "Wreck-it Ralph 2" Tuesday August 20th

    Join us for a family fun evening at Dean Park Bandstand. "Ralph Breaks the Internet" starts @ 8pm, so bring a blanket, snacks and enjoy the movie! Event is sponsored by SELCO and Shrewsbury Parks & Recreation. Rain date is August 21st Read on...
  9. Shrewsbury Department of Public Works 2019 Construction Projects

  10. Water Improvement Project - Main Flushing Spring 2019

    As an essential part of our system’s maintenance program during the spring and fall of each year, the Shrewsbury Water Department opens hydrants in an effort to clear our water mains of sediment and mineral build up. Read on...
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