Department of Public Works

On June 26, 2018, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen 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. 2020 Yard Waste Summer Drop-Off Dates

    August 8, 2020 is the third opportunity for the yard waste drop-off program at the DPW Garage located on 211 South Street. Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Read on...
  2. Drive-thru Recycling Event- Saturday August 8, 2020

    A Drive Through Re-Use & Recycling Event for Electronics, Furniture, Textiles & More... Read on...
  3. Important Message from the Department of Public Works

    Until further notice, Caroline Ave will be closed to through traffic from Elm Street to Harrington Ave to repair the roadway that was damaged by the July 17, 2020, Water Main break. Read on...
  4. Important Message from the Department of Public Works

    Phase 2 bridge demolition (southbound lanes) of the Route 140 bridge over I-290 is expected to begin on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Read on...
  5. Temporary Stormwater Management Permitting Changes due to COVID-19

    The DPW does not anticipate any major delays in permit process for Stormwater Management, but some temporary changes have been made in the application process due to alternating work schedules and staff working from home. Read on...
  6. Shrewsbury Completes Solar Array at Home Farm Water Treatment Plant

    The Town of Shrewsbury Completes Solar Array at the Home Farm Water Treatment Plant as part of Improvements Project Using Grant Funds from the MA Department of Environmental Protection Read on...
  7. Project Approval and New Speed Limit along Route 20

    A new speed limit of 45 MPH is in place along Route 20 in Shrewsbury beginning at the Northborough town line for approximately 3 miles. Read on...
  8. Important Update from the Water & Sewer Division - Water service has been restored on Hemingway St

    The Water and Sewer Division has completed the emergency water service repair near 32 Hemingway Street and water service has been restored. Read on...
  9. Important Update from the Water & Sewer Division - Water Main Repairs are Complete

    The Water and Sewer Division has completed repairing the water main at the intersection of Spring Street and Main Street that was struck by a contractor excavating this morning. Read on...
  10. July 27, 2020 update from the Water & Sewer Division - Walnut St water main work

    Haluch Water has completed the installation of the majority of the replacement water main on Walnut St and will begin connecting house services to the new main. A detour will remain in place as construction continues. Please read on for more info. Read on...
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