The Highway Department provides maintenance and improvements to approximately 62 miles of Town roads; operates the Transfer Station located on Spectacle Pond Road, administers contracts for the disposal of solid wastes, maintains approximately 62 acres of municipal recreational facilities and public grounds; performs public shade tree removals, trimming and planting (Highway Superintendent also serves as Tree Warden); and maintains the Department's equipment to accomplish the assigned tasks.
The Highway Department consists of twelve (12) full-time employees; two (2) part-time Transfer Station Operators and summer help. The Department has at its disposal approximately 50 major pieces of equipment with attachments (etc.) with a value of $2 million to accomplish its work. The amount of equipment used by the Highway Department is a result of the variety of types of work undertaken.