Highway Department

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Board of Selectmen voted to declare a State of Emergency and voted to close all Town Buildings to the general public through at least 3/29/2020. Offices will be staffed during this time.  Please call the office at 978-540-2670 to inquire about conducting business during this time. Thank you for your immediate attention and cooperation with this. Please keep checking the Town of Littleton website and social media outlets.

Until further notice the transfer station will only be accepting recyclables and municipal solid waste. We will not be accepting any items that involve monetary transactions, no sticker sales, and no swap shop.

*WINTER PARKING BAN*  
Annually, on November 15th the Town's winter parking ban goes into effect and continues through April 1st. The ban is in effect from midnight to 6 a.m. The parking ban will allow the Highway Department crews to plow and open roads in a more efficient and timely manner. Illegally parked vehicles are the biggest obstacles in effectively removing snow from the roadway. Vehicles that violate the winter parking ban will be ticketed by the police and receive a $15.00 fine. Vehicles that directly hamper snow removal efforts will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. 


IMPROVING YOUR ROADWAY

Roadway improvement projects will include the cleaning of the roadway shoulders, installation of drainage pipe, catch basins and manholes in certain areas, reclaiming the existing road base and installation of new hot mix asphalt berm, binder and top course on the roadway. 

HOW WILL THIS WORK AFFECT YOU?

We make every effort to ensure that you have access at all times.  There may be times when the use of detours or road closures may be required to facilitate the work, however local access to and from your property will be maintained.  During paving operations some extra patience will be required while the paving occurs on the road in front of your property.  Because of the narrow roads, the paving operation will take up the full width of the road and may require your direction of travel to be rerouted depending on the location.  Police details will be stationed at both ends of the paving operation as well as one officer at the paver.  The detail officers will be able to direct you during the few days of paving that will be required.  Notices will be given out at least 24 hours prior to paving to minimize any inconvenience. 

PLEASE... WATCH YOUR STEP

We realize that roadway improvement projects will cause some inconvenience for those who live in the area. We are working closely with all the public departments to keep traffic problems to a minimum and to observe all safety precautions.  Work areas will be barricaded and carefully marked, but please... watch your step!

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM...

For non-emergency calls and to answer questions between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. weekdays, residents are requested to contact the town of Littleton Department of Public Works at 978-540-2670.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while work is conducted to improve your roadways.

STATE ROADS IN LITTLETON: The major highways in Littleton (Routes 119, 2A, 110, 495, 2) and Powers Road are under the jurisdiction of MassDOT-Highway Division. Any questions or concerns regarding these roads should be directed to the District 3 Office of the MassDOT-Highway Division, 508-929-3800.  

Department Services:

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.

                         

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Chris Stoddard, P.E. Director of Public Works (978) 540-2670
Steven Whitten Highway Superintendent (978) 540-2670
Katie Tocci Business Manager (978) 540-2670