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Highway Department

Dear Neighbors,

Your Town of Wappinger Highway Department is responsible for maintaining approximately one hundred miles of Town road and interface with the Dutchess County Department of Public Works to maintain twenty-one miles of County road and ten miles of NYS roads.

These services include roadside stormwater and drainage repairs, snow plowing, sanding/salting of the roads, asphalt patching and paving, street sweeping and roadside tree maintenance. The Highway Garage provides on-site maintenance, repairs and storage of vehicles and equipment in support of the Department’s extensive responsibilities.

During the summer if our road crews are working on the roads in your neighborhood, please try not to park your car on the side of the road between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM In return we will make every effort to complete the task with little disruption to your daily schedule as possible. At no time will emergency vehicles be prevented from accessing your residence.

Also during the summer months, we may experience heavy downpours and in order to allow proper drainage, please keep all debris including garbage, grass, twigs, and leaves from our storm drains. At no time should anyone be piling yard debris on or near a storm drain.

Please be aware that the equipment our crews are using are large, noisy and at times may have an obstructed view. Please respect them by slowing down, observing the flag person and being patient and giving them as much room to work as possible.

Clearing snow from one hundred miles of Town roadways is no easy task. The crew needs your assistance to help us to do the best snow removal job as possible. When snow is predicted, move your cars off the street. Shovel snow to the right of the driveway apron (as you face the street) so plows do not push the snow back in front of your driveway. If you have a fire hydrant in front of your home, it is your responsibility to remove the snow to allow access for our Fire Companies.

The Town of Wappinger Highway Department does maintain our Recycle Center located at Sgt. Palmateer Way and is open Wednesday and Saturdays, 9:00AM-12: 00 PM. The recycle permit is limited to Town residents only and can be purchased from the Town Clerk, which is located at Wappinger Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Our mission is to provide safe, courteous, dependable and economical service to you, the people of the Town of Wappinger. Please feel free to contact our office at 845-297-9451 or in the alternative, stop by to discuss any recommendations or alternatives that you may have as we take pride in constituent serves.

Michael J. Sheehan
Superintendent of Highways

Current Four-Year Term of Office
January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2023

Michael Sheehan, Superintendent of Highways

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Secretary to the Superintendent
Karol Kelly

Wappinger Town Highway Facility
10 Highway Drive
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

(845) 297-9451
Fax: (845) 298-0524

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