Welcome to New Milford Public Works
Provide top quality, professional, effective, and timely services to residents, businesses and internal customers.We do this by focusing on relationships with ourselves and our customers, and on customer service and satisfaction, thus improving our image and maintaining the community's trust. To support and enhance a high quality of life for the Town’s residents, businesses and visitors by providing well planned, environmentally sensitive, cost effective infrastructure and services to promote public health, personal safety, transportation, economic growth and civic vitality.
The new Recycling center website for information is: www.newmilfordrecycling.com
For the Route 7 Kent Road Paving Project, the DOT and their contractors plan to start performing work the week of 7/27.
Costello will start with spot milling.
O&G will begin levelling ~8/3 and continue paving until finished estimated as 8/18.
This work will generally occur from 7 am to 5 pm.
All work is weather permitting.
If someone is interested in millings, they are owned by Costello and they need to contact Erik Maher - (860) 666-3311
Or use this LINK for any State traffic work zones.
The Washington Post has a very informative, albeit scary article regarding potholes in America titled THE MONEY PIT- Where America's expensive pothole problem is the worst. Connecticut? 33%.
Here is a POTHOLE fact sheet published by American Public Works Association (APWA).
NEWS: Butterworth & Scheck will be excavating along Main Street to install a new water line to 19-23 Main Street (the old Bank building). Work is scheduled to begin June 17, 2015 and take approximately four (4) days to complete-weather permitting. The first TWO days south bound Main St will be closed to one lane and the next TWO days will involve the sidewalk. Plan on alternate routes during this time.
School Warning Signs: the Town applied for replacement from the State DOT. This project was approved and the DOT will replace school related warning signs and associated plaques. The State's contractor HSS will be doing all the work and the sites have been marked with CBYD.
Press Release regarding pothole patching and reporting
2015/2016 Budget Passes - DPW has numerous projects funded to provide a safe and efficient road network.
Merryall Road Bridge Public Informational Meeting - DRAFT Plans and Maps - as presented at March 31st PIM
Public Works Budget Presentation FY 15-16
View the 2013 Transportation Management Plan which identifies several solutions to help alleviate traffic congestion in the downtown area and Grove St/Still River Dr corridor.
- View the FHWA Roundabout educational video which describes the safety of modern roundabouts vs signalized intersections. The Town - via the Transportation Plan - is proposing this solution at the Still River Dr/ Pickett District Rd intersection and has received a grant to cover the entire cost of construction. Please look for Public Informational Meetings seeking your input over the next few months.
REMINDER! Now that the weather is finally(!) getting better we would like to remind everyone to SHARE THE ROAD! It's the LAW-Share the Road.
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The Public Works Office accepts major credit cards for Recycling Center transactions only. Residents may now purchase a punch card with a debit/credit card. This is the first step in modernizing our system. In the future, the Recycling Center will also be able to accept this form of payment. Please be patient as the office staff works out all the kinks. As with most transactions, please be advised that there is a 2% processing fee for this service, which will be charged as a part of your transaction.
Everyday we have multiple crews out in different parts of town (For reference, the Town owns 208 miles of road(~181 miles of paved road and ~27 miles of gravel) consisting of ~370 town roads, 34 bridges over 20 feet in length, 24 bridges under 20 feet in length, and 2 over railroad tracks).
The New Milford Public Works Department consists of five different divisions
For other Town Departments, please click Webpage and Telephone Directory