Welcome to New Milford Public Works

Our Mission:

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.


Still River Roundabout- There will be a public informational meeting regarding this on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Complete information can be found HERE

Winter Advisory: In preparation for the upcoming Winter and all issues that brings, please note this department advises residents to purchase winter products (sand, deicing etc) in advance of any upcoming storm. Many local businesses carry a variety of supplies. The resident sand/salt mix will be be available when the department trucks are loaded. This supply of material is primarily for icy walkways and should not be a sole source of supply. The best method we recommend is removal of the snow/ice so that the sun can melt any remainder followed by a light sprinkling of a gripping (sand) material or a melting product that works with the sun (de-icer). Clearing a section of snow to the left of a driveway (looking out, or right looking at) limits the amount of snow that the plow can return to the front as it passes. New Milford policy is that mailboxes will only be replaced if the snow plow makes contact-not from snow hitting it. Please check the security of your mailbox prior to a storm.Thank you and stay safe this winter.

Reservoir #4 water levels lowered due to removal of beaver dam. Here is the letter to Friends of the Reservoir. 

Bridge Street Sidewalk and Streetscape-Letter regarding snow and sidewalk maintenance.

 The new Recycling center website for information is: 

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).

Press Release regarding pothole patching and reporting 

2015/2016 Budget Passes - DPW has numerous projects funded to provide a safe and efficient road network. 

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. "Sharrows" were added along Grove Street.


Scan this to get Public Works Website on your smart phone. 

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
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Contact Information

10 Main Street
New Milford Ct, 06776

Phone: 860-355-6040
Fax: 860-355-6055

Office hours: at 6 Young's Field Road: M-F 8am -4:30pm

Director: Michael F. Zarba P.E.