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.     


Chip Seal: Press Release and Road List 

Road Work: Press Release and Road List. Expect delays, use alternate route when possible and work is always weather dependent. 

Roads are in the process of being marked for the following repairs: 
The operation will be a mill and fill.  The state had performed similar work on 202 last summer and are currently performing on Route 7 Kent Road. Milling and filling is an operation where we remove distressed pavement (like large areas of scabbing-not potholes) and repave with new asphalt.  However, given our length and quantity of roads,  we will perform work on sub-sections of a road. We plan to pave no more than 30% of the road surface and some roads will only receive as little as 5-10%.

This is targeted at highly distressed areas and to avoid rework on future projects.

The new Recycling center website for information is: 

For the Route 7 Kent Road Paving Project, the DOT and their contractors plan to start performing work the week of 7/27.

O&G will begin levelling ~8/3 and continue paving until finished estimated as 8/18.
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).

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.


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
For other Town Departments, please click Webpage and Telephone Directory

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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.