Dahn S. Bull
Ellen Martin – Deputy Highway Superintendent
New Developments: Plans for all new development in the Town are reviewed by a Town engineer to isolate any highway or drainage related problems.
MAIN FUNCTION OF DEPARTMENT
The Highway department is responsible for the over 218 miles of Town roads that are maintained by 34 employees using 25 trucks and 12 pieces of major equipment. Additionally we are responsible for snow and ice control, paving and reconstruction, maintenance of roads, signs and roadway markings, roadside drainage, tree and brush cutting.
Listed below are the services provided by the Highway Department.
The Clifton Park Highway Department in coordination with National Grid, and Asplundh Tree Services, will be performing extended tree maintenance on Town Roads in Northern Clifton Park beginning on Thursday, December 10, 2020. The roads affected by tree trimming will be Ushers Road, Hubbs Road, Hatlee Road, and MacElroy Road.
As we enter the winter weather season, please note the Town enforces standard parking restrictions during winter weather events. Please do not park your vehicle on roadways during storms and for a period of time following the end of the storm.
Adherence to this regulation allows our plows to remove snow and ice properly, effectively apply salt treatment to the roadways and allows officers to respond to other matters. Vehicles parked in the roadway can create dangerous conditions, further narrow clearance in the road and cause problems for neighbors. Thank you for your cooperation. Please see the excerpt from the Town Code below:
“No person shall park or leave unattended any vehicle on the pavement or shoulder of any Town highway, road or street during a period of snowfall, sleet, freezing rain or other winter-type weather and for a forty-eight-hour period after the precipitation ceases.”
Through an agreement with the Town of Clifton Park, County Waste offers free yard waste pick-up for all residents from April through November.
Leaves and brush will be collected in brown paper yard waste bags only. No yard waste will be collected from garbage cans. Small, bundled brush that is less than four feet long and three inches in diameter will also be collected. Bundles need to be tied so as one person can pick up a bundle. Waste pickup days will be every Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Please call Town Hall at 371-6651 for additional details.
Items that will not be collected:
The Highway Department is responsible for picking up dead animals on all Town Roads with assistance from the Animal Control Office in some cases. Please call (518) 371-6651 to report.
The Highway Department will clean ditches and drains on an as needed basis. When time allows the Highway Department will also clean debris from roadside culverts.
Town roads are assessed on a regular basis by the Highway Superintendent. Paving schedules are determined by the funds that are available and the maintenance that is needed for the safety of our Community. Potholes are repaired year round. If you have a pothole in your area that needs repair, please call 371-7310, and a foreman will inspect the area immediately to determine the best course of action.
The Town of Clifton Park Highway Department is on call 24 hours a day to make the 435 lane miles of Town roadways clear and safe. The Highway Department has multiple routes for plowing and salting in an effort to provide safe conditions in an efficient manner. During winter months, it is important that you ensure vehicles and obstacles are not in the road. These obstructions make it difficult for plows to maneuver and keep our roads safe.
The Highway Department offers installation of roadside culvert pipes. The Highway Department will install and back fill the area at no cost to the homeowner. All material, topsoil, and seeding are the responsibility of the homeowner.
Street sweepers are used to support paving and pipe installation projects during the warm weather months. In addition, all Town roads are swept on an annual basis beginning in the spring.