Jeffrey Smith, Highway Director
Nick Ensign, Deputy Highway Director
The Highway Department maintains close to 302 highway miles and 109 bridges in Tompkins County. The mission of the Highway Department is to provide highway and bridge construction, maintenance, and emergency services safely, effectively, and efficiently for our local and traveling public customers, while promoting self-esteem and growth as individuals.
Road Maintenance staff construct, maintain, and repair roads, maintain intersections and roadside drainage, eliminate roadside hazards, and repair guiderails. The Tompkins County Highway Department also maintains more than 4,500 signs.
CURRENT HIGHWAY MATERIALS AND SERVICES
2022 - 2023 Bid Tab Catalog - CLICK HERE
CURRENT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS:
Bridge: Etna Lane Road Bridge Replacement, Town of Dryden
Construction Start: Spring 2022
Anticipated Completion: November 2022
Road: None at this time
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PROJECTS SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS:
None at this time
ROAD / BRIDGE CLOSINGS:
Bridge - Freese Road Bridge, Town of Dryden
Dates - October 31, 2019 - Indefinitely
Effective immediately Freese Road Bridge in the Town of Dryden has been lowered to a 9 ton weight limit. This bridge was previously posted for 15 tons.
Bridge - Carter Creek Road Bridge, Town of Newfield
Dates - June 15, 2015 - closed indefinitely
To report a County road or bridge emergency 24-hours a day, call (607) 274-0300.
Summer Schedule Hours:
6:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Thursday (Field Staff)
7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Friday (Office)
Winter Schedule Hours:
7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday (Field Staff)
7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Office)
(Closed Weekends and Holidays)
Tompkins County Highway Department
Photo taken December 2018