The Highway Department is a division of Public Works and is responsible for the routine maintenance and repair of approximately 56 miles of Town owned roads. The crew performs routine seasonal maintenance of public right-of-ways such as street sweeping, tree trimming, repair and maintenance of street signs, cleaning of the storm sewers and catch basins, pothole repair and leaf collection. During the winter months the department has the task of snow plowing, clearing of snow and ice from Town owned sidewalks and the collection of Christmas trees. The summer months are a busy time with Town projects such as the construction of parks, parking areas, riverfront parks and roads. The Highway Department also responds to emergency situations when requested by the Police or Fire Departments.