EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
There will be NO outside burning of any kind in the Town of New Milford.  This is due to the extreme dry conditions that we are experiencing. 
All burn permits have been suspended until further notice.

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Highway Department:

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Report a power outage, wires down, or tree in wires.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

  Eversource has contracted Lewis Tree to manage vegetation around the power lines in New Milford. They usually spend up to a week in one location before moving to the next assignment.

Drainage - repair and replacement of storm drainage is ongoing

Gravel road drainage and grading - 27 miles on a 6-7 week cycle - weather and equipment permitting

Department Documents

The Highway Department is comprised of a highway foreman, deputy highway foreman and 31 highway maintenance personnel including a vehicle maintenance supervisor and four vehicle maintenance personnel.  The Public Works Department owns 24 dump trucks, five small trucks, two front loaders, two graders, two backhoes, five pick up trucks, a van, an excavator, a 10 and 5 ton roller, a catch-basin cleaner, three sweepers, and various other tractors and small equipment.  In addition we maintain more than 15 vehicles and pieces of equipment for other town departments and agencies.

The Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance, drainage and snow plowing for all 181.53 miles of paved roads and 26.71 miles of gravel roads throughout Town. Besides the obvious basics of paving and plowing the Highway department: cleans catch basins, sprays guide rails for weed control, repairs guide rails, sweeps, grades gravel roads, maintains drainage, plants trees, clears downed trees and branches, installs drainage, repairs and conducts preventative maintenance on Town vehicles, installs flags, beaver dam removal, installs and replaces signs, line stripes, patches potholes, fixes and installs curbing, responds to CSR’s [788 this year], rakes, seeds and hays new drainage installations, and mows roadsides, just to name a few daily jobs. In addition to the routine maintenance and snowplowing, the department responds to off hours emergencies. Most of these off hour emergencies are for fallen trees, black ice and vehicle accident clean ups.

For further questions, please contact us at (860)355-6040 or use the additional links.

Additional Links

Contact Information

Phone: (860) 355-6045 
Main Office: (860) 355 -6040
Fax: (860) 355-6055
Email: 

public_works@newmilford.org 

Working hours: 

7:00 am-3:30 pm M-F Regular Hours (Oct 1 -April 30)

6:30am -3:00pm M-F Summer Hours (May 1 - Sept 30)


Highway Superintendent: 

Public Works Foreman:

Michael Boucher

Email: MBoucher@newmilford.org

Monday through Thursday, Oct. 27-30, there will be a private contractor performing an inspection of Veteran's Bridge between 9 am and 3 pm