About our Public Works Divisions
The Department of Public Works is responsible for all town roads. This includes maintenance of pavement and gravel shoulders, snow plowing and treating with salt or sand, signs, pavement markings and stencils, culvert and catch basin cleaning, snow removal to accommodate parking, grading gravel roads, and sidewalks. Additionally, the department contracts out street sweeping, line striping, roadside mowing, and invasive knotweed control.
The DPW administers the annual Road Plan through numerous projects. A large portion of the road plan money goes into maintaining the roads that the Town has already made the investment to upgrade. The maintenance program consists mainly of thin overlays to preserve the road and keep the water from getting into the base material. When the condition of the asphalt or drainage is beyond preservation, the asphalt is reclaimed and drainage corrected prior to new paving. The Town has approximately 130 miles of paved roads and 7 miles of gravel roads.
Our engineering staff provides in-house design for most of our road projects. DPW is responsible for maintaining the public stormwater system and ensuring that the Town complies with the EPA National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit that manages outfalls into the river. The engineering staff also oversees contract construction work that is put out to bid each year. They also manage driveway and street excavation permits.
The DPW also provides solid waste and recycling collection and disposal for the Town. Our employees collect material curbside, operate the transfer station, and haul all of the collected materials to the contracted processing/disposal facilities.
The Fleet Maintenance Division maintains the town fleet for DPW, Police, Fire, and Parks & Recreation.
Sewer Department operations, including maintenance of the entire sanitary sewer infrastructure, processing of connection requests, and customer billing, are fiscally and administratively the responsibility of the Goffstown Sewer Commission. Visit the Sewer Department.
The DPW also maintains three historic cemeteries. This includes regular mowing and trimming, headstone maintenance, and providing/preparing the burial locations.