James Ferguson, Jr. Highway Superintendent
519 Mountain Road
Port Jervis, NY 12771
Our Highway Department is responsible for the year-round maintenance of all town roads. They can be seen repairing road ways, trimming road side tree lines and plowing snow. Please show all of our Highway Department driving courtesy for everyone's safety!
Snow Days Are Fun! Let's Keep Our Kids Safe
Nothing is more tragic than a child being hit by a snowplow! Snow tunnels in roadside snow banks will be destroyed by Highway workers! They are extremely dangerous, as plow drivers cannot see children playing inside them. Please warn children of the dangers of building them near roadways. Kids of all ages love snow! We want everyone to have a fun, but safe winter season.
Cars should not be parked on any Town road during a Winter Storm. Parked vehicles obstruct snow plowing operations and the vehicles may be damaged by the plows.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happens if my mailbox is damaged during snow removal?
A: Click here for the answer.
Q: I have a dead tree in my yard. Who is responsible for cutting and hauling it?
A: The Highway Department is responsible if it is the town right-of-way (within 25 feet from the center of the road). Otherwise, you are responsible for the tree. We do not remove trees unless they are a hazard to the roadway. We also do not remove trees that have grown into utility wires. You will need to contact your utility company first.
Q: Who is responsible for the removal of dead animals?
A: The Highway Department will remove the dead animal if it is in/within a Town maintained road. Dead animals on State or County Roads should be referred to the appropriate agency.
Q: When are you going to plow my road?
A: We have 56 miles of road to salt and plow. Our plow routes take approximately 2.5 – 4 hours to complete. Your road will be addressed sometime during each plow run.
Q: Who fixes potholes and road damage?
A: The Highway Department is responsible as long as it is a Town maintained road. Any State or County Road should be referred to the appropriate agency.