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Town of Riverhead


Highway Department Mission Statement


The Highway Department provides maintenance and improvement to approximately 230 miles of Town roads. Some responsibilities of the Highway Department include maintenance of town equipment, roads, traffic lines, installation of traffic and street signs, brush control along roadways, street cleaning, catch basins and storm water drains, snow and ice control, resurfacing, and sealing of streets. It is our mission to efficiently manage and maintain the towns' roadway system to provide for the safe, convenient and efficient movement of traffic and pedestrians at the lowest cost and best value.


The Highway Department consists of (32) full-time employees, downsized since 1984 from (47). The Department has at its disposal approximately (100) major pieces of equipment with attachments (etc.). The amount of equipment used by the Highway Department is a result of the variety of types of work undertaken. See what we do each season.


The Highway Department is a professional team dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Riverhead and supporting the town's core values. We make every effort to maximize the efficient, effective use of our resources in the support, maintenance and upkeep of the infrastructure. We are committed to public safety and providing the highest level of service to the community.



The Riverhead Highway Department thanks you for your cooperation. Further information can be obtained by calling the Riverhead Highway Department at 631-727-5670.

Notice: PLEASE call the Highway Department before putting ANYTHING in the grassy area adjacent to the edge of the roadway in front of your property.  This area is Town property, and is frequently used in the event that work needs to be done by the Highway Department or any Utility Company. (KEYSPAN, etc.).

2022 Loose Leaf Removal Notice




Roads not owned or maintained by the Town of Riverhead

Contact Us

Mike Zaleski
Ext. 228

John Apicello
Deputy Superintendent
Ext. 351

Joan Mottern
Chief Office Assistant
Ext. 388


Margaret McKay
Account Clerk Typist
Ext. 389

631- 727-3200 Ext. 228

1177 Osborne Avenue
Riverhead, NY  11901

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.