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Department of Highways

Basic Overview of Services

The St. Lawrence County Department of Highways employs 85 full time employees.  Employees in administration, engineering, three maintenance areas, bridge construction, bridge maintenance, machinery shop, traffic safety, and tree crew are responsible for planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of 573 miles of paved roadway and 190 open bridges.  They are also responsible for winter maintenance of portions of State and County roads plus 555 miles of roadside mowing during the summer months.

Unique to many Counties, St. Lawrence County performs almost all their own work including surveying, paving, bridge construction, signing, striping, blasting and guide rail installation.