Highway Department

The Highway Department reports to the Town Administrator who reports to the Board of Selectmen. The Highway Department manages the Transfer Station for trash and recycling.  The Superintendent of Streets oversees the Town Engineer and works closely with the Tree Warden. The Highway Department also maintains and repairs all of Dover’s roads, streets, street signs, sidewalks and subsurface drainage systems to provide for safe vehicular and pedestrian traffic. This encompasses:

  • cleaning streets, catch basins, drains and culverts
  • street resurfacing, repair and crack-sealing
  • installation and repair of berms and curbing
  • winter maintenance of streets including snow removal, salting and sanding
  • maintenance and repair of guardrails, street signs and traffic lights.
  • maintenance of town vehicles
  • maintenance and operation of the Transfer Station for trash and recycling
  • issue street opening (driveway) permits
  • issue trench permits

Contacting the Highway Department

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm and Friday 8am-1pm.

Office Location: The Town Garage is located at 2 Dedham Street. (Across the street from the Town House behind the old railroad station.)

Phone: 508-785-0058
Fax: 508-785-8115

Mailing Address:
Highway Department
P.O. Box 250
Dover, MA 02030

Position Employee Email
Superintendent of Streets Craig Hughes towngarage@doverma.org
Director of Office Admin. Nancy Bates towngarage@doverma.org
Equipment Operator Robert Beckwith
Equipment Operator Mark Stephenson
Equipment Operator Jim Gorman
Working Foreman Robert Tosi Jr.
Assistant Mechanic/Heavy Equipment Operator Andrew Wills

Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities

Dover Town Code
There shall be a Superintendent of Streets appointed annually by the Board of Selectmen. The Superintendent of Streets’ duties and authority shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in M.G.L. ch. 41, §§ 66, 68 and the Dover General and Zoning Bylaws.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many miles of road are in Dover?

What do I do if I want to relocate my driveway?
File an application for a street opening permit.

When will my street be re-paved?
There is a 5-year pavement management plan. Call the Highway Department to review the plan.

When will my street be swept after the winter?
It depends on weather and road conditions. Call us for the weekly schedule.

Where/When can I get a Transfer Station sticker?
Stickers are available in the Town Garage Monday-Friday between 8am and 4pm or you can get them directly at the Transfer Station.

What do I do if my power goes out?
Please call NSTAR 1-800-592-2000.

What do I do if I have a tree problem such as a dead tree or downed limb along the street?
Call us and we will notify the Tree Warden or NSTAR if needed.

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