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Steven MacEachern, Superintendent of Highways/Lights&Lines

Department of Public Works
1 Franey Road
Somerville, MA 02145

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Phone: 311 (617-666-3311 from outside of Somerville)
Fax: 617-625-4454

Operating Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


DPW-Highway

The Highway Department provides street and sidewalk maintenance services to the residents of Somerville and the general public so that streets and sidewalks are clean, safe and in satisfactory condition.

  • Provide curb cuts to residents in a timely and professional manner to allow off street parking.
  • Respond to resident’s requests for trimming, removal and general maintenance of public shade trees for public safety and tree preservation.
  • Provide repairs to potholes in a timely and professional manner to provide safer streets.
  • Provide snow plowing, sanding and removal for safe passage for emergency vehicles and the general public.
  • Provide scheduled street sweeping services to remove debris and keep catch basins clear for public safety.
  • Respond to resident requests to repair uplifted and damaged sidewalks for the safety of the general public.
  • Respond to Residents, Aldermen and Business owner’s requests to remove graffiti in order to provide a safe and clean City.
  • Maintain a daily schedule for citywide trash receptacle pickup in order to provide a clean and safe City.
  • Respond to requests to remove dead animals from the streets of Somerville to ensure the health and safety of the general public.
  • Repair excavations made by the City’s Water Department to restore sidewalks and streets to their original condition for the safety of the general public.
  • Pick up all Christmas trees left by residents on the sidewalks to provide a safe and clean environment.
  • Provide after hour’s response to calls from the general public, fire & police for various activities to provide a safe and healthy environment.