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Public Works

Department Overview

The Durham Public Works department strives to provide the residents of Durham a safe and clean environment. The department is composed of 8 full time employees and 5 part-time seasonal help. Our department’s active crew is responsible for over 60 miles of roadways, parking lots and sidewalks for town-owned buildings, including the Town Hall, Library, Ambulance, and Fire House. It also maintains Durham’s recreational complexes, Allen Brook Park, Town Green, baseball fields, etc. The public works department is responsible for all aspects of road maintenance. The department removes the snow in the winter and sweeps the residual sand in the spring. They maintain the roadside to provide a safe sight line including the removal of dead and diseased trees. The department fills pot holes and crack seals or paves road as required. Some of our older roads have been reconstructed in the last few years.

When summer approaches you will see our crew out repairing winter damage done to roads and residential property, street sweeping and mowing. In addition to taking care of all of these things, the public works department is also on call 24/7 for whatever acute road/town emergency arises, including downed trees, collapsed roads, and snow removal. Because the town owns the majority of the equipment necessary to maintain the roads we do not have to rely on outside contractors.

The residents of Durham are our eyes and we rely on your input all year long. We want to know about any problems or concerns that you see or experience. We will make every effort to correct it as soon as possible. Please submit a citizens service request which will notify us of your concern.

After hours emergencies should be reported to the Connecticut State Police at 860-399-2100. After hours concerns contact John Jenkins voicemail at 349-1816, email at jjenkins@townofdurhamct.org or submit an online Citizens Service Request.

    Contact Information

       John Jenkins
       Road Foreman
       30 Town House Road
       860-349-1816
       jjenkins@townofdurhamct.org

        Jennifer Keogh
        Administrative Assistant
        30 Town House Road
         860-349-8253
        jkeogh@townofdurhamct.org

        Public Works Garage
        20 Cream Pot Road
        860-349-9953
        Hours: 7:00am-3:30am

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