Highway Department

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It is the mission of the Highway Department to enhance Mendon's quality of life, and through sound management, innovation, teamwork and vision, provide dependable, high quality, responsive public works and utility services, consistent with community values and at reasonable costs to Mendon's citizens, businesses, institutions and visitors.


Winter Policies

Mailbox Replacement - The Town does not have insurance or a policy to replace mailboxes that are damaged during normal snow removal operations.

Pushing Snow on the Road -  Mendon Bylaws Chapter 9, Section 5, prohibits pushing or piling snow in the roadway.  Please see highlighted link for complete text and fine schedule.

Snow Removal Policy & Procedures 2017 - 2018

Standard Operating Procedures for Snow Storms & Snow Removal

Please Note:

  • Any residents with portable basketball hoops, please make sure they are moved off the street.
  • Also, please keep your trash bins in your driveway opening - not in the street.
  • We need to keep the roadways clear - obstacles such as these impede on our drivers and trucks during the plowing season.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.



Proposed road projects for 2018 include:

Numerous streets in Town - due to be crack sealed.

Catch basin repairs @ various locations throughout the summer.

Culvert on Hartford Avenue East @ Muddy Brook - finish cementing joints.

Asylum Street - House #26 to Southwick Street - drainage improvements, 2 1/4" shim & overlay.

Mowry Street - drainage improvements, 2 1/4" shim & overlay.

North Avenue - drainage improvements, hot in-place mill recycling of existing asphalt pavement from Esty Road to the Town Line.

Park Street - From Mowry Street to House #21 - drainage improvements, 2 1/4" shim & overlay.

The following is tentative due to funding constraints:

Blackstone Street - drainage improvements, 2 1/4" shim & overlay.

The following is tentative due to contracting & scheduling constraints:

The Downtown District (Main Street and Maple Street) - total reconstruction.


FALL 2018

The Highway Department will trim any trees that overhang the road or impede the ease of passage of snow removal equipment.  There must be a minimum of 12' of clearance on all road sides.

The Highway Department does not have a curbside leaf pickup service, but we do have a compost pile at the Highway Department facility where you can dump un-bagged leaves and grass clippings.

Please Note:

  • The raking of leaves to the roads edge is strictly prohibited.



MassDOT Road Safety Audit,  March 16, 2016                                                  Cape Road / S. Main Street (Route 140) @ Hartford Avenue East

MassDOT Road Safety Audit, September 11, 2018                                         Route 16 @ Washington Street / Emerson Street / Maple Street & Route 16 @ North Avenue / Main Street

Town of Mendon Pavement Management Study


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Alan D. Tetreault Highway Surveyor / Tree Warden
Darlene Cormier Administrative Assistant
Paul Marvelle HEO / Mechanic
Mark Lemoine Equipment Operator / Laborer
Peter Chauvin Heavy Equipment Operator
Mike Cournoyer Heavy Equipment Operator
Ben Niro Equipment Operator / Laborer
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