The Highway Division maintains close to 302 highway miles and 109 bridges in Tompkins County. The mission of the Highway Division is to provide highway and bridge construction, maintenance, and emergency services safely, effectively, and efficiently for our local and traveling public customers, while promoting self-esteem and growth as individuals.
Road Maintenance staff construct, maintain, and repair roads, maintain intersections and roadside drainage, eliminate roadside hazards, and repair guardrails. The Tompkins County Highway Division also maintains more than 4,500 signs.
To report a County Road or bridge emergency 24-hours a day,
call (607) 274-0300.
Summer Schedule Hours:
6:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday (Field Staff)
6:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday & 6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Friday (Office)
Winter Schedule Hours:
6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (Field Staff)
6:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (Office)
(Closed Weekends and Holidays)
- Eastbound traffic (away from Ithaca/Cayuga Heights) will travel on the single open lane of Hanshaw Road within that stretch, and should be alert, as the usable lane will shift from side to side.
- A stretch of Hanshaw Road will be closed to all westbound traffic, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Local traffic is not exempted, and there is no change in the traffic pattern at night or on weekends. If you live at or need to visit a property within the construction zone area, you must still approach our destination from the west and proceed east. Do not travel westbound on the road, even for what you may consider a short distance. Following the proscribed traffic pattern is essential to everyone’s safety.
- The Tompkins County Highway Division advises travelers to watch for and follow the posted detour signs for the duration of the project.
- All drainage pipe and drop inlets have been installed.
- Roadway pavement has been reclaimed and graded.
- New sections of roadway on Hanshaw Road and intersections of Kay Street, Orchard Street, Warren Road, Muriel Street, Salem Drive, and Sapsuckersoods Road have been reconstructed.
- All of the above have had the base course of asphalt installed.
- Curbs and gutters have been installed.
- Finish rebuilding shoulders on both sides of road, including slopes on east end of project.
- Raise all drop inlet frames and grates to finish grade.
- Place blacktop (binder and top) courses on all of Hanshaw Road and intersections.
- Place and grade gravel for new sidewalks.
- Place asphalt and concrete sidewalk.
- Restore all driveways.
- Seeding and mulching.
- Stripe highway and crosswalks.
- Install signs and traffic signal.
Additional Project Information - CLICK HERERoad - Brooktondale Road - NO THROUGH TRAFFICDates - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Thursday, August 21, 2014.Time - Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on 8/20 - approximately 4:30 p.m. on 8/21Reason - Road crossing pipe replacement.
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