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Tompkins County Highway Department
Jeffrey Smith, Highway Director
Carl Martel, P.E., Assistant Highway Director


The Highway Department maintains close to 302 highway miles and 109 bridges in Tompkins County.  The mission of the Highway Department 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 guiderails.  The Tompkins County Highway Department 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 (Office)
6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Friday (Office)

Winter Schedule Hours:
7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (Field Staff)
7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (Office)

(Closed Weekends and Holidays)


Bridge - Red Mill Road Bridge - CLOSED - NO THROUGH TRAFFIC
Dates - Thursday, December 8, 2005 - indefinitely.
Time - Beginning at 3:30 p.m. on 12/8.
Reason - Unsafe for vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic.


Bridge - Carter Creek Road Bridge - CLOSED - NO THROUGH TRAFFIC
Dates - Monday, June 15, 2015 - indefinitely.
Time - Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on 6/15


Bridge - West Miller Road Bridge - CLOSED - NO THROUGH TRAFFIC
Date - Monday, May 22, 2017 for approximately two months.
Time - Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on 5/22/17
Reason - Bridge replacement

Road - Bostwick Road - CLOSED - NO THROUGH TRAFFIC
Date - Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time -  approximately 6:00 a.m until 4:30 p.m. on 6/27/17
Reason - Road Crossing Pipe Replacement
Additional Road Project Information - CLICK HERE  


None scheduled at this time.

Tompkins County Highway Department
Photo taken December 10, 2015