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Jeffrey Smith, Highway Director
Tompkins County Public Works
170 Bostwick Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 274-0300
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Tompkins County Highway Department
Jeffrey Smith, Highway Director
Nick Ensign, Deputy 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. 




Road - Coddington Road, between Troy Road and German Cross Road; Burns Road between Route 79 and Coddington Road; and East King Road between Troy Road and Coddington Road, Town of Ithaca
Dates -  June 7, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Paving operations will begin prior to the road closure, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The roads will remain open to traffic on Wednesday and Thursday, however, delays should be expected. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes.
Bridge - Carter Creek Road Bridge, Town of Newfield
Dates -  June 15, 2015 - indefinitely
Additional Project Information - CLICK HERE  

To report a County road or bridge emergency 24-hours a day,
call (607) 274-0300.


Summer Schedule Hours:
6:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Thursday (Field Staff)
7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Friday (Office)

Winter Schedule Hours:
7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday (Field Staff)
7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Office)

(Closed Weekends and Holidays)



Tompkins County Highway Department
Photo taken December 2018