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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. 



Bridge - West Malloryville Road Bridge, Town of Dryden
Dates - Wednesday, August 2, 2017 through November, 2017
Reason - Reconstruction
Bridge - Carter Creek Road Bridge, Town of Newfield
Dates - Monday, June 15, 2015 - indefinitely.
Additional Project Information - CLICK HERE  


None scheduled at this time.

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.- 5:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday (Office)
6:00 a.m.- 4:30 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)

Tompkins County Highway Department
Photo taken December 10, 2015