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Tompkins County Highway Department

Jeffrey Smith, Highway Director
Nick Ensign, Deputy Highway Director

Tompkins County Highway Department logo

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.


 The Weights and Measures Department is a division of the Highway Department.

 Heather Chappell, Weights and Measures Director

 For More Information - CLICK HERE



Bid Results (Updated May 7, 2024)  - Click Here


Calling All Seasonal Workers!

If you would like to Apply for one of our Seasonal Positions.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of our county! 

Please follow the below link:

Click Here to Apply




Bridge - Freese Road Bridge, Town of Dryden
Dates -  October 31, 2019 - closed indefinitely

Bridge - Carter Creek Road Bridge, Town of Newfield
Dates - June 15, 2015 - closed indefinitely


Additional Bridge Project Information - CLICK HERE
Additional Road Project Information - CLICK HERE  (2024 Paving and Chip Seal Maps)


To report a County Road or Bridge Emergency : Call 911

For Non-Emergency : 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)

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Tompkins County Highway Department
Photo taken December 2018