Town of Ramapo, New York
Questions? call: 845-357-5100

Highway Department

Superintendent of Highways
Fred Brinn
BrinnF@ramapo-ny.gov 

Office Phone: 845-357-0903
Office Fax: 845-357-8197
16 Pioneer Ave
Suffern, NY 10901

Twitter: @FredBrinn

            @RamapoHighway

Office Hours: 7am - 3:30pm Weekdays

During an emergency contact Ramapo Police (845)-357-2400

For general inquiries, please email townoframapohighway@ramapo-ny.gov

The Town of Ramapo Highway Department is committed to providing professional, dependable, efficient, and cost effective maintenance and repair of all our roads and infrastructure. Well maintained roads create a safe and travelable environment for all those that traverse the Town, and are critical to the vitality and quality of life of all residents.

The Ramapo Highway Department is responsible for approximately 92 centerline miles within unincorporated areas of the Town of Ramapo, and an additional 127 centerline miles in the villages we service. As an accommodation to various Villages within the Town that do not maintain their own highway departments, Ramapo’s Highway Department provides highway services to the Villages of Chestnut Ridge, Kaser, Montebello, New Hempstead, New Square, Pomona, and Wesley Hills by contract. We also contract with New York State to do snow plowing of various state roads with the Town.

Responsibilities of the Highway Department include:

  • Salting and treating the road surfaces during snow storms and removal of snow and ice from the roads. 
  • Brush, tree, and branch/limb trimming, and removal when necessary, due to obstructions of the road,and if in the rights of way.
  • Paving and patching the roadways (Capital improvements to Village roads are the responsibility of the Villages)
  • Cleaning and maintaining storm drains and drainage easements
  • Installing, maintaining, and repairing traffic signs as needed
  • Street sweeping

 

Winter Information & Facts

No parking is permitted on any street in Unincorporated Ramapo between the hours of 2AM and 6AM from November 15th through April 1st by order of the Town code. This is to assist with our ice and snow removal operations. 

PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL VILLAGE ORDINANCES AS THE ABOVE DATES AND TIMES MAY VARY.

 

Town Easement & Right of Way 

The first 10 feet of most properties has been retained by the Town of Ramapo as an easement/right of way. This is done so that the Town and/or any utility company that needs to do work in that area does not need to get the homeowners permission to do so. Unfortunately, anything that is planted, buried or installed within those 10 feet is done at the expense and risk of the homeowner. Any damage done to items within those 10 feet (i.e. mailboxes during snowplaowing) will not be replaced or repaired by the Town of Ramapo

 

Road Jurisdictions 

N.Y.S. Dept. of Transportation

Route 202, Route 59, Route 306, and Route 45 are all maintained and repaired by the N.Y.S. DOT, however the Town of Ramapo Highway Dept. does salt and plow these roads.

NYS DOT may be reached at (845) 634-4661.

 

Rockland County (Highway Dept)

The following roads are maintained, repaired, salted and plowed by the County Highway Dept:

Call Hollow Road, College Road, East Eckerson Road, Forshay Road, Hemion Road, Highview Road, Hungry Hollow Road, Lime Kiln Road, McNamara Road, New County Road, New Hempstead, New Pomona Road, North Airmont Road, Old Nyack Turnpike, Pascack Road, Red Schoolhouse Road, Saddle River Road, Sanitorium Road, South Airmont Road, South Monsey Road, Spook Rock Road, Viola Road, West Eckerson, Wilder Road.

The Rockland County Highway Dept may be reached at (845)-638-5060

 

Helpful Information:

 

DOWNED POWER LINES

DO NOT GO NEAR OR TOUCH ANY WIRING

CALL IMMEDIATELY: O & R Utilities at 1-877-434-4100 or the Police at 911

 

GAS LEAK OR SMELLS

LEAVE YOUR HOUSE OR AREA IMMEDIATLEY AND CALL 911.

You can also report gas odors by calling 1-800-533-5325

 

Street Light Outages

Orange and Rockland Utilities click here

 

Helpful Links

Orange & Rockland Storm Information Center

Weather Channel

National Weather Service

Keep Rockland Beautiful