Highway Department

The New Hartford Highway department is here to serve you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. If we don't know about it, we can't fix it!

Questions? Concerns?

Email: town@newhartfordct.gov  or call 860-379-3389 (First Selectman's office)

2017 Stormwater Management Plan (MS4) is available for public review by clicking here.    Comments regarding this document can be sent to djerram@newhartfordct.gov or by calling 860-379-3389.

The 2017 MS4 annual report is available by clicking here.
If you have any comments regarding the content of this report, please call Administrative Assistant Christine Hayward at 860-379-3389 or submit comments by email to chayward@newhartfordct.gov.


The Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the town's roads, as well as monitoring their condition.

The Highway Department consists of a crew of 1 highway department Superintendent,  1 mechanic, 5 highway maintainers and 1 park maintainer.  This crew is responsible for (but not limited to) drainage installation and repair, roadside mowing, park maintenance, pot hole patching, street sweeping, vehicle maintenance, road resurfacing, tree removal and snow removal. They are charged with the responsibility of maintaining the 82 miles of paved and unpaved road surfaces that service New Hartford.

The Highway Department works a total of 40 hours per week. They arrive at 7:00 AM and work until 3:30 from October through the end of April.  Beginning in May, the crew works 4 ten hour days, arriving at 6:00 am and working until 4:30 pm. The increased daylight hours affords them the opportunity to complete larger jobs on a daily basis. Less time is wasted moving heavy machinery back and forth to a job site.

Overtime hours occur during snow/inclement weather events. They stay late and come in early as conditions warrant their presence.  If you have a concern about road conditions and need to report it during the work day, please call the Office of the First Selectman at 860-379-3389. (there won't be anyone answering the phone at the highway garage - they will all be out working!)  The road crew will be notified of your concern.

After hours road emergencies should be directed to the police who will dispatch accordingly.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
David Helt Superintendent (860) 379-0351
Marcus Catania Maintainer (860) 379-0351
Craig Haskell Maintainer (860) 379-0351
Zachary Marcus Maintainer (860) 379-0351
George Phillips Maintainer (860) 379-0351
Johnny Polderman Maintainer (860) 379-0351
Shawn Wainman Maintainer (860) 379-0351
Wallace Wainman Maintainer (860) 379-0351
Andrew Lefebvre Mechanic (860) 379-0351