Highway Department

Safe Driving – As always, please stay alert to Highway work crews as we address highway issues such as road surfacing, repairs and ditching. Please drive with caution through work zones. Remember patience is a virtue often called upon during the road construction season.

Contact Numbers:

Office Phone:  (585) 293.2530
Office Fax:  (585) 293.2782
Superintendents Cell:  (585) 733.3808
E-Mail Address:  highwaysupt@townofriga.org
Dispatch/Foreman:  (585) 281.3438

Normal Hours of Operation:

Winter
(December – March)
 24 Hours  Sunday through Saturday
Early Spring
(April)
 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday
Spring/Summer
(May, September)
6:30 am to 4:00 pm (Monday through Thursday) 6:30 am to 10:30 am (Fridays)
Fall
(October, November)
7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday

Holiday Closings:

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

NEW YEARS DAY MONDAY JANUARY 2
GOOD FRIDAY FRIDAY APRIL 14
MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY MAY 29
FLOATER MONDAY JULY 3
INDEPENDENCE DAY TUESDAY JULY 4
FLOATER WEDNESDAY JULY 5
LABOR DAY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4
FLOATER TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5
COLUMBUS DAY MONDAY OCTOBER 9
THANKSGIVING DAY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23
CHRISTMAS MONDAY DECEMBER 25
PERSONAL FLOATER EMPLOYEES CHOICE WITH APPROVAL

Reminder

Consider this when you winterize your mailbox.
When the State, County and Town of Riga install any object, (mainly signs) in the Right-of-Way; they always use breakaway post systems. We would not do this unless forced to do so by the legal system. So when you are inspecting and repairing your mailbox system, do you really want to use any post that is any stronger than a 4×4?
Check with your insurance company, if they will cover any post stronger than a 4×4.
If your mailbox system is damaged during snow removal operations the Town Board has authorized a 4×4 post and the standard size metal mailbox as the only replacements, regardless of what you have installed.
The highway crew will repair any mailbox system they damaged to serviceable condition, not necessarily a new system.

Whose Road is it anyway?

For your reference I have provided a list of roads in the Town of Riga and the municipal jurisdiction of each road. This helps explain the responsibility and the difference in services provided on each road. For example, dead deer killed in the road. The Town will pick-up and dispose of deer from a Town Road and we contract with the County to provide this service for their roadways.

The State on the other hand has contracted with a private vendor for this service on their highways. That’s why the Town Highway Department can remove a dead deer the day we receive notification, where the deer could remain for some time on a state Highway awaiting the vendor response.
Another example is roadside mowing; the Town mows Town roadsides and the County contracts with the Town to mow their roadsides. Where-as the State DOT mows the State highways.

Town

County

State

APPLETREE
ATTRIDGE
33 – BUFFALO ROAD
BLUE
BAKER
33A – CHILI-RIGA CTR. RD.
BOVEE (Brew to Bergen TL)
BANGS
36 – WASHINGTON
BUNNY RUN (Ogden maintains ROW)
BETTERIDGE
36 – CHURCHVILLE-RIGA RD.
BURNT MILL, N.
BOVEE (Malloch to Brew)
36 – RIGA-MUMFORD RD.
BURNT MILL, S.
BREW
CHILI AVE. EXT.
BRIDGEMAN
CHILI-RIGA TL (Green to Griffin)
BROMLEY
EDGEWOOD
CHILI-RIGA TL (Griffin to Hosmer)
FAIRBANKS
DAVIS
GOUGH
GILMAN
GREEN
GRIFFIN
JENKINS
HOSMER
JOHNSON
KENDALL (Bangs to McIntosh)
KENDALL (McIntosh to Bergen)
MALLOCH
LEIBECK
MCINTOSH
LENTINE
N. MAIN
O’BRIEN
PALMER
PARISH
PARK/PARK RD.EXT.
PERCY
ROBERTSON (Rt. 36 to Palmer)
ROBERTSON (Palmer to Attridge)
SAVAGE
SANFORD, N.
WESTSIDE
SANFORD, S.
SHERIDAN
STEARNS
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