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.
Planned Road Work
On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the culvert located between the CSX railroad tracks and Baker Street on Savage Road will be closed to through traffic for replacement.
Through traffic will be detoured around the project site via Baker Street, NY Rt. 33, Bromley Road and Attridge Road. Neighbors living on either side of the culvert will still be able to access their properties via the project detour. Weather permitting, expect to have the road open to traffic in approximately 1 month. Should you have any questions or concerns about the project, you may contact the Monroe County DOT project manager, Karen Cox at 753-7742.
Brush and limb pickup
Our highway department picks up limbs and brush two times per year, once in the spring and again once in the fall. This is a Town wide outside the village of Churchville pickup. The dates scheduled for pickup this fall is the week of October 19th. Please have all limbs out to the roadside before October 19th so we can plan routing. We will only make one trip down each side of each road. Please do not bring additional material out to road after the 19th as we are not able to make repeated trips down each road. All limbs (up to 8” in diameter) must be placed neatly with cut ends to the road, at the edge of the road. Please Do Not block or cut the limbs into short lengths. This date is tentative, depending on weather conditions and unforeseen emergency road repairs.
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 and 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)
Office Phone: (585) 293.2530
Office Fax: (585) 293.2782
Superintendents Cell: (585) 733.3808
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dispatch/Foreman: (585) 281.3438
Highway Department Holiday Closing Schedule 2020
NEW YEARS DAY – January 1
GOOD FRIDAY – April 10
MEMORIAL DAY – May 25
FLOATER – July 1
FLOATER – July 2
INDEPENDENCE DAY OBSERVED – July 3
LABOR DAY – September 7
FLOATER – September 8
COLUMBUS DAY – October 12
THANKSGIVING DAY – November 26
CHRISTMAS – December 25
PERSONAL FLOATER – Employees Choice With Approval
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.
BOVEE (Brew to Bergen TL)
BUNNY RUN (Ogden maintains ROW)
BURNT MILL, N.
BURNT MILL, S.
CHILI AVE. EXT.
CHILI-RIGA TL (Green to Griffin)
KENDALL (McIntosh to Bergen)
ROBERTSON (Palmer to Attridge)
BOVEE (Malloch to Brew)
CHILI-RIGA TL (Griffin to Hosmer)
KENDALL (Bangs to McIntosh)
ROBERTSON (Rt. 36 to Palmer)
33 – BUFFALO ROAD
33A – CHILI-RIGA CTR. RD.
36 – WASHINGTON
36 – CHURCHVILLE-RIGA RD.
36 – RIGA-MUMFORD RD.