- Public Works
- Highway Division
Bedford Highway Division is located at 314 The Great Road. The Highway Division is responsible for the maintenance and improvements to the Town's infrastructure of 80 miles of roads and 31 miles of sidewalks and bikeways. Integral functions of the division include pavement management, drainage system infrastructure, roadway striping, traffic signal maintenance, and sidewalk repairs.
The Highway Division also works to keep Bedford roads safer by repairing potholes, snow removal, and ice control during inclement winter weather and sweeping streets in the warmer seasons.
For emergencies (Nights, Weekends, Holidays), contact the Bedford Police Department at 781-275-1212.
- Where can I park during a snow storm?
The Town's Traffic Rules and Regulations prohibit parking a vehicle on a public way or public property between the hours of 1 am and 6 am year round or when more than 2 inches of snow has accumulated on the streets. There is no municipal parking area available to park a private vehicle during these periods, so you must find your own location to leave your vehicle.
- If my car is to towed, where can I recover it?
The Bedford Police coordinates towing of a vehicle when it interferes with snow operations or other public emergencies. Please contact them at 781-275-1212 and they will assist you with recovering your towed vehicle.
- Can I get sand and salt?
The Sand is now located at 181 Springs Road at the entrance to Springs Brook Park.
- What if a plow damages my mailbox or front lawn?
On most Town roads, the Town right-of-way extends 5 to 10 feet beyond the edge of the pavement. The DPW repairs mailboxes and lawn damage as a courtesy. Mailboxes installed in the Town right-of-way are placed at the owner's risk. Each mailbox installation should be sufficiently solid to withstand snow-clearing efforts by the Town. A large highway plow moves many tons of snow widening roadways. The rolling action of the snow will destroy or damage all but the strongest of mailboxes and posts. Please call the DPW at 781-275-7605 with the address and description of the damage. Mailboxes will be repaired as quickly as possible as time allows. Lawn damage will be repaired in the spring as weather and time allow. Lawn damage must be reported no later than May 15th. Please check the “Winter Operations” tab on the Highway website for more information.
- How do I report a pothole?
Please call the DPW at 781-275-7605 with the location of the pothole. Please check the “Pothole Information” tab on the Highway website. You may also report a pothole at the “SeeClickFix” tab on the Town's home page.
- How do I report a missing street sign?
Please report missing or damaged street signs to the DPW at 781-275-7605. We will need the street name and at what intersection the sign is missing.
- How do I report a street light that is out?
Street lights that are burnt out or flickering can be reported directly to W.H. Hughes. Please contact them by phone at 781-760-2398 or by email.
To report any outage, make sure to mention the pole number or street address. Street lights that are tuning on late or have a timing issue, should be reported directly to the DPW at 781-275-7605.
- Traffic lights are flashing or not working, whom do I notify?
During normal working hours, please call the DPW at 781-275-7605 with the specific traffic signal location. After hours, please call the Bedford Police & Fire Dispatch center at 781-275-1212.