Department of Public Works

Update:  5/3/20  ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Summer Street Water Main Replacement Project 

Start Date:  5/4/20 (Monday)
End Date:  As soon as possible.  Hopefully the work will be completed no later than 5/8/20 (Friday).  

*******   Road Closure:  7 AM to 4 PM   ********

Location:  Road closed from Cherry Street to Park/Esty.
One lane open from Main to Park/Esty

Scope of work:  Remove temporary asphalt over the trench and repave.  This road will be milled and resurfaced curb to curb as part of the Downtown Project at a later date.  TBA 

Note:  The Trench on Linden Street will also be address between 5/4 and 5/8.

Detour:  Traffic will be detoured down Cherry Street or Park/Esty.  

Alden Street Gas Main Replacement (Church Ct. included)

Start Date:  5/6/20 (Wednesday)
End Date:  Tentatively 5/22/20 (Friday)  

*******   Partial Road Closure:  7 AM to 4 PM  ********

Location:  Alden Street will be partially closed.  One lane will remain open.  

Scope of work:  Replacing existing gas main.   

Cross Street - partial Milling and Resurfacing

Start Date:  5/4/20 (Monday)
End Date:  TBA  (see note below)

*********   Road Closure:  7 AM to 4 PM    **********

Detour will be in place.  

Location:  Summit to Howe  

Scope of work:  Milling and resurfacing bridge deck.

Note:  The DPW will mill the bridge deck on Monday and possibly Tuesday.  As long as we do not run into any problems - we should be out of there fairly quickly.

After we mill, we will schedule the paving.  Most likely this will be scheduled sometime during the following week.  

Concord Street Bridge

The Bridge deck was resurfaced on 4/29/20.  The next step will be to strip the roadway.  Eventually, we will replace the guardrail and dress up the shoulder.  No road closures expected at this time. 

Cancellation - Electronics Recycling Drop-Off and Oil-base paints/Stains, etc. 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the electronics recycling drop-off collection that is scheduled for Saturday, 5/2/2020 at the DPW is cancelled. 

The coinciding collection of oil-base paints/stains, used motor oil, fluorescent/CFL bulbs, contained mercury and rechargeable batteries is scheduled for this day is also cancelled.

Saturday, 6/6/2020 (9am-12noon) is the next scheduled date for electronics recycling.  

Saturday, 6/6/2020 (9am-12noon) is the next scheduled date for the collection of oil-base paints/stains, used motor oil, fluorescent/CFL bulbs, contained mercury and rechargeable batteries.

Bulk Item and White Goods:  

This service provided by Waste Management is back online.  In order to schedule a pickup - please call 1-800-972-4545.  Let them know that you are an Ashland residential customer.  

Town Trash Bags (3/26/20):

It is imperative that all trash that is being set-out for pickup be bagged and secured within your town of Ashland orange trash bags in order to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, especially the Waste Management drivers who have to handle it to put it into the truck for disposal.

Also, please remember that latex/rubber gloves, face masks, etc. are not recyclable and should never by place in your recycling cart/bin. It is very important that these materials be secured within your trash bags.

Thank you 
DPW - Important Information 

Main Number (508) 881-0120
Fax:  (508) 881-0112

Email Address:
Even though the building is closed to the Public, basic services will continue.  The office staff is here to answer your questions and to discuss your concerns.  Please call or email us.      

Doug Small Director
(508) 532-7941

Roy Correia
Deputy Director
(508) 532-7964

Dan Maurer
W&S General Foreman
(508) 532-7954

Evan White
(508) 532-7961

David Miller
Rubbish & Recycling
(508) 532-7943


Cheryl Yancey
(508) 532-7952

Donna Musto
(508) 532-7951

Front Desk: 
Highway, Cemetery, Permits, Accounts Payable, and Athletic Fields

Patti Nardini
(508) 532-7940

Additional Information:

Water & Sewer Bills:  Quarterly Water & Sewer Bills are scheduled to go out on schedule.  You should see them in your mailbox sometime during the first week of May.  Contact Cheryl or Donna for more information.  

Online Bill Pay Service:

Billing inquiries:  Contact Cheryl or Donna.

Meter Replacement Program:  This program is on hold temporarily.  Contact Cheryl of Donna for more information.  

Closings (selling a house):  The W&S Department is open for closings.  Contact Cheryl or Donna to make an appointment.  

Permits:  Permitting is being handled one day to the next.  Contact Patti for more information.  Visit our website in order to download a permit.  The URL is the following:

Cemetery:  Contact Patti for more information.

Athletic Field Rentals:  Fields are temporarily closed.  Contact Patti for more information.  

Street sweeping and catch basin cleaning underway (Stormwater Program)

Emergency Response:  The DPW is plugged in with Ashland Police and Fire as well as the Board of Health.  We are also in contact with Eversource quite frequently.  

If there is an emergency related to the DPW, call 911.  The Police Department is able to contact the DPW 24/7.
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Project work at Cherry Street
Project work at Cherry Street