The Town of Lancaster Highway Department performs year round maintenance on 154 lane miles of Town roads. The Highway Department is under contract with Erie County for 16 miles of County roads in the Town of Lancaster for snow and ice removal. Listed below are the services provided by the Highway Department.
BRUSH PICK UP
Items that will be collected:
The Highway Department picks up brush on almost a daily basis, year round and weather permitting. Branches are to be placed with ends pointing toward the street and piled as neatly as possible. Brush is usually picked up on a weekly basis by the Hi-lift. Please call the Highway Department at 683-3426 when brush is placed at the street.
Items that will not be collected:
The Highway Department is responsible for picking up dead animals on all Town Roads and small animals on County Roads. The Erie County Highway Department will only pick up deer on County-owned roadways. Please refer to the listings of all County-owned and State-owned roads below.
DITCH CLEAN UP
The Highway Department will clean ditches on an as needed basis. When time allows the Highway Department will also clean debris from roadside culverts.
LEAF PICK UP
Leaves will be picked up as quickly as possible, weather permitting, beginning in the Fall. Homeowners may rake leaves to the curb of their property. Un-bagged leaves will be picked up by the Highway Department and are the responsibility of the homeowner to rake to the curb. There is no need to schedule pickup, as our leaf pickers go street by street throughout the Town until the first snowfall. If leaves are bagged (in plastic trash bags and/or paper yard waste bags), they will be collected weekly by Waste Management on the day refuse collection occurs. Bagged leaves should be placed at the curb only on your normal refuse collection day.
PAVING AND POTHOLE REPAIR
Town roads are assessed on a regular basis by the Highway Superintendent. Paving schedules are determined by the funds that are available and the maintenance that is needed for the safety of our Community. Pot holes are repaired year round. If you have a pot hole in your area that needs repair please call 683-3426 and a foreman will inspect the area immediately to determine the best course of action.
SALTING AND PLOWING
The Town of Lancaster Highway Department is on call 24 hours a day to make the 152 lane mile of Town roadways clear and safe. The Highway Department has five routes for salting and nine routes for plowing to provide for safe conditions in an efficient manner.
ROADSIDE CULVERT PIPE INSTALLATION
The Highway Department offers installation of roadside culvert pipe. The Highway Department will install and back fill the area at no cost to the homeowner. All materials, topsoil and seeding are the responsibility of the homeowner.
Street sweepers are used to support paving and pipe installation projects during the warm weather months. In addition all Town roads are swept on an annual basis beginning in the Spring.
The Highway Superintendent as Drainage Officer coordinates drainage work with the Town Engineer, William Schutt and Associates. Within the last two years the Town has instituted a GIS Program with the coordination of Wendel Engineering. The GIS and web map gives us a tool to use Google Maps to identify road, drainage ditches, town and village boundaries, land use and environmental features. This gives the Highway Department the opportunity to use Google Maps to oversee certain problems that may arise on your property.