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Highway Department

James Gracy, Director of Public Works
Paige Silva,  Administrative Assistant

The Redding Highway Department employs a Highway Superintendent, shop foreman, road foremen, mechanics, equipment operators, drivers and laborers.

The Highway Department maintains 86.8 miles of improved road and 6.16 miles of unimproved roads for a total of 92.96 miles. By contrast, in 1949, we had 46 miles of oiled road, 16 miles of dirt roads, and 22.5 of state roads. We also maintain bridges, drainage, resurfacing programs, trees, and winter snow and ice removal. The Highway Department works closely with the Planning and Conservation Commissions to preserve wetlands and waterways.

The crew is most noticeable during snowstorms when work begins in the early hours of the morning. Keeping Redding’s hilly and curvy roads clear of snow and ice is important for the safety of school buses, residents, and commuters.

Our mechanics maintain all highway equipment, police vehicles, building department vehicles, the animal control officer’s vehicle and the recycling center vehicles.


Highway Department

28 Great Oak Lane
Redding, CT 06875


Highway Department Hours
December to March
Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 3:30 pm

April to November
Monday – Thursday
6:30 am – 5:00 pm

Additional Links

To reach the Redding Tree Warden, Charles Hyatt, email:

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