Quick Fact: Between July 1, 2014 and Oct 15, 2018, 42 miles of Redding roads have been either fully reconstructed (includes drainage) or paved. In FY 2014 a 4 year Road Reconstruction Plan was approved by voters. The cost of the 4-year plan was $6.7 Million. The plan scheduled over 4 years was to have paved 20 miles of road per year. The reduction in the price of oil along with increased road aid from the State of Connecticut, made it possible for us to stretch our road plan into a 5th year.
The Redding Highway Department is made up of 12 employees, including Highway Superintendent, shop foreman, road foremen, mechanics, equipment operators, drivers and laborers.
We maintain 86.8 miles of improved road and 6.16 miles of unimproved roads for a total of 92.96 miles. By contract, 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 is working 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.
James Gracy, Director of Public Works
Paige Silva, Administrative Assistant
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