Highway Division
626 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Telephone: (845) 486-2901  Fax: (845) 486-2921
Public Works
Noel Knille, AIA, ASLA, Commissioner


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The Highway Division is responsible for overseeing numerous programs to maintain the county’s 395 miles of roads, 140 bridges and 178 drainage structures.  This division has a pavement maintenance and rehabilitation program that includes reclaiming, overlays, nova chip, oil and stone and crack sealing.   Roadside maintenance includes pipe installation, guide rail installation, shoulder and drainage ditch maintenance, tree and brush clearing and grass cutting.

Six highway facilities conduct snow and ice control, repair and install all warning and regulatory signs on county roads and are responsible for some bridge repairs.  The division also provides accounting services for over $15 million in operating funds, Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) monies, and various other State and Local funds.

Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Highway Communication Center is manned from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm Monday through Friday to answer calls concerning County road, bridge, and building problems, including storm emergencies. After hours, calls will be forwarded to Dutchess County’s Emergency Response Department.  During storm events the Communications Center is manned 24 hours.

Telephone: (845) 486-2900

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