Public Works

Public Works2024-01-23T11:01:44-05:00

Killingworth’s Public Works Department and multiple contractors are responsible for over 72 miles of paved and gravel roads and for the transfer station. The department currently has 4 full-time employees; contractors assist with seasonal work such as snow removal, mowing, street sweeping, chip sealing and catch-basin cleaning. The Public Works department is on call 24/7 for town emergencies such as downed trees and collapsed roads.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use chip seal?2022-09-05T09:27:19-04:00
  • Chip seal provides the opportunity to maintain the roads for very low cost.
  • A chip seal is about one fourth to one fifth the cost of a conventional asphalt overlay.
  • By extending the time between asphalt overlays, chip seal results in lower costs over the long term.
  • By placing a chip seal sooner than asphalt overlay would be placed, the traveling public benefits from roads maintained in better condition.
  • Chip seals eliminate the need to crack seal.
  • Chip seal enhances safety by providing good skid resistance.
  • Chip seal provides an effective moisture barrier for the underlying pavement against water intrusion by sealing cracks in the pavement.
  • Chip seal prevents deterioration of the asphalt surface from the effects of aging and oxidation due to water and sun.
  • DOT has successfully used chip seal for over 25 years to maintain state routes.
  • Chip seal is used only on low traffic routes, less than 2,500 vehicles per day.
  • Chip seal virtually eliminates black ice.
  • In hot weather chip seal reseals cracks by flowing back together.
The Snow Plow damaged my mailbox, what can be done?2022-09-05T09:26:43-04:00

The Board of Selectmen establishes the following policy concerning mailboxes:    Residents are reminded to adhere to U.S. Postal Service regulations regarding placement of mailboxes; see  In the event a mailbox or post is physically struck by a snow plow employed by the town, the Town will provide a basic replacement mailbox and post.

A mailbox or post will not be repaired or replaced if damage was caused by the force of snow thrown by plows.

Who is responsible for a dead tree on my property?2022-09-05T09:27:02-04:00

Tree mortality in Connecticut is at an all time high.  If you are concerned about a tree, contact the Selectmen’s office at 860-663-1765, x 501 and we will investigate.


Road Foreman: vacant
Crew Leader:  Mark Albrecht
Driver/Operator:  Greg Alfiero
Mechanic:  Wayne Linsley


860-663-1765, ext. 501
FAX: 860-663-0876

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


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