- Last Updated: Sep 6, 2023,1: pm Sep 6, 2023,1: pm
Highway Projects Summer 2023
The Town of Norwell Highway Department plows and maintains all roads, drives, town-owned facilities, schools and parking areas.
In an effort to make the snow season as safe as possible, we offer the following tips and information. Please remember that each storm is different so our strategy must be adjusted accordingly to achieve the best results.
The Highway Department staff is well trained and dedicated to plow around the clock if necessary, to keep the roadways open and passable. If a plow truck is riding with its plow up, please do not be misled. They may be returning to the garage for fuel or repairs or might be headed to another section of town to assist with snow removal.
Residents should not be concerned if they do not see their roadway plowed during the early stages of a snowstorm. The Highway Department pre-prioritized with assigned routes to plow main roads and hills first. Please be patient, all town-owned roads will eventually be plowed.
Please be advised that Washington St (Route 53) is maintained by Mass Highway Department District 5, and is not plowed by the Town of Norwell: See State Roads
The Town of Norwell has always been a great place to live, and it's important that we all do our part to make it better every day. The good people at Tree and Grounds, Highways, Cemeteries and Engineering are dedicated to the safety, convenience and positive experience in the Norwell quality of life.
Each division has its own mission, including upgrades of infrastructure which may not be visible day to day. In dealing with mother nature, we continue to resolve emergencies, but also do our best to anticipate and prevent damage to roads, parks, playing fields and public ways from storms and flooding before they occur, simultaneously designing and implementing sustainable, longer-term programs to reduce future costs and effectively remain under budget.
We hope that you find this website informative and helpful, and encourage your participation by using our Request Forms to report your observations as they occur. Our attentive staff and expert crews appreciate your involvement with our wonderful community as we do our best each and every day.
Glenn Ferguson, Director