The principal responsibilities of the Highway Department are road maintenance and repair, and snow, ice and flood control for the nearly 1,700 lane miles of road under Town jurisdiction, as well as the operation of public parking fields. The Highway Department also directs the operation of the Drainage, Public Lighting, Sign Divisions, and Trees and Sidewalk Division, as well as Town sumps.
STREET SWEEPING PROGRAM
From the beginning of April through the end of October, the Highway Department conducts a Street Sweeping program. A schedule and map are sent to every homeowner indicating the three scheduled sweeping cycles in their neighborhood. To obtain information call (516) 677-5757.
PERMITS FOR SIDEWALK, CURB OR APRON WORK
Any work done on public sidewalks, curbs or aprons requires a work permit from the Highway Department. Call (516) 677-5762.
Homeowner Application – Permit For Work On Town Right-Of-Way – Sample Application. Original must be acquired by calling the Town’s Highway Department at (516) 677-5884.
In addition, the Highway Department processes requests for block parties. You may print a copy of the Block Party Application below. For more information call (516) 677-5757.
Block Party Application
SIGN DIVISION (516) 677-5838
The Sign Division installs and maintains all traffic control signs, parking signs and street name signs in the Town. Residents should report any missing or damaged signs or other problems to this bureau. Requests for traffic control or parking signs should be directed to the Town Board.
DRAINAGE DIVISION (516) 677-5793
The Drainage Division is responsible for catch basins and Town sumps. Residents should alert this bureau if a catch basin on a Town road is overflowing or in need of cleaning or if there is any problem with a Town sump. To report a problem with a catch basin on a Nassau County Road or with a Nassau County sump, call (516) 571-6900. To report a problem with a catch basin on a State Road or with a State sump, call (516) 952-6702. When reporting a problem with a sump, it is helpful to have the number of the sump. It appears on a sign located on the entrance gate to the sump.
PUBLIC LIGHTING DIVISION (516) 677-5915
The Public Lighting Division is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all street lighting in the Town, not including incorporated villages. For the bureau to respond as quickly as possible to inquiries and problems, it is helpful to report the type of pole (metal or wood), the pole number, if possible, and the nearest house number or cross street. To report a light out, call (516) 677-5915 during or after business hours.
PUBLIC PARKING DIVISION (516) 677-5838
The Public Parking Division operates all of the municipal parking fields in the Town of Oyster Bay. The parking fields are for use only by Town residents, who must obtain a sticker from the Town Clerk’s Office.
* NEW YORK STATE maintained roads include: LIE (495), Jericho Tpke (25), Seaford Oyster Bay (135), Hempsetad Tpke (24), Hicksville Road (107), Sunrise Highway (27), Oyster Bay Road (Route 106.)
* Nassau County roads include: Old Country Road, Bayville Ave and Road, Berry Hill Road, Buckram Road (Locust Valley), Central Ave. (Bethpage), Jerusalem Avenue, Motor Ave (Farmingdale), Manetto Hill Road, W. Main (Oyster Bay), Merrick Road, Newbridge Road, Plainview Road, Round Swamp Road, South Oyster Bay Road, Stewart Avenue, Syosset Woodbury Road, Underhill Blvd, Woodbury Road