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Bedford Highway Division is located at 314 The Great Road. The Highway Division is responsible for the maintenance and improvements to the Town’s infrastructure of 80 miles of roads and 31 miles of sidewalks and bikeways. Integral functions of the division includes, pavement management, drainage system infrastructure, roadway striping, traffic signal maintenance and sidewalk repairs.
The Highway Division also works to keep Bedfords roads safer by repairing potholes, snow removal and ice control during inclement winter weather and sweeping streets in the warmer seasons.
|Highway Division Information and Documents:
Frequently Asked Questions
Traffic Rules and Regulations
Street Opening Permit
FY17 Pavement Managment Summary (Updated 4/19/2017))
|Winter Weather and Safety Tips
Even though it does not always feel like winter out there, I wanted to take this time to mention some winter safety and weather tips.
The Town of Bedford Traffic Rules and Regulations states the following about overnight parking on a public way, "It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, other than in an emergency, to park said vehicle on any street or any municipal off-street parking area between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day." Even though you cannot overnight park on the street any time of year we want to remind residents that during the winter it is especially important not to because it can hinder snow removal efforts by our DPW. We will be out enforcing this and issuing tickets to violators.
While we are talking about snow removal, please remember that the DPW is very busy during snow storms. While they try to get out and plow the sidewalks in town, it may take several days for them to get to all of them. For the safety of everyone, homeowners and business owners should clear the sidewalks in front of their homes and businesses. Also regarding snow please drive with caution as the snow banks reduce driver and pedestrian visibility. School children walking to the bus stops are almost impossible to see behind a high snow bank.
We know everyone is in a hurry in the morning but please remember to clear all your car windows of any snow and frost. It is very dangerous to drive if you cannot see out all of your windows. Start your vehicle and let the defrosters do their thing or scrape and clear the snow manually. Remember there is a lot going on outside your windows and if you cannot see clearly, you may just hit something or miss that red light.
Please use common sense this winter when driving and remember to always buckle-up.
|Carl Gagnon||Highway Operations Manager||781-275-7605