Public Works

Public Works Policy & Operations

                                           **Update**

Please be advised we will be resuming road work on Amherst Street beginning Wednesday, September 14th.  We will begin with milling the pavement between Founder’s Way and Juniper Dr.  Paving will commence soon thereafter between the Milford town line and Boston Post Rd. One lane will remain open for traffic.  Please expect delays.  Work will be expected to last for several weeks.  Thank you for your patience as we continue to make improvements to the road.                             

September 1, 2022***Thornton’s Ferry Rd. 1 Bridge Closure Update:***

The Thornton’s Ferry Rd. 1 bridge over Beaver Brook has been closed since July 15th.  We are aware of the inconveniences and hardships this closure presents for residents.  The Amherst DPW is working with our partners to engineer a temporary bridge solution to be used until the bridge is permanently replaced in 2024.  We are currently in the process of designing specifications for a temporary solution that will be included in a competitive bid process.  Our initial estimates are that a temporary bridge could be installed sometime in November or December.  Until a temporary bridge is installed we will continue to monitor the detour routes to ensure that any deficiencies which arise are addressed.  

We will post updates as new information becomes available.

 

***Transfer Station Notice (Updated 7/7/20) ****

The Transfer Station resumed taking trash and recyclables during regular hours on Thursday, June 4th.  All other materials will continue as usual:  Brush, Leaves, Grass Clippings, Construction and Demolition, batteries, electronics, scrap metals, etc.   

In addition to changes already made to the transfer station layout to increase and support social distancing, we have also installed social distancing stanchions/chains at every recycling station to improve social distancing and keep residents and employees safe.

Plastic recycling will continue to be limited.  The Souhegan Regional Landfill District (SRLD) has become aware that our mixed plastics (#1 – 7’s) are being sorted at the recycling centers with much of the plastic deemed unusable, being reloaded and taken to landfills.  The SRLD believes that to be transparent, it needs to take affirmative action.  Therefore; the only plastics that we will accept for recycling will be #1 PET clear plastic bottles and to continue with the #2 translucent food containers (aka ‘milk jugs.’)  We know they are being recycled.  The remainder of plastics will go to trash; where we know it will be turned into energy.

Please stay mindful of social distancing, be patient, and stay healthy.

Your DPW

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The Amherst Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for maintaining and overseeing the infrastructure of the town. Though the DPW is most often recognized for paving roads in the summer, and clearing them of snow in the winter, their responsibilities go far beyond that. They maintain all town buildings, the cemeteries, the town green and parks, and also operate the transfer station and the Baboosic Lake Community Septic System. The dedicated staff consists of 15 full-time employees. Please call on them at (603) 673-2317 for assistance or any questions you may have regarding the town’s infrastructure. The business office is open Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3 PM. The Department can be contacted at all other times for more urgent matters through the communications center.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Pat Delisle Executive Assistant 603-673-2317 x 401
Perry Day Building, Grounds & Transfer Station Foreman 603-673-2317 x 403
Jennifer Betancourt-Healy Dept. Assistant 603-673-2317 x 407
Eric Slosek Director 603-673-2317 x 402
Jeff Caswell Road Foreman 603-673-2317 x 405
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