Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works is comprised of five (5) Departments; Road, Sewer, Building and Grounds, Parks and Fleet Maintenance.
It is the mission of Bridgewater Public Works to provide effective street maintenance, storm and sanitary sewer management, environmentally responsible drainage, yard waste management, accessible, secure and properly maintained buildings, clean and safe parks and maintenance of entire fleet of Township vehicles and equipment.
Functions of Public Works include but are not limited to the following:
Repair of potholes, patching of roads, sweeping of streets, repair of inlets and catch basins, maintenance of street and traffic signs and removal of dead deer from roads. Maintenance of sanitary sewer main lines, cleaning of flow channels and catch basins/inlets. Ground maintenance in parks, properties and facilities and maintenance/repair of all Township owned vehicles and equipment.
Take note of our new physical address and phone number:
411 Chimney Rock Rd.
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
908-725-6300 Ext. 6000
100 Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
If you have any questions please call (908) 725-6300 extension 6000 or email email@example.com
SNOW PLOW OPERATIONS
It is getting closer to snow season and the Public Works Department wants to remind residents that portable basketball hoops, street hockey goals, etc. must be removed from the roadways including cul-de-sacs for snow plow operations. They should be far enough away from the curb or edge of pavement so that they will not hang over the edge.
During snow events, we request that cars be placed in driveways and off the street. Trash cans and recycling containers should also be kept off the roadways as the plow driver may not see these obstacles or may go around those obstacles leaving these areas unplowed. The Township will not be responsible for any damage to trash cans, recycling containers, basketball hoops, street hockey goals, etc. damaged during snow plow or salting operations. It is the owner’s responsibility to have these items relocated or removed.
In general, the snow plow procedure during the storm is to clean the center of the roadway, to provide access to all roads in an area. Once the storm is over the driver will then proceed to clear the roadway curb to curb (edge to edge of pavement) on each street in the area. Depending on the rate of snowfall we may need to open the center of all the roadways in an area first, delaying the full width clearing to a later time in the snow event. If the roadway has not been cleaned curb to curb, be aware that the front of your driveway maybe covered with snow as the plows complete their work. Please be aware that major roads are plowed first before local residential streets and cul-de-sacs.
If you have any questions please call (908) 725-6300 ext. 6000.
SNOW REMOVAL (SIDEWALKS)
Owners or tenants of any land next to Township public streets must remove all snow and ice from sidewalks within 12 hours of daylight after snowfall has stopped. Snow should be kept on the owner’s property and not moved into the street so that traffic safety is not impacted. If the sidewalk is covered with ice that the owners or tenants cannot remove, the sidewalk must be thoroughly covered with sand, ashes or rock salt within 24 hours after the snowfall has stopped.
Snow that is not removed from sidewalks or ice that is not treated within the time provided above may be removed or treated by the Public Works Department at the homeowner’s expense.
If you should come across a pothole on a Bridgewater road, please report it to our Public Works Department by calling (908)-725-6300 Ext. 6000 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and give us the location of the pothole so that we can repair it immediately.
If the pothole is on a county road, call Somerset County at (908) 541-5021 or click on this link to complete an online roadway complaint inspection form: http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/publicworks/roadcomplaint.html.
If the pothole is on a state highway, call the New Jersey Department of Transportation at (609) 292-4347 or click on this link: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/potholeform.shtm.