Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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General Services

Tree Removal
The Town of Shrewsbury is responsible for all public shade trees. This is a tree located with in the public street right of way. If you have a problem with a street tree, call the Highway Department at (508) 841-8513.
Yard Waste

The Highway Department staffs the Yard Waste Program at the Highway Garage, 211 South Street. This is only open for town residents on scheduled Saturday's from 8:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. Further details and schedules are posted by the Board of Health.

Snow Removal

Snow Storm tips from the Shrewsbury Highway Department:

The town highway department wants to provide the best possible service clearing our streets of snow and ice. Here are a few tips to help the crew do their job.

  1. Don't drive unnecessarily in a storm, especially during severe snowstorms and freezing rains.
  2. If a storm is anticipated, remove vehicles from the roadside shoulders. This allows plows to clear the area the first time through, making return trips unnecessary.
  3. Do not shovel snow into the road or have your driveway plowed into the road. This can cause a serious traffic hazard. Also, it is a violation of town by law.
  4. The Town of Shrewsbury has a year round parking ban prohibiting cars from being parked on public streets from 1:00am to 6:00am. Vehicles that interfere with removing of ice and snow from any public way of the town are subject to a fine and the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense.
  5. Help reduce the possibility of a broken mailbox post. Plow operators are urged to take precautions to avoid hitting mailbox posts; however, experience has shown that reduced visibility during a storm makes it difficult for a driver to see a mailbox post in time to avoid striking it or pushing it over with plowed snow. Any installation within the right-of-way, including a mailbox, is placed there at the owner's risk. Therefore, owners are encouraged to install mailboxes at the maximum usable distance from the edge of the roadway. Posts should also be checked for deterioration to reduce the possibility that the weight of the plowed snow may simply break the post.
  6. Don't be misled by trucks running with their plows raised. They may be returning for fuel or may be en- route to another area.
  7. Avoid calling municipal offices during a storm for routine matters. Personnel are extremely busy dealing with storm conditions. It is best to keep telephone lines clear for emergencies.
Pot Hole Repair
Potholes should be reported directly to the Highway Department at (508) 841-8513. Residents should provide the exact street address if possible.
Storm Drains & Catch Basins
Storm drains are for the run off of rainwater and snow. Should you notice a storm drain that is clogged, please notify the Highway Department immediately at (508) 841-8513.
Street Lights
Problems with a street light call Shrewsbury Municipal Electric Department at (508) 841-8500.
Traffic Signals
Problem with a traffic signal call the Shrewsbury Highway Department at (508) 841-8513, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nights and weekends notify Shrewsbury Police Department at (508) 841-8577.
Driveway Permits
In the event that you will be installing, reconstructing or eliminating a driveway connection to a Town Road, you are required to obtain a driveway permit. You can obtain a driveway permit application at the Highway Department located at 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA.
Weights & Measures
The Sealer of Weights and Measures ensures the integrity of marketplace purchases of goods and commodities. All measuring and weighing devices in town are tested and sealed for accuracy as mandated by state law. This includes all gasoline meters, taxi meters, scales, and pharmacy scales. With the passage of new legislation all scanners used for purchasing will be tested and sealed as well. Please contact the Highway Department Office at (508) 841-8513.

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