Highway Department

The Highway Department is responsible for town owned properties, maintenance and repair of streets and roads. This department is also responsible for all town highway work scheduling and coordinating with other town departments and local public utilities. 


The following are serviced by the Highway Department:

  • Drainage
  • Repaving
  • The reviewing of complete work
  • Roadside and right-of-way brush clearing
  • Sanding
  • Snow and ice removal
  • Storm sewers
  • Street sweeping
  • Town parking lots

Permits Issued

The following permits will be issued by the Highway Department:

  • Driveway Permits and Bonds
  • To apply to become a private Snow Plow Contractors print out the application and return to the Highway Garage (A copy can also be picked up at the same location).
    100 Flint Road
    Charlton, MA 01507
  • Road Opening Permit

Road & Bridge Notices

Status of Reconstruction Pottervillage Road Bridge 

July 31, 2017 - The Town has signed the reimbursement agreement with MASSDOT and should receive back by August 15, 2017 at which time we can proceed with preliminary design and all related surveys. These will be sent to MASSDOT for review, 90 days is the typical time frame for this review to be completed. At that point final design will be completed and sent back to MASSDOT for approval. If all goes well the actual construction of the super structure would be started and completed in the 2018 construction season. With many details to be worked out through this process this would be a general overview of needs to be done to make this project a reality.

Guelphwood Road

Guelphwood Road will be closed from Denfield Road to the Southbridge line until further notice. Please seek alternate routes.

Sand & Salt Collection

Charlton residents are able to go to the following location for sand and salt, there is a 2 bucket limit:
15 Old Town Road (Town Salt Shed)
Charlton, MA 01507


New petitions for private roads are available for pick-up at the Highway Department Office located at the following location:
100 Flint Road
Charlton, MA 01507

Petitions are required to continue maintenance and Snow and Ice removal on private roads.