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

Brookfield Road Bridge Reconstruction Project

Project starts June 15, 2021 - Brookfield Road at City Depot Road Bridge, the bridge will be ClOSED starting July 1, 2021.  Detours will be posted.  Please seek alternate routes.

Guelphwood Road

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

Chip Sealed

Starting August 4th & 5th the following roads will be Chip Sealed.  StoneyBrook Raod, West Applewood Dr, Applewould Lane, Pikes Pond Circle, Hayes Pond Circle, Knollwood Dr, Hycrest Road, North Meadow Lane and Meadow Lane

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.

Private Snow & Ice Removal Contractors

Now seeking private snow and ice removal services contractors for the winter storm season of 2021-2022.  Specifications can be picked up at the DPW Department, 100 Flint Road, Charlton, MA starting September 20, 2021 before 3:00 p.m.