Public Works Department
Steve Washburn – Road Foreman – (802) 442-9838
The Public Works Department consists of six full-time and one part-time employees responsible for road maintenance, Water Department operations, park maintenance and transfer station operations. The entire department is managed by the Town Administrator. The Road Foreman directs road maintenance.
Shaftsbury’s Road Foreman also inspects and approves all new roads or driveways before construction can begin. Please refer to the zoning permit application in the “forms” section for additional information on driveway specifications.
The Town of Shaftsbury currently maintains 70.28 miles of roads, of which 54.38 miles are gravel. There are 15.85 miles of paved local roads and about 10.4 miles of State highways, not counting limited-access highways.
The Shaftsbury highways are classified as follows:
- 19.99 miles of class 2 roads
- 50.29 miles of class 3 roads
- 10.4 miles of State highway, not including limited access roads.
A class 2 road is defined as a road that connects one town to another through Shaftsbury. A class 3 road is defined as all other roads not being class 2, pent or legal trails.