Public Works

Phone:
(860) 379-4070
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Fax:
(860) 738-3509
Primary Contact:
Public Works Facility
189 Rowley Street
Winsted
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CT
6098
Hours of Operation
  Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

About

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The Director of Public Works plans, organizes, supervises and inspects work in the construction, maintenance and repair of public streets, drainage systems and bridges, water source and distribution systems, sanitary sewage collection and disposal systems, cemeteries and trees and parks.

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FAQs

Who do I contact to report potholes, washouts, clogged or damaged catch basins?
Please call the Street Department at (860) 379-4070.
What’s the telephone number for the State DOT in Winsted?
The main number is (860) 379-4414.
There’s a street light out on my street. Who do I call to fix it?

Visit Eversource's Streetlight Repair Request section of their website.

Or call Eversource at 1-800-286-2000 .
I recently moved to Winsted...Does the Town provide garbage pickup?
No.  You should contact a private hauler to make arrangements.  There is a regional landfill located at 31 New Hartford Road, Barkhamsted where you can take your garbage.  The telephone number is (860) 379-1972
Where do I go to get a Driveway or Road Opening Permit and what’s the cost?
Applications for a Driveway Permit are available at the Public Works Office, 189 Rowley Street, 860-379-4070 or by clicking here.  The fee for a driveway permit is $25 payable after inspection and approval.  Applications for a Road Opening Permit are available by clicking here.  The fee for a road opening permit is $50 and requires a $5,000 insurance bond.   
There’s a dead animal on the street. Who do I report it to?
Please call Animal Control- Alesia Campbell- (860) 379-2723
When does the Department of Public Works sweep the streets?
As early as possible in the spring and then additionally as needed throughout the summer and fall.
What do I need to do if I want some of the street sweepings?
Town residents may stop by the Public Works Office and fill out a Liability Waiver along with a description of where you’d like the sweepings dumped.  The sweepings are delivered at the convenience of the Public Works Department at no charge in full dump truck loads.
When does the Department of Public Works pick up leaves? Are there any restrictions?
Leaf pickups are scheduled for the first or second week in November.  Each street will only be covered once. Bags should be left at curbside by 7:00 am.  Leaves must be in heavy biodegradable paper bags and should be under 50 lbs. in weight.  Only leaves should be placed in bags for pickup.  Leaves in plastic bags and bags containing leaves mixed with other items will not be picked up.  They may also be brought to the Barkhamsted Landfill.  No leaves will be accepted at the Town Garage.
My mailbox was damaged by a plow this winter. Will the Town replace it?
The Town will replace a mailbox and/or post if it was damaged by direct contact with the plow.  If a mailbox is damaged or pushed over as a result of the snow or slush coming off the plow, it is considered a winter hazard and the Town will not repair or replace it.  Contact the Public Works Street Department to report it at (860) 379-4070.
How are roads chosen for work?
The roads are chosen based on several different factors, including available funding, the PASER rating from the Pavement Management Plan, the utility work scheduled (Eversource, Water & Sewer), projects that builds upon past work, and projects deemed to have an economic impact to attract revenue.  [**Please Note that PASER, or Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating, is a report that provided a professional review & recommendations on the town's roads.  It does not state or suggest a prioritzation within each PASER rating of what roads should be repaired/replaced or when, impacts to the community, and contingencies of “outside” organizations, such as the state or utilities. Additionally, drainage is not included in assessment.**]
What is a PASER rating?
PASER is an acronym for Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating, used often as a tool in assessing conditions of roadways.  Ratings are assigned a number on a scale of 1-9, with our town roads ratings translating as follows:
PASER Road Rating 9: Road is in good shape, no work;
PASER Road Rating of 8 and 7: Road was crack sealed in FY16-17 and will be chip sealed as needed;
PASER 6: Road likely to be scheduled during FY18-19 for crack sealing, patching & shimming except where other road work needing to be done prior, taking into consideration upcoming utility work by Eversource and others. (Leverages their required “curb to curb” requirement for road repair after replacing their infrastructure);
PASER Road Rating 3, 4, and 5: Road is slated for later; and
PASER Road Rating of 1 or 2: Road being examined for cost and engineered for bid readiness.
Why are roads so expensive?
Some roads require just maintenance while others require complete reconstruction.  Drainage is a major issue as well as an expensive one. 
Eversource dug up the roads. Do they have to fix them?
Yes.  The Department of Public Works has a policy in that they need to mill and pave curb to curb.  With utility work, the disturbed area needs to settle for six months so that depressions do not form after paving.
How much does it cost to do all of the roads in town?
The Pavement Management Plan projected over $38M for the bituminous overlay alone with the cost of engineering and drainage estimated to be another $38M, for a total of approximately $80M.
What is being done about sidewalks in town?
A partial list of sidewalks in town was drafted with a grading system similar to the road PASER method.
How much does it cost to do all of the sidewalks?
This cost was previously estimated in 2017 at $10M.

Staff & Contacts

Philip Bascetta
Superintendent of Streets
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Bart Clark
Project Adminstrator
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bclark@townofwinchester.org
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Jim Rollins
Director of Public Works
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Rhonda Roy
Administrative Assistant
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rroy@townofwinchester.org
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Thomas Hayes
Cemetery Attendant
(860) 379-4070
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rroy@townofwinchester.org
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Staff & Contacts

Philip Bascetta
Superintendent of Streets
(860) 379-4070
Bart Clark
Project Adminstrator
(860) 379-4070
Jim Rollins
Director of Public Works
(860) 379-4101
Rhonda Roy
Administrative Assistant
(860) 379-4070
Thomas Hayes
Cemetery Attendant
(860) 379-4070

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