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Highway Department
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George Emery
Highway Superintendent
111 River Road
Sunderland , MA 01375
Monday - Thursday 7:00AM-3:30PM
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To reach the Highway Department call 665-1460 or email:  Please leave a message as crews are working throughout town and will return your call upon their return.  

  • During the winter season sand/salt mix is available to SUNDERLAND residents only in 5 gal bucket increments - located nex to the salt shed at the Highway Garage.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  There is NO on-street parking on any Sunderland roadway November 1st - April 1st per bylaw.  Violators will be subject to ticketing and towing.
  • NOTE:  Winter Road Closures / Roads not maintained in the winter months
  • REMEMBER: DEPOSITS AND ACCUMULATIONS ON ROADWAY.  Please be advised it is against town bylaw to throw debris in the roadway such as grass clippings, other yard debris and/or snow.  
Deposits and Accumulations  [Adopted 2-2-1948 ATM, Art. 29]
§ 106-1.  Prohibitions; penalties.
Any person being the owner, tenant, sharecropper or occupant of any land abutting upon any town way, county road or other public highway, except only a state highway in the Town of Sunderland, which has been improved by the application thereto of gravel, tar, oil, asphalt, Tarvia, bitumen or similar substances or combinations or preparations therefor, who shall so plow, harrow, cultivate or in any other way or otherwise so farm, work or use said abutting land by himself, his agent or servant or under his direction or in the course of said husbandry or otherwise shall so use such adjoining improved way, road or highway as thereby to cause to be deposited or to accumulate upon the improved surface of such way, road or highway gravel, sand, sod, earth, manure, compost, debris, detritus or wash of any kind, or who shall plow, harrow or cultivate into any such mentioned way so as to disturb or injure the shoulders or surface of said roadway, shall incur for violation of this article a penalty by fine not exceeding twenty dollars ($20.) for each offense, to be recovered upon complaint before the District Court of Franklin; and, upon any such violation or neglect, the Superintendent of Roads and Streets of the Town of Sunderland may cause such deposit or accumulation to be removed from the road surface or repairs to be made to any damaged portion of the roadway at the expense of the person liable therefor, and such expense, to an amount not exceeding the penalty, may be recovered in an action of contract by the Town of Sunderland.

DRIVEWAY PERMITS may be picked up a tthe  Highway Department or Town Office Building.
 ARTICLE II, Driveway Construction  [Adopted 8-28-1986 STM, Art. 8]
§ 106-2.  Entrance permit required; fee.
No person shall construct or alter the location of any driveway onto a town way in the town without first securing a permit therefor, the fee for which shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.), from the Highway Superintendent, who shall issue the permit if the proposal conforms generally to the standards of the Massachusetts Department of Public Works as to driveways connecting with state highways and if the driveway itself conforms to safety standards for entrance and exit onto town ways; and no person having secured such a permit shall depart from such standards in constructing or altering such driveways.   

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