Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works is dedicated to providing construction and maintenance services for all County roadways, certain state highways and County-owned parks and recreation areas, including:
- Repair and reconstruction of 594 lane miles of County highways, 78 bridges, and thousands of culverts;
- Maintenance of thousands of road signs and road markings;
- Snow plowing and de-icing on all County Roads and on 136 miles of State Highways during the winter; and
- Maintenance of 3 County-owned recreation areas.
If you have a problem, concern, or a condition to report to us regarding County roads or property, please contact us at our Department Headquarters or one of our subdivisions.
For maps of Albany County and County Roads, contact our Department Headquarters. A small fee may be charged for requests for several copies.
Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft Report
As part of Albany County's efforts to comply with state and federal requirements for public input, we have made our draft Hazard Mitigation Plan available on our website for review.
County Route 203 Johnston Road Rehabilitation Project
This project will rehabilitate 7.68 miles of Johnston Road in the Towns of Guilderland and New Scotland from State Route 155 to U.S. 20 (Western Avenue).
2014 Roadwork Schedule
Albany County Department of Public Works employees are working on County roads every day. During this work, traffic lanes may be narrowed or eliminated, and some traffic congestion may result. In unusual cases, traffic may be detoured, and we may recommend that you use alternate routes.
Special Hauling Permit
PLEASE BE ADVISED: the hauling permit system will NOT be accessible on APRIL 1, 2015. If you need to file a permit, please do so in advance, make use of the print and fax form, or do so when we are back online on April 2, 2015. We appreciate your patience. If you have questions or issues, please call Albany County Department of Public Works at (518) 765-2055 and ask for James Mearkle.
Apply online for a special hauling permit for moving oversized or overweight vehicles and loads in Albany County. Click to get started