Highway Department

Contact Us

Superintendent of Highways
Larry Straight Cell phone: (518) 637-3702

5648 Cascade Road, Suite #2
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Office phone:  (518) 523-9081
Office fax:  (518) 523-7365


Public Notice Bridge Closures


 Road Clean Up Schedule - Starting April 18, 2016 (weather permitting)

1.) Craigwood Lane. Liberty Hill, Sentinel Heights, Church Street, Snowberry Lane Area

2.) Mirror Lake Drive, Northwood School Area

3.) Algonquin Lane, Iroquois Lane, West Valley Road, Cummins Road

4.) Whiteface Inn Rd , Old Barn Rd, Carolyn Rd

5.) Mirror Lake Drive, Northwood School Area

6.) River Road, Deerwood Trails, John Brown and Bear Cub Road Area

7.) Raybrook Road Area

8.) Adirondack Loj Road

Subject to change depending on road conditions!



Our Mission

To provide safe and dependable service for all our residents and visitors.

Department Personnel

The Highway Department staff includes the Highway Superintendent, the deputy Highway Superintendent, an assistant to the Superintendent, and four equipment operators.

Department Equipment

The Highway Department staff maintain and operate the following equipment:

  • Two (2) tandem axle plow trucks with sanders
  • One (1) single axle plow truck with sander
  • One (1) one-ton plow truck with sander
  • One (1) tandem axle dump truck
  • One (1) single axle dump truck (water tank)
  • Two (2) half-ton pick-up trucks
  • Three (3) front end loaders (rubber tires)
  • One (1) excavator (rubber tires)
  • One (1) road grader
  • One (1) Tennant street sweeper
  • One (1) drum roller (rubber tires)

Our Responsibilities

The Highway Department is responsible for:  the general maintenance of paved and gravel roads, bridges, culverts, ditches, and signs; and ice and snow removal (i.e., sanding and plowing).  The Highway Department maintains 30.88 miles of Town roads and 15.70 miles of Essex County roads.

In the spring of each year I will provide a road sweeping schedule. I will also provide in a timely fashion a schedule of paving projects.


Larry Straight
Highway Superintendent