The Town of Lancaster Highway Department performs year round maintenance on 154 lane miles of Town roads. The Highway Department is under contract with Erie County for 16 miles of County roads in the Town of Lancaster for snow and ice removal. Listed below are the services provided by the Highway Department.
Please see the attachment for a New York State Executive Order
BRUSH PICK UP
The Highway Department will not pick up grass clippings or ornament grass. They are to be put in your garbage cart and will be picked up by Waste Management.
Items that will be collected:
These items will NOT be picked up if in bags, cans or any type of container.
The Highway Department picks up brush on almost a daily basis, year round and weather permitting. Branches are to be placed with ends pointing toward the street and piled as neatly as possible. Brush is usually picked up on a weekly basis by the Hi-lift. Please call the Highway Department at 683-3426 when brush is placed at the street.
Items that will NOT be collected:
The Highway Department is responsible for picking up dead animals on all Town Roads and small animals on County Roads. The Erie County Highway Department will only pick up deer on County-owned roadways. Please refer to the listings of all County-owned and State-owned roads below.
DITCH CLEAN UP
The Highway Department will clean ditches on an as needed basis. When time allows the Highway Department will also clean debris from roadside culverts.
LEAF PICK UP
Leaves will be picked up as quickly as possible, weather permitting, beginning in the Fall. Homeowners may rake leaves to the curb of their property. Un-bagged leaves will be picked up by the Highway Department and are the responsibility of the homeowner to rake to the curb. There is no need to schedule pickup, as our leaf pickers go street by street throughout the Town until the first snowfall. If leaves are bagged, they will need to be placed inside your garbage cart for pick up by Waste Management on the day your refuse collection occurs.
MAILBOX REPLCEMENT POLICY
IF THE TOWN OF LANCASTER'S PLOW hits your mailbox, see link below for instructions.
YARD SALE PERMITS
Effective February 24, 2022, residences desiring to hold a sale of property of any kind shall obtain a permit from the Highway Department, 525 Pavement Road.
PAVING AND POTHOLE REPAIR
Town roads are assessed on a regular basis by the Highway Superintendent. Paving schedules are determined by the funds that are available and the maintenance that is needed for the safety of our Community. Pot holes are repaired year round. If you have a pot hole in your area that needs repair please call 683-3426 and a foreman will inspect the area immediately to determine the best course of action.
SALTING AND PLOWING
The Town of Lancaster Highway Department is on call 24 hours a day to make the 152 lane mile of Town roadways clear and safe. The Highway Department has five routes for salting and nine routes for plowing to provide for safe conditions in an efficient manner.
ROADSIDE CULVERT PIPE INSTALLATION
The Highway Department offers installation of roadside culvert pipe. The Highway Department will install and back fill the area at no cost to the homeowner. All materials, topsoil and seeding are the responsibility of the homeowner.
Street sweepers are used to support paving and pipe installation projects during the warm weather months. In addition all Town roads are swept on an annual basis beginning in the Spring.
The Highway Superintendent as Drainage Officer coordinates drainage work with the Town Engineer, William Schutt and Associates. Within the last two years the Town has instituted a GIS Program with the coordination of Wendel Engineering. The GIS and web map gives us a tool to use Google Maps to identify road, drainage ditches, town and village boundaries, land use and environmental features. This gives the Highway Department the opportunity to use Google Maps to oversee certain problems that may arise on your property.