Department of Public Works
The Lopatcong Township Public Works Department has various duties and responsibilities. Regardless of the weather conditions, every effort is made to accomplish our list of tasks. Residents cooperation is essential to the effectiveness of the department. Some of our work is part of a master plan for the year dealing with capital improvements. The remainder of our activities are dictated by conditions within the township, and the requests and concerns that are generated by the township residents.
Under the direction of town council, the Department of Public Works manages all aspects of public works and public works construction within the township. A general list of our duties are as follows:
The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of all "township owned" roads. County and state owned roads are maintained by those entities. You may call the Department of Public Works to ascertain the responsible government unit for specific roads.
Snow Emergency Information:
During a snow storm the Department of Public Works, DPW, will clear emergency routes first. These Emergency Roads are:
RED SCHOOL LANE
SOUTH 1ST STREET
THEN DPW will clear all emergency buildings. THEN DPW will work on main road branches throughout the township and continue until all roads have been plowed. BY Township Ordinance, Sections 191.3 and 191.4 – if there is a snow emergency, which is defined as an accumulation of four inches of snow or more, all vehicles shall be removed from the street to driveways or other suitable off-street locations. This will assist with snow removal.
If assistance is needed, dial 911 in the case of an emergency. If it is a non-emergency please call the police dispatch number 908-859-2211.
Township Of Lopatcong: 232 South 3rd Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 Tel: (908)-859-3355 Fax: (908)-213-1037
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