Paul Welsh, Foreman
The Avon Public Works Highway Division is staffed with ten full-time maintainers. They are responsible for the maintenance and repair of approximately 200 lane miles of road. Their duties are clearly visible at times, while others are accomplished without notice. Snow plowing, storm drain maintenance, street sweeping and heavy construction are primary functions of the division. In addition, they are responsible for care and control of trees on town owned property. The Highway Division also oversees the operation of the Avon Landfill.
The Highway Maintainers today come from multi-skilled and sometimes diverse backgrounds. They are generally knowledgeable in many phases of construction, including masonry, asphalt, heavy and light equipment, and must maintain a Commercial Driver's License, and receive further training via Connecticut's Transportation Institute. Other special licenses held include State Roadways, Chemical Applicators, Landfill and Transfer Station operator, and operation of a certified tree removal truck. Two of our maintainers are also volunteer fireman and provide assistance whenever needed.
A regular program of road surfacing treatments has been effective in retarding deterioration and improving the quality of Avon's roads. The program uses a variety of techniques and materials, from pothole repair to complete reconstruction. The type of treatment used is determined through many factors, such as condition, composition, funds and future plans for the road. We have found this approach to be the most beneficial to the Town.
It is the goal of the Highway Department to provide quality service to the residents in a timely and safe manner. We are often faced with prioritizing our workload based on many factors such as seriousness and overall importance. We enthusiastically look forward to serving our community.