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Pier Avenue closed Wednesday for underground pipe replacement

Pier Avenue is closed to traffic to all but local residents today for drainage repair work being done on the north end of the road. 

Court orders Riverhead highway superintendent to plow Oak Hills roadways

A State Supreme Court judge this week ordered the Riverhead Town highway superintendent to plow the "roadways" in the Oak Hills community in Baiting Hollow, the subject of ongoing litigation between the homeowners association, the highway superintendent and the town board.

Part of Hulse Landing Road to be closed Wednesday

Hulse Landing Road between Rt. 25A and Sound Avenue will be closed to traffic today between 9 a.m. and about 3 p.m., Riverhead Highway Superintendent George Woodson said this morning.

Board approves pay hike for highway superintendent, who will continue to oversee town garage

The town board approved a $20,000 salary increase for Highway Superintendent George Woodson to compensate him for managing the municipal garage this year.

Riverhead tries innovative approach to trench-less underground pipe repair

A cured-in-place fiberglass pipe-lining technology developed in Germany was used to repair a pipe on Fanning Street last week. Highway Superintendent George Woodson is hopeful the method will be of great value in making trench-less repairs to aged drainage pipes downtown.

Town dedicates new highway department storage building

The 6,600-square-foot, heated building has the capacity to store 26 highway department trucks and will allow highway crews to operate more efficiently and more quickly during storms, Highway Superintendent George Woodson said.
Riverhead highway crews will be paving local roadways June 26 and 27. (File photo: Peter Blasl)

Harrison Avenue south of Route 58 will be closed for paving Monday afternoon

Harrison Avenue between Route 58 and Osborn Avenue will be closed today from about 11 a.m. till about 4:30 p.m. for paving work, Riverhead Highway Superintendent George Woodson said.

Town Board wrap-up: April 3 meeting

The board OK'd a pay increase for the highway superintendent who will oversee the operation of the municipal garage for at least the rest of this year, authorized the creation of a new downtown revitalization committee, and held three public hearings on proposed code changes.

Board members debate plan to give highway superintendent $20,000 pay raise to oversee town garage

There was more debate among town board members than comment from the public during a public hearing yesterday on a proposal to increase the salary of the highway superintendent to compensate him for taking on responsibility for managing the town garage.

Town board proposes shifting oversight of town garage to highway superintendent, with a $20,000 pay hike

The town garage would operate under the supervision of highway superintendent George Woodson, who already oversees a garage that maintains and repairs highway department vehicles. The additional compensation proposed by the board requires the adoption of a local law. A hearing is set for March 6 at 2:15 p.m.