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Riverhead Highway Department

Portion of Peconic Bay Boulevard closed to traffic this morning for road work

by Oct 5, 2023
Peconic Bay Boulevard will be closed this morning for drainage repairs between Sun Up Trail and Lagoon Court, Riverhead Highway Superintendent Mike Zaleski said.

Traffic alert: Paving on Sound Avenue in Riverhead Monday

by Jul 24, 2023
Paving work on Sound Avenue today between Doctors Path and Herricks Lane may close lanes and cause delays. Riverhead Highway Superintendent Mike Zaleski said motorist should use alternate routes to avoid the area today. Work was scheduled to get underway at 7 a.m., Zaleski said, and will continue throughout the day.

Portion of North Country Road in Wading River closed for paving Wednesday

by Jul 18, 2023
North Country Road between Wading River Manor Road and North Wading River Road will be closed for paving tomorrow to all but local traffic, Riverhead Highway Superintendent Mike Zaleski said today.

Riverhead Town highway workers, both veteran volunteer firefighters, save two women from burning building in Polish Town

by Jan 26, 2023
Riverhead highway workers and volunteer firefighters describe racing into a burning building without protective gear Wednesday morning to save two women who lived there. "We didn't think. We just acted. We just did what we're trained to do."

Longtime highway department employee honored, public hearing on water conservation law set: Town Board wrap-up

by Jan 19, 2023
Longtime Riverhead Highway Department employee Eddie Reeve was honored by the Town Board at its meeting Wednesday. The board also scheduled a public hearing on a proposed water conservation law

It’s petty, dumb and likely illegal. Why can’t the Town Board end its fight over leaf pickup?

by Nov 14, 2022
The millions of highway fund revenues spent on leaf pickup over the past decades could have purchased new plow trucks, paved roads, built desperately needed sidewalks, improved crosswalks, and provided more highway crew members to do the crucial jobs they do that keep our town functioning. Yet the Town Board insists on raiding the highway department's budget.

Riverhead officials remain in a standoff over paying the cost of loose leaf pickup program

by Nov 11, 2022
As the winter months approach, bringing the potential for snowfall while leaves still lay upon town roads, town officials are scrambling to find a way to resolve what they hope is the final dispute between the Town Board and the highway superintendent over who pays for loose leaf pickup in Riverhead. 

The annual November argument over loose-leaves pickup in Riverhead is now underway

by Nov 4, 2022
The saga of loose-leave pickup in the Town of Riverhead has not yet been laid to rest, with town officials still arguing over which town revenue fund should pay for the service.

Loose leaf pickup program to continue in Riverhead indefinitely, after state comptroller’s opinion resolves conflict over funding

by Oct 6, 2022
Loose leaf pickup will continue in Riverhead Town indefinitely under an agreement authorized by the Town Board at its meeting Tuesday.

Cranberry Street, a common path for students walking to school, finally gets a sidewalk — along with new drainage and pavement

by Aug 25, 2022
The Riverhead Highway Department has paved Cranberry Street and installed a sidewalk on the north side of the street, a common path for students walking to Riverhead schools.