Department of Public Works

On June 26, 2018, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to approve the creation of a Department of Public Works pursuant to Section 11 of the Town Manager Act.  The Public Works department has oversight over Shrewsbury public infrastructure, including public buildings, roadways, parks and our water utility.

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Please view each of our Division pages for more information on their activities.

  1. Important Message from the Department of Public Works

    Phase 2 bridge demolition (southbound lanes) of the Route 140 bridge over I-290 is expected to begin on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Read on...
  2. 2020 Yard Waste Summer Drop-Off Dates

    July 11, 2020 is the second opportunity for the yard waste drop-off program at the DPW Garage located on 211 South Street. Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Read on...
  3. Temporary Stormwater Management Permitting Changes due to COVID-19

    The DPW does not anticipate any major delays in permit process for Stormwater Management, but some temporary changes have been made in the application process due to alternating work schedules and staff working from home. Read on...
  4. Shrewsbury Completes Solar Array at Home Farm Water Treatment Plant

    The Town of Shrewsbury Completes Solar Array at the Home Farm Water Treatment Plant as part of Improvements Project Using Grant Funds from the MA Department of Environmental Protection Read on...
  5. Project Approval and New Speed Limit along Route 20

    A new speed limit of 45 MPH is in place along Route 20 in Shrewsbury beginning at the Northborough town line for approximately 3 miles. Read on...
  6. Important Update from the Water & Sewer Division - Walnut St Water Main Work and Road Closure Info

    Beginning on Monday, July 13, 2020, Haluch Water Contracting Inc. will be replacing the water main on a section of Walnut Street between Main Circle and Hillando Drive. Work is scheduled to start at Main Circle. Please read on for detour information. Read on...
  7. Important Message from the Water & Sewer Division - Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

    The annual drinking water quality report for calendar year 2019 is now ready and can be viewed at www.shrewsburyma.gov/depreportccr. This document, also known as the Customer Confidence Report, contains valuable information about our drinking water. Read on...
  8. Update from the Water & Sewer Division - Route 20 Sewer Project: Work Starting on Arrowwood Dr

    J.L Raymaakers began construction on Route 20 (Hartford Turnpike) on May 18, 2020 and work is progressing on schedule. Construction activity of new sewer installation for the Route 20 Corridor Sewer Upgrades will begin on Arrowwood Drive starting July 9. Read on...
  9. Water Use Restrictions

    Water Use Restrictions are in effect May 1, 2020, and will end on September 30, 2020 Read on...
  10. Water & Sewer Permit Update

    As part of our ongoing commitment to providing innovative, up-to-date, and efficient services, the Town of Shrewsbury Department of Public Works will migrate the Water & Sewer permitting process to ViewPoint... Read on...
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