Department of Public Works
The phone number for Public Works is (201) 664-2346
(201)664-2346 ext. 1401
DPW Assistant to the Superintendent
(201)664-2346 ext. 1400
Every year we all shovel our driveways, and then... the snow plow comes by and blocks them in again. While we certainly cannot completely eliminate this problem, there are some tips which can minimize the frustration. They are:
- Think and plan ahead the day or night before an expected snowfall.
- When the snow is on the way, get ALL cars and vehicles completely OFF THE STREET. Park so that the first vehicle that has to get out is the last one parked in the driveway. Doing this will also give you less snow to shovel to get the first vehicle out.
- When shoveling snow, always pile the snow behind the curb and not on the road. NEVER throw snow in front of the curb, because this only assures that the plows will plow it back in. If you hire someone to do your shoveling, suggest to them that they do it YOUR WAY!
- TAKE IT EASY. Shoveling snow is very hard work. Just when you think you are almost done, along comes the snow plow and it deposits some snow at the end of your driveway. By working together we can do a better job more quickly for EVERYONE. We can help each other if we use our collective smarts!
- SNOW PLOWING MARKERS CAN BE PLACED ALONG THE CURBSIDE OF THE PROPERTY TO HELP PREVENT PLOW DAMAGE DURING SNOW FALLS. MARKERS CAN BE MADE OF WOOD, METAL OR PLASTIC. MARKERS SHOULD BE ABOUT 36 - 48 INCHES IN HEIGHT.
No one likes them. They seem to pop up overnight. In reality, potholes are created in a number of ways. When water seeps into cracks on the road's surface and is combined with the vibration of traffic it causes the asphalt to fail. This is why there are more potholes after it rains. Potholes are also created when trucks and buses stress the roadway causing a movement of the subsurface. Once there is a weak spot, every car that travels over it worsens the problem, and eventually a section of the material will fail. The most common cause is the freeze/thaw cycle. The ice/snow melts during the day filling cracks with water. At night the water freezes and expands, popping out the asphalt.
To report a pothole, please click here to
complete an online DPW Road Maintenance form.
All municipals roads are done through the Department of Public Works. The Department of Public Works will report all potholes on county roads to the Bergen County Road Department.