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Town of Marblehead
Abbot Hall
188 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Highway Department
Highway Department
Arthur Graves
Director of Public Works

Tower Way
Marblehead, MA  01945

781 631-1750
fax 781 631-1946

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7 AM - 3 PM
The Highway Department (Department of Public Works) is responsible for the maintenance of public streets and sidewalks and for the maintenance of all town vehicles.

The department is also responsible for all public street name signs and traffic regulatory signs; street markings such as crosswalks, center lines and parking boxes; and for the general maintenance of town-owned walls and fences.

Permits authorizing the cutting of any public street or sidewalk must be authorized by the Highway Department prior to making any cuts.  Permits are issued by the Highway Department between April 1st - November 30th.  See links below for information, applications, and rules and regulations.

Street Opening Permit Process

Application for Street Opening and Trench Permit

Street Opening Contract

Trench Rules and Regulations

Curb Cut Application

Police Detail Application

Licensed Excavators Application

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Snow Emergency Brochure
The Town of Marblehead has compiled a brochure with important information about snowplowing, the winter parking ban, and other snow emergency information. Please click here to view the full brochure