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Highway Department


Michael C. Bassanello - Highway Superintendent

MikeDeputy Highway Supt.- Dean Schultz

Debbie Forrestel - Secretary

12707 Clarence Center Rd
Akron, NY 14001

Phone: (716) 542-5412
Fax: (716) 542-3467
Email: mbassanello@akronnewsteadjmf.com

Office Hours: Beginning April 21, 2014 the Highway Department will revert to their summer hours schedule.

Monday - Thursday 6:30am - 4:30pm, Closed on Fridays

The highway department maintains all town roads. It assists the county in plowing several roads each year in the town. The highway department maintains the various town park properties and mows several town owned cemeteries.

Road Information

The town has three types of roads. They are maintained by the Town, County and State of New York.

The State roads are:

Route 5 ( Main Road) and Route 93 ( Akron/Lockport Road (Maple Road))

The following roads are Town Roads maintained, plowed and sanded by the Town Highway Department:

Ayers Rd(north & south), Berghorn Rd(east side), Billo Rd, Brackett Rd, Brucker Rd, Brunning Rd, Clair Dr, County Line Rd, Crego Rd, Downey Rd, Draper Rd, Dye Rd, Greenbush Rd(north of Swift Mills Rd), Havens Rd, Havenwood Dr, Hiller Rd, Howe Rd(to Davison Rd), Kathryn Dr, Kelkenberg Rd, Kirby Rd, Knapp Rd, Martin Rd, McNeeley Rd, Miland Rd, Mill Rd, Moore Rd, Sheila Dr, Steiner(old) Rd, Schurr Rd, Schutt Rd, Seihl Rd,  Stage Rd(from Crittenden to N Millgrove Rd) and Utley Rd(to Keller Rd). A portion of Pohl Rd is a town road but is maintained through an agreement with and by the Town of Alden.

The following roads are County Roads that are plowed and sanded by the Town Highway Department:

Barnum Rd, Bloomingdale Rd, Burdick Rd, Carney Rd, Cedar St, Clarence Center Rd, Crittenden Rd from East Ave to Route 33, Cummings Rd, Davison Rd, Dorsch Rd, Fletcher Rd, Greenbush Rd(south of Swift Mills Rd), Hake Rd, Hunts Corners Rd(to Sandhill Rd), Indian Falls Rd, Koepsel Rd, Meahl Rd, Nice Rd, Rapids Rd, Sandhill Rd, Scotland Rd, Stage Rd(from N Millgrove to Newstead-Clarence line), Steiner Rd, Swift Mills Rd, Tonawanda Creek Road and Utley Rd (to Hunts Corners Rd).

The County plows and maintains the following roads in the Town:

North Millgrove Rd, South Newstead Rd, Buckwheat Rd and Stage Rd west of North Millgrove Rd

Road Ditching

Road ditching is done as needed and determined by the Highway Superintendent.  Please reference from the Town of Newstead’s road information whether your road is a County road, State road, or a Town road. 

For Erie County roads and ditches please notify Erie County at (716) 759-8328.
For New York State roads and ditches please notify NYS D.O.T. at (716) 632-3386.
For Town of Newstead roads and ditches please notify the Highway Dept. at (716) 542-5412.

As a reminder to our residents, please try to keep the ends of driveway culvert pipes clean of leaves, garbage, branches and yard debris.  This also means please do not throw your yard waste consisting of garbage, hanging baskets, yard debris, leaves, branches, clippings, plants, etc., in the ditches as these will cause interference with the actual water flow to smoothly run by and not impose flooding issues. Your assistance in cleaning and mowing your ditches is expected and appreciated.

Metal Pickup

Metal goods are allowed to be put out with your regular trash under the new refuse contract in 2013 but the town continues to perform a pickup, once annually, in the spring. All metal goods should be by the roadside before the start of the day. The dates for 2014 are April 28th - 30th. These dates are advertised in the local papers. We begin on Monday morning and continue until the town is picked up once. We DO NOT go back if you put your metal out after your road has been done.

Tire Drop Off

Tire drop off for 2014 is on Saturday, April 26th. Tires are to be dropped off at the Joint Highway Facility between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Please bring your tire permit card to be punched. This card can be obtained through the Town Clerks office at the Town Hall if you do not already have one. You are entitled to drop off 6 tires and your card is good through 2015.