The Highway Department is a dedicated group of individuals who work long hours, weekdays, weekends and holidays to assure the residents of Salem they will have a safe travel. The Highway Department is dedicated to serving the Salem, NH community with the highest levels of performance, efficiency and courtesy. The Highway Department performs the following functions:

  • Maintain all town streets and sidewalks
  • Maintain municipal parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities
  • Maintain all municipal buildings
  • Performs snow removal operations
  • Brush clearing – keep all intersections clear & safe
  • Street Signs
  • Drainage


Contact the Public Works main phone number at 890-2150, fax 890-3882. Hours of operation are 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. (24 hr voice mail) Emergencies may be reported other times by contacting the Fire Department business line at 890-2200.

The Town of Salem maintains 210 miles of roads. Please call us at 890-2150 to report potholes, catch basin problems, street signs missing, tree or tree limbs down in road, icy roads, or drainage problems.

To report a street light out call National Grid at 1-800-322-3223.

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