Highway Division

NOTICE: Hoopersville Boat Ramp will be closed for construction starting May 1st, 2023. Reopening TBD

NOTICE: Week of 5/22/2023 Public Works will start road work on the following roads:

  • Nanticoke Rd
  • Wheatley Church Rd
  • Galestown – Delaware Line Rd
  • Greenview Rd
  • Delaware Line Rd
  • Windsor Rd
  • Allen Rd
  • Lone Pine Rd
  • Contrary Rd
  • Puckum Rd
Citizens should expect delays.


The Highway Division is divided into several activities and functions. Among the many jobs of the Highway Division

are road building, blacktopping of roads (new and overlay), surface treatment, ditching – outlet and roadside,

bushing – outlet and roadside, roadside mowing, boat dock maintenance, boat ramp, bridge maintenance,

snow removal, ice control, signage of all county roads, line stripping of all county roads, and operation of a maintenance/repair shop.

The Highway Division is also involved in an Adopt a Highway Program and serves an important role in emergency

management for the County. 

Bridges – There are a total of 21 bridges in the County road system over 20 feet in length. In addition there are 7

major culvert pipe road crossings and 9 minor culvert pipe crossings that are owned and maintained by the Highway

Division. The bridges and major culverts listed below are inspected by professionals trained by the state every 2

years in accordance with State regulations for safety.


Dorchester County Department of Public Works
5435 Handley Road
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-2920 (phone)
410-228-9516 (fax)

Director of Public Works, Dave Edwards