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
Highway Division Manager, Brian Chester
Director of Public Works, Dave Edwards