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
Director of Public Works, Dave Edwards