The Hopkinton Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance and construction of roadways and sidewalks; snow and ice removal; street sweeping; operation and maintenance of the stormwater system; maintenance of traffic signals; vehicle and equipment maintenance; and maintenance of cemeteries, parks and recreation areas, and landscapes around Town buildings.

You can view notices and postings from the DPW department, including roadwork notices, by visiting this page
You can also sign up to receive notices via emailing by joining the list (and others!)


The Town of Hopkinton Department of Public Works has instituted the following fees on permits issued by the Department:

Trench Safety Permit(PDF)
Driveway Opening Permit (PDF)
Road Opening Permit(PDF)

Permit fees will be due with the permit application; please make all checks payable to the Town of Hopkinton. Please contact the Department of Public Works with any questions at 508-497-9740.


The Highway Department is responsible for salting and sanding during ice and wet snow storms and plowing the snow off the roadways during the more significant storms.  The DPW also oversees the removal of snow in the downtown area and public buildings, as required.  Although the majority of snowplowing and snow removal work is performed by the DPW, the Department also utilizes the services of local contractors to complement the town’s fleet of trucks.

Safety is our primary goal.  Please respect the Town's winter parking ban to help with snow & ice operations.


The Hopkinton Highway Department, working closely with the Town's Cemetery Commission, is responsible for the operations and maintenance of Town-owned cemeteries.  Click here for more information.  For questions about purchasing lots or burial arrangements, please call 508-497-9742.

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