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A Vision for Integration

The Department of Public Works was created in 2018 by the Cayuga County Legislature to consolidate the operations of the Highways, Weights and Measure, Engineering and Surveying, Support Staff, Garages, Signs, Parks and Trails, Museums, and Buildings. The Department provides essential services to the citizens of Cayuga County in a prompt, courteous, safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner and maintain 561 miles of county roads, 125 miles of state-owned roads, 65 miles of trails, 43 bridges, 21 county-owned buildings, and 3 parks within the county’s jurisdiction.

The Department at a Glance

The Public Works Director serves as the County Superintendent of Highways and also supervises an integrated department including Buildings & Grounds, Parks & Trails, and Weights  & Measures. The Director is supported by a Deputy Director of Public Works.

The Department of Public Works operates with an approximate annual operating budget of $20 million and employs 300 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees.


We, as Public Works employees, pledge to continue to build public confidence, conquer all challenges, and demand the best of ourselves.  We will honor our pledge by empowering all employees to provide information and services that exceed our customers’ expectations and make our community the best.  The Department of Public Works pursues excellence and will be recognized as a leader for our innovative strategies and programs.

Public Works Divisions

  1. Highway
  2. Parks & Trails

The Cayuga County Highway Department maintains 516 miles of county roads and 43 county-owned bridges in a safe operating condition for the reasonable and prudent driver. Go to the Highway

  1. Buildings & Grounds
  2. Weights & Measures

Buildings and Grounds is responsible for operations and maintenance of all county facilities. It also coordinates planning and construction of existing and new facilities. Go to Buildings & Grounds

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