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There are two basic programs within the highway department - the summer program and the winter program.

• Road maintenance necessary to maintain the serviceability of our 
     o Highway construction, rehabilitation, pavement overlays and 
        pavement maintenance
     o Maintenance of highway drainage systems, including roadway swales 
        and driveway culverts
• Vegetation Management to facilitate pavement drainage and visibility
     o Clearing the highway right-of-ways of trees and brush, mowing road 
     o Spray Herbicide Program to clear vegetation away from guide rail and 
        signs. Click here for more information regarding the herbicide 
     o Click here for a map of areas where we expect to annually apply 
        herbicide along guiderails 
     o Click here for a copy of Chemung County “Annual No Spray 
     o Click here for information on erecting a "No Spray" sign
• Bridge and Culvert maintenance necessary to maintain the serviceability 
     of bridges.
     o Bridge and culvert construction, rehabilitation and replacement 
     o Bridge and culvert maintenance and repairs

• The winter program consists of the necessary activities to provide safe 
     and reasonable accommodations for the traveling public during the 
     winter months. 
• The winter months are used to:
     o Maintain our equipment and shop facilities 
     o Fabricate bridge and highway components for summer installation
     o Clearing highway right-of-ways
     o Bridge and culvert repairs

• In combination with Cornell Cooperative Extension we provide an Adopt-
     a–Highway program for litter pick-up along the county highway system.
• In combination with other municipal agencies in Chemung County, the 
     Department shares resources and equipment for the overall 
     improvement of our County “Community”

Welcome To

Chemung County

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to, the virtual entrance to various programs and services available through Chemung County government. This site was designed to provide you with “user-friendly” access to a variety of links to different offices and organizations that are involved with tourism, economic and community development, transportation, health and social services.Thank you for visiting!"

Chemung County
203 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14901

County Executive Christopher Moss