Town of Duane, New York

town of duane ny highway department

Duane Highway Department

72 Ladd Rd.
Duane NY

Mailing address: 152 County Route 26

(518) 483-3809

Superintendent: Ned LeMieux, Jr.
Full Time: Thomas McLane
Part Time: Scott Glenny

Your Duane Highway department is funded by tax dollars and supplemented by Franklin County and CHIPS funds from the State of NY. The department’s budget has consistently kept expenses to as reasonable a level as possible while maintaining the highway garage, equipment, roads, culverts, roadsides, cemeteries, park and town properties. The department maintains 13.76 miles of town roads in addition to plowing and sanding 27.52 miles of county roads.

CHIPS funds from the state provide for road reconstruction /paving projects within the town. Franklin County revenue supplements the budget for the plowing and ice removal by the Duane Highway Department on County roads in and proximal to Duane.

Heavy equipment and vehicles

Town Highway Garage

Built in 1970’s the garage houses most of the vehicles, a small office and a mechanics bay. Recently two of the large bay doors were replaced with more energy efficient ones.

2020 New Holland tractor

The New Holland Power Star 75 is a multi-use tractor with a bucket, snow blower, flail mower and sweeper. It replaces a 1974 Massey Ferguson tractor.

Tractor flail mower attachment

The flail mower proved invaluable in roadside mowing this summer.

1996 Champion road grader

The Champion grader is an old, yet reliable machine used often in winter road clean-up and for maintenance of gravel roads.

2015 Western Star tandem axel

The Western Star is equipped with a plow, wing and sander is used for winter road maintenance. It is also used for hauling pavement as needed in Franklin county per the shared usage agreement.

2013 Freightliner single axel

The Freightliner is equipped with a plow, wing and sander and is used for winter plowing but has other all-season uses as well.

2018 John Deere 544 K Loader

The loader is a multi-use vehicle used in road clean up, hauling, preparing and loading the salt/sand supplies for the winter. In addition to road repair, it is used to remove snow banks from intersections and hazardous driveway access points to town and county roads.

2020 Ford F 250 pickup

The F250 is used by the Superintendent daily to monitor all road conditions or hazards and in responding to any weather related events which impact safe travel in the town. In day to day operations it It also responds with the fire department as needed.

New Employee Duane Highway Dept.

Tom McLane

Tom has been hired full time to the Highway Department . He was hired to fill the vacancy created in January of 2020. Tom has a Class B CDL drivers license and has 20 years experience with equipment operation and maintenance. Welcome Tom!