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    Highway ~ Parks & Facilities ~ Cemeteries

    Administrative Office Location:
     Town Hall
    21 Tolland Green
    Tolland, CT  06084
    Phone: (860) 871-3696
    Fax: (860) 871-7249
      Town Hall Hours:
    Monday thru Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Friday: Closed
    Garage Locations:
                          Highway Garage                Parks & Facilities Garage
                            118 Old Post Road                    120 Cider Mill Road
                           Tolland, CT  06084                    Tolland, CT  06084
                        Phone: (860) 870-6404            Phone: (860) 871-3693
    Garage Regular Hours:
    Monday thru Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Garage Summer Hours:
    Monday thru Thursday: 6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Friday: closed


    The Highway division is primarily focused on keeping Tolland’s roads free from hazards and preserving the town’s investment in our infrastructure through our pavement management program, maintenance activities such roadside mowing and less routine activities such as drainage improvements, snow plowing and storm damage restoration.  The Highway Department is comprised of twenty full-time and one part-time employee and is supplemented in its duties by a variety of contracted firms with specialized expertise in tree removal, water and sewer utilities, and site construction, as well as firms with specialized equipment for paving, plowing and rubbish removal. Most of the money allocated in the operating budget is utilized by town forces in the performance of their work, while the bulk of the capital money funds projects that rely heavily on outside contractors. There are exceptions to this and we contract for services which require special equipment and expertise when needed on routine items. Town forces also contribute significant cost savings to capital projects where we can.

    The Parks and Facilities division is responsible for the maintenance of all Town parks, school grounds, cemeteries and public buildings including the Hicks Memorial Municipal Center, the Tolland Jail Museum, the Senior Center, the Recreation Center, the Resident State Troopers building, the Town’s four Fire Stations, the Arts of Tolland building (old town hall), the Highway Garage, the Parks & Facilities Garage, and the Fire Training Center, as well as snow removal on the grounds of all Town and Board of Education buildings.

    The Department also provides maintenance for all municipal fields and those of the Board of Education, a total of 32 fields.  The total acreage cared for is approximately 244+ acres.  The department operates with a staff of ten plus two part-time custodians.

    The department is also involved in numerous special projects throughout the year which it addresses with in-house staff.  They recently finished revonations to the Hicks Memorial Municipal Center in conjunction with the Geo-Thermal project.  The department also assists with community events throughout the year, including the Annual Tolland Memorial Day Parade, the Holiday Tree Lighting, Truck Day and Celebrate Tolland.