Town of Moreau

Town of Moreau Highway Department

Physical Location:  Route 9 about 1 mile north of the Exit 17 Interchange
Office Phone Number: (518) 792-5675  Fax Number: (518) 792-5697

Office  Hours -  Monday thru Friday  7:00 AM to 3:30 PM


Road Closure Notice
County Road 31 (Fortsville Road)
 between Hatchery Road and Clark Road
August 23, 2022  -  Approx. August 26, 2022
Click HERE for details


NOTICE: The Commissioner of Public Works, of the County of Saratoga, has issued a notice that County Road 31 (Fortsville Road) between Hatchery Road and Clark Road will be closed beginning Tuesday, August 23, 2022 until approximately Friday, August 26, 2022. Only local traffic will be allowed access. The road is being closed for a culvert replacement.

 Route 9 Bridge over I-87 (Northway)
Public Informational Brochure

Route 9 Bridge over I-87 (Northway)


The Highway Department is looking for Part-Time, On Call, Flag Person. Please visit the Job Opportunities section under the News, Events and More tab from the home page of this website.

Paul A. Joseph

Highway Superintendent
 Chris Abrams
Deputy Highway Superintendent

Maureen Leerkes

Highway Clerk

Adopt-a-Highway Program

The Town will honor your organization's efforts with a special sign indicating your group's name. 
If interested, please contact Maureen.

Click here to view information relating to the Vegetation Management Program 2018




Town's Right-of-Way

Residents are asked to have all parked cars and basketball hoops removed from the town's right-of-way.  During the winter season, these present a hazard to our snow plows and prevents them from properly cleaning the roads.

As per our Town of Moreau Code, Chapter 136, Article III, Paragraph 136-13, "The parking of vehicles is prohibited on all highways, roads, streets and right-of-ways, including all paved and non-paved areas and shoulders within the Town from November 1 to May 1.  Any vehicle parked in a restricted area during a snow storm or at such time when the Highway Department is removing snow from above stated areas, may by authority of the Highway Superintendent, be removed".

Damage to Private Property

It should be noted that the municipality is not held responsible for damage to private property that is located within the public right-of-way. The right-of-way (ROW) is often 50 feet wide and is often confused by property owners as their own property. In most cases, the ROW extends ten to twenty feet on either side of the paved or gravel road. Homeowners cultivate extensions of their lawns, place mailboxes, erect fences or stone walls in these areas, which improves the appearance of the street greatly, but is obstructive to a good maintenance from being conducted on the roadway. Homeowners should not put bark mulch, crushed rock, stone walls, fences (visible or invisible), irrigation systems, trees or lawns in the town right-of-way. The town is not liable for damage that may occur to property in its right-of-way. Many items interfere with heavy equipment and become a hazard for vehicles and pedestrians. They often cause drainage failures, and thereby road deterioration.

Location of Mailboxes

Mail and newspaper boxes are allowed, at the owner's risk within the right-of-way for the purposes of convenience. United States Postal bulletin 22102 states; "The Postal Service suggests using a semi-arch or extended arm support which allows snowplows to sweep near or under mailboxes without damaging supports and provides easy access to the mailboxes by carriers and customers". Please refer to the town's recommended policy on mailbox placement.

The following suggestions are for reducing the possibility of damage and liability:

Mailboxes should whenever possible, be installed at least three feet from the edge of pavement.

Installation should be sufficiently sturdy to withstand the weight of heavy snow resulting from plowing operations.