The Public Works Department employs nine full-time staff members and various seasonal employees through the spring and fall. Although its primary functions are maintaining streets, storm drainage, and sewers, the Department also prides itself in providing residents with a beautiful place to live.
In the fall, the Department’s primary duties include leaf collection and emergency road repair. Continual maintenance of the roads, storm drains and sewers, together with plowing and salting are the main duties during winter months. In spring, a total Village clean-up is conducted. Fertilizing, seeding, lawn cutting, cleaning catch basins, planting flowers, repairing damaged curbs, repaving black top, sweeping, tree trimming and removal all commence following the Village clean-up.
Tree maintenance is an important function of this department. The Department removes trees that come down due to age or inclement weather. They also remove trees that have died or are a potential hazard to the public. But not to worry. The Village, in cooperation with the National Arbor Day Foundation, has been designated a "Tree City USA" and has a program to replace trees that have been removed.
In Rye Brook, there are approximately one hundred and twenty roads owned by the Village. All of these are undivided and asphalt paved. Approximately 30 miles of road runs through the Village of Rye Brook, with the longest being Lincoln Avenue (1.46 miles).
Inter-state and State roads running through or near the Village include the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287), the New England Thruway (I-95), the Hutchinson River Parkway, King Street (120A) and Westchester Avenue (120). Bowman Avenue, Ridge Street, Anderson Hill Road, and the County Airport Access Road are all County-owned.