Highway Department

Cairo Highway Crew (200x150)

Summer Hours:
Mon – Thu: 6AM – 4:30PM
Winter Hours:
Mon – Fri: 6AM – 2:30PM

Robert Hempstead
Highway Superintendent
518-622-3120 ext. 129

Debi Sommer
Deputy Highway Superintendent
518-622-3120 ext 130

Robert Hempstead, Highway Superintendent

Robert Hempstead, Highway Superintendent

Full Time Employees

Adrian, Mike
Baitsholts, Ron
Borsuk, Mike
Duncan, Doug
Elem, Carl
Lemerise, Mark
Rivenburgh, Dave
Villela, Mike

Part Time Employees

Agostinoni, Bob
Becker, Dale
Beede, Alan
DuBois, Terry
Margiasso, Ryan
McKenney, Jim
Reynolds, Joe

 Please be advised that the load rating of Polly’s Rock Bridge in Round Top, NY has been reduced from 20 tons to 18 tons.  If you have any questions or concerns, call 518-622-9515 or email me at highwaysuper@townofcairo.com.

To All Cairo Residents

Please be advised that the Town of Cairo Highway Department  annual spring Main Street and sidewalk sweeping will commence on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6:00am.  All vehicles will need to use alternate parking.  Off street parking will be provided by the highway department on Railroad Avenue in the barricaded section by the firehouse.   If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call

Robert F. Hempstead, Superintendent of Highways




Yard Waste Program  Residents may bring leaves, brush, lawn clippings, etc. to the highway department located at 755 Route 145 from 10:00am to 2:00pm Monday through Thursday all year around.  Closed Holidays.


RFP for Master Electricians are due back in the clerk’s office by July 3, 2013 by 3:00pm.

Congratulations to…
Jim Kusisto for his appointment to Working Foreman in the Highway Department. Keep up the great work.

A Thank You….
From Laurie Kelley of Ulster-Greene ARC. Thank you for being such a partner in helping us with the publicity for our bottle redemption center at Ulster-Greene ARC. We are thrilled to be working with the Town of Cairo and really appreciate being a significant fiber of the community. Your on-going support for our programs and opportunities for collaboration are admirable. A sincere thank you for all that you do in letting us be your partner….Laurie Kelley, Executive Director.

The Highway Department for the Town of Cairo maintains approximately 134 roads or 92 miles of roads.

Did you know...

Did you know...

Tourism has been Cairo’s largest industry since the 1800’s. It was one of the first towns in the area to develop ski slopes and trails. Many of the regular visitors have made the conversion to seasonal or permanent residents.

The Cairo Railroad provided freight transportation to the industries in town starting in 1884. Early cargo consisted of locally mined bluestone, and hay and fruit from the local farms. In 1894 the Catskill Shale Brick Company became the railroads primary customer until the plant closed in 1914. The lack of steady freight and the increasing improvements to the local highways resulted in the termination of service at the end of the 1918 tourist season.

(Paraphrased from: http://cairochamberofcommerce.weebly.com/.)