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

Full Time Employees

Adrian, Mike
Baitsholts, Ron
Borsuk, Mike
Duncan, Doug
Lemerise, Mark
Maderic, Michael
Rivenburgh, Dave
Villela, Mike

Part Time Employees

Agostinoni, Bob
Becker, Dale
Beede, Alan
DuBois, Terry
Margiasso, Ryan
McKenney, Jim
Reynolds, Joe
Lewoc, Anthony
Evans, Arthur
Parmelee, Howard

A section of Floyd Hawver Road will be closed tomorrow for through traffic 1/4 mile west of Winter Clove Road from 7:00am-4:00pm for culvert replacement. Any questions, please feel free to contact me at 518-622-9515 or 518-965-1266
Thank you
Robert F. Hempstead




Please be advised that Rudolph Weir Jr. Road between Middlefield Road and Harold Myers Road will be closed tomorrow August 31, 2017 for culvert installation. Road will close approximately 8:00am and will reopen approximately 2:30pm. Thank you for your patience during the prep work for future road resurfacing. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Robert Hempstead @ 518-965-1266

 Please be advised that Edison Timmerman will be closed from County Route 20 to County Route 31 (Roosevelt Avenue) on Friday, September 1, 2017 for road resurfacing.  Local traffic only.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Robert Hempstead @ 518-965-1266.


 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...

The 1920s ushered in the heyday of Boarding House Resorts in Greene County valley towns. A week or two stay at a transformed farm-house, bountiful meals, and scenic splendor lured thousands of city dwellers to the area for rest, relaxation, and family fun. Visitors often chose where to stay by the ethnic flavor of the house cuisine – which was always delicious. Notable house specialties included: German staples like Sauerbraten, Schnitzel and Strudel; Italian Antipasti, Lasagna and Parmesans; New York Style Steaks & Chops, and; Full Irish Breakfasts.