Highway Department

Mission Statement

The Yates County Highway Department's mission is to provide the traveling public with a reasonably safe and efficient transportation system that includes 180 miles of roads and 40 bridges. The Department accomplishes its mission through a five year capital plan for new construction projects, road and bridge maintenance or replacement projects, improving traffic control devices, and pavement markings, maintaining and updating the vehicle and equipment fleet and by providing customer services to property owners on County Roads. The Department also provides snow and ice control services as needed.


The Yates County Highway Department, Office of Emergency Services & Public Health Department will conduct a Public Information Meeting to discuss the proposed new Highway Department, Office of Emergency Services, Public Health Clinic and Fuel Facility project.  The meeting will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at the Yates County Highway Department, located at 939 State Route 14A, Penn Yan, New York 14527.

Currently, the project design is nearing 100% complete. Representatives from the Yates County Highway Department, the Office of Emergency Services, and Public Health will be available at the meeting to answer questions and obtain comments on the proposed project from individuals, groups, officials, and local agencies.

Questions regarding this meeting may be addressed to Mr. Douglas Rapalee, Highway Superintendent, Yates County Highway Department, 939 State Route 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527. 

PROJECT PLANS (click here)