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.

Public Information Meeting

Yates County will conduct a Public Information Meeting to discuss 2 Options for a New Natural Gas Service Main to the Yates County Highway/OES/Public Health Facility & Benton Center. The meeting will be held from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at the Benton Fire Department, located at 932 State Route 14A, Penn Yan, New York 14527.

The 2 Options that will be discussed are as follows:

  • Option #1; New Natural Gas Service Main from Pre-emption Road along Havens Corners Road to Benton Center.
  • Option #2; New Natural Gas Service Main from Stape Road along State Route 14A to Benton Center.

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