John Livsey, P.E.
Samuel Hadley Public Services Building, Rm 202
201 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA 02420
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Phone: 781-274-8300 x.8305
Highways, Equipment & Drains
Current Events & Additional Information:
Center Streetscape and Battlegreen Project
2015 Engineering Construction
Engineering Projects under Design/Preconstruction
Sewer Connection - "How to Connect"
Approved Pavers List
Approved Drainlayers List
Charles River Watershed Stream Management Plan and Stream Management Recommendation Map are now available on the Stormwater page. (updated 5/5/2011)
Traffic Calming Policy adopted by Selectmen 11/2
Applications Request & Fees:
Permit Applications and Requirements
Permit and copy fees
Street Maintenance and Reconstruction Analysis (posted 3/20/12)
Lexington Street Map
Road Inventory Map: shows private, public and state layouts
Sewer System Map of Lexington (12/06)
Flood Map of Lexington (FEMA) (3/07)
Assessors' Maps [Updates are coming, but all data may not be current and should be verified with the Assessors' Office for accuracy.]
Description of Services
The Engineering Division includes all engineering programs and provides support to the following:
- Board of Appeals
- Board of Department
- Board of Health
- Board of Selectmen
- Conservation Commission
- Council on Aging
- Department of Public Works
- Development Review Committee
- Fire and Police Departments
- Permanent Building Committee
- Planning Board
- Public Building Maintenance
- School Administration
- Traffic Mitigation Group
- Traffic Safety Committee
- Transportation Advisory Committee
- Other Town Committees
Engineering Division responsibilities include:
- Administering the Capital Budget for the Town's infrastructure, including water and sewer systems as well as streets.
- Prepare and review plans, specifications, and bids for Public Works capital construction projects.
- Active in seeking grants.
- Oversees, inspects, and keeps record for water/sewer installation and drain construction.
- Issues appropriate permits.
- Inspects all subdivision construction for conformance to Town standards.
- Maintains public records concerning street lines, grades, land and lotting.
The Town's online GIS can be used to view property lines, streets or locations of utility structures. To create a topographic map for their Board of Appeals hearing, just select the topography layer from the pull down menu. The online GIS tool allows one to measure distances as well as print a map.
Please note: information represented the GIS is collected from various sources, including flyover data and therefore cannot be held as 100% accurate.
Accepted Street plans, Record water and sewer plans,subdivision, construction and lotting plans are all accessible through the online public document portal on our website. The plans can be found in the Engineering Division Public Documents folder under Record Plans Please note that while accepted street plans are listed alphabetically by street name, the utility and lotting plans are named according to the plan number. To find out which one you need, please reference the key map that is included in each folder.
All other map reproductions and/or plan research may be ordered by completing a "Service Request" form. All requests are filled in the order they are received. Please allow 10 calendar days for a response although the typical turnaround is 72 hours.
See sidebar for other available maps.
The Engineering Division issues the following permits:
Sewer Connection Permits
Water Connection Permits
Right of Way Permits, and Driveway Permits
All Applications for permits will be accepted in the Engineering Office at the Public Facilities Building, 201 Bedford Street, Room 202, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a turn around time of approximately 48 hours. Applications can also be faxed to the Engineering Office at (781) 781-274-8392. Permits for work in town streets will be issued seasonally from the day after Patriot's Day in April to mid November and must be picked up at the Engineering Office. During the winter moratorium period no work is permitted in the Town Right of Way.
Respond to residents' traffic safety concerns, which include traffic signage and crosswalks. A new procedure was initiated to collaborative effort between DPW and the Police Department.
Under this new procedure, all traffic safety requests are to be first submitted to the Police Department to evaluate any safety issues. You may complete a Traffic Safety Request Form and submit it via Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or U.S. Mail to Lexington Police Dept 1575 Mass Ave, Lexington Ma 02420 Attn: Lt. John Mazerall.
If you would prefer to discuss a traffic safety issue, please call Lt. John Mazerall at 781-862-1212 . If Lt. John Mazerall is not on duty at the time of your call, please ask dispatch for his voice mail and leave the nature of your call and contact information.
For more traffic safety information go to the Police Department's Traffic Enforcement and Safety page.
||John Livsey, P.E.
|Asst. Town Engineer
||David Cannon, P.E.
|Senior Civil Engineer
||Michael Flamang, P.E.
||Tricia Malatesta, P.E.