On a daily basis, Ferguson Township Public Works provides efficient, cost-effective, professional public works services within our scope of work to our residents. Our emphasis is on preventive maintenance.
- Public Works Photo Gallery
- During the warmer months, our crews are sweeping streets, paving roads, patching potholes, sealing cracks on roads, repairing and cleaning inlets, and grading berms; planting and trimming trees, seeding, controlling vegetation, and mowing grass; inspecting traffic signals, and so much more. They’re maintaining nearly 100 miles of roadways, Township vehicles and equipment as well as buildings and grounds, and making improvements to our parks. Our Public Works crews are helping to make your yard clean-up tasks easier by offering curbside collection of brush and leaves – a service our residents tell us they appreciate. Throughout our long central Pennsylvania winters, Public Works crews follow a winter operations plan. They work hard to keep roads clear of ice and snow and respond to hazards. Highly trained in the latest technology and procedures for snow removal, our “snow fighters” work as two teams on two overlapping 12-hour shifts to prepare the roads for your morning commute.
- Northland Area Mobility Study Open House, March 11, 2019
- Winter Storm Harper Tour of Shared Use Paths
- Winter Storm Avery
- Public Works Week Tour of Penn State Facilities
- May 23, 2018: The Ferguson Township Public Works Department welcomed members of the central Pennsylvania chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) to State College for a tour of Penn State facilities, including Beaver Stadium, the Pegula Ice Arena, and the Penn State Water Treatment Plant.
- Ferguson Township assists Spring Township after a heavy rainfall
- September 10, 2018: The Ferguson Township Public Works Department took its grappler to Spring Township to help remove tree logs and limbs restricting the flow of water in Spring Creek. Washed from the bank after a heavy rainfall and flooding, the limbs were caught in the water.
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- Tree Safety Presentation
- September 21, 2018: Our Public Works Department participated in a day-long tree safety presentation by a certified treecare safety professional at Cutting Edge Tree Professionals. They learned about the proper handling of downed tree limbs near power lines, climbing safety, assisting a trapped or injured worker, and more. Ferguson Township Arborist Lance King scheduled the presentation for our crews, which was also attended by employees from the Borough of State College. The Township's risk management insurance provider, PennPrime, awarded a grant to cover the cost of the training for our Public Works crew.
- Snow Plow Tour through Pine Grove Mills