The mission of the Department of Public Works is to plan, build, operate, maintain and support transportation, parks and cemeteries to sustain natural systems essential to a safe and comfortable life and afterlife in Ipswich. The Department works with town employees and residents to ensure that the present and future way of life in Ipswich is consistent with their needs and desire to want to continue to work and live in Ipswich.
Winthrop Street Bridge is closed to through vehicle traffic effective immediately. The bridge will be closed until further notice. MassDOT currently has the bridge replacement project listed as being funded for replacement in FY25.