The Night Vale Highway Department is a government organization in Night Vale, presumably tasked with the maintenance of the town's highways, such as Route 800 and the Eastern Expressway. The Highway Department's road workers wear orange vests and black balaclavas, and are known to possess vast interplanetary secrets.[1] The department is also tasked with regulating Night Vale's billboards.[2]

Road work[edit | edit source]

Highway Department workers have been seen holding large metal devices shaped like miniature satellite dishes while low-hovering disc-shaped aircraft rapidly zip about above their heads. No one outside of the Highway Department knows what this could possibly mean, as the road workers only speak coded messages into their walkie-talkies, and they protect their interplanetary secrets carefully. Also, any witnesses to such activity tend to be lifted from the earth and flung through time, never to be seen in our historical era again.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Highway Department is not the only organization in Night Vale to include black balaclavas as a component in their uniforms. Members of the Sheriff's Secret Police also wear black balaclavas, possibly indicating a special connection between the two organizations.[3]
  • The Highway Department has no record of anyone owning or putting up all of those billboards that read, "20% off everything! We’re going to take 20% off everything! Every thing! We’re crazy!"[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Episode 44 "Cookies"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Episode 20 "Poetry Week"
  3. Episode 15 "Street Cleaning Day"
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