The DPW is currently in the process of having the town's 90 miles of road inventoried and assessed based on pavement type, condition, geometry, funcional classification and other characteristics.
"This information will then be used to formulate a pavement maintenance and rehabilitation plan with the goal of maximizing the value and lifespan of Northborough’s streets," said Dan Nason, DPW director. "What this means for the residents in town is that we will take a realistic and non-biased approach to street improvements."
The streets that will receive attention first, he said, will be based on the results of this critical evalution, as well as other important program needs of the town.
The entire process, said Nason, can take between four to six months for a roadway network the size of Northborough's. The consultant has completed the data collection and is performing quality assurance checks on that data.
Recently, Patch asked Northborough residents, "What's the worst street in town?" In this nonscientific poll, most answered with Hudson Street. What street do you think is in most need of maintanence and repair?