Photo: It’s so bad, it’s a winner! (Thanks, Google)
For homeowners on 14 roads in Belmont: Congratulations, you’ve won the bad street lottery.
According to the town’s Office of Community Development, the thoroughfares you live on are deemed so in disrepair – more than half of the roads have a pavement condition index (PCI) rating in the 30s, considered a “poor” grade where travel is “uncomfortable with frequent bumps or depressions” – that it made the cut to undergo a complete reconstruction in fiscal 2018 which begins July 1.
The “winners” are:
- Williston Road from Trapelo to Horne (with a PCI rating of 34)
- Alma Avenue from Bartlett to Belmont
- Louise Road from Edgemore to Becket
- Newton Street from Belmont to Fairview
- Ridge Road from Belmont to White
- Carleton Road from Washington to Chester
- Juniper Road from Somerset to Fletcher
- Branchaud Road from Carleton to Washington
- Creeley Road from Slate to Hammond
- Harriet Avenue from Bartlett to Belmont
- Benton Road from Payson to Oakley
- Lawndale Street from Oakley to Payson Road
- Townsend Road from Payson (North) to Payson (South)
- Payson Road from Oakley to Belmont
The list is subject to change based on the availability of utility work by National Grid to be completed on the roads in 2017. All the work in fiscal ’18 follows the replacement of nearly 100-year-old water mains by the Department of Public Work’s Water Division.