Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Ludwig, Reinhold

Project Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts


Of the 270 miles of roads on Nantucket, approximately 174 miles (or 64%) of them are privately owned. These privately owned roads are often poorly maintained due to a lack of effective long-term maintenance strategies, resulting in increased risk to public safety. The goal of this project was to evaluate long-term management strategies for the maintenance of private roads and to make recommendations for improvement appropriate for Nantucket. The team interviewed a number of Nantucket officials and homeowners, as well as several officials from other towns in Massachusetts. With the knowledge gained from these interviews, the team created a list of criteria which Nantucket officials can use to prioritize future road takings and suggested long-term management strategies.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering