Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Ludwig, Reinhold

Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts

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