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Weekly Question: What Wayland Road Most Needs Repaving or Repair?

The weekly question is back and we're turning our attention to Wayland's roads.

What road in Wayland bounces your car (and you) around the most? Which street causes you to tighten the seatbelt and grip the steering wheel a bit more tightly? Where is your "road less traveled" simply because you can't handle the condition of the pavement?

In April, a letter from the office of Gov. Deval Patrick informed Wayland's Board of Selectmen that Chapter 90 funds to the tune of $474,762 had been granted to the town for Fiscal Year 2013. According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation website, Chapter 90 grants are awarded to municipalities to reimburse documented expenditures related to "capital improvement projects for highway construction, preservation and improvement."

The funds are awarded based on a formula that looks at the number of road miles in a town, the population and the number of employees.

Given that at least some of Wayland's planned road projects are reimbursable, where would you most like to see those dollars spent? What road in Wayland is most in need of repair/repaving?

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David Regan July 12, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Connecticut Path by Main Stone Farm
David Regan July 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Route 30 In front of the Rite aid in Cotituate.
karen Montague July 12, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Pelham Island Road, especially around the pond.
Brooklyn Lowery (Editor) July 12, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Good thoughts so far, Everyone. Keep 'em coming. I, for one, know that heading east on Route 20 by Prime131 is an adventure in pothole dodging.
sheila Loayza July 12, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I agree with Karen.
Jeff Dieffenbach July 12, 2012 at 05:19 PM
This isn't just an automotive question, it's also a cycling question. Two come to mind: (a) Old Connecticut Path between Routes 27/126 and Route 20 and (b) Pelham Island Road.
Leisha Marcoccio July 12, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Rte 27 in Cochituate is difficult -- my coffee has wound up in my lap on more than one occasion as my vehicle has bounced up and down...
Bruce Cohen July 12, 2012 at 06:24 PM
I couldn't agree more with Jeff Dieffenbach. Those two roads, for cyclists at least, are very dangerous with deep gouge-like potholes. On Old Connecticut Path last Sunday there was an accident, causing a separated shoulder, a fractured pelvis, lots of road rash, several broken bikes, etc...due to one rider hitting an edge of a "canyon."
Bruce Cohen July 12, 2012 at 06:25 PM
These are two roads that come to mind immediately.
Brian Igoe July 12, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Old Connecticut Path between Routes 27/126 and Route 20 and Pelham Island Road.
Brooklyn Lowery (Editor) July 12, 2012 at 08:26 PM
It's a great point that road conditions can have pretty dramatic consequences on bicyclists. Thanks for bringing that up, Jeff (and Bruce).
Oscar Lazaro July 12, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Old Connecticut Path between Routes 27/126 and Route Pelham Island Road
Gary Slep July 13, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Gary Slep I proposed rebuilding Pelham Island Road a few weeks ago to the BPW, the Director of Public Works, Twon Administrator, Town Planner, Public Safety officials., et. al. This proposed road project will be on the agenda of the BPW in early August, ahead of the capital project season. Residents of Pelham Island, its neighboring streets, and commuters from surrounding towns have long endured a dangerous and uncomfortable transit for two decades. Once the bridge over the Sudbury River is finished this fall, the road should be torn up from the bridge to the Sudbury line and totally rebuilt. So look for this project on an upcoming Board of Public Works agenda, and attend if you can.
Virginia Slep July 13, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Pelham Island Road is a tragedy waiting to happen. It is nearly impossible for two large vehicles to pass one another. One often encounters large commercial vehicles such as a school bus or a trash pick-up truck barreling around curves in the middle of the road. At some point, a car will be driven off the road, or someone walking or bicycling will be hit. The town needs to be proactive in this situation, rather than reactive after a tragic accident.
Jerry Swirsky July 13, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Jerry Swirsky I agree with Virginia. Everyone has been passing the buck on this road for years. I have lived on Griscom Rd. for 44 years. The condition of the road is very dangerous to all using it. I have had two tire blowouts using it traveling to my office at Wayland Village over the past two years, and refuse to travel on it any longer. The Road should be a Town priority because of the risk of an accident that could happen whether walking,driving, or riding a bike.
william p kane July 13, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Check out Glen road, small short road but Wow!!!
william p kane July 13, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Checkout Glen rd. small and short but WOW!!!!! Have a nice Bumpy Ride....
TB July 14, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Definitely Pelham Island Road. Never been paved in the 20+ years my family has lived in Wayland. Terrible road conditions, tight curves some with trees that force drivers to veer into the left lane and one portion that has eroded creating a dangerous curve where conceivably a vehicle could fall down an embankment. Sudbury seems to understand the importance of keeping the road well maintained.
MA July 14, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Pineridge Road off of Old conn. Awful!

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