2 South Water Street Nantucket, Massachusetts
The top of the street light at the corner of Main Street and North Union Street (next to 19 Main Street) has broken off and is dangling by a wire above the sidewalk. It could injure someone if it breaks loose and falls the rest of the way to the sidewalk. Thanks.
14 Midland Avenue Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
South Cambridge between intersection of Long Pond Dr & Massasoit Bridge is nearly impassible due to multiple holes & ruts. Causes damages to front end of vehicle suspension, tie rods, pushes wheels out of alignment, damages tires.
Tom Nevers Road Nantucket, Massachusetts
I have seen several cars passing on Tom Nevers Road. The double yellow lines are so faded that perhaps people believe passing is allowed. Could the lines be repainted or "no passing" signs be installed? It's already dangerous enough with bikes and pedestrians (and no sidewalks) - we don't need to add passing cars as an additional hazard.
South Cambridge St Nantucket, Massachusetts
Thank you for attempting to make So. Cambridge St. drivable. It lasted briefly, until it rained. Really rained.
I have to drive so slowly that my speedometer doesn't even register. I've already had to repair my cars rear suspension bushings.
This is a daily aggravation. I find myself avoiding trips to various parts of the island so as not to drive on So. Cambridge. I have an alternate route but that's just as bad.
Between $900 & $950 million is expected in real estate sales in 2014. There isn't enough money in the budget of the DPW to fix, not repair, the roads on which many of us drive? What happens if a fire truck or ambulance drives down one of these poorly maintained roads. Those extra minutes can make such a difference.
South Cambridge Street Nantucket, Massachusetts
South Cambridge St.
Followup and summary of an ongoing issue.
I would like to thank the DPW Administration for acknowledging this issue, as well as our concerns and frustrations.
In a recent post a comment was made that in the past S. Cambridge was only graded twice a year and is now graded monthly. Unfortunately times have changed and the bandaid repairs of the past are no longer sufficient for a multitude of reasons given the changes in population and road usage.
1. There is no gravel or hardener on this road. Years of repeated blade grading have reduced this road to soft sand which ruts and forms pot holes immediately after grading because of traffic and weather conditions. Furthermore there has never been any crowning of So. Cambridge St. to control runoff during heavy rains and avoid the gullies that form.
2. There is a lot of major construction in the surrounding area and very large construction vehicles accelerate the damage.
3. Overall there are more people living in the surrounding area.
a. There are more year round residents.
b. There are more people using their properties in the shoulder season.
c. We are also concerned that emergency vehicle response time is hampered by these nearly impassable roads.
4. Some of us have incurred significant damage to our cars. The front end of my car was totaled last winter and was beyond repair. Last year we were told that once the ground freezes that routine maintenance cannot be performed. With partially frozen water in large potholes and a light covering of snow the pot hole become invisible and a menace to car suspensions.
It is time for the Town to develop a long term solution. Repeated band-aids are so temporary that they are useless and not cost effective. We would like to establish a dialogue between the neighborhood and the DPW, so we can work together to make a long term fix a Town priority. Who shall we contact to start this process?
East Dover Street Nantucket, Massachusetts
Merging onto Union Street from East Dover Street has become a terrible experience. The basket museum that sits on that corner maintains a garden which grows a multitude of fantastic beautiful plants which completely block the line of sight of drivers looking left to traffic on Union that comes from Francis Street. If one is (not) fortunate enough to have a truck, then even the smallest shortest flower hinders safe viewing from lower car vantage points. Of course the garden belongs to the Basket Museum. What can be done to remedy this to bring the situation from "close your eyes and go" or "pray and gas", to safety for all?