Residents living on Cambridge Street don't have to be convinced that they live on a road that needs to be repaired.
Decades after its last reconstructed, the side street off of Waverley Street is rough and threadbare, rating a 30 on the town's scale of road conditions, one of the lowest in Belmont.
But sometime between when the leaves turn this spring and before the first freeze this fall, Cambridge along with 15 other town roads – including the streets with the shortest names in town; A, B and C streets – will be reconstructed and repaved as long-awaited repairs to town streets was announced at Monday night's, Jan. 28, Belmont Board of Selectmen meeting in Town Hall.
Glenn Clancy, director of Belmont's said the roads selected are well past their life span of 20 to 25 years and had infrastructure work performed recently. Waverley Road will be resurfaced despite being reconstructed only a decade ago due to a great deal of work along the street.
In addition, the Board of Selectmen approved road design work for Belmont Center that will begin the process resulting in extensive road reconstruction of the streets and sidewalks in Belmont's business hub in 2014.
The streets selected to be repaired are determined by a grading system that ranks them by their condition, the lower the number the most in need of repair.
Of the streets listed belowStreet From To
RankingA Street Grant Avenue commuter rail tracks 65 B Street Grant Avenue town property line 55 C Street Grant Avenue town property line 49 Irving Street Beech Street Waverley Street 54 Davis Road Trapelo Road Irving Street 47 Hawthorne Street Trapelo Road the cul-de-sac 49 Cambridge Street Waverley Street Hawthorne Street 30 White Street Trapelo Road Grant Avenue 50 Grant Avenue White Street C Street 36 Park Drive Belmont Street Grove Street 39 Springfield Street Belmont Street Fairview Avenue 40 Dalton Road Washington Street Grosvenor Road 41 Hamilton Road
240 degrees North
of Merrill AvenueCambridge town line 35 Hamilton Road Concord Avenue
240 degrees North
of Merrill Avenue70 Sycamore Street Whilte Street Trapelo Road 41 Waverley Street Trapelo Road Harris Street –