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School Street Leads List of 'Town's Worst Roads'

The grade given to School Street, 37 out of 100, makes it the town's worst road. Which road do you believe needs the most repair?

The recent completed pavement assessment system has provided insight into some of the town's biggest road repair needs, and School Street between Marion Avenue and Old Mountain Road received the worst rating in town.

The road scored just a 37 out of 100 possible points, according to staff with the Town Engineer's office. Just behind it stands Old Ruggles Row, a dead end off of Burritt Street, and Whitman Road off of Mount Vernon Road.

"Some of these streets are already scheduled for repairs," Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback said, referring to Whitman Road, which is part of the Mount Vernon repairs scheduled near Lake Compounce. "Others may have to wait in order for the town to address it's infrastructure in the most effective way possible."

Take a look at the list of the town's "Top 10" worst roads:

Road/Location Score 1. School Street - Marion Avenue to Old Mountain Road. 37 2. Old Ruggles Row - Dead end off of Burritt Street. 38 3. Whitman Road - Cul de sac off of Mount Vernon Road. 40 4. South End Road - South of the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike to the Cheshire line. 43 5. Smoron Drive - Dead end off of Spring Street. 44 6. Robin Road - Dead End off of the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. 47 7. Church Street - West Main Street to Prospect Street. 47 8. Smith Street - Dead end off of Andrews Street. 48 9. Della Britta Drive - Off of Mulberry Street. 48 10. Homestead Lane - Cul de sac off of Old Turnpike Road. 49

Also receiving a 49 was Clark Street from the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike to the Cheshire town line.

See above to see the worst of the worst in Southington.

Which road in town is the worst? What road is in biggest need of repair? We want to hear from you - tell us what you think.

Jane D. February 21, 2012 at 11:35 AM
"Others may have to wait in order for the town to address it's infrastructure in the most effective way possible." That's a euphemism for saying, "Go whistle until we find the money to pay for all this." It's time we fix the things we have before we have to replace everything!
John Ausanka February 21, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Andrews Street from the intersection of Woodruff to the Wasel Resevoir
Tony M February 21, 2012 at 07:42 PM
I was going to say the same thing John except I would go further to the intersection of Andrews St. and Long Bottom Road. In order not to get shaken to an unbearable state, one has to drive on the left side of the road.
Tony M February 21, 2012 at 08:00 PM
I found that all it takes, is a digital camera and pictures to get action. If things were done in the proper order, investigate first before paving a road only to find out later that houses are being built and need to be connected to the sewer line causing trenches to be dug and repaving, in a slipshod manner. It's the same as trowing money away. A good example is Spring Lake Rd. From Pleasant Street past Hatton School to Flanders St. and the little extension leading to the intersection of East St. and Woodruff. Another example is the section off of and at the end of Berlin St. More people should complain about the condition of our roads. This problem should have been addressed years ago; nothing lasts forever.

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