Chapter 90 funding will not cover funding needed for road repair in Ashburnham

Budrewicz said during a recent Board of Selectmen discussion concerning the 2020 pavement plan that the Chapter 90 funding from the state was $341,000, meaning the town would have to find supplemental funding to complete the roads listed for repair. She told the selectmen she was looking for ways to make up for the gap through the town’s operational budget.

Ashburnham has contracted with a firm called Beta, a company that has teamed with RoadBotics to provide the latest technology in automated pavement management inspections. Beta is analyzing all roads to make recommendations on which roads should first be addressed because of their deterioration. A completed list will be submitted when the analysis is done.