Selectmen Approve $35,000 Annual Contract for Public Roads Analysis, Management Service

Town officials last week approved a $35,000 contract with a Burlington, Mass.-based company for a data-collection effort designed to help New Canaan track the condition of its roads and sidewalks. In addition to updating the “pavement condition index” or ‘PCI’ of 286 local roads, the work from StreetScan Inc. will provide a complete inventory of related “assets” such as road striping, signage, catch basins, manholes, water valves and roadside trees, according to Public Works Director Tiger Mann. “It’s a fantastic idea to have all of our assets in one place, so all in, we think this an excellent step forward,” Mann told the Board of Selectmen at its Aug. 6 meeting, held at Town Hall. The three-year contract, at $35,240 annually, represents “municipal pricing” that is lower than what StreetScan had quoted in the past, Mann said.