Town of Nantucket, MA
Nantucket County
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[Adopted 4-14-1997 ATM by Art. 75, approved 8-5-1997[1]]
Editor's Note: This article further provided as a comment the following: "This article is intended as an interim control on the construction of public roads pending the completion and implementation of the Nantucket Comprehensive Plan. It reflects a policy that Nantucket's road system should not be expanded to accommodate traffic growth on the island until a plan is adopted to deal with such growth. Work already under contract and roads required by the Planning Board for subdivisions are not affected by the article."

§ 127-19 Limitations on road improvements and construction.

[Amended 4-12-2004 ATM by Art. 61, approved 9-3-2004]
The Town will preserve the historic character of its road system by prohibiting the following improvements or construction for any publicly owned way or street on Nantucket unless an exception of any of the following standards is expressly authorized by a vote of Town Meeting:
The installation of automated traffic signals;
Road widenings for the purpose of increasing motor vehicle travel capacity;
The construction of travel lanes dedicated as turning lanes for motor vehicles;
The construction of new public streets; and
Paving of any unimproved publicly owned streets, ways, or roads.
This section shall not apply to state roads, ways pursuant to the Subdivision Control Law, and common driveways.

§ 127-20 Exceptions.

Exceptions to the above prohibitions are:
Areas located within the Town Overlay District (not including traffic signals or road widenings for vehicle capacity) as depicted on the map entitled "Town and County Overlay District," dated January 2, 2002, Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission (Article 37, 2002 ATM) as duly amended and on file at the Town Clerk's office.
[Amended 4-12-2004 ATM by Art. 61, approved 9-3-2004]
Reconstruction of road beds and resurfacing of paved roads in existence prior to the effective date of this article.
Road improvements (not including traffic signal systems) as required by the Planning Board in conjunction with the approval of subdivision plans.
Reconstruction of existing road drainage systems or construction of new drainage systems, provided that such systems are equipped with petroleum separation and capture per Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection standards.
Bike paths and bike lanes.
[Amended 4-12-2004 ATM by Art. 61, approved 9-3-2004]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F, excepting works pursuant to Town or county road construction under state grant, as amended, was repealed 4-12-2004 ATM by Art. 61, approved 9-3-2004.
Road improvements on First Way required by the Planning Board or the Board or Selectmen to support affordable housing, such housing defined herein as that housing intended primarily for year-round residents earning up to 150% of median family income, as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and sponsored by a municipal entity, the Housing Authority or its designated nonprofit; housing required in connection with § 139-11J (MCD); or housing on lots subject to a Nantucket Housing Needs Covenant.
[Added 4-15-2003 ATM by Art. 71]

§ 127-21 Enforcement.

These prohibitions shall be enforced by the Board of Selectmen acting in any of its capacities, including Public Works Commissioners.

§ 127-22 (Reserved) [1]

Editor's Note: Former § 127-22, Time limit; expiration, as amended, was repealed 4-12-2004 ATM by Art. 61, approved 9-3-2004.