Edgartown selectmen agreed Monday to traffic and parking restrictions to accommodate two ongoing construction projects, one town and one private project.

Neal Provost, a project manager with Pomroy Associates, asked selectmen to close off Roberts Way for the next 48 days to allow for sidewalk and parking lot construction at the new Edgartown Library.

Under the original plan, the short through street that connects Pease’s Point Way to Robinson Road was slated to be closed for the entire project, which began with demolition of the old Edgartown School in 2013.

This past August selectmen and the library contractor, Marion Construction of Providence, R.I., agreed to keep the road open nights and weekends, in part to improve emergency response time for the police and fire department located on Pease’s Point Way. Opening the roadway for limited hours added more than $6,000 to the library project due to extra fencing to secure the construction site, according to the town library committee.

Now Roberts Way will be closed to traffic day and night so contractors can put heavy equipment on the street as crews work on the sidewalks and parking lot.

“We’ve taken a look at it all,” said interim police chief Jack Collins. “All things considered, this is the right way to do it.”

Mr. Provost told selectmen the contractor has promised to make every effort to finish the parking lot and sidewalks ahead of schedule.

“The intent is to turn it back over to you before Memorial Day,” Mr. Provost said. “If the contractor can turn it over earlier, he will,” he added.

“Hurry up,” said selectman Michael Donaroma with a laugh, after the board voted 3-0 to approve the closure.

Selectmen also approved a plan to block street parking spots in front of the Capt. Warren House while a new foundation is poured.

The contractor for that project intends to block the parking spaces three times over the next two weeks, in coordination with town police. Cement trucks will occupy the parking spots on Thursday, April 2; the other two dates have not yet been determined. The contractor plans to block parking spaces again for a short time in about a month, when the Warren House is moved back onto its foundation. The home was moved to the back of the lot earlier this month, in order to build a new foundation.

In other news related to the Warren House Monday, town counsel Ronald H. Rappaport told selectmen that rebonding on the town’s previous debt for the house has hit a technical snag with the Internal Revenue Service because of the complicated transaction involving the sale of public property to a private buyer.

The town bought the circa 1792 house in 2004 for $3.5 million with the intention of turning it into an annex for the town library. That plan later fell apart, and two years ago Chestnut Hill resident Jeffrey Wolk bought the property from the town for $2.5 million. A large renovation is in progress on the house.

Meanwhile, the town will reissue the bond to carry its remaining debt on the property purchase. Mr. Rappaport said he has filed necessary paperwork with the IRS and believes the federal agency is on the verge of approving the transaction. The glitch arose because the town is reissuing bonds at a lower interest rate.

“The bottom line is the issue of bonding and the sale of the Warren House is close to being resolved,” said selectman Margaret Serpa.

“Nobody likes these technicalities, but you have to deal with them,” said chairman Arthur Smadbeck.