No planes will be able to land or take off from the Martha’s Vineyard Airport beginning Tuesday and running through Thursday due to runway repaving, airport officials confirmed on Monday.

Assistant airport director Geoffrey Freeman said the work will be taking place on the intersection between the main and the cross-wind runways. Work is due to begin at 6 a.m. on Tuesday and end at midnight on Thursday.

“We have a very short window because we don’t want to prohibit aviation traffic,” Mr. Freeman said.

Mr. Freeman said the airport will remain open and can handle helicopter traffic during the closure. He said the closure could be extended if there are unforeseen delays such as inclement weather.

“We just have to work around that. We can’t open a runway that’s partially completed,” he said.

Cape Air is the only commercial airline that services the Vineyard in the off-season.

Customers have been notified of the service interruption, a spokesman said. A note appears on the Cape Air website as well.

Repaving of the main runway began in January. The project is being paid for by a $10 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant awarded last July. Airport engineers McFarland Johnson and contractor Lawrence Lynch are doing the work.

Mr. Freeman said the project is on schedule and expected to be completed by on May 15.