Beach Road Work to End June 17
The state highway department will pause work in Tisbury for the summer and resume after Labor Day, town administrator Jay Grande said.
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Beach Road Potholes Add Friction Between Town, MassDOT
Frosty relations between the town of Tisbury and the state Department of Transportation appeared to grow last week after a testy exchange over pothole repairs on Beach Road.
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State Scraps Shared Use Path in Problem-Plagued Beach Road Project
The reconstruction project was thrown into further turmoil this week after the state declined to pay for relocating town water and sewer lines.
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Citgo Tank Replacement Adds to Beach Road Woes
Louisa Hufstader
As the town of Tisbury wrestles with the state highway department over sewer lines running beneath Beach Road, another construction project may soon be piping water across the roadway.
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Engineering Snags, Mounting Costs Plague Beach Road Project
As new design and engineering plans take shape for the state-funded reconstruction project on Beach Road, town officials bristled this week at the prospect of added costs.
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Beach Road Reconstruction Project Hits Engineering Snags
Maia Coleman
The state-funded reconstruction project on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven has hit engineering snags just months after work began, angering town officials.
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Beach Road Project Gets Public Airing
Tisbury selectmen meet on Zoom Wednesday with the state highway department and the contractor performing work on Beach Road.
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Beach Road Reconstruction Work Set to Begin Sept. 8
Louisa Hufstader
The long-planned reconstruction of a half-mile stretch of Beach Road in Vineyard Haven is scheduled to begin Sept. 8, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced.
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Future of Vineyard Haven Harbor Inspires Public Debate
Peter Savodnik

Carmel Gamble glared at the chain-link fence surrounding the beachfront lot next door to her Vineyard Haven cottage. “This is not the Vineyard Haven I knew,” said Miss Gamble, a veterinary technician and self-described “clown on sabbatical” who returned to Martha’s Vineyard two years ago after five years in Hawaii. “But this ugly steel chain-link fence, I mean, what we love about the Vineyard is that it’s beautiful. That’s why people come here,” she said.

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MVC Declares District Encompassing Harbors And Highways
Julia Wells

Calling it an important step for the Vineyard and signaling a new determination to take the lead in regional transportation planning, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted with one voice last night to designate an Islandwide harbors and highways district of critical planning concern (DCPC).

“This DCPC proposal is a culmination of a lot of time and thinking about existing DCPCs and about the impact of the car and what it is doing to the Island roads,” declared MVC executive director Charles W. Clifford.

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