The state highway department will pause work in Tisbury for the summer and resume after Labor Day, town administrator Jay Grande said.
Massachusetts Highway Department
Beach Road

2021

An illegal sewer connection at a Beach Road property overwhelmed a nearby town-owned pump station during last Thursday’s intense rainfall, causing hundreds of gallons of sewage to be discharged into the Vineyard Haven harbor.
The state highway department has provided Tisbury with a new set of plans for the Beach Road project, which is set to resume in September.
The state highway department will pause work in Tisbury for the summer and resume after Labor Day, town administrator Jay Grande said.
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.
The reconstruction project was thrown into further turmoil this week after the state declined to pay for relocating town water and sewer lines.
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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