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


Tisbury selectmen meet on Zoom Wednesday with the state highway department and the contractor performing work on Beach Road.

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.


Tisbury selectmen got their first look Tuesday at what could be the future of Packer’s marine terminal on Beach Road as a support terminal for an offshore wind farm planned for waters south of the Island.

The state has doled out some $7.2 million in federal and state aid for pedestrian and bicycle paths between Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, as part of a transportation grant package announced last month.


Tisbury selectmen voted 2-1 Tuesday night to send a letter to Mass DOT opposing the Beach Road improvement plan as it is now designed.

Beach Road is arguably the Island’s most important road; it is certainly the ugliest. The road fronts a harbor once given almost entirely to maritime uses. Many are gone.