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


A strategic stretch of the Vineyard Haven working waterfront is for sale and an Island group hopes to form a nonprofit to buy it.

Despite ongoing objections from property owners, the Tisbury planning board made a case for the Beach Road improvement plan.

A state plan for major improvements on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven is set to begin in the fall of 2019, but property owners continue to harbor serious concerns.

The state Department of Transportation has finalized a $5.2 million renovation plan for the coastal roadway that runs along the Vineyard Haven waterfront.


Tisbury selectmen Tuesday set dates for the scallop season; family scalloping begins Saturday, Oct. 15, outside the Lagoon and Tashmoo. The commercial season opens Oct. 17.


The wrangling is finally over and the much-debated Beach Road improvement plan is ready for the next step as town leaders presumably send the plan along to state highway officials for action.