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


No matter what the Tisbury selectmen decide when they meet Tuesday night on the Beach Road project, it is now unlikely the project will be included in the 2017 funding cycle, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation told the Gazette Monday.

During the summer season about 14,000 cars travel Beach Road each day. Tisbury selectmen will address plans to make the area safer and more user friendly for bicyclists and pedestrians at their meeting Tuesday.

The devil is in the details, the Tisbury planning board heard last week, as an improvement project for Beach Road in Vineyard Haven continues to be the subject of intense discussion. Talks continue this Wednesday in the town hall annex at 6 p.m.


Narrowing the road, adding sidewalks and building a shared-use path are all part of an emerging plan to re-engineer a portion of Beach Road that runs along the waterfront in Vineyard Haven.

As you can see from this photograph, despite all the badmouthing about Beach Road, it does have its charms. And those charms lay mainly in the trees that provide shade and greenery and enhance the experience of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.


Tisbury Selectmen Reject Bid to Bring Fox Ferries Into Harbor


Fox Navigation, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in
Connecticut, wants to resume high-speed ferry service to Vineyard Haven
harbor next season, but Tisbury selectmen denied the company a harbor
use permit at a public hearing Tuesday night.