Paving will disrupt mid-week traffic in Edgartown


Highway crews are scheduled to begin extensive paving projects in the downtown area of Edgartown on Tuesday, with significant traffic detours and delays expected.

On Tuesday, crews will begin grinding pavement on School Street. There will be no through traffic, and no parking along the entire length of School Street while work is underway.

On Wednesday, work crews plan to reduce Pease’s Point Way between Main Street and the police station to one-way traffic, alternately shared in both directions.

On Thursday, Meshacket Way between  the entrance to the Island Grove development, (Marsh Hawk Circle), and the old town landfill, will be limited to one way traffic shared in both directions.

Heavy rain is forecast for those three days,  but the grinding work will go on rain or shine, according to highway superintendent Stuart Fuller.

Paving will continue next week, when the highway department will announce delays and detours for that work.