Halloween brings selected Vineyard Haven street closures

Ralph Stewart

Tisbury police will close several streets in Vineyard Haven to motor vehicle traffic from 6 to 10 pm on Friday, Halloween night, to protect young trick-or-treaters.

William Street will be closed from Spring Street to Woodlawn Avenue. Spring Street will be closed from Look Street to Main Street.

Franklin Street will be closed from Clough Lane to Spring Street, with a sign trailer to direct traffic onto Clough Lane.

Center Street, Church Street, Drummer Lane, and Colonial Lane will blocked at Main Street to prevent vehicles from traveling up towards Franklin Street.

The goal is to ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters on Halloween, Tisbury police lieutenant Eerik Meisner told The Times. Only foot traffic will be allowed, so witches on brooms, assorted ghosts, and other unusual creatures will have to travel as pedestrians.

As a reminder to parents, Lt. Meisner said, “We suggest that trick-or-treaters bring a flashlight with them.”

The Tisbury selectmen approved the street closings at a meeting a few weeks ago at the request of Police Chief Dan Hanavan.

Residents on the closed roads will be allowed vehicular access to and from their properties. The Tisbury police department notified them about the closures with flyers this week.