Lambert’s Cove Road work begins next week

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A portion of Lambert’s Cove Road in Tisbury should be open by the first week in February. — Rich Saltzberg

A portion of Lambert’s Cove Road in Tisbury, which has been closed since a portion of it washed out Dec. 10, should be open by the first week in February, town administrator Jay Grande said Tuesday night.

A contractor will begin work on replacing a culvert on Jan. 20, with a completion date target of Feb. 7, Grande said. Design work has been completed, he said.

“The good news is we’re going to fix it right the first time,” selectman Jim Rogers said.

During Tuesday’s selectmen’s meeting, Police Chief Mark Saloio was asked about an incident where a driver went through a barricade closing off the roadway near Smith Brook.

Saloio said it wasn’t a case of the driver not being able to see that the road was closed. “It was a deliberate act, not an accident,” he said.

Saloio, Fire Chief John Schilling, and EMS coordinator Tracey Jones said they’ve had cooperation from West Tisbury public safety departments in answering calls they couldn’t get to because of the road closure.