Asphalt work underway on Beach Road


Milling and paving work on Beach Road in Tisbury began Monday morning with crews grinding up the westbound lane off Beach Road beginning at Five Corners.

The roadway will be narrowed to one lane at least between the hours of 7am to 6pm. It’s unclear from a Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) press release if the lane restriction will extend beyond roadwork hours. Traffic headed toward the Lagoon Pond Bridge from Oak Bluffs will be diverted from Eastville Road to County Road then onto Barnes Road to Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road. Traffic exiting Vineyard Haven on Beach Road will not be subject to a detour but will be traveling on a single lane amidst roadwork. 

Motorists “should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution,” a release states.

Emergency vehicles will be provided full access to the roadway, according to a release. 

Paving operations are scheduled to continue through Sept. 30. 


  1. Regarding the Beach Road detour map provided by the Tisbury Police Department: the published map is largely unreadable due to font sizes and colors. Digital enlargement of the online map isn’t helpful because the fonts simply become more blurry and unreadable with enlargement. I would request a re-issue of the map for printing or online access, using a different but readable color palette and a format that permits digital enlargement of the text.

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