If you have business near the Five Corners end of Beach Road in Vineyard Haven, you’ll need to plan ahead. Contractors for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation were working on the sidewalk on the northern side of the road in the area of The Times building for most of the day.
Traffic backed up in both directions as only a single line of traffic was being allowed to pass through the area.
According to a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Islanders will have to get used to the disruptions.
“MassDOT has resumed construction operations which were suspended on Beach Road during the peak summer tourist season,” Judith Reardon-Riley wrote in an email. “The work is scheduled to continue through the fall weather permitting, and includes roadway and drainage structure reconstruction operations, sidewalk construction, roadway milling and paving work. Please note that sidewalk construction operations began [Wednesday] on the harbor side of Beach Road and are anticipated to continue through the fall. These operations are weather dependent and subject to change without notice.”
Updated to include a response from MassDOT. -Ed.