The streets in the heart of downtown Woods Hole have been repaved and the department of public works says it is on schedule with the rest of the town’s road maintenance projects.
The repaving of Water, Albatross, Millfield, MBL and North streets in Woods Hole, totaling 4,150 feet of roadway, was completed this week. The last step is to add the road markings, which should begin as soon as Friday, said superintendent of highways John T. Lyons. The sidewalk on Water Street was also repaired.
“We wanted the main roads to be completed before Memorial Day,” he said.
Little Harbor Road, Butler Street, Crane Street, Cowdry Road and part of Nobska Road are still slated to receive a facelift and the work should start soon, Mr. Lyons said. Nobska Road will be milled and overlaid from Woods Hole Road to Oyster Pond Road.
The largest stretch of repaving this summer is on East Falmouth’s Davisville Road that runs from Route 28 to Menauhant Drive. And the shortest will be 850 feet of roadway on Depot Avenue, starting from Palmer Avenue to Highfield Drive.
Mr. Lyons said DPW crews will begin repaving a large portion of Davisville Road in June after the schools close for summer so the work does not interfere with bus routes or the children’s bus stops. The 7,400 feet of road to be repaired runs from the East Falmouth Elementary School to Seashell Lane.
Minor drainage work must be completed before repaving begins.
“If all goes to plan, which it never does, the project can be completed in two weeks.” He said weather and other factors can impede progress, but said beachgoers can use Central Avenue to access Vineyard Sound beaches in the meantime.
All these projects are being funded by the state’s Chapter 90 program.