Block Island Times

Town Council tackles a variety of issues

For every action there is a reaction.
The COVID-19 lockdown put the West Side Road sidewalk project on hold, given that construction crews were severely limited in the number of people who could work at a single job site.
The discontinuation of that project will impact when the Farmer’s Market, which is held once a week at Legion Park during the summer, can re-open for business. There are Jersey barriers stacked along the edge of Legion Way, and on West Side Road barrels and tape have cordoned off the unfinished work site.
Farmer’s Market Coordinator Meg Vitacco spoke on behalf of the Farmer’s Market and the plans for the coming season at the Council meeting on May 20.
“My main question was when the West Side Road construction would be complete – that would have a bearing on our start date. I was hoping on the final Saturday in June, June 27, and I just wanted to know if the sidewalk construction would be complete by then,” asked Vitacco. The sidewalk will extend from the corner of West Side Road and Ocean Avenue all the way to Champlin’s Marina.
“The latest I heard from [Facilities Manager] Sam Bird

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