A new allotment has just been made by the Mass. Highway Commission for State highway work in this town, and it is estimated and hoped that the section now under construction will bring the macadam down to a point near the Nicholas Norton brook, sometimes called Burnside Fall. Stone to be used in the above work will be paid for, delivered at the crusher at the rate of $1.10 per ton. If the stone comes in promptly it is hoped this section will be completed to the point above named by July 1st.

From the October 24, 1901 edition of the Vineyard Gazette:

Work began this week crushing stone for the new piece of State macadam highway which will be started at once. Mr. H. Lyman Thomas is the engineer in charge of the crusher. About 750 tons of stones have been delivered at the crusher, and this stone is sufficient to bring the macadam to a point about 100 feet south of the Nicholas Norton brook. Engineer Southworth has arrived and represents the State.

From the November 14, 1901 edition of the Vineyard Gazette:

The fine weather previous to the present week greatly facilitated work on the State macadam highway, and the road is now built to a point about 100 feet this side of the Nicholas Norton brook.


From the March 27, 1902 edition of the Vineyard Gazette:

The number of miles of State macadam highway built in Massachusetts last year was 62, making a total of 358 miles of completed macadam highway on Dec. 21, 1901. On most of the remaining 20 miles laid out but not completed the work is in various stages of progress. Of the completed State macadam Dukes County has 8.67 miles, or in feet as follows: Cottage City, 12,538; Edgartown, 8,019; Tisbury, 10,194; West Tisbury, 15,050.