There’s not a lot of automobile traffic on Cuttyhunk, where all the paved roads put together add up to less than two miles.

Those roads will be getting long-awaited repairs this year after the state announced an $800,000 grant to the Elizabeth Islands town of Gosnold, whose dozen or so year-round residents live on Cuttyhunk.

According to the announcement from the Baker-Polito administration in Boston, this will be the first significant road work on Cuttyhunk in more than 25 years.

Funded by the Massworks Infrastructure Program, a competitive grant program for municipalities, the money will pay for road repairs and resurfacing and the reconstruction of the Tower Hill Road retaining wall.

“These roadways . . . are vital to the shipping and delivery of goods from the island’s docks to local businesses and homes,” according to the announcement from Beacon Hill.

Local tourists, chiefly recreational boaters and ferry passengers, also rely on the roadways to get to and from Cuttyhunk Harbor, the announcement continued.

The least-populated town in Massachusetts, Gosnold sprawls across all nine of the Elizabeth Islands, from Nonamesset just off Woods Hole to Cuttyhunk more than 14 miles to the southwest.

It is the only town in Dukes County that is not located on Martha’s Vineyard.