Plans to make Edgartown’s North Wharf more resilient in the face of climate change received a green light Monday.

The select board awarded the bid to renovate the wharf’s bulkhead to Coastal Marine Construction at the recommendation of wharf committee member Steve Ewing, after the company’s bid came in slightly under budget at $1.7 million. The town had appropriated $2.6 million to the project at last spring’s town meeting.

Town administrator James Hagerty commended the relatively low price tag.

“That doesn’t happen too often,” he said.

The project is part of a yearslong effort to raise the town’s wharves and landings to accommodate sea level rise, Mr. Hagerty said. In 2022, the town completed a similar project to restore the historic Memorial Wharf.

Work on the North Wharf is expected to begin Nov. 1 with hopes of completing the project by April 15, Mr. Ewing said. The Memorial Wharf project came in slightly behind its scheduled Memorial Day deadline after Eversource flagged construction near one of the utility company’s undersea cables. Despite the setback, the project was completed in early July.

Mr. Ewing is optimistic that the North Wharf project will go smoothly.

“We hope to get the fuel tanks and have a whole new bulkhead down there...just like we did with Memorial Wharf,” he said.