Due to rising costs, the streetscape renovation project at Healey Square and Kennebec avenue in Oak Bluffs is facing cost-cutting measures.

Plans for phase two of streetscape, the wide-ranging Oak Bluffs downtown revitalization project, are underway with an expected completion date of May 2023.

Just in time for the 2022 summer season, the $1.64 million Circuit avenue portion of the Oak Bluffs streetscape project is open for business.

The Oak Bluffs select board voted 4-0 to approve Ivory Silk Lilac trees to line Circuit avenue after a recommendation from Polly Hill Arboretum executive director Tim Boland.

The Oak Bluffs project to revamp downtown with rearranged parking and expanded sidewalks, is forging ahead through blizzards and other winter obstacles.


It’s an uncharacteristically noisy holiday season on Circuit avenue, but the downtown buzz in Oak Bluffs isn’t from tourists and shoppers. Instead it comes from chain saws and leaf blowers.