A superior court judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction to block the Squibnocket causeway project.

Five years after Hurricane Sandy ravaged Squibnocket, work began this week on a 300-foot raised causeway that will provide access to homes near the beach.
Stormy skies linger over Squibnocket, as some residents try to block a homeowners association from building a raised causeway over wetlands.


A project to re-engineer the eroding shoreline at Squibnocket Beach has hit a new potential roadblock with a group of residents asking the state for further review.

The Chilmark conservation commission has approved two long-debated projects to restore Squibnocket Beach and build a new access road to the homes at Squibnocket Farm. Barring appeals, the projects could begin as soon as mid-September.


Chilmark voters early this week unanimously backed a plan for restoring Squibnocket Beach, ending a seven-month public review. It was a striking departure from the contentious annual town meeting last April when an earlier plan was rejected.