Court Street & Union Street Reconstruction Project

Court Street & Union Street Reconstruction Project

updated 8/9/2021

The City of Dover has targeted Court Street and Union Street for street reconstruction to upgrade underground utilities and address drainage concerns and roadway/sidewalk conditions. The project is included in the annual Capital Improvements Program the City Council approves each fall. 

The reconstruction project will follow the City of Dover's Complete Streets and Traffic Calming Guidelines, including extending Court Street's sidewalk from South Pine Street to Hubbard Road. Engineers will also evaluate the intersection of Back Road/Court Street/Middle Road to identify opportunities to increase motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians' safety.

Survey work began in Summer 2021, and a neighborhood meeting to solicit feedback is anticipated this fall. The goal is to have complete design and specifications completed in early 2022, allowing the project to go out to bid. Construction is anticipated to occur during the 2022/2023 construction seasons. 

Latest updates

  • August 2021: Community Services and other utility companies have marked Union and Court streets of known underground utilities to aid with the design aspect of the project. This work includes surveying and digging test pits. The design consultant is evaluating existing utilities to confirm their condition and location, which will allow the City to reuse utilities in good condition.
  • Neighborhood meeting TBD (anticipated in Fall 2021): Once the base survey of the project area is complete, the City of Dover will host a neighborhood meeting to review project objectives and solicit residents' feedback. 
  • Email updates: As the project develops, the City of Dover plans regular email updates to help residents and business plans for the construction disruption. To sign-up for these updates, visit https://bit.ly/dovernewsletters, add “Project update: Court Street and Union Street Reconstruction” to your current email subscription list. 

Project documents