Washington and Main Water Improvements

Washington and Main Water Improvements

updated 9/27/2021

Major paving work complete for the season

The Washington and Main Water Improvements contractor completed all major trench paving this week. With the exception of minor spot work, the project operations have wrapped up until the spring.

In the spring, Washington Street and Main Street will get a complete street overlay. There will also be repairs made to the sidewalks.

The contractor had previously completed the installation of the new water main. 

For more information, contact Community Services at 516-6450.

Email updates

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About this project

The City of Dover is committed to proactively maintaining the municipal water system to ensure consistent high-quality water is available to those who live in, work in and visit the City. As part of the ongoing effort to replace the oldest and most at risk of failure water infrastructure, the Washington Street and Main Street Water Improvements project targeted replacement of some of the oldest water distribution pipes in the downtown area.

The project area included all of Main Street, Washington Street from Central Avenue to Main Street and a portion of Henry Law Avenue closest to Washington Street. Replaced infrastructure includes approximately 3,000 feet of new ductile iron water main that meets the needs to today’s water systems and will provide reliable water service for the next 100+ years.

After a competitive process, the City Council at its Oct. 14, 2020 meeting, authorized the City of Dover to contract with N. Granese & Sons, Inc. of Salem, Massachusetts to complete the work. Underwood Engineers is the City’s engineering consultant who completed the design and oversaw the construction. 

An information meeting was held Monday Feb. 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the meeting was held virtually. 

For more information or questions about the project, contact Community Services Deputy Director Bill Boulanger at (603) 516-6450.