Silver Street Reconstruction

Silver Street over

Following a July 9, 2014 vote of the City Council, the City of Dover is beginning the reconstruction of Silver Street. Work spans from the Spaulding Turnpike Exit 8 ramp to Central Avenue, approximately 4,300 linear feet.

The reconstruction of Silver Street originally started as a water main, street and drainage replacement project. Since the initial design started, including input from residents, the project has evolved into an upgrade of a gateway to the downtown. The project now consists of water main replacements, drainage improvements including a rain garden near the Woodman Park School, street and sidewalk reconstruction, landscaping, wayfinding, lighting, and traffic signalization improvements.

As the project begins, and during the course of construction, this page will be updated with important information pertaining to the Silver Street Reconstruction Project.

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Project Timeline

Reconstruction work on Silver Street is ongoing and will continue into fall, as weather allows. Work will resume in the spring.

A neighborhood meeting will be scheduled before work resumes in the spring.

Project Updates

 Silver Street work area, April 2016


May 9-May 13

  • Start raising catch basin frames and covers from the office trailer to Arch/Towle Street
  • Layout sigh locations

May 16-May 20

  • Continue raising catch basin frame and covers
  • Install signs
  • Replace/repair brick sidewalks

May 23-May 27

  • Finish raising catch basin frame and grates
  • Loam and seed behind repaired walks

May 31-June 3

  • Mark out pavement

June 6-June 10

  • Raise remaining structures in the travel lanes
  • Finish miscellaneous loaming

June 13-June 17

  • Mill pavement joints for final overlay
  • Clean laydown area

June 20-June 24

  • Final pavement overlay
  • Layout for pavement markings

June 27-June 30

  • Place pavement markings
  • Final clean up
Traffic Patterns
Traffic patterns will vary.  When crews are working in the roadway, they will have a work zone set up.  As work is completed, the work zone will move with the work crews.  Temporary detours may also be in place dependent on work locations and activities.  Please note the following: 
  • Pay attention to signs that will be placed accordingly to direct motorists through the project area.
  • Flaggers will be present to direct traffic when crews are working in the roadway.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact David White, P.E., City Engineer at (603) 516-6450.



The detour route: Silver Street Detour, April 1, 2015

For more information:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dave White, P.E., City Engineer at (603) 516-6450.  

Current Work Area

Silver Street work area, Week of May 25, 2015, west


Silver Street work area, Week of May 25, 2015, east

Previous updates

Upcoming meetings

A public information meeting for all the residents along the work area has been scheduled for Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m., at Woodman Park Elementary School. Notices will be distributed to residents in advance providing additional details.

Important Silver Street Reconstruction Documents

Silver Street Reconstruction Multimedia

Contact the project manager