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


Anticipated Work

Work within the roadway will extend to June 30, 2016.  Anticipated work for the next two weeks consist of the following:

Week of June 20, 2016

  • Miscellaneous repairs and punch list items
  • Paving preparation work and installation of temporary traffic control signs.
  • June 23 - trim and grind pavement approaches and driveways to prepare for paving.

Week of June 27, 2016

Paving and striping operations

  • Changes in traffic patterns are anticipated; motorists should seek alternate routes
  • June 27 - pave top coat on Silver Street
  • June 28 - pave top coat on side streets
  • June 29 - layout for pavement markings
  • June 30 - place pavement markings

Traffic Patterns

Paving Operations
  • One way inbound (easterly) traffic will be permitted from the Arch Street/Towle Avenue intersection to Central Avenue.  Outbound traffic will be detoured around the work zone.
  • Alternating traffic will be permitted between the Spaulding Turnpike and the Arch Street/Towle Avenue intersection.
  • Temporary delays can be expected at the Arch Street/Towle Avenue intersection with Silver Street, particularly when the paving crews are working in the intersection.
  • The following intersections with Silver Street will be closed during paving operations:
    • Atkinson Street
    • Belknap Street
    • Cushing Street
    • Elm Street
    • Lexington Street
    • Rutland Street

 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