Silver Street Reconstruction

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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 Updates

Upcoming Work

Striping and pavement markings work is scheduled for the Silver Street are the week of July 5, 2016. Traffic pattern changes are anticipated. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during the work.

Traffic Patterns
Striping and pavement operations will affect traffic as follows:
  • Inbound traffic heading east on Silver Street will be restricted to one way from the Arch Street and Towle Avenue intersection, to Central Avenue; 
  • Alternating traffic will be permitted between the Spaulding Turnpike and the Arch Street and Towle Avenue.
  • Delays should be expected at the Arch Street and Towle Avenue intersection with Silver Street, particularly when striping is under way at the intersections;
  • During striping operations, the intersections at Lexington, Rutland, Cushing, Belknap, Atkinson, and Elm streets will be closed.

For more information:

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

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