posted on: 9/1/2017

Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following road closures and parking restrictions for the Cochecho Challenge Half Marathon footrace.

On Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at 9 a.m., the 13.1-mile footrace will begin on Central Avenue in front of the First Parish Church and will end on nearby Church Street. Brief street closures will be in effect on Central Avenue, Silver Street, and Arch Street to accommodate the 9 a.m. start. Motorists should expect, and give way to, runners wearing numbered race bibs on any Dover roadways between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. These include Washington Street, Tolend Road, Glen Hill Road, County Farm Cross Road, Sixth Street, Glenwood Avenue, Horne Street, Fourth Street, Atkinson Street, and Nelson Street.

Church Street will be closed to all traffic between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  

Road closures, parking restrictions in place Saturday for road race

posted on: 9/1/2017

Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following road closures and parking restrictions for the Cochecho Challenge Half Marathon footrace.

On Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at 9 a.m., the 13.1-mile footrace will begin on Central Avenue in front of the First Parish Church and will end on nearby Church Street. Brief street closures will be in effect on Central Avenue, Silver Street, and Arch Street to accommodate the 9 a.m. start. Motorists should expect, and give way to, runners wearing numbered race bibs on any Dover roadways between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. These include Washington Street, Tolend Road, Glen Hill Road, County Farm Cross Road, Sixth Street, Glenwood Avenue, Horne Street, Fourth Street, Atkinson Street, and Nelson Street.

Church Street will be closed to all traffic between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Parking restrictions will be posted in the following locations on Saturday, Sept. 2:

  • Sixth Street, even-numbered side only, between Horne and Grove streets;
  • Washington Street, even-numbered side only, between Arch and Atkinson streets;
  • Fourth Street, both sides from Grove Street westerly to the Cochecho River;
  • Church Street, both sides between Locust and Academy streets.

This event is organized by the First Parish Church, the oldest parish in Dover, and will raise funds to maintain and repair the 1829 church building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The course is USA Track and Field Certified and includes a footbridge crossing over the Cochecho River. More information on the event, including a course map and registration information, can be found at www.cochechochallenge.com.

Questions about traffic implications may be directed to Sgt. Marn Speidel, Traffic Bureau Administrator, at 603-742-4646.