Upper Central Avenue Water Improvements Project

Upper Central Avenue Water Improvements Project

Following City Council approval in May 2020, the City of Dover has been working with Underwood Engineers to design water system improvements on Central Avenue from Abbey Sawyer Memorial Drive to Glenwood Avenue. The project will replace an 1888 vintage 6-inch diameter cast iron water main considered to have a high risk of failure with a new 12-inch main.

The project will significantly improve reliability and fire flow capacity. The improvements will also provide better interconnection between the City’s two pressure zones, increasing the water system’s reliability throughout the City. The project’s design phase is nearly complete, and the project will be soon released for bid by construction companies. Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2021.