Whitter Street Sidewalk Improvements

updated 10/3/2022

Project Update

Week of Oct. 3, 2022

Work this week: The contractor will seed the soil around the new sidewalk with grass on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Traffic control: One-way traffic flow will be in effect on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 7 a.m. until the seeding is complete, expected to take a few hours. 

Remaining work

  • The contractor will return in the coming weeks to concrete seal the sidewalks, date to be determined. This work will not require a one-way traffic pattern.
  • Final paving: This work will occur next year after soils have had a chance to settle.

For questions or for more information, contact Assistant City Engineer Jillian Semprini at 603-516-6450 or j.semprini@dover.nh.gov.

Project Overview

This project will install a sidewalk on the easterly side of upper Whittier Street from Sixth Street to Glenwood Avenue, connecting to existing sidewalks on Glenwood Avenue, Sixth Street and lower Whittier Street. The City Council awarded the contraction bid to GW Brooks Brooks & Son, Inc., of Freedom, for a cost not exceed $488,163.

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Project History

This project was part of the Capital Improvements Program, the six year document updated annually the city utilizes to plan for significant capital projects. In 2018, the city held a competitive bid to select a consultant to design engineering plans for the project. The City Council awarded that contract in 2018 to The Engineering Corporation (TEC). After an initial neighborhood meeting about the project on Aug. 2, 2018 at the Community Services headquarters on Mast Road, TEC created design specifications for the project. The City of Dover sought construction bids on Feb. 2, 2022. The City Council awarded the bid on March 23, 2022 to G.W. Brooks and Son, Inc. of Freedom. 

The City of Dover held two neighborhood meetings in 2022 about the project. The first was on April 5, and the second was on May 11. At the May 11 meeting, attendees were introduced to the contractor.

Project Documents