Water Facilities Improvements - Phase 2

Project Update - June 17, 2019

Project Description: This project involves construction of a water system interconnection between Dover and Somersworth, new wells at Willand Pond, and a new water transmission line from Willand Pond to the Smith and Cummings Well Site.  The improvements will increase the City's water capacity by 850,000 gallons per day.

Upcoming Work Areas:

NH Route 108:

  • Day work on NH-Route 108, north of Willand Avenue, to continue through the week of 6/17/2019.

Willand Pond:

  • Building work to continue week of 6/17/2019.
  • Cross country pipe installation to continue week of 6/17/2019.

Smith & Cummings Well Site:

  • Building preparation to continue week of 6/17/2019.

Traffic Patterns:

NH Route 108:

  • The City's contract work by Northeast Earth Mechanics to install a new underground water transmission line is ongoing.  Work hours are now, primarily, on weekdays between 7 AM and 5 PM.  The work requires a reduction of traffic to a single lane.  Due to the high traffic volumes on New Rochester Road creating long queues, a traffic detour will be used to help move traffic more safely and efficiently. 
  • Effective, Monday, June 10 and on weekdays thereafter, between 7 AM and 5 PM, for a period of, approximately, 3 weeks, the New Rochester Road (Route 108) traffic detour will be adjusted to Long Hill Road.  The effective work zone has reached Willand Avenue and continues northward toward the Willand Pond recreation area.
  • Southbound traffic on New Rochester Road/Route 108 will be detoured via Long Hill Road to Old Rochester Road and Hotel Drive.  Northbound traffic on New Rochester Road will not be detoured and will continue to flow through the work area.  Traffic control personnel will be stationed where necessary to help facilitate traffic flow.  
  • Additional traffic management strategies may be implemented after June 28th.
  • Questions concerning traffic may be directed to the Dover Police Department Traffic Bureau at (603) 742-4646 or to the Community Services Department at (603) 516-6450.

To view a map of the construction area, click here.