Whitter Street Sidewalk Improvements

updated 8/10/2022

Project Schedule

Aug. 1 through Aug. 12

Project layout: The contractor will survey the project area and mark the location of the new sidewalk.

Drainage: The contractor will install new catch basins, drainage maintenance holes and drainage pipes. The new drainage system will collect the stormwater traveling along the new granite curb and deposit it into the existing city’s drainage system on Whittier Street.

Aug. 15 through Sept. 2

Sidewalk installation: The contractor will be constructing the new concrete sidewalk. First, the contractor will excavate to the bottom of the sidewalk section, then install the granite curb, followed by backfill materials, and then pour concrete for the sidewalk. Mailboxes will be relocated during this period. The area in front of the granite curbs and driveway aprons will be paved after the sidewalk is completed.

Sept. 6 through Sept. 9

Landscaping: Impacts to properties impacted by the work will be restored with loam and seed. New trees will be planted at properties where trees were removed.


Traffic Control - Updated July 27, 2022

  • Traffic will be one-way, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Direction of travel on Whittier Street will be from Glenwood Avenue to Sixth Street.
  • Two-way travel will resume at the end of each work day and on the weekends.
  • Access to residents will be provided at all times.
  • The contractor will notify each resident 48 hours before temporarily impacting driveways. No driveway will be out of operation at the end of any day and no more than several hours at a time.

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.

Email Updates

The City of Dover will send out frequent project updates via email. To sign-up for these updates, visit https://bit.ly/dovernewsletters, add “Project updates: Whittier Street Sidewalk Improvements” to your current email subscription list.

Recent email updates

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