Fifth Street & Grove Street Reconstruction Project

Draft engineered plans reviewed at July 10 neighborhood meeting

The City of Dover held a second neighborhood meeting to discuss the upcoming Fifth Street and Grove Street Reconstruction Project on Monday, July 10, at 6 p.m., in Room 323 at the McConnell Center. The meeting reviewed the draft engineered plans before they are finalized. The reconstruction project, scheduled as part of the City's Capital Improvements Program, will encompass roadway reconstruction, upgrading underground utilities, and addressing drainage, roadway, and sidewalk conditions.

The City is working with a consultant to design the reconstruction project, ensuring the streets and sidewalks are safe and accessible for all users. The project is expected to go out to bid in mid to late summer, with a potential construction start date in either late 2023 or early 2024.

About the project

The City of Dover has targeted Fifth Street and Grove Street for reconstruction to upgrade underground utilities and address drainage concerns and roadway/sidewalk conditions. 

The City of Dover is committed to a multi-modal approach to roadway design, particularly in urban residential areas. The City of Dover has tasked the design consultant to design the reconstruction project so that streets and sidewalks are safe and accessible for all users regardless of age, physical ability or mode of transport. To that end, the project will incorporate the City of Dover's Complete Streets & Traffic Calming Guidelines. The design consultant is evaluating utilities as part of creating its initial base survey of the project.  

Neighborhood held on July 19, 2022

Community Services hosted neighborhood meeting about the project on July 19 at the Community Services public works facility at 271 Mast Road. At the meeting, the city staff and the design consultant went over the project goals gathered insight and ideas from residents, businesses and community members. 

Email updates

As the project develops, the City of Dover plans regular email updates to help residents and business plans for the construction disruption. To sign-up for these updates, visit, add “Project update: Fifth Street and Grove Street Reconstruction” to your current email subscription list. 

Map of project area