CIP - Public Works

The Public Works portion of the proposed fiscal years 2023-2028 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) totals $5,512,982 in FY2023. More information about the first-year requests can be found below. Refer to the CIP book a complete list of projects proposed for fiscal years 2023 through 2028.

Heavy Equipment

The City’s inventory of vehicles and equipment includes nearly 130 units with a replacement value of $7.9 million. This includes 16 large dump trucks and four loaders for snow removal. The oldest equipment consists of a 1985 Blanchette snowblower; 2000 John Deere 544H loader; 2000 International 4900 plow truck; and a 2000 Diamond roadside mower that needs parts.

Cost: $450,000

General Street Improvements

This projects addresses annual road paving based on the City's road surface management program.

Cost: $2,341,451

General Sidewalk Improvements

This allocation addresses the annual management program for sidewalk replacements.

Cost: $126,531

Bridge Improvements

This allocation addresses annual bridge maintenance based on the bridge repair program for the City of Dover's 11 bridges.

Cost: $180,000

Drainage System Improvements

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Phase II stormwater regulations require improvements to systems to improve water quality. This project funds general improvements to stormwater infrastructure.

Cost: $250,000

Traffic Signal Upgrades/Traffic Calming

This project funds annual upgrades and replacements for 33 traffic signal equipment on a rotating basis. It also adds traffic calming and safety opportunities as prioritized by the Transportation Advisory Commission. This ongoing maintenance reduces the need to undertake citywide retiming and equipment projects.

Cost: $90,000

Cochecho River Drainage Outfall Replacement

This urgent project replaces a failed stormwater drainage pipe that passes underneath private property and Cochecho Street and empties out into the Cochecho River. The drainage pipe has been temporarily fixed after it collapsed in 2020. 

Cost: $500,000

Roundabout Dover Point Road/Pointe Place

This project improves the intersection to accommodate increased traffic and improve lighting and safety through a public-private partnership with the Pointe Place developer contributing to intersection improvements. This is a multi-year project, with the first year focused on design engineering.

Cost: $175,000

Portland Avenue Retaining Wall

The retaining wall along Portland Avenue near Cochecho Street shows signs of distress. FY2022 CIP funds were used to conduct a stability analysis with the presumption to either repair or replace the wall. During exploratory test pits, staff and consultants discovered the retaining wall is not technically a retaining wall, and there is no support to prevent the toppling of the wall. Preliminary engineering suggests a complete wall replacement is needed. 

Cost: $750,000

Whittier Street Sidewalk Replacement

This project would install a new sidewalk on the easterly Whittier Street from Glenwood Avenue to Sixth Street. The project, already designed, would loop existing sidewalks on Glenwood Avenue, Sixth Street and Whittier Street to create a safe walkway for pedestrians. 

Cost: $650,000

Street Reconstruction – Lower Central Avenue

This funding request is to incorporate a Complete Streets approach when reconstructing this main gateway into downtown Dover. Improvements include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, new lighting, and complete reconstruction of the roadway. The City of Dover has applied for federal funding for "shovel-ready" projects in response to potential infrastructure stimulus spending.

Cost: $175,000