posted on: 2/3/2017; updated: 2/10/2017
Beginning in late March or early April, repairs to the Central Avenue Bridge in downtown Dover will temporarily alter the traffic pattern and prohibit on-street parking for the entire span of the bridge. These restrictions will remain in place for the duration of the work, expected to be 10 weeks. The bridge sidewalks will remain open and accessible, with the exception of brief closures necessary to complete the work.
To provide more information about the project and its traffic implications to residents, businesses, and abutters, a public information session is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m., at the Dover Police Station, 46 Chestnut St. City officials and representatives from the project contractor, Evroks Corporation, will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional details about the work.
The Central Avenue Bridge work includes the removal of pavement, patching the bridge’s concrete deck, repairing expansion joints, and repaving the bridge.
Crews will work on one side of the bridge at a time and alternate the two travel lanes accordingly. During the work, more than 30 parking spaces on the bridge will be inaccessible, spanning the crosswalks at both ends of the bridge.
A final start date will be announced a week in advance of the work, once temperatures are consistently above freezing.
For the duration of the work, business owners are asked to direct employees to seek parking that does not diminish available parking for their customers. The City of Dover’s parking garage is an easily accessible option for downtown customers and employees.
The Central Avenue Bridge work was originally slated to begin last fall but postponed until after the holiday shopping season.
This project is part of ongoing bridge work throughout the City of Dover. The contractor, Evroks Corporation of Winnisquam, New Hampshire, most recently completed work on the Chestnut Street Bridge.
Project plans can be viewed at Community Services, 271 Mast Road, or online at http://go.usa.gov/x9H3a.
For more information, contact Community Services at 603-516-6450.