posted on: 4/7/2017

Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following road closures for these weekend road races:

The 5th annual SMA 5K run/walk event will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, part of the Dover Race Series. More information is available at http://saintmaryacademy.org/sma-5k/.

The event begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017 on Church Street (between Saint Mary Academy and First Parish Church). The course ends at the same location.

Road closures that will be in effect include:  

Road closures, traffic restrictions in place for weekend road races

posted on: 4/7/2017

Dover Police Chief Anthony F. Colarusso, Jr. announces the following road closures for these weekend road races:

The 5th annual SMA 5K run/walk event will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, part of the Dover Race Series. More information is available at http://saintmaryacademy.org/sma-5k/.

The event begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017 on Church Street (between Saint Mary Academy and First Parish Church). The course ends at the same location.

Road closures that will be in effect include:

  • Church Street, 8 to 11 a.m.
  • Locust Street, between Silver and Kirkland Streets, 8:55 to 10 a.m.
  • Locust Street, between Trakey Street and Central Avenue, 9 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Atkinson Street, 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Fisher Street, 9 to 10 a.m.

Additional brief closures or traffic delays will be in effect in the downtown area near City Hall to accommodate the start of the race (9 a.m.). Drivers and residents will encounter delays on other streets along the course including Rutland, Elm, Belknap, Trakey, Summer, and Nelson streets between 9 and 10 a.m.

The course includes a portion of Dover’s Community Trail between Fisher and Folsom Streets.

Parking restrictions will be in effect on Church Street on Saturday until 11 a.m. Event participants may park in the municipal parking garage on Orchard Street or in any other downtown municipal lot.


The 36th annual Reds Shoe Barn “Race for a Better Community” event will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017. It includes a 5-mile timed run and 2.4-mile untimed walking course, held simultaneously as part of the Dover Race Series. The event is organized by, and will benefit, a number of local nonprofit organizations that provide services in Strafford County. More information is available at http://reds-race.com/.

The event begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in front of Dover City Hall. Both courses end at Henry Law Park.

The following street closures will be in effect between 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon on Sunday:

  • Henry Law Avenue, from Washington to Hanson streets 
  • Washington Street, east of Main Street
  • River Street

Between 9:45 and 10:15 a.m., Central Avenue will be closed in both directions from Silver to Washington streets to accommodate the start of the race. Additional brief closures or traffic delays will be in effect on Court Street, Middle Road, Back Road and Henry Law Avenue between 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Parking restrictions will be in effect on Sunday between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Henry Law Avenue from Washington to River streets. Event participants may park on River Street, the Orchard Street municipal parking garage, or any other downtown municipal lot.

For questions about traffic implications, contact the Dover Police Traffic Bureau at 742-4646.