posted on: 10/5/2018

Dover Police Chief William M. Breault announces the following street closures and parking restrictions for the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce’s annual Apple Harvest Day festival.

On Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m., the following streets will be closed to all traffic: 

Apple Harvest Day parking and traffic restrictions

posted on: 10/5/2018

Dover Police Chief William M. Breault announces the following street closures and parking restrictions for the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce’s annual Apple Harvest Day festival.

On Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m., the following streets will be closed to all traffic:

  • Central Avenue, southbound from Fourth to Washington streets
  • First, Second and Third streets, between Chestnut Street and Central Avenue
  • Henry Law Avenue, from Washington to Williams streets

The traffic direction on Fourth Street, from Chestnut Street to Central Avenue, will be reversed between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday. Fourth Street is normally open to one-way traffic eastward only, but the traffic pattern will shift to one-way westward during the festival. This is to allow for Central Avenue southbound traffic to be diverted to Chestnut Street, since construction has made the Third Street Lot unavailable. Motorists should expect delays in the downtown area, and through traffic should avoid the area entirely.

Limited parking for the festival will be available in the Orchard Street parking garage, the Library and McConnell Center municipal lot, and the Dover Transportation Center lot. Off-site parking with a free shuttle service will be provided between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at CVS Pharmacy, at 118 Central Ave., and at Liberty Mutual (100 Liberty Way, off Sixth Street).

On Saturday morning, there will be additional road closures associated with the Apple Harvest 5K Road Race, which begins at 8:30 a.m. These will include a closure of Central Avenue from Washington to Silver streets at the start of the race (8:20 to 8:45 a.m.), and a closure of Washington and River streets east of Main Street between 8:30 and 10 a.m. The race will also require brief closures or traffic delays on Court Street, Samuel Hanson Avenue and Henry Law Avenue.

On-street parking restrictions will be in effect in the following locations:

  • Central Avenue, from Third Street to Washington Street
  • Henry Law Avenue, from Washington Street to George Street
  • Third Street, from Chestnut Street to Central Avenue
  • Portions of First and Second streets
  • Washington Street, east of Main Street

More road race and festival information is available at www.dovernh.org.

For questions about traffic restrictions, contact the Dover Police Department's Traffic Bureau at 742-4646.