posted on: 10/3/2019

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. 5, 2019 from 6 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., the following streets will be closed to all traffic:  

Road closures and traffic restrictions in place for Apple Harvest Day

posted on: 10/3/2019

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. 5, 2019 from 6 a.m. until 5:30 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 traffic 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 seek alternate routes around the downtown.

Limited parking for the festival will be available in the Orchard Street parking garage, the Library and McConnell Center municipal lot, the Dover Transportation Center lot, and on River Street. Off-site parking with free shuttle service will be provided between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at CVS Pharmacy (118 Central Ave.), at 279 Locust St., 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. The Apple Harvest 5K has a new course for 2019, which starts and finishes on Saint Thomas Street in front of the Dover District Court. Post-race activities will be held on the front lawn of the McConnell Center, near the Dover Veterans Park. Road closures for the 5K race are as follows:

  • Saint Thomas Street, from Chestnut to Belknap, 8 to 10 a.m.
  • Rutland Street, from Silver Street to Cataract Avenue, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Cataract Avenue, from Bellamy Road to Rutland Street, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Silver Street, between Belknap and Elm streets, 8:30 to 8:45 a.m.

The closure of Silver Street is expected to be brief, to allow for race participants to cross Silver Street early in the course. Traffic delays should be expected, however. Additional delays may be expected on Bellamy Road near Cataract Avenue, where traffic is restricted to a single alternating lane while runners are present. The new course utilizes a portion of the Dover Community Trail between Fisher and Folsom streets.

On-street parking restrictions will be in effect overnight on Thursday, Oct. 3, overnight on Friday, Oct. 4 and all day on Saturday, Oct. 5 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 Street and Second Street
  • Saint Thomas Street, from Chestnut Street to Atkinson Street

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

Questions about traffic restrictions may be directed to the Dover Police Department Traffic Bureau at (603) 742-4646.