Fifth Street & Grove Street Reconstruction Project

Public feedback sought on project before work begins on final design

The City of Dover seeks public feedback through a brief survey to help guide design work for the Fifth Street and Grove Street Reconstruction Project.

The survey questions include questions about the layout of sidewalks, preferable trees, use of sump pumps, water ponding issues and whether property owners in the project area seek any modification of the driveway curb cut.

The project includes the replacement of water mains and stormwater drainage; repairing or replacing sections of the sanitary sewer line; reconstruction of Fifth Street; restoration of Grove Street; and sidewalks on both sides of the street, among other work.

The deadline to complete the survey is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. Click here to take the survey.

About the project

The City of Dover has targeted Fifth Street and Grove Street for reconstruction to upgrade underground utilities and address drainage concerns and roadway/sidewalk conditions. 

The City of Dover is committed to a multi-modal approach to roadway design, particularly in urban residential areas. The City of Dover has tasked the design consultant to design the reconstruction project so that streets and sidewalks are safe and accessible for all users regardless of age, physical ability or mode of transport. To that end, the project will incorporate the City of Dover's Complete Streets & Traffic Calming Guidelines. The design consultant is evaluating utilities as part of creating its initial base survey of the project.  

Neighborhood held on July 19, 2022

Community Services hosted neighborhood meeting about the project on July 19 at the Community Services public works facility at 271 Mast Road. At the meeting, the city staff and the design consultant went over the project goals gathered insight and ideas from residents, businesses and community members. 

Email updates

As the project develops, the City of Dover plans regular email updates to help residents and business plans for the construction disruption. To sign-up for these updates, visit, add “Project update: Fifth Street and Grove Street Reconstruction” to your current email subscription list. 

Map of project area