Ongoing water main work to close Broadway Thursday and Friday

As part of the ongoing work on the Washington and Main Street Improvements Project, Broadway will be closed to traffic on Thursday, July 22 and Friday, July 23, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Westbound traffic on Broadway will be closed at Pierce Street, with access to local and outbound traffic only. Broadway at St. John Street will be closed to inbound traffic, with outbound traffic detoured to Pierce Street or Portland Avenue. Inbound traffic to Broadway from Chapel Street and Portland Avenue will be detoured to Portland Avenue, with outbound traffic open.

There will be no access to Broadway at the intersection of Central Avenue and Broadway.

Crews on Thursday are expected to continue with pipe work. Work on Friday will include paving. 

Traffic will continue to be reduced to a single lane at the work site on Central Avenue and Main Street, as it has been this week.

Chapel Street, which was scheduled to be closed on Thursday and Friday for unrelated work, will now be open both days.

The Washington and Main Water Improvements Project will replace 3,000 feet of critical water main infrastructure under Washington Street and Main Street. These are some of the oldest water distribution pipes in the City of Dover that are more than 130 years old.

The contractor, N. Granese & Sons, Inc., is installing a new ductile iron pipe that will provide reliable water service for the next 100-plus years. The project began on March 22, 2021. The project remains on schedule for substantial completion on Aug. 19, 2021, and final completion on Sept. 18, 2021.

For more information, contact Community Services at 516-6450.