Dover continues Infrastructure Improvements

Dover continues Infrastructure Improvements

Dover continues to develop adding hotels and significant infrastructure improvements.  For example, the former Macintosh College is being converted into a hotel.  This has changed the traffic patterns around the Woodman school and that area.  The town has been concerned with the speed in and around Woodman School.  In an effort to keep Dover residents informed:

Road improvements continue at the Silver Square redevelopment project at 181 Silver St., just east of the Exit 8 overpass. The road work includes a change in traffic patterns, from the current two-way configuration to a roundabout. These traffic pattern changes are permanent.

There are four approaches to the roundabout:

  • Silver Street (headed out of the City)
  • Silver Square (181 Silver St.) access driveway
  • Silver Street (formerly known as the Silver Street Extension)
  • Knox Marsh Road (headed into the City)

Like a traffic circle, all approaches must yield to traffic within the roundabout. All vehicles will enter the roundabout in a single lane, except for Knox Marsh Road, which is two lanes. However, the second lane of Knox Marsh is not a bypass lane and both lanes must yield.

New curbing and final road work, including permanent directional signs, continues this week.
In the video below, Assistant City Manager Christopher Parker explains how roundabouts work and the timeline for completion of the new roundabout on Silver Street.