The growth of Dover has impacted real estate and added stress to parking availability in downtown for years. The town has moved ahead with a much needed parking garage in the heart of downtown. This garage will help local vendors and Dover’s tourism industry. People now have a place to park that’s protected from the elements and they can spend time seeing many Dover attractions.
Below is the courtesy of the Dover town offices:
Parking garage exterior construction complete. The last precast concrete parking garage panel was set in place on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2015, marking the completion of the parking garage structure.
Crews will now focus on the completion of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems inside the garage, which is on schedule to open in late November.
The garage was made up of 325 individual precast concrete panels, collectively weighing 13,965,300 pounds. The panels were shipped in 260 loads traveling a total of 84,250 miles.
During the next 6 weeks crews will be working on the brick façade of the police facility and will also be working on replacing the brick pedestrian walkway as well as landscaping around both structures.
The police facility is on schedule to open in late February of 2016.
Thursday sessions offer onsite updates
Project team representatives will hold weekly project update sessions on Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Harvey Construction trailer, located in the east side of the Orchard Street lot. Police Capt. Bill Breault, project manager for the City of Dover, and Superintendent Jim Klemarczyk will provide an overall project update, answer questions and listen to concerns.