The Boston Globe once penned Dover as a “hidden gem” in it’s day tripper section of the newspaper. Over the years Dover has grown into a destination point for many. Dover has a great diversity of shops, restaurants, historical attractions, and night life. Much of this entertainment is found in downtown. This growth has led to increased property values but also increased traffic. Many Dover residents agree that parking downtown has always been difficult. To that end, a well positioned parking garage will be a welcome addition. Below is information about this important initiative as well as the new police station also under construction.
Below is Courtesy of the Dover town offices:
“On Monday, Aug. 3 and Tuesday, Aug. 4, a section of Orchard Street will be closed for drainage line work related to the new police facility and parking garage. The area affected will be adjacent the east-most side of the construction zone and in front of the Chop Shop restaurant.
The work will require the closure of the road in that area; however, traffic will be re-routed within the lot and the parking area, as well as for all businesses on Orchard Street. Businesses will be accessible from both Central Avenue and Chestnut Street.
The construction is scheduled during daytime hours only and the road will be reopened during evening hours. The Chop Shop restaurant will be open and accessible during this time.
The project remains on schedule with the public parking garage opening in November 2015, followed by the police facility in February 2016.
Thursday site sessions offer project 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.”