The first part of a six month water pipe replacement gets underway in Dover on Monday that will have an effect on traffic and require the shut off of water overnight.

125-year-old pipes will be replaced along Washington Street and Main Street with a new ductile iron pipe that will provide reliable water service for the next 100-plus years. The work will involve street excavation, lane closures, and evening water shutoffs.

The first part of the project starts on Monday as the contractor begins to set up heavy equipment and traffic control. The major impact of the project starts on March 29 when excavation is scheduled to take place daily from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m on the existing line.

Isolation valves installation will take place from 8:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. which will require overnight water shutoffs lasting 8-9 hours. The valves allow for the installation of a temporary water line.  This installation will take two weeks; residents in affected areas will be notified with a door hanger a dedicated project page.

Residents concerned about the shutoffs can call the assistant city engineer at 603-516-1915 as there may be options to postpone a shutoff.

Map showing area of water pipe replacement project (City of Dover)

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