PEOPLE OF DOVER ARE ON THE MOVE AND OUR CITY IS GROWING!
Central Avenue Bridge Work To Begin April 10
Repair work to the Central Avenue Bridge is expected to begin on Monday, April 10. Once the work is under way, the traffic pattern will be temporarily altered, and on-street parking will be prohibited for the entire span of the bridge. These restrictions will remain in place for the duration of the work, which is expected to be 10 weeks. The bridge sidewalks will remain open and accessible, with the exception of brief closures necessary to complete the work.
Crews will work on one side of the bridge at a time and alternate the two travel lanes accordingly. During the work, more than 30 parking spaces on the bridge will be inaccessible, spanning the crosswalks at both ends of the bridge.
For the duration of the work, more than 40 private parking spaces will be converted to public parking, including the parking lot behind Oriental Delight and 19 deeded spaces in the Orchard Street parking lot. Public parking in these spaces will be identified accordingly and only be allowed while the bridge work is under way.
While the work continues, business owners are asked to direct employees to seek parking that does not diminish available parking for their customers. The City of Dover’s parking garage is an easily accessible option for downtown customers and employees.
For more information go to dover.nh.gov.
Pay Parking Violations Online
Motorists who want the convenience of using an online-payment option now have one. Through the city’s parking management provider, Cardinal Tracking, instead of a trip to the Parking Bureau or mailing a check, people can pay any outstanding parking violations by visiting citations.dover.nh.gov.
“For years, people have been asking for an online payment option, now we have the program to provide it,” Parking Manager Bill Simons said.
A vehicle license plate number and violation number are required to access the system. A $1 administrative fee per ticket is added to the process. Printed receipts are provided and the city parking program is immediately updated that the account has been paid.
“I can see a lot of people avoiding late fees since they can now pay the ticket once it is uploaded from the parking officer’s handheld computer,” Simons added.
People receiving a parking citation either on a Friday evening, or over the weekend will need to wait until the next business day for that citation to be available in the online payment system.
For more information, contact the Parking Bureau at 516-6132.
Motorcycle Parking Rules
Motorcycles may share a parking stall, but each motorcycle must have its own meter receipt. Meter receipts should be left on the motorcycle using the area where the seat and gas tank meet or any place a cable may hold it in place. There is a tear-off portion with each receipt that the driver should keep with them in the event the other half is dislodged.
Disability Parking Rules
Vehicles displaying an accessible parking placard or plate, and if the person to whom the placard or plate is issued is going to or from the vehicle, does not need to display a meter receipt. However, time limits (three hours in the downtown) remain in effect. Downtown employees with accessible parking needs may park all day without charge in all city parking lots.
Parking Bureau Available To Help With Disability Parking Questions
For Private Lots
The rules for disabled parking requirements for private parking lots can be complicated. The Dover Parking Bureau can help you find answers to most questions.
Contact Parking Manager Bill Simons by email here or call 516-2277.
WHAT IS DRIVING DOVER?
Dover is a community steeped in history with an ever-present eye on the future. We are a vibrant community dedicated to a safe, friendly environment that’s ideal for families, young professionals, entrepreneurs and industry. What drives us? You do. The people of Dover NH. We are driven by innovation, by good planning and communication. That’s why we’ve dedicated this site to provide information and incentives so that you’ll continue to frequent our energetic downtown and support the local merchants of Dover, NH while we undergo a very exciting facelift. A year or two from now, we will be even more vibrant. With even more outstanding places to live, work and play. Thank you for helping us support our local businesses while the downtown area is under construction.
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