Mary Alice Reporting – No start time has been confirmed but the City of Dover is looking at approximately 8,000 tons of paving.

Service Director Dave Douglas provided the 2023 update to council earlier this week.

He says bids still need to go out but the paving cost estimate is about $600,000.

“We’d always like to have a lot more but it’s tough. It’s budgeted every year. The auditor looks at what we can spend on it. Last year, we spent almost a million dollars on paving. We still should be able to get a lot of streets completed and of course everything depends on what the bids come in at.”

Main roads and side streets are all on the list, notes Douglas.

“The largest area we’re paving is W. 3rd Street, from Tuscarawas Avenue down to our corporation limit. Fourth Street we’re going to be paving from Tuscarawas Avenue over the overpass down to Commercial Parkway. Paving some sides street on the west end from 15th Street would be Wooster to Walnut, and then we’re going to be working our way down to 12th Street.”

With the roadwork in Dover, and in other municipalities, motorists are asked to use caution when approaching work zones and be mindful of crews and other signage.

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