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Sep 30, 2016 9:36 AM

Apple Harvest Day in Dover causing parking and traffic restrictions


DOVER — As Dover prepares for their 32nd annual Apple Harvest Day, officials have compiled a list of road closures and parking restrictions.

Apple Harvest Day is an all-day long family event that welcomes over 50,000 visitors each year. There will be 300 vendors, five stages of different entertainment, Orchard Alley, kids activities and food for all. It is the biggest autumn craft fair in the Seacoast.

Limited parking for the festival will be available in the Orchard Street parking garage, the Library and McConnell Center municipal lot, and the Dover Transportation Center lot. Off-site parking with a free shuttle service will be provided between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at CVS Pharmacy, at 279 Locust St., and at Liberty Mutual.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m., the following streets will be closed to all traffic:

Central Avenue, southbound from Fourth to Washington streets

First, Second and Third streets

Henry Law Avenue, from Washington to Williams streets

Parking restrictions will be in effect overnight Friday and through Saturday evening in the following locations:

Central Avenue, from Third Street to Washington Street

Henry Law Avenue, from Washington Street to George Street

Third Street, from Chestnut Street to Central Avenue

Washington Street, east of Main Street

There will also be the Apple Harvest 5K Road Race, which will create additional road closures early in the day. The race begins at 8:30 a.m.

Road closures due to the race include:

Central Avenue from Washington to Silver streets at the start of the race, and a closure of Washington and River streets east of Main Street between 8:30 and 10 a.m.

The race will also require brief closures or traffic delays on Court Street, Samuel Hanson Avenue and Henry Law Avenue.

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