December 5, 2016
The City of Lancaster is excited to announce that it has significantly increased its support for green energy through the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs). As of December 1, 2016, 100% of energy used for City street lights and 50% of energy used for all City buildings will be offset by wind energy. Previously, the City of Lancaster offset 10% of all energy used. RECs are similar to carbon emissions trading, but instead of trading tons of carbon avoided kilowatt hours of electricity are traded. Generally, this is accomplished by paying a small premium in addition to the regular... read more
December 5, 2016
Beginning on Tuesday, December 6, contractors for PennDOT will be activating an adaptive signal system on the Harrisburg Pike corridor. This system was installed as part of the Harrisburg Pike resurfacing project earlier this year, and extends from Mulberry Street to the Lancaster General Health Campus at Good Drive. This system is designed to detect traffic patterns and modify timing and phases to promote traffic flow and reduce congestion along this heavily-traveled corridor. As a result of this system activation, motorists may experience different signal timing and operations that could... read more
November 16, 2016
City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no street cleaning on Thursday or Friday. All regular Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed one day. Thursday customers will be collected on Friday. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday.  The Lancaster City Recycling Drop-Off Center will be closed on Thursday, and will be open normal hours on Friday and Saturday.  The Lancaster City Visitor Center will be closed on Thursday, and will be open on Friday from 9 am to 9 pm for the Mayor's Tree... read more
October 27, 2016
Please be advised that contractors for the City of Lancaster will be closing Mulberry Street (Vine Street to James Street) and restricting all parking on Tuesday, November 1 from approximately 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, as the roadway is re-striped to accommodate two-way traffic. All traffic north of King Street will become two-way. Traffic south of King Street will remain one-way. Flaggers will be present at all intersections to assist with cross-traffic or specific resident accommodations when possible. If you need assistance, please discuss your needs with a uniformed flagger nearest to your... read more
October 12, 2016
Halloween week has finally arrived! We’ve been getting calls since mid-summer about Trick or Treat night. This year it is on Halloween - Monday, October 31 from 6 to 8 pm. The Lancaster City Police Department posted Halloween safety tips on their Facebook page last year. Here are some highlights: - Choose brightly colored costumes and add reflective tape to costumes and treat bags. - Plan to trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets. - Even if you are accompanying your children, make sure they know your phone number and address in case you are separated. Consider giving... read more
October 3, 2016
The City of Lancaster, Department of Public Works, will be performing a flushing of the extremities of the distribution system water main pipes to promote maximum water quality. Flushing operations began on October 3 and will continue daily for approximately four weeks. Addresses that were flushed will be updated daily, see list below. Flushing may cause customers to observe discolored water and a reduction in water pressure, but this occurrence should be temporary. If customers have any questions or concerns they can call the Water Quality Laboratory at 717-291-4818, Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-4:... read more
September 21, 2016
Beginning on Monday 9/26, and continuing for approximately seven (7) weeks, contractors for the City of Lancaster will begin downtown crosswalk repairs as the final part of the Streetscape Phase III project. This will be completed in five (5) phases in an attempt to lessen traffic congestion in the downtown. All phases are expected to last 9 to 11 days. The first phase of the project will last from 9/26 through 10/6, approximately, with weather cooperation. The first four (4) phases will be 24-hour restrictions, as concrete work is installed and has time to cure for traffic loads. The phasing... read more
September 14, 2016
The City of Lancaster will begin work on drainage improvements in the 500 block of Euclid Avenue on Monday, September 26. The work will include the installation of two new inlets in Euclid Avenue to alleviate localized ponding water in this area. The work will require closing the 500 block of Euclid Avenue for approximately five days from Monday, September 26, to Friday, September 30.
September 6, 2016
The City of Lancaster has received additional funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin detailed mapping of the City’s stormwater infrastructure. Section 22 of the Water Resources Development Act, as amended, authorizes the U.S. Army Corps to provide planning assistance to local governments in support of planning efforts for development and conservation of water and related land resources, such as mapping of storm sewer systems (e.g., inlets, grates, pipes, endwalls, swales, etc.). Beginning tomorrow, September 7, 2016, survey teams from the U.S. Army Corps will continue... read more
September 2, 2016
NOTICE City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania Regarding the City’s Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) NOTICE OF SUBSTANTIAL PROGRAM CHANGES The City of Lancaster proposes substantial amendments to its CDBG programs to add an activity and amend one activity in Lancaster’s Fiscal Year 2016 “Annual Action Plan”. It is proposed that $10,000 in unspent 2015 CDBG funds be used to add a new Crime Prevention Program under the Lancaster City Alliance. Funds will be used to expand the Bike Ambassador Program in a 10-block area in the Northeast of the City. It is also proposed that the Fair... read more