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Current Road Work

Questions? Contact Matt Metzler at or (717) 291-4764.


Charlotte Street Two-Way Conversion Tree Removal

Continuing through the end of December, contractors for the City of Lancaster’s Two-Way Conversion project will begin the project with the scheduled tree removals. Property owners with trees that are scheduled to be removed have been notified via US Mail Those residents receiving new trees in 2018 have also been notified via US Mail.

Residents should expect parking, lane, and sidewalk restrictions while tree limbs are brought down and cut up, and misc. grinding and mulching occurs. Residents are advised to closely follow all posted ‘No Parking’ signage, and obey all work zone signage. All parking signs are required to have clearly stated dates and times to be enforceable. Motorists are asked to please exercise caution in the work zones and anticipate delays during their commute. Additional notices, mailings, flyers, and electronic distributions will be provided through the life of the two-way conversion, slated for completion in late-2018.


UGI Upgrades (Charlotte St, Union St, Charles Rd, Caroline St, Crystal St)

UGI will be upgrading their natural gas facilities in the winter-spring, and will be coordinating with individual property owners on meter placements and service interruptions. They are currently working on pulling permits and scheduling manpower. Additional information will come from the City and UGI when it becomes available. For concerns related to UGI’s upcoming work, please contact Jose Figueroa, Operations Supervisor, at (717) 255-1437. 


Chester St. (Pershing St. to Lime St.)

Water work is now completed, and paving is anticipated in Spring 2018. Questions on this project should be directed to the Deputy Director for Construction, Public Works, (717) 291-4777. 


North Charlotte St. Water Main Improvements (Orange to Harrisburg)

Now through Spring 2018, contractors for the City of Lancaster (Doli Construction) will be performing water main improvements in conjunction with the overall Charlotte Street Two-Way Conversion project. As a result, lane restrictions and parking restrictions should be expected throughout the life of this utility project. Short-term detours may be required at certain milestones and will be posted in advance. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during the duration of this project, and residents and visitors are advised to pay attention to, and follow, posted parking restrictions. This work will occur in conjunction and coordination with UGI’s infrastructure upgrades. These utility upgrades are being performed as coordinated work with the overall construction project, such that all utilities will be in solid repair prior to the investment of a new roadway surface planned for October 2018. Residents impacted along this route will receive notices on their doors and/or in their mailboxes detailing the schedule and impacts, and will be provided with contacts with the contractor and City of Lancaster. Questions on this project should be directed to the Deputy Director for Construction, Public Works, (717) 291-4777. 


101 North Queen Street (formerly Bulova Building, Queen/Orange)

Heavier construction is expected to begin in December 2017 or January 2018. Stay tuned for updates.


151 North Queen Street (Hotel Lancaster project, Queen/Chestnut)

Heavier construction is expected to begin in December 2017 or January 2018. Stay tuned for updates.


East & West Walnut Street (Duke to Prince), UGI Gas Infrastructure Improvement

Contractors for UGI will perform permanent trench restoration to close out this project. They are expected to perform this work December 11 to December 14. As a result, travel may be delayed when passing through this area, and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes when available.  Crossroads such as Queen, Market, Christian, and Duke may be restricted as needed to perform intersection work.


Broad Street (King St to Orange St, and New Dauphin to Almanac), City of Lancaster Annual Water Main Replacements

City of Lancaster will continue annual water main replacements with its contractors, Horst Excavating and Wexcon, on Broad Street at these two locations. With weather cooperation, the projects will continue through December. Detours will be posted at each location as needed to facilitate roadway crossings and utility tie-ins during work hours (7:00am to 5:00pm). Traffic patterns and parking will be restored for nights and weekends as feasible. Motorists traveling Broad Street or East King Street are advised there will be significant travel delays approaching the intersection of Broad/King for all traffic. Motorists and residents are advised to follow all posted signage related to traffic pattern changes and parking restrictions, as towing will be enforced.


East King Street, Marriott Expansion and Fulton Bank

The two travel lanes continue to be shifted left (north) to accommodate two lanes of travel while providing a safe working zone buffer for the demolition and site preparation activity. Parking has been eliminated between Queen and Christian Streets to facilitate this shift. This shift will remain in place until the new tower is completed in late-2018. The contractors will be coordinating site activities between the Marriott and Fulton Bank projects to eliminate or reduce the need for lane restrictions downtown. Sidewalk closure on the south side of the 000 block of E. King Street will occur during heavy construction at the site and pedestrians will be directed to use the north sidewalk.


City of Lancaster Green Infrastructure Projects

City of Lancaster will continue work on several Green Infrastructure projects with its contractor, Rogele Inc. Please contact the Engineering Bureau if you have specific concerns about a location under construction at 291-4764. Locations for the remainder of 2017 and into 2018 will include:

- Shelley Road (Nov 2017- Jan 2018): paving will occur in spring 2018.

- Alleys 7 and 8 (January-April 2018): paving will occur in spring 2018

- Morton Lane (January-April 2018): paving will occur in spring 2018

- St. Joseph and Pearl St. intersection—Spring 2018.


Misc. Water Main Upgrades

Contractors for the City of Lancaster’s Water Bureau will continue water main upgrades through the winter months, shutting down around holidays to restore residents’ parking and maintain water quality. Residents will be notified via door hanger from the Water Bureau of any service disruptions to be anticipated as their service lateral is connected to the new water main. Shutdowns of this nature are generally a few hours during the day.