Updated September 11, 2019
See below for a list of current projects that may impact vehicle and pedestrian travel.
PPL STREETLIGHT BUYBACK, CONSTRUCTION WORK
Contractors for PPL (Aldridge Electric) are currently performing aerial work throughout the northeast quadrant of Lancaster City, in advance of the City’s purchase of the streetlight system from PPL. There will be short-term, pop-up work zones as crews splice wire, make repairs, and install fusing at approximately 3,300 locations throughout the city. Each crew intends to complete 6 to 10 locations per day and should be at each location for approximately 30-60 minutes on average. Residents may encounter short-term parking restrictions, alley closures, or other disruptions while contractors perform this make-ready work. The work is scheduled to be completed in approximately 12 months, at which time the sale will be complete and the City will own and maintain these streetlights. Any questions on this work should be directed to PPL at 1-800-DIAL-PPL, or the Bureau of Engineering at (717) 291-4764.
QUAKER HILLS WATER MAIN REPLACEMENTS
Contractors for the City of Lancaster (Pennsy Supply) will continue trench restoration work in the neighborhood for several weeks, as weather and manpower permit. Any questions on this project can be directed to the Bureau of Engineering, (717) 291-4764.
PRINCE STREET UGI UPGRADE PROJECT
Contractors for UGI (Miller Pipeline) continue work on North and South Prince Street. They have two work zones—one in the 300-400-500 blocks of South Prince Street (continues through October), and one in the 000-100 blocks of North Prince Street (continues through September), to perform natural gas main and service upgrades throughout the Prince Street corridor in advance on PennDOT paving in 2020. Both work zones will proceed north from Seymour to King, and from King to James, respectively. The southern work zone is in a residential area and will be performed primarily during daytime hours, with residential street parking being restored as much as possible in the evenings. The northern work zone is in the downtown investment district, and will consist of main work performed at night in the roadway, followed by service work during the day. Lane restrictions will be prevalent day and night, except for morning and evening rush hours (6:00am-8:30am and 3:30pm to 6:00pm). Any questions or concerns related to this project should be directed to Jose Figueroa, Operations Supervisor, (717) 255-1437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MANOR AND KING STREET STREETLIGHT & TREE PROJECT
Contractors will be installing street trees over the coming weeks (mid- to late-September plantings). Please contact Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4777 with any questions or concerns.
SOUTH PRINCE STREET WATER MAIN
Water main work has been completed. The contractor will perform final trench restorations, scheduled to be completed in late-September when UGI is finished with their work in the area. This work is being performed in advance of PennDOT paving in 2020. Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Engineering at (717) 291-4764.
W. WALNUT & N. WATER STREETS – UGI
UGI will continue installing main and services on the 200 block of North Water Street to connect to the Walnut Street work. This work will last until mid-September according to UGI. Following this main and service work will be trench restoration paving. Residents with questions or concerns regarding this gas upgrade project (schedule, service interruption, metering, etc) are encouraged to contact UGI’s Operations Supervisor Jose Figueroa at (717) 255-1437 or email@example.com.
E. & W. WALNUT STREET – CITY OF LANCASTER
Due to the coordination of multiple construction zones, as well as weather, this schedule is subject to change.
Walnut Street Resurfacing is scheduled to commence and be completed in two phases: Water St to College Ave (first phase) and Shippen St to Water St (second phase), as follows:
West Walnut Street milling has started on Tuesday 09/10/2019 at Water Street and will proceed to College Avenue. Milling will take approximately 3 days to complete. Milling will be followed by base repair (approximately 2 days), scratch coat/leveling (approximately 2 days), and then overlay (approximately 3 days) from Water Street to College Ave. Line striping will then take several days to complete. The work will take approximately 13 to 15 working days to complete, and is generally scheduled Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm.
During the week of 9/9/19, contractors will restore their trench restorations on East Walnut in advance of the second phase of the resurfacing project.
On or around Tuesday September 17th, milling is expected to start on East Walnut (Shippen St) through West Walnut (Water St). This area of Walnut Street will be milled (3 to 4 days), and then receive base repair (approximately 2 days), scratch coat/leveling (approximately 2 days), and then overlay (approximately 3 to 4 days). Line striping will then follow. The work will take approximately 15 to 18 working days to complete, and is generally scheduled Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm.
During this overall duration, line striping will be eradicated and revised from Broad Street to Shippen Street, to implement the westbound bike connection as part of the city’s overall bike infrastructure installations under the adopted Active Transportation Plan. A westbound bike lane will be installed from Broad Street to College Ave under this project.
Widespread parking and lane restrictions should be expected during weekday work hours for the dates and durations noted above. Residents and visitors are advised to obey all posted signage, as towing will be enforced, and commuters and visitors should expect significant travel delays during the resurfacing work. Intersecting side streets may experience short-term closures and detours as work progresses through intersections. There will be periods where both phases of Walnut Street will be under construction simultaneously, and motorists are advised to seek alternate westbound routes.
Questions or concerns on these projects should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4777.
E. CHESTNUT & RESERVOIR STREETS – WATER MAIN
Contractors for the City of Lancaster will return in September to complete this work. The main has been installed, and service tie-over will occur in September-October, followed by trench restoration paving. Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Engineering at (717) 291-4764.
LARGE DIAMETER TRANSMISSION MAIN, EAST HEMPFIELD TWP – WATER MAIN
Contractors for the City of Lancaster (Wexcon) continue a 24- to 30-month project to install a secondary, redundant large diameter transmission main from the City of Lancaster’s Oyster Point Reservoir in East Hempfield Township into the City of Lancaster. The contractor is currently working on Running Pump Road near Columbia Ave, and also at Old Tree Drive to stay ahead of the traffic circle construction in East Hempfield Township. The project route is generally Hempland Road, Centerville Rd, Old Tree Drive, Running Pump Road, Columbia Ave, Eisenhower Blvd, Wilson Drive, Marietta Ave, and Wheatland Ave. Work will commence on Columbia Ave between Running Pump Road and Eisenhower Blvd in the near future. Any questions on this project can be directed to Matt Metzler, (717) 291-4777.
CHRISTIAN STREET WATER MAIN, GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & PED-BIKEWAY
This project will continue for several months. Water main replacement, green infrastructure, storm and sanitary sewer, curb ramps, signal work, and roadway work are all planned as part of this project. Resurfacing is scheduled for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Engineering Bureau at (717) 291 4764.
STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Locations currently under construction, or anticipated in the near future, include:
Juniata Street, Ann St to Steven Ave (milling and paving during the weeks of 9/9 and 9/16)
Ann Street, Juniata St to Susquehanna St (milling and paving during the weeks of 9/9 and 9/16)
Seymour St, Prince to Fairview (milling and paving during the weeks of 9/9 and 9/16)
Christian Street (Chestnut to Liberty) (resurfacing in Spring 2020 due to utility delays)
ADA CURB RAMP CONSTRUCTION – CITYWIDE
Contractors for the City of Lancaster continue replacing curb ramps with new ones meeting the newest accessibility guidelines as necessary around the City. Contractors will replace approximately 70 ramps per year for the next 4 years. Residents and motorists may encounter unexpected, short-term work zones as a result of this work. These are generally completed within about 2 weeks with weather cooperation. Please contact the Engineering Bureau at (717) 291-4764 with any specific questions or concerns on this work.
WATER AND WASTEWATER TRENCH RESTORATIONS
This work in ongoing throughout the construction season. Residents and motorists may encounter unexpected, short-term work zones as permanent restoration takes place. These are generally 1- or 2-day work areas. Please contact the Engineering Bureau at (717) 291-4764 with any specific questions or concerns on this work. New Enterprise d/b/a Burkholder Paving and Pennsy Supply are performing this work. Shiloh Paving and Strickler Paving are performing similar work for UGI.
PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS CENTER (RIVERSIDE AVE.)
This project continues, and construction is expected to be completed at the end of the year. Paving and other right-of-way construction will begin in August and will require lane and road closures. Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4777.
FIRE STATIONS REPLACEMENT, STATIONS 1 & 3
This project is currently out to bid, and construction is expected to start in October at Fire Station 3 (East King St.). Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4777.
LANCASTER SQUARE PHASE 1
Construction is expected in September-October. The plaza will be completed on the southern end near 101NQ as tenants plan for occupancy on or around October 1. Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4777.
CULLITON PARK RENOVATIONS
Construction is expected to begin in October, and continue through the 2020 construction season. The pool is planned to be available for the 2020 season (June-August). Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4777.
CITY OF LANCASTER GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
City of Lancaster continues several Green Infrastructure projects. Please contact the Engineering Bureau if you have specific concerns about a location under construction at (717) 291-4764.
ation under construction at (717) 291-4764.