Updated November 11, 2021
See below for a list of current projects that may impact vehicle and pedestrian travel.
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 project route is generally Hempland Road, Centerville Road, Old Tree Drive, Running Pump Road, Columbia Avenue, Eisenhower Boulevard, Wilson Drive, Marietta Avenue, Wheatland Avenue and Race Avenue. Any questions on this project can be directed to Matt Metzler at (717) 291-4777.
Jackson Street Water Main Replacement
City crews will begin on Monday 10/25 replacing the existing 4” water main with a new 6” water main. This work will take place Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 5:00pm through 11/12/21. Parking restrictions will be in place during working hours as well as lane/road restrictions. The work will take place on Jackson Street from N. Charlotte to Prince and on N. Water from Lincoln to Liberty. Please contact Jason Gore at (717) 810-0820 or (717) 517-5729 with any questions.
CITY STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
This work will consist of ADA handicap ramps, milling, paving, and line painting. Parking and driving lane restrictions will occur daily between 7:00AM and 5:00PM. Please follow posted signs. Please do not hesitate to approach a worker or City employee with any questions or concerns. Please contact the City of Lancaster at (717) 291-4764.
The following streets will be impacted with milling/paving:
Prospect St – Manor St to Wabank St (Paving complete)
Hager St – Prince St to Queen St (Paving complete)
Franklin St – King St to Chestnut St (Paving complete)
Conestoga St – Queen St to Prince St (Paving complete)
Green St – Rockland St to Ann St (Paving complete)
Farnum St – Queen St to Water St (Paving Complete)
Rockland St – Howard Ave to Green St and Dauphin St to Susquehanna St (Paving Complete)
Strawberry St – Chesapeake St to Queen St (Paving complete)
Broad St – Chestnut St to Lehigh Ave (Paving complete)
ADA CURB RAMP CONSTRUCTION – CITYWIDE
Work on ramps at various locations throughout the city has resumed for the 2021 construction season. Contractors will replace approximately 30 ramps this year. Residents and motorists may encounter unexpected, short-term work zones because 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 consists of the restoration of sewer and water utility trenches. This work has begun and will last until fall. You may encounter delays and road restrictions as part of this work. Please call 717-291-4764 with any questions and concerns.
FIRE STATIONS REPLACEMENT, STATION 3
Demolition/Construction has begun on Fire Station #3 on East King Street. Completion is estimated for summer of 2022. Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4777.
CITY OF LANCASTER GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
James Street Mennonite – Complete. Improvements consists of stepped stormwater storage/infiltration trenches and related drainage structures. The project area, located in the James Street Mennonite Church parking lot, located off W James Street between N Mulberry Street and N Charlotte Street.
St. Joseph Street – Complete. Project consists of vegetated high flow filter media curb extensions, vegetated curb extensions, and infiltration trenches. The project area is located on St. Joseph Street between Hershey Avenue and Prospect Street, extending on S Pearl Street up to Vine Street. Expect road closures and additional lane closures with posted detours. Overnight road closures near the intersection of Pearl/St. Joseph are possible during the construction of this project.
Alley 117NE – The week of 11/1/21 through Late-November. Project plans consist of stormwater storage/infiltration trenches and related drainage structures. The project area, located in Tobacco Alley, which spans from Franklin Street to Reservoir Street.
Highland Ave – Paving and concrete restoration is complete. Pavement markings and sign installation will take place this Fall/Winter. Plantings in the bump out beds will take place in the spring of 2022. Green Plan Improvements consist of vegetated curb extensions, stormwater storage/infiltration trenches, and non-stormwater landscaped curb extensions. The project area located in Highland Ave between Greenwood Avenue and Furnace Street.
Each location will have its own construction schedule. Please contact the Engineering Bureau if you have specific concerns about a location under construction at (717) 291-4764.
Charlotte Street Stormwater Improvement
This project is required to improve stormwater drainage on N. Charlotte Street between Orange and King Streets. This work will take place from 11/9/21 to 11/23/21. Parking and lane restrictions may be in place from 6:00am to 6:00pm, please follow posted No Parking signs. Any questions please contact Robert Ludgate at 717-224-1254.
PPL NETWORK RELIABILITY PROJECT
PPL is replacing a network feeder on Prince St. which provides service to the downtown area. This is a reliability project which will strengthen the underground network service. The first phase of this work was completed in the spring, work on the second phase has started and will continue into Fall 2021. This work will be on Prince, Queen, Christian, Duke, Orange, Grant and King Streets. Expect travel delays during this work. Please contact the PPL at 1-800-DIAL-PPL or the Engineering Bureau at 717-291-4764 if you have questions.
PPL/DANELLA POLE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
PPL will be replacing telephone poles at various locations throughout the city. PPL is planning on approximately 30-40 locations per month with restorations following shortly after. This work is expected to continue until summer 2021. These are generally 1- or 2-day work areas. Please contact the PPL at 1-800-DIAL-PPL or the Engineering Bureau at 717-291-4764 if you have questions.
Verizon/Osmose Pole Project
Osmose Utilities will be working on reinforcing telephone poles at various locations throughout the city, these will be short term setups at each location with restoration to follow by ASG Inc. This work is expected to continue until fall 2021. These are generally 1- or 2-day work areas. Please contact Osmose at 770-632-6700 for pole related questions and Scott Magill/ASG Construction at 412-592-7284 for any restoration related questions.
UGI/SHILOH PAVING TRENCH RESTORATIONS
This work consists of the restoration of gas utility trenches. This work has begun and will continue throughout the year as the crew’s progress. These are generally 1–2-day work areas, more involved locations will be listed below as we are made aware of their schedules. You may encounter delays and road restrictions as part of this work. Please contact Brian Dollinger (UGI Restoration Supervisor) at (717) 255-1410 if you have questions.
UGI BUCHANAN AVE MAIN AND SERVICE PROJECT
UGI/Kiely are working on gas main and services on President Ave. and Buchanan Ave. Main/services in City limits began the week of 8/23/21 are expected to be completed in early November with restorations following behind, weather depending. Expect travel delays during this work. Please contact Rob Wholaver (UGI Senior Capital Supervisor) at 717-255-1484 if you have questions.
UGI NE POD PHASE 3 PROJECT
UGI/Kinsley Construction is scheduled to begin working on gas main and service replacements for their NE POD Phase 3 Project in mid-November, the main/service work for the project is expected to be completed in summer 2022 with restorations finishing by fall 2022 weather depending. Expect travel delays during this work and please follow any posted signage for more information. Please contact Rob Wholaver (UGI Senior Capital Supervisor) at 717-255-1484 if you have questions.
Eden Manor sewer interceptor replacement and conestoga pines trail improvements
A contractor for the City of Lancaster, Wexcon, Inc., has started preliminary work on the Eden Manor Sewer Interceptor and Conestoga Pines Trail Improvements project. The work is generally described as the replacement of the existing sewer line that extends from the Eden Manor residential development at Princess Anne Drive downstream to its intersection with an existing sewer line prior to crossing under the Conestoga River. Approximately three thousand two hundred (3,200) feet of sanitary sewer is to be replaced. Approximately one thousand (1,000) feet of trail will be constructed from the Conestoga Pines Pool parking lot to the Conestoga Pines Trail Bridge through City of Lancaster property. The project is anticipated to be completed in November of 2021. Please contact Bryan Harner with any questions or concerns at 717-293-5546.
maple grove pumping station expansion
The City’s Maple Grove Sewage Pumping Station on Meadow Creek Lane in Lancaster Township is to be upgraded/expanded by its General Contractor, Lobar, Inc. This work is scheduled to be ongoing until the summer of 2022. A contractor for the City of Lancaster, Wexcon, Inc., has started preliminary work on the sewer interceptor replacement up and downstream of the pumping station necessary for its expansion. The expansion of the existing interceptor includes the replacement of approximately 3,600 feet of 24-inch to 30-inch sanitary sewer main; approximately 2,340 LF of 18-inch to 24-inch sanitary sewer main and approximately 300 LF of 24-inch to 24-in sanitary sewer main. Work for this portion of the project will include temporary bypass pumping and maintenance of flows. All work will take place within the public right of way or within existing easements on private property. A general diagram/map showing the locations of these replacements is shown below and includes sewer replacements within Lancaster Township and the City of Lancaster. This portion of the project is anticipated to be completed in November of 2021. Please see the link on the website for the construction map for further location information.
South tank project
The South Tank is a 3-million-gallon finished water storage tank located adjacent to the Lancaster Community park at 1221 Millersville Pike in Lancaster Township. The project will serve the southwestern portion of the City of Lancaster’s water service area which includes Lancaster, Manor, and East Hempfield Townships and the Borough of Millersville. The Project’s primary purpose is to increase the peak hourly demand pressures in the southwestern distribution system. The Tank will increase these peak demands by up to 40 psi in some areas and will provide an additional 5 – 10 psi increase in average pressures. This additional pressure will also increase capacities and resiliency of the system during emergencies such as a fire flow event. Projected finish date for the steel construction is September of 2021, with a final completion date including painting and finishing October of 2022. The new water main connection will be connected by the spring of 2022.
Millersville pike water transmission main replacement
The Millersville Pike 16” Transmission main project will replace approximately 7,500 LF of aging 8” main with new 16” ductile iron pipe from the intersection of Millersville Pike and Charles Road in Lancaster Township, west to the intersection of Millersville Pike and Millersville Road in Millersville Borough. The project also includes full lane width milling and overlay on the effected lanes along the proposed replacement route. The new transmission main will connect to the City’s South Tank Project, now under construction adjacent to the Lancaster Community Park at 1221 Millersville Pike, and the ongoing large diameter transmission main project. This project will increase the available capacity and resiliency of the infrastructure in the southwestern portion of the City’s distribution system by increasing peak hourly demand pressures, enhancing water quality, and providing increase capacity for emergency situations. The new water main is now in service, and all services should be tied into the new main within the next two weeks. Base repair paving is now complete. Final milling and paving overlay will take place in the spring of 2022.
LPA CHRISTIAN ST. PARKING GARAGE AND LIBRARY PROJECT
This project began in September 2019 and is tentatively scheduled to be completed in January 2022. Expect lane shifts and restrictions on the 100 block of N. Queen St. until project completion. Questions should be directed to Sammy Ben-Nasr, Project Manager for Benchmark Construction at 717-626-9559.
LGH EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT EXPANSION PROJECT
This project began in Fall 2020 and is tentatively scheduled to be completed in Spring 2024. Expect lane shifts and restrictions on the 500 blocks of N. Lime and N. Duke Streets. E. Frederick St. will have the eastbound lane closed with intermittent weekend closures westbound between Lime and Cherry Streets, this work closure is expected to be in effect the following dates: April 2021-Late August 2021 & October 2021. Please follow the posted detour. Questions should be directed to Grant Wilcox, Project Manager for Benchmark Construction or Matthew Morimoto, Assistant Project Manager at 717-626-9559.
James St. between Duke and Lime Streets is scheduled to be closed the following dates due to crane work in this block: 11/5-11/8/21 and 11/19/-11/21/21. A detour will be in place prior to the closures, please use alternate routes if possible.
Duke St. between Clay St. and James St. is scheduled to be closed the following dates due to crane work on the 500 block 11/12-11/14/21. Detours for trucks and thru traffic will be in place prior to the closure, please use alternate routes if possible.
LANDIS PLACE ON KING PROJECT
This project began in Summer 2021 and is tentatively scheduled to be completed in Fall 2022. Expect lane shifts and restrictions on the 200 blocks of W. King St. and W. Grant St. Questions should be directed to Robert Walsh, Senior Project Manager for High Construction at 717-390-4613.
The project is anticipating utility work the week of 11/8 to 11/12/21 and will work continuously until completed. Lane shifts will be setup to maintain two lanes of traffic, please use an alternate route if possible.