Update effective January 21, 2020
See below for a list of current projects that may impact vehicle and pedestrian travel.
SOUTH PRINCE STREET (000 block)
Contractors for the City of Lancaster (Wexcon, Inc.) are replacing a water main between Vine and King. This work requires intersection work that closes Vine Street for a few days as well as King Street/Prince Street intersection lanes. Both King and Prince will be down to one lane during that intersection work.
These blocks of the Prince Street roadway will be reduced to one lane at times through early-February during weekday working hours, weather dependent. Work hours will be 7 AM to 5 PM. Residents on the block will receive flyers notifying them of this work and the associated no parking. All attempts will be made to restore parking during during non-work hours. Questions or issues with this project should be directed to the Engineering Bureau, 717 291 4764.
north and SOUTH PRINCE STREET (UGI)
Contractors for UGI will be resuming gas main and service replacement work in late-January, and continue late into the 2020 construction season. They will again operate with two crews, one between Conestoga Street and King Street, and the other between James Street and Chestnut Street.
These blocks of the Prince Street roadway will be reduced to one lane at during weekday working hours, weather dependent. Work hours and restrictions will generally be 7 AM to 5 PM. Residents and businesses should be receiving handouts according to UGI representatives. All attempts will be made to restore parking during non-work hours and weekends. Questions or issues with this project should be directed to Jose Figueroa, Operations Manager, 717 255 1437 or email@example.com.
NORTH CHARLOTTE STREET (300 BLOCK)
Contractors for the City of Lancaster (Wexcon, Inc.) have finished the replacement of a failed sewer line in Charlotte Street. Paving will be completed in the spring. Please contact the City’s Utility Project Manager, Public Works, (717) 989-3638 with any questions.
PPL STREETLIGHT BUYBACK, CONSTRUCTION WORK
Contractors for PPL (Aldridge Electric) are currently performing aerial work throughout the City of Lancaster, 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.
BAUSMAN WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT
Contractors for the City of Lancaster have suspended water main replacement and trench restoration work in the neighborhood until Spring, and will resume as weather and manpower permit. Any questions on this project can be directed to the Bureau of Engineering at (717) 291-4764.
WALNUT STREET – CITY OF LANCASTER
Line striping has ceased for the Winter due to weather conditions, and will resume in the Spring with bike lane painting and legends.
Questions or concerns on these projects should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4777.
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 Road, Old Tree Drive, Running Pump Road, Columbia Avenue, Eisenhower Boulevard, Wilson Drive, Marietta Avenue, and Wheatland Avenue. 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 at (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 (north of Frederick) and Spring 2020 (south of Frederick). The contractor is currently working in the section between James and Chestnut Streets with excavation and signal work. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Engineering Bureau at (717) 291 4764.
Green light go (signal work), misc locations
Contractors for the City of Lancaster will be working at the following locations in the next few weeks. These are generally short-term traffic patterns and work zones during normal working hours:
Manheim Pike and Steel Way
Plum and King Streets
Plum and Orange Streets
Plum and Chestnut Streets
Plum and Walnut Streets
Orange and Queen
Queen and Chestnut
Queen and Walnut
STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Paving has ceased until the Spring.
ADA CURB RAMP CONSTRUCTION – CITYWIDE
This work has ceased until the Spring. 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 has been suspended over winter as asphalt is unavailable. Work is resume in the Spring.When work resumes, it will be 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.
FIRE STATIONS REPLACEMENT, STATIONS 1 & 3
This project is in the contracting phase, and has February construction start at Fire Station #1 on West King Street. Demolition is expected to start in the first half of February. Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4777.
CULLITON PARK RENOVATIONS
This project is in the contracting phase, and construction is expected to begin in early-February 2020, and continue through the entire 2020 construction season. The pool is planned to be available for the majority, if not all, of 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
In the spring, the City of Lancaster will continue several Green Infrastructure projects. Locations will be posted when schedules become available. Please contact the Engineering Bureau if you have specific concerns about a location under construction at (717) 291-4764.