Updated March 4, 2021
See below for a list of current projects that may impact vehicle and pedestrian travel.
NORTH and SOUTH PRINCE STREET PAVING
Contractors for PennDOT will begin ADA ramp work on March 15. Milling, utility adjustments, leveling, paving, and line painting will follow. This work will continue throughout the spring and summer. Expect travel delays during this work.
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. Work will continue on Wilson Avenue and Wheatland Avenue in Lancaster Township over these next few weeks. Any questions on this project can be directed to Matt Metzler at (717) 291-4777.
Conestoga Pines Trail Bridge
This project involves the rehabilitation of an existing vehicular bridge for reuse as a pedestrian and bicyclist bridge over the Conestoga River to provide a connection between the Conestoga Pines Park and the Walnut Street Fishing Area within the City of Lancaster. The proposed structure is the existing Waterworks Bridge. The 204’ long, three-span, steel thru-girder bridge was originally constructed in 1912 and its center span was rebuilt in 1973 after a flooding event. The bridge is designed for combined pedestrian/bicycle use. Activities include repairing/replacing deteriorated steel members and connections, installing concrete curb and bicycle railing, painting the structure, paving bridge deck and approaches, as well as other miscellaneous construction items.
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 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please follow posted signs. Don’t hesitate to approach a worker or City employee with any questions or concerns! You can contact the City of Lancaster at (717) 291-4764.
The following streets will be impacted:
Prospect Street – Manor Street to Wabank Street
Hager Street – Prince Street to Queen Street
Franklin Street – King Street to Chestnut Street
Conestoga Street – Queen Street to Prince Street
Green Street – Rockland Street to Ann Street
Farnum Street – Queen Street to Water Street
Rockland Street – Howard Avenue to Green Street and Dauphin Street to Susquehanna Street
Strawberry Street – Chesapeake Street to Queen Street
Broad Street – Chestnut Street to Lehigh Avenue
Lemon Street – Mulberry Street to Lime Street (pending UGI work)
Groff’s Run Daylighting and Stream Restoration
This work involves the daylighting and restoration of a section of Groff’s Run, a stream channel that historically drained to the Conestoga River through the project area, but as the City grew over the past 100 years, has since had much of its baseflow cut off and directed to the City’s combined sewer system. The project generally comprises grading of a defined stream channel and floodplain, installation of instream and floodplain grade control and habitat structures, bank stabilization, and related improvements (drainage, landscaping), and restoration of areas disturbed by construction operations. The work also involves the relocation and protection of existing utilities associated with the stream restoration project. Please contact the City with any questions and concerns at (717) 291-4764.
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 Bureau of Engineering 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 will begin in early spring. 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 – STATIONS 1 & 3
Fire Station #1 on West King Street has a tentative completion date of late May 2021. Demolition and construction is expected to begin on Fire Station #3 on East King Street in June. Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4777.
CITY OF LANCASTER GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Currently, there are no ongoing 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.
PPL NETWORK RELIABILITY PROJECT
PPL is replacing a network feeder on Prince Street that provides service to the downtown area. This is a reliability project which will strengthen the underground network service. The project is scheduled to begin on March 9 and is expected to continue until June 2021. The work on the second phase will be done in Fall 2021 and will be on Orange, Duke and King Streets. Expect travel delays during this work. Please contact the PPL at 1-800-DIAL-PPL or the Bureau of Engineering at (717) 291-4764 if you have questions.
PPL 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 Bureau of Engineering 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 (generally located in the south east quadrant for the next week), these will be short term setups at each location with restoration to follow by ASG Inc. This work is expected to continue until summer 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.
COLONIAL MANOR WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT
A contractor for the City of Lancaster has started the water main replacement in the Colonial Manor neighborhood. This project is due to the many water main breaks throughout this winter season. The water main will be replaced through out the entire neighborhood along with paving and lawn restoration, over the next 2-3 months. Please contact Jason Gore with any questions and concerns at (717) 291-4773.