Updated November 13, 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 and northwest quadrants 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.
BAUSMAN WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT
Contractors for the City of Lancaster will continue water main replacement and 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 at (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 into November until the City’s holiday moratorium), and one in the 000-100 blocks of North Prince Street (to be completed by the end of October), 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 – 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 6 p.m.). Any questions or concerns related to this project should be directed to Jose Figueroa, Operations Supervisor, at (717) 255-1437 or email@example.com.
WALNUT STREET – CITY OF LANCASTER
Line striping will continue, with weather cooperation, until it is completed in November.
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). Questions or concerns should be directed to the Engineering Bureau at (717) 291 4764.
STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Paving has ceased for the 2019 construction season.
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. 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 being rebid currently, and has an early-2020 construction start at Fire Station #1 on West King Street. Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4777.
CULLITON PARK RENOVATIONS
The project is scheduled for re-bid in November 2019, and bids will be awarded through the holiday season. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020, and continue through the entire 2020 construction season. The pool is planned to be available for the majority 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
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.