COVID-19 Construction Information

The City of Lancaster is following the recommendations of government and health officials which calls for a temporary suspension of construction work During this time, only emergency work will be taking place until further notice.

Updated on Friday, March 6, 2020.

 

See below for a list of current projects that may impact vehicle and pedestrian travel.

 

Questions? Contact Matt Metzler at mmetzler@cityoflancasterpa.com or (717) 291-4777.

 

SOUTH PRINCE STREET (000 block)

Contractors for the City of Lancaster (Wexcon, Inc.) are replacing a water main between Vine and King Streets. 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 Streets 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-March during weekday working hours, weather dependent. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 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 continuing gas main and service replacement work through late 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 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 jfigueroa@ugi.com.

 

 

NORTH and SOUTH LIME STREET (UGI)

Contractors for UGI will be replacing gas main and services starting March 2nd, 2020 and continuing through late 2020 construction season.  Two crews will be working at the same time starting on the South Lime Street phase first, Church street to Lemon Street.  There will be numerous tie ins on various cross streets (Vine, Mifflin, King, Grant, Jefferson, Marion, Cherry, Chestnut, Fulton, Walnut, Madison, and Lemon).  Phase 1 is estimated to be completed end of May – Beginning of June time frame.  Lime Street will be reduced to one lane during weekday working hours, weather dependent.  Lane restrictions and closures can be expected on the cross streets.  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 UGI, 717-255-1437 or jfigueroa@ugi.com.

 

FRANKLIN STREET (UGI)

Contractors for UGI are replacing gas main and services through September 2020 on Franklin Street, starting at Stevens Ave and ending at Chestnut Street.  There will be numerous tie ins on various cross streets (Green, East End, Mifflin, King, Orange, and Marion).  Closures and restrictions can be expected during weekday work hours from 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 UGI, 717-255-1437 or jfigueroa@ugi.com.

 

 

WEST JAMES and NORTH MARKET STREET (UGI)

Contractors for UGI are replacing gas main and services through July 2020 on West James Street, starting at N. Prince St and ending at N. Queen St.  Work will also impact N. Market Street between W. Lemon St and W. James St.  Closures and restrictions can be expected in the area during weekday work hours from 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 UGI, 717-255-1437 or jfigueroa@ugi.com.

 

 

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 10 to 25 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 6 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.

 

 

PPL NETWORK CABLE REPLACEMENT, CONSTRUCTION WORK

PPL will begin important work to replace an underground electrical cable that helps supply power to the City of Lancaster.  The cable is aging and needs to be replaced for PPL to continue providing reliable electricity to Lancaster City residents and businesses.  The public should expect to see traffic control and lane restrictions within these areas on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Any questions on this work should be directed to PPL at 717-712-8359 or the Bureau of Engineering at (717) 291-4764.

Market Street between Frederick Street and James Street

Queen Street from James to Chestnut Street

Queen Street from Orange Street to Grant Street

Chestnut Street from Queen Street to Duke Street

Duke Street from Chestnut Street to Marion Street

Grant Street from Queen Street to Duke Street

 

 

BAUSMAN WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT

Contractors for the City of Lancaster will start back with the water main replacement and trench restoration work in the neighborhood mid-March. 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 at Old Tree Drive to stay ahead of the traffic circle construction in East Hempfield Township. The contractor will be starting work in early March in Lancaster Twp. in the area of West Street, Elm Ave. and Rider Ave. 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

Most work has now ceased until springtime.  Resurfacing and line painting will take place in the spring at various locations from Liberty to Chestnut streets. 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. Please contact the Engineering Bureau at (717) 291-4725 with any specific questions or concerns on this work.

Steel Way and Manheim Pk

Dillerville Rd and Manheim Pk

Queen and Chesapeake

New Holland and Franklin

 

 

STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Paving has ceased until the Spring.

 

 

ADA CURB RAMP CONSTRUCTION – CITYWIDE

Work on ramps at various locations throughout the city will begin on 3/9/2020.  N. Duke street area will be the main area of focus early on.  Contractors will replace approximately 80 ramps per year for the next 2 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 is planned to start in the next week or two with saw cutting and start of patching depending on material availability. 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) 291-4725 with any specific questions or concerns on this work. City Streets Dept, 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

The Fire Station replacement project has started the construction phase at Fire Station #1 on West King Street. Demolition/Construction is expected to last approximately 1 year. Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4777.

 

 

CULLITON PARK RENOVATIONS

This project began February 10th and is expected to 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).  The concrete footer at the pool building has been poured.  Foundation and curb work will take place in the next week for the playground.  Mason work will take place at the old concession stand.  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.

PARKING INFO

We understand that residential parking can get tight near construction areas. Click here for a map of parking options. Streets not highlighted in red or blue are not restricted by meters or permits, and are available for parking on a first come, first served basis.