October 3, 2016
The City of Lancaster, Department of Public Works, will be performing a flushing of the extremities of the distribution system water main pipes to promote maximum water quality. Flushing operations began on October 3 and will continue daily for approximately four weeks. Addresses that were flushed will be updated daily, see list below. Flushing may cause customers to observe discolored water and a reduction in water pressure, but this occurrence should be temporary. If customers have any questions or concerns they can call the Water Quality Laboratory at 717-291-4818, Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-4:... read more
September 21, 2016
Beginning on Monday 9/26, and continuing for approximately seven (7) weeks, contractors for the City of Lancaster will begin downtown crosswalk repairs as the final part of the Streetscape Phase III project. This will be completed in five (5) phases in an attempt to lessen traffic congestion in the downtown. All phases are expected to last 9 to 11 days. The first phase of the project will last from 9/26 through 10/6, approximately, with weather cooperation. The first four (4) phases will be 24-hour restrictions, as concrete work is installed and has time to cure for traffic loads. The phasing... read more
September 14, 2016
The City of Lancaster will begin work on drainage improvements in the 500 block of Euclid Avenue on Monday, September 26. The work will include the installation of two new inlets in Euclid Avenue to alleviate localized ponding water in this area. The work will require closing the 500 block of Euclid Avenue for approximately five days from Monday, September 26, to Friday, September 30.
September 6, 2016
The City of Lancaster has received additional funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin detailed mapping of the City’s stormwater infrastructure. Section 22 of the Water Resources Development Act, as amended, authorizes the U.S. Army Corps to provide planning assistance to local governments in support of planning efforts for development and conservation of water and related land resources, such as mapping of storm sewer systems (e.g., inlets, grates, pipes, endwalls, swales, etc.). Beginning tomorrow, September 7, 2016, survey teams from the U.S. Army Corps will continue... read more
September 2, 2016
NOTICE City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania Regarding the City’s Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) NOTICE OF SUBSTANTIAL PROGRAM CHANGES The City of Lancaster proposes substantial amendments to its CDBG programs to add an activity and amend one activity in Lancaster’s Fiscal Year 2016 “Annual Action Plan”. It is proposed that $10,000 in unspent 2015 CDBG funds be used to add a new Crime Prevention Program under the Lancaster City Alliance. Funds will be used to expand the Bike Ambassador Program in a 10-block area in the Northeast of the City. It is also proposed that the Fair... read more
September 1, 2016
We're building a park! Coming soon to Holly Pointe Park: a great new place to play! On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, volunteers from the Pennsylvania Municipal League, the City of Lancaster, and the Lancaster Recreation Commission will build a great new place for kids to play in ONE day. The playground will be at Holly Pointe Park, at the corner of Red Maple Rd. and Holly Ln. The project is in partnership with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most. But, before the playground can be built, it must be designed... read more
August 23, 2016
On August 27, the fourth annual Lancaster Craft Beerfest is returning to the vibrant, growing, and creative city of Lancaster. The event will be held from 3:00 to 7:30 pm in Binns Park and Lancaster Square. The 100 block of North Queen Street will be closed from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. There will be breweries in Binns Park and Lancaster Square, a "food court" and various craft beer related venders on North Queen Street, and live music playing in Binns Park. For many residents of Lancaster City this means the festival will just be a short walk away. For non-city residents there are parking... read more
August 10, 2016
The City of Lancaster is proud to announce a residential fiber optic network, LanCity Connect.  LanCity Connect is a community-based broadband solution connecting friends, neighbors, and local businesses to the Internet. Brought to you by City of Lancaster, and powered by MAW Communications, LanCity Connect is a unique partnership that will bring high speed, affordable internet access to the individuals who live, work, and play in Lancaster. This fiber to the home network will offer residential and business internet connectivity at symmetrical speeds of up to 1 Gbps.    LanCity Connect will... read more
August 2, 2016
On Wednesday, August 3, between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm, contractors will be detouring both Queen Street and King Street at Penn Square as a new overhead traffic signal pole is installed and the old one is removed.      - Motorists heading north on Queen Street will be forced to detour east on King Street        (to Lime-Orange-Queen).      - Motorists heading east on King Street will be forced to detour north on Queen Street        (to Chestnut-Duke-King). Flaggers will be present to help traffic flow and to prevent cross-street issues and intersection blockages. Additionally, we will... read more
July 26, 2016
The famous Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Lancaster! On Thursday, August 4, the Clydesdales Hitch is scheduled to appear at the Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 North Prince Street at 3 pm. There will be a procession through the City from roughly 3:45 to 5:15 (see route information below). The Hitch will then return to Clipper Magazine Stadium until 6 pm.  Route:  Starting at Clipper Magazine Stadium  South on Prince Street  East on King Street  North on Duke Street  West on Orange Street  North on Queen Street  West on Clay Street  Back to Clipper Magazine Stadium  There will be stops at... read more