North Pine Street Reconstruction

UPDATE: Pine Street (Harrisburg to New) is now tentatively scheduled for demolition August 16 or 17, with paving following afterwards.  

The section from Orange to Chestnut will still be on schedule August 7 as described below.


Next week, contractors for the City of Lancaster will be performing a full roadway reconstruction of North Pine Street (Harrisburg Ave to New Street) where recent stormwater and median improvements have been ongoing. As a result of this reconstruction, the roadway will be completely closed 24/7 for about one week, and restricted during the daytime for another week. All parking and access will be restricted while the entire roadway and subgrade is removed and replaced to a depth of approximately 14”. This work is necessary due to poor and insufficient construction materials and methods during the original construction of the roadway. The roadway currently consists of 1” to 2” of asphalt, 1” of crushed stone, and multiple layers of rough and inconsistent building debris (see attached photo) whereas a typical roadway profile consists of 14” of appropriate paving materials of crushed aggregate and layers of asphalt. This project is expected to last 5-7 days with weather cooperation and longer with rain delays. The city and its contractors will strive to have this roadway open and open to the public before school starts for administration and staff the week of August 21.

In addition to this work, they will simultaneously mill and overlay the wearing course of the roadway on North Pine Street between Orange Street and Chestnut Street (plus a small section of North Pine just north of Chestnut Street, where there is a drainage issue at the crosswalk and curb ramps). This work is expected to last approximately 3 business days, depending on the amount of base repair discovered upon milling. Residents should plan for a week of access and parking inconvenience.

Both projects will require significant parking restrictions and detours as outlined above, and enforcement of violations will be swift to expedite the work. Residents are asked to obey all posted signage to prevent ticketing and towing. Questions should be directed to the Engineering Bureau at (717) 291-4764.