Traffic Alerts: PPL Projects + Walnut Street

Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4764.

WALNUT STREET

Work on Walnut Street will resume Wednesday, January 16 and continue as weather allows. Contractors will continue to run new water main and install green infrastructure now through spring. This work is being performed in advance of the broader Walnut Street resurfacing project, which is scheduled for late-summer 2019. Walnut Street (Fulton to College) will be under construction for the majority of 2019 as water main, green infrastructure, gas upgrades, and curb ramps are installed, as well as widespread patch paving and base repair prior to milling, paving, and striping. Motorists are advised that Walnut Street and its intersecting roadways (Prince, Queen, Duke) may be down to one lane between rush hours, generally 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. No Parking signage will be posted as necessary to facilitate the work.

PRINCE STREET

On Wednesday, January 16, between 9 am and 3 pm, PPL will close the left lane of Prince Street (Marion to Grant) to perform manhole inspections and cleaning. Motorists are advised to use other southbound options, such as Duke, Charlotte, or Mulberry Streets, or plan for delays. Parking will be restricted as needed to perform the work.

ORANGE STREET

On Thursday. January 17, between 9 am and 3 pm, PPL will close the left lane of Orange Street (Duke to Prince) to perform manhole inspections and cleaning. Motorists are advised to use other westbound options, such as Walnut, Lemon, and Vine Streets, or plan for delays. Parking will be restricted as needed to perform the work.

PPL LINE CLEARING

Over the next several weeks, contractors for PPL will be performing line-clearing activities, such as tree branch trimming under and within powerlines, and vegetation maintenance within their easement areas to maintain power reliability. Their focus for January is in the Engleside to Bausman areas. Motorists may come upon temporary work zones unexpectedly and are asked to be aware of signage and flaggers. These work zones are short-term setups and will move often. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.