Updated August 8, 2019
See below for a list of current projects that may impact vehicle and pedestrian travel.
Questions? Contact Matt Metzler at email@example.com or (717) 291-4777.
PPL Streetlight Buyback, Construction Work
Contractors for PPL (Aldridge Electric) are currently performing aerial work throughout the northeast quadrant of the 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 3300 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.
Quaker Hills Water Main Replacements
Contractors for the City of Lancaster (Pennsy Supply) have started trench restoration work in the neighborhood, and will continue off and on for a few weeks as weather and manpower permit. Any questions on this project can be directed to the Bureau of Engineering, (717) 291-4764.
Prince Street Upgrade Project, UGI Utilities (gas main and services)—James St to Seymour St
Contractors for UGI (Miller Pipeline) continue work on North and South Prince Street. They have two work crews—one in the 500 block of South Prince Street, and one between King and Orange, 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 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 (6:00am-8:30am and 3:30pm to 6:00pm). Any questions or concerns related to this project should be directed to Jose Figueroa, Operations Supervisor, (717) 255-1437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manor and King Street, Streetlight and Tree Project
Contractors have installed all streetlights, and are working on paving restoration in August. PPL will be energizing the lights over the coming weeks (aerial work on power poles is being scheduled). Please contact Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4777 with any questions or concerns.
South Prince Street Water Main
Water Main work is completed. The contractor will perform final trench restorations, scheduled to be completed in August or September when UGI is finished with their work in the area. This work is being performed in advance of PennDOT paving in 2020. Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Engineering at (717) 291-4764.
West Walnut Street Project, UGI (200 and 300 blocks, Charlotte to Prince)
UGI is upgrading main and services on the 200-300 blocks of West Walnut Street. This work will continue into early- to mid-August according to UGI. Following this main and service work will be trench restoration paving. This work is being performed in advance of summer/fall 2019 resurfacing by the City of Lancaster. Residents with questions or concerns regarding this gas upgrade project (schedule, service interruption, metering, etc) are encouraged to contact UGI’s Operations Supervisor Jose Figueroa at (717) 255-1437 or email@example.com.
East and West Walnut Street Project, City of Lancaster
Due to coordination with UGI’s proposed work, as well as other water main construction, this schedule is subject to change.
Contractors for the water main replacement in the 400 and 500 blocks of West Walnut Street have finished service work, and continue with intersection tie-ins and then paving. This work is scheduled to be completed in September, and then milling and paving will commence. Residents will receive door hangers with any projected water service interruptions, and should pay attention to posted No Parking signage.
Contractors will continue installing ADA-accessible curb ramps on many intersections with Walnut Street. This work will continue until all ramps meet current standards; this is a requirement before roadway resurfacing.
Contractors will finish water services and paving on East Walnut (Duke to Plum) in August and September. This work is scheduled to be completed in September, and then milling and paving will commence. Residents will receive door hangers with any projected water service interruptions, and should pay attention to posted No Parking signage.
Beginning in August and continuing into the fall, contractors will remove the right turn lane of Prince St (onto Walnut St) and install stormwater facilities and rain gardens at this location. The roadway will be transformed into a traditional two-lane layout.
Walnut Street is scheduled for resurfacing from Shippen St to College Ave. This work is tentatively scheduled from September 16th to October 15th.
Questions or concerns on these projects should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4777.
East Chestnut Street (Franklin to Broad) and Reservoir (Chestnut to Walnut) Water Main
Contractors for the City of Lancaster will return in September to complete this work. The main has been installed, and service tie-over will occur in September-October, followed by trench restoration paving. Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Engineering at (717) 291-4764.
Large Diameter Transmission Main Project (East Hempfield, Lancaster Township, City of Lancaster)
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 Rd, Old Tree Drive, Running Pump Road, Columbia Ave, Eisenhower Blvd, Wilson Drive, Marietta Ave, and Wheatland Ave. 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, (717) 291-4777.
Christian Street (Chestnut to Liberty), Water Main, Green Infrastructure, Ped-Bike Way
The 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. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Engineering Bureau at (717) 291 4764.
Street Improvement Program
Locations currently under construction, or anticipated in the near future, include:
Marietta Ave, Race Ave to Orange St (curb ramps; paving will be late-August)
North West End Ave, Columbia Ave to Marietta Ave (curb ramps; paving will be late-August)
Juniata Street, Ann St to Steven Ave (curb ramps; paving will be late-August or early-September)
State Street, Harrisburg Ave to Ross St (paving by UGI, July-August)
Ann Street, Juniata St to Susquehanna St (curb ramps; paving expected late-August or early-September)
Seymour St, Prince to Fairview (curb ramps in August or September; paving anticipated late-September or early-October)
Walnut Street. Shippen St to College Ave (curb ramps are ongoing; paving is expected mid-September to mid-October)
Christian Street (Chestnut to Liberty) (resurfacing in late-fall)
ADA Curb Ramp Construction (city-wide)
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.
Musser Park Walls, Repointing and Masonry Repair
This project has resumed, and construction is expected now through September. This work will finish all necessary masonry repair at Musser Park. Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4777.
Public Works Operations Center (Riverside Ave)
This project continues, and construction is expected to be completed at the end of the year. Paving and other right-of-way construction will begin in August and will require lane and road closures. 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 currently out to bid, and construction is expected to start in September or October at Fire Station 3 (East King). Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4777.
Lancaster Square Phase I
This project is currently out to bid, and construction is expected in August-October. The plaza will be completed on the southern end near 101NQ as tenants plan for occupancy on or around October 1. Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4777.
Culliton Park Renovations
This project is currently out to bid, and construction is expected to begin in September and continue through the 2020 construction season. The pool is planned to be available for 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 291-4764.