See below for a list of current projects that may impact vehicle and pedestrian travel. For a list of event-related street closures, go to www.cityoflancasterpa.com/resident/street-closures.
Questions? Contact Matt Metzler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 291-4777.
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.
WEST WALNUT STREET - Residents in 200, 300, and 400 blocks of West Walnut Street may receive a complimentary parking pass to the Water Street Parking Garage, through August 31. This is open to residents of these blocks only. Driver’s license is required as proof of residency. If driver’s license does not list residency within these blocks, a change of address card from PennDOT, signed and current lease, or current utility bill in the resident’s name can serve as proof of residency. Residents will need to sign the standard rental agreement which includes a $12 fee for lost cards or failure to return the cards at the end of the complimentary period. Visit the front desk at the Lancaster Parking Authority, 30 W. Orange St. to obtain this complimentary card. We will monitor the progress of construction and coordinate with LPA on any potential date changes that will lead to the end of this program.
Quaker Hills Water Main Replacements
Contractors for the City of Lancaster (Mainline) and city crews continue working to replace water mains in the Quaker Hills neighborhood of Millersville Borough. As of June 24th, the contractor has installed the new main on Blue Ridge Drive, and is expected to be pressure and bacteriological tested in the coming days. Service work will follow shortly thereafter. Oak Ridge Drive is completed, and the temporary main will soon be removed. The short section of pipe replacement on Fresh Meadow Drive is scheduled to start the week of 6/24 and service interruptions are not anticipated. Any questions on this project can be directed to Bill Spangle, Project Engineer, (717) 989-3635 or Matt Metzler, (717) 291-4777.
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 between Seymour and Hager Streets, and one between Chestnut 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 email@example.com.
Manor and King Street, Streetlight and Tree Project
Contractors continue to work on King Street and will continue for several more weeks. The work will take several weeks per block and will require residents to obey No Parking signage. Manor Street restoration will occur in the near future, and parking and lane restrictions will be widespread. 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 June. This work is generally planned between Seymour and Hazel, including intersection work. 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-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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 will continue with paving and intersection tie-ins. This work is scheduled to be completed in July when contractors return from another project. Residents will receive door hangers with any projected interruptions, and should pay attention to posted No Parking signage.
Contractors are installing green infrastructure from Duke to Prince, and this work will continue into summer. This will result in parking restrictions and lane restrictions during weekday work hours.
Contractors have started upgrading 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) over the next two months.
Beginning in June, 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 then scheduled for resurfacing in late-summer or early-fall (Shippen to College).
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 continue work. The main has been installed, and service tie-over will soon begin and continue into July, 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) have started a 24- to 30-month project to install a secondary, redundant large diameter transmission main from the City of Lancaster’s Oyster Point Reservoir into the City of Lancaster. The contractor is currently working on Running Pump Road and 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. 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:
-Juniata Street, Ann St to Steven Ave (summer)
-Ann Street, Juniata St to Susquehanna St (summer)
-Seymour St, Prince to Fairview (summer)
-Walnut Street (Shippen to College) (ramps in spring/summer followed by resurfacing in summer/fall)
-Christian Street (Chestnut to Liberty) (resurfacing in fall)
ADA Curb Ramp Construction (city-wide)
Contractors for the City of Lancaster will replace 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 2 weeks. 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.
101NQ (101 North Queen), former Bulova Technologies Building
This project is currently underway through the fall of 2019. Temporary walkways behind jersey barriers have been placed and pedestrians are guided through these for the remainder of the project on both Queen and Orange Streets. Christian Street is currently closed to all vehicular traffic. Concerns should be directed to the Department of Public Works, (717) 291-4764. More information on the project can be found at www.101nq.com.
151 North Queen Street (Holiday Inn)
Construction is ongoing at this project through summer. Lancaster Square is now occupied by contractors to facilitate construction on the North Queen and East Chestnut property, which is scheduled to be completed in May. Questions on the project and potential bookings may be directed to the owners: www.thehotellancaster.com
East King Street, Marriott Expansion and Fulton Bank Expansion
The two travel lanes continue to be shifted left (north) to accommodate two lanes of travel while providing a safe working zone buffer for the demolition and site preparation activity. Parking has been eliminated between Queen and Christian Streets to facilitate this shift. This shift is expected to remain in place until the new hotel tower is completed in summer 2019. The contractors will be coordinating site activities between the Marriott and Fulton Bank projects to eliminate or reduce the need for lane restrictions downtown and provide for pedestrian access on one side of the street at all times. Pedestrians are advised to pay attention to signage, as their route through this corridor will change as the projects proceed. North Christian Street and East Grant Street will have temporary restrictions and changes as a result of the Fulton Bank project, and South Christian Street is closed at the Marriott. Motorists and visitors are advised to follow all posted signage and obey parking and road restrictions.
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. Locations include:
-Hand Middle School (June-August 2019)