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Current Road Work

Questions? Contact Matt Metzler at or (717) 291-4777.


Walnut Street Projects

Beginning the week of June 4, UGI and its contractors will begin gas main and service replacements on Walnut Street in advance of Spring 2019 paving. Walnut Street is scheduled for resurfacing from Plum Street to College Ave in early-2019. UGI has proposed the following, tentative and approximate schedule for this weather-dependent project:

  • Walnut Street, Duke St to Cherry St (2 weeks, mid-June 2018)
  • Walnut Street, in the areas of Elm St, Nevin St, Pine St (10 weeks, June-August 2018)
  • Walnut Street, N. Mary St to Charlotte St (9 weeks, July to September 2018)
  • Walnut Street, Charlotte St to Prince St (10-12 weeks, August-November 2018)
  • Arch Street, Walnut St to Lemon St (10-12 weeks, August-November 2018—run concurrently with item directly above)
  • Lemon Street from Arch St to Water St (2 weeks, October-November 2018—run concurrently with two items directly above)

Residents with questions or concerns regarding this gas upgrade project are encouraged to contact UGI’s Operations Supervisor Jose Figueroa at (717) 255-1437 or Residents are advised to follow all posted No Parking signs and exercise caution during the work. Lane restrictions will be widespread during this project and motorists are advised to follow alternate routes when appropriate.

Later this summer, the City of Lancaster will begin a Green Infrastructure, Water Main Replacement, and Resurfacing project on Walnut (between Duke and Prince). That work will begin in late-June and will last for the remainder of the 2018 construction season. The roadway will be reconstructed from Market Street to Prince Street due to washboarding and undulating pavement, and may require a brief road closure and detour later this fall. That schedule will be provided as it becomes available and will be posted on the City’s construction page. Question on this project should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director, at (717) 291-4764 or



PPL continues their underground conductor replacements due to infrastructure age and reliability concerns in the downtown underground network. The first phase of this work started in 2017 and was performed overnight from the Prince Street Substation to the 200 block of North Queen Street. The second phase is now occurring (through July 7), 6:30 pm to 5:30 am Monday nights through Friday mornings (4x 10 hour shifts). Flagger Force will be setting up lane restrictions at 6:30 pm and PPL crews will start entering manholes and staging work zones at 7:00 pm. The work will begin in the vicinity of North Queen Street at Binn’s Park, and will head south from there (000 North Queen, 000 East and West Orange, and all roadways within 1 block of Penn Square). Overnight parking will be restricted on an as-needed basis to complete the work. Questions should be directed to Public Works at (717) 291-4764.


101 North Queen Street (formerly Bulova Building, corner of Queen/Orange)

This project is currently underway. Christian Street is currently closed to through traffic (Marion to Orange). Contractors are currently performing work on the building’s facades and roof and installing scaffolding for façade work. Sidewalk closures and lane restrictions on Orange Street and Queen Street will become necessary as the work progresses and larger, long-reach equipment and cranes are mobilized to the site. Concerns should be directed to the Department of Public Works, (717) 291-4764. More information on the project can be found at


Charlotte Street Two-Way Conversion

Contractors for the City of Lancaster, Rogele Inc, continue working on the two-way conversion project. This project is scheduled to continue through 2018’s full construction season with paving in October and two-way conversion in November. The contractor is performing contracted signal and stormwater work in the 000 block. Work will accelerate in this area and continue for 6-8 weeks. Contractors will continue to proceed northward from King/Grant/Orange as UGI finishes their work in the 200-300-400 blocks. Residents within the project limits should have received letters further describing the schedule and work impacts. Residents should expect parking, lane, and sidewalk restrictions throughout the project. Residents are advised to closely follow all posted ‘No Parking’ signage, and obey all work zone signage. All parking signs are required to have clearly stated dates and times to be enforceable, and must be posted 48 hours prior to towing being enforced. Motorists are asked to please exercise caution in the work zones and anticipate delays during their commute. Additional notices, mailings, flyers, and electronic distributions will be provided through the life of the two-way conversion and generally in advance of the construction starting on your block.


Street Improvement Program

Stay tuned for schedule updates regarding the city’s 2018-2019 annual paving contract. Charles Road (Wabank to alley 184) is the next segment scheduled for paving, upon UGI completing their restoration work.


151 North Queen Street (Hotel Lancaster/Holiday Inn)

Construction is accelerating at this project. Lancaster Square is now occupied by contractors to facilitate construction on the North Queen and East Chestnut property. Scaffolding and other temporary site features will be erected the weeks of June 4 and 11. Questions on the project and potential bookings may be directed to the owners:


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 will remain in place until the new tower is completed in late-2018. 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 will continue work on several Green Infrastructure projects with its contractor, Rogele Inc. Please contact the Engineering Bureau if you have specific concerns about a location under construction at 291-4764. Locations for the remainder of 2017 and into 2018 will include:

- East Ross Street, Queen to Market (July 2 to August 15)

- McCaskey Parking Lot (June 18 to August 15)