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 email@example.com or (717) 291-4777.
Walnut Street between Market Street and Prince Street
Starting Tuesday November 6, with weather cooperation, contractors for the City of Lancaster will begin reconstructing an uneven and failing section of Walnut Street between Market Street and Prince Street. This work requires removal of the roadway and stone base, and reconstruction of these elements. This work is being done before winter to allow proper winter snow maintenance this upcoming season.
Due to this reconstruction, the right lane of the roadway will remain closed for about 36 hours starting Tuesday morning at 7:00 am, and the roadway should reopen around 7:00pm on Wednesday evening. The left lane of Walnut will receive the same treatment the following week, dates and times are TBD. Motorists should expect delays, especially at rush hour and peak travel times. Parking restrictions will need to be widespread in the immediate area for access to the work area.
Green Infrastructure and water main work will continue between Duke and Prince as long as weather will permit. Walnut Street is scheduled for resurfacing next summer (Shippen to College).
Questions or concerns on these projects should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4764.
Charlotte Street Two-Way Conversion: Milling and Paving Scheduled
Beginning Monday October 22, contractors for the City of Lancaster will start milling and paving of the 000, 100, and 400 blocks of North Charlotte Street. Milling is scheduled for October 22-23, and paving is scheduled for October 26 & 29. These dates are subject to weather cooperation. Parking restrictions will be widespread on these blocks and surrounding work areas, and the roadways will be closed to all thru-traffic. Intersecting roadways, including Orange, Chestnut, James, and Lemon will experience restrictions and delays during certain portions of this work and the intersections are paved or equipment is used in the area. Please contact Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4777 with any questions or concerns. Residents directly impacted by paving will receive notices on Friday October 19th further describing this work and the impact to access to their property. Work will continue in the 200-300 blocks and those blocks will be resurfaced upon completion of the work and weather cooperation, likely April 2019.
The two-way conversion is tentatively scheduled for November 2019. Contractors are finalizing signal work at this time and line striping will be slightly delayed after paving, and when finished will accommodate two-way traffic.
Central Market Slate Roof Replacement (North Market, East Grant, William Henry Place, Penn Way)
This project is underway and roof replacement has commenced on the Market Street side of the building. Scaffolding has been constructed and will remain around the perimeter of the building during this project, and parking/delivery areas are temporarily changed. Changes are being coordinated and communicated through Central Market management and standholders. This project should last approximately 90 days with weather cooperation, and is currently scheduled to be completed after Thanksgiving. Pedestrian access to Central Market will remain relatively unaffected. Questions or concerns should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4777.
Hershey Ave UGI Service Replacement
Contractors for UGI have completed replacing services along the Hershey Ave corridor and will now work on trench restoration for the remainder of October. This work is being performed in advance of paving by the City of Lancaster (spring 2019). Residents with questions or concerns regarding this gas service upgrade project are encouraged to contact UGI’s Operations Supervisor Jose Figueroa at (717) 255-1437 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Walnut Street Project, UGI
UGI and its contractors will continue gas main and service replacements on West Walnut Street in advance of Spring 2019 paving. Walnut Street is scheduled for resurfacing from Plum Street to College Ave in early- to mid-2019. UGI has proposed the following, tentative and approximate schedule for this weather-dependent project:
· Walnut Street, in the areas of Elm St, Nevin St, Pine St (10 weeks, August-October 2018)
· Walnut Street, N. Mary St to Charlotte St (9 weeks, August-October 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 email@example.com. 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.
Walnut Street Project, City of Lancaster
Contractors for the City of Lancaster will complete a Green Infrastructure, Water Main Replacement, and Resurfacing project on Walnut (between Duke and Prince). Water Main Replacement is the first phase, and is underway now through approximately late-October, and has been delayed by rock removal and other unforeseen subsurface challenges. Parking restrictions and temporary lane or roadway closures and detours should be expected during this project. The roadway will be reconstructed from Market Street to Prince Street due to washboarding and uneven 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street Improvement Program
Stay tuned for schedule updates regarding the city’s 2018-2019 annual paving contract. The contractor will begin with ADA-accessible curb ramp ahead of paving from September through November 2018. Locations anticipated include:
-Dauphin St (Duke to Lime)
-Rockland St (Green to Dauphin)
-Park Ave (Lime to Shippen)
-Walnut Street (Shippen to College) (paving in 2019)
-Hershey Ave (Manor to Fairview) (paving in 2019)
Water and Wastewater Trench Restorations
This project is currently underway. Contractors for the City of Lancaster, New Enterprise Stone and Lime, are currently restoring trenches and patches from misc. utility activity within our service territories. Customers, 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.
101NQ (101 North Queen), former Bulova Technologies Building
This project is currently underway. 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 (Hotel Lancaster/Holiday Inn)
Construction is ongoing 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 are in-place as the work progresses. 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 late-2018 or early-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 will continue work on several Green Infrastructure projects in the fall-winter 2018-19. Please contact the Engineering Bureau if you have specific concerns about a location under construction at 291-4764. Locations for the remainder of 2018 and into 2019 will include:
Fulton Street (Franklin to Reservoir)
Ocean Ave (Ruby to Pearl)
North Charlotte Street (James to Harrisburg) (Sept-Oct 2018)
Hand Middle School (June-August 2019)
- King Street and Manor Streets, Street Lighting and Tree Installation Project, November-May 2019
- 2018-19 Water Main Replacement
- 2018-19 Water Curb Stop Repairs