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Current Road Work

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

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


West Lemon Street (200 block) (UGI, Sewer)

UGI will be working for approximately 3 weeks, until late-January, performing gas utility work. Following this will be several weeks (3-4 weeks) of sewer replacement work by city contractors. Please contact Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4777 with any questions or concerns on the city work. Any concerns with UGI’s work should be directed to Jose Figueroa at (717) 255-1437.


Charlotte Street Two-Way Conversion

The project is wrapping up for the 2018 construction season. The two-way conversion (James to King) is completed. The 200 and 300 blocks of North Charlotte will be resurfaced in Spring 2019 and, along with some landscaping work, that work will conclude the project. Please contact Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4777 with any questions or concerns.


Manor and King Street, Streetlight and Tree Project

The project has started and will continue into summer. As of January 11, contractors were on the 500 block of Manor Street and will continue to proceed westward down the north (parking) side of Manor Street. The work will take several weeks per block and will require residents to obey No Parking signage. Manor Street will have lane restrictions during a portion of this project that will entail flagging and detours. Please contact Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4777 with any questions or concerns.


South Prince Street Water Main

Water Main replacement and service tie-over work is ongoing, and will continue into early-February. This work is generally planned between Seymour and Hazel, including intersection work. Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Engineering at (717) 291-4764.  


Beaver Street Water Main

Contractors will continue with this water main replacement project in the 500 and 600 blocks through late-January 2019. There is also an additional part on Hager Street included in this main replacement project. Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Engineering at (717) 291-4764.  Problems with temporary water hookups should be directed to the water bureau at (717) 291-4816.


Walnut Street Project, UGI

Further schedule updates for 2019 will be made available in the coming weeks. UGI is upgrading main and services in advance of 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


Walnut Street Project, City of Lancaster

Contractors for the City of Lancaster have suspended construction for the holiday season and will resume sometime in January. In January, the water main replacement will continue from Queen to Duke for several weeks. This will result in parking restrictions and lane restrictions during weekday work hours. Green Infrastructure will resume in March and continue for 8-10 weeks.

In the spring, contractors will start upgrading ADA-accessible curb ramps on many intersections with Walnut Street.

Walnut Street is then scheduled for resurfacing mid- to late-summer (Shippen to College).

Questions or concerns on these projects should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4777.


Central Market Slate Roof Replacement (North Market, East Grant, William Henry Place, Penn Way)

This project is substantially complete, with all slate work being completed except minor touch-up items. 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

Work has suspended at the end of the construction season, and will resume in Spring 2019 with curb ramps, roadway patching, and then resurfacing in early- to mid- summer.


Street Improvement Program

Due to inclement/cold weather and pending plant shutdowns for the winter, the City has temporarily suspended our annual pavement resurfacing program. The contractor will begin with ADA-accessible curb ramp ahead of paving in the spring. Locations anticipated include:

-Dauphin St (Duke to Lime) (resurfacing in early-Spring)

-Rockland St (Green to Dauphin) (resurfacing in early-Spring)

-Walnut Street (Shippen to College) (ramps in spring/summer followed by resurfacing)

-Hershey Ave (Manor to Fairview) (ramps in spring/summer followed by resurfacing)


Water and Wastewater Trench Restorations

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. Work will continue as long as weather cooperates and material is available. 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


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:


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 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.


Fulton Street (Green Infrastructure), Green Street Project (700 block of East Fulton)

City of Lancaster is currently installing Green Infrastructure on this block. The stormwater project will continue into mid- to late-February. Contractors will return in the spring to perform resurfacing work. Please call the Engineering Bureau at (717) 291-4764 with any questions on this project.


City of Lancaster Green Infrastructure Projects

City of Lancaster will resume work on several Green Infrastructure projects in the winter and spring 2019. Please contact the Engineering Bureau if you have specific concerns about a location under construction at 291-4764. Locations will include:

Hand Middle School (June-August 2019)

JL Clark (February-March to June 2019)