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Current Road Work

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


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

This project is currently underway. Christian Street is currently closed to through traffic (Marion to Orange). Lancaster Square is currently occupied by contractors performing work on the building and the former concrete walkway. Contractors are preparing to work on the exterior renovations including façade removal as warmer weather approaches. 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

North Queen Street will be reduced to one lane from East Orange Street to East Chestnut Street from 7 am to 7 pm on April 21-22 and 29 (tentative) while contractors for 101NQ on the corner of Queen and Orange remove large precast panels from the building’s Orange Street façade with a mobile crane. No work will be done on Saturday, April 28 due to the Race Against Racism. 


600 Block of Lafayette Street Sewer Lines

Contractors for the City of Lancaster (Wexcon, Inc.) will be replacing sewer lines within the 600 Block of Lafayette Street starting the week of April 16, 2018.  The work is anticipated to last three to four weeks, weather dependent.  On-street parking will be restricted during the working works of 7AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday as posted.  Temporary road closures will also occur during these working hours as required for the trench excavation.  Questions on this project should be directed to the Wastewater Project Manager, Public Works, (717) 293-5546.


Downtown PPL Work

Monday, April 9 through Thursday, April 12, employees for PPL will be performing nighttime inspections of manholes in the streets in the downtown. This work is scheduled from 7:30 pm to 4:30 am. Periodic, short-term lane restrictions and minor parking restrictions should be expected. Work zones will have lighting and lit arrow boards for driver safety.

This investigative work is the prelude to a large conductor replacement project scheduled from mid-May to late-July, due to several failures in the downtown network over the last two years. That larger reliability project will also be performed Monday-Thursday overnight, and will include some lane and parking restrictions.


Charlotte Street Two-Way Conversion

Contractors for the City of Lancaster, Rogele Inc, will 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 project will generally proceed from the northern end at James Street and proceed south towards King Street. The contractor is currently in the 400-300 block areas. 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. 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.


UGI Upgrades (Charlotte St, Beaver St. Charles Rd, Caroline St, Crystal St)

UGI will be continuing to upgrade their natural gas facilities in the spring, and will be coordinating with individual property owners on meter placements and service interruptions. Construction work is currently ongoing on Charlotte Street in advance of the two-way conversion project slated for the 2018 construction season. Additional information will come from the City and UGI when it becomes available. For concerns related to UGI’s upcoming work, please contact Jose Figueroa, Operations Supervisor, at (717) 255-1437. 


Street Improvement Program (Broad St, Charles Rd, Union St, North and South West End Aves)

Contractors for the City of Lancaster will be installing ADA curb ramps in advance of spring and summer roadway resurfacing. Parking will be restricted as necessary to facilitate the work, and lane restrictions will be periodic for work zone safety and material delivery. Residents will be notified in advance of concrete work occurring on their property, and will be notified in advance of any roadway work on their block. Any questions should be directed to the Department of Public Works, (717) 291-4764. A paving schedule will be posted when it becomes available. Two roadways with recent water main work (Broad St, King to Chestnut, as well as Chester Street, Pershing to Lime) will be resurfaced in early- to mid-April.


North Charlotte St. Water Main Improvements (Orange to Harrisburg)

Contractors for the City of Lancaster (Doli Construction) have completed water main improvements in advance of the Charlotte Street Two-Way Conversion project. The contractor will return in the early-spring to permanently restore their trenches and remove old valve boxes in the roadway. Questions on this project should be directed to the Deputy Director for Construction, Public Works, (717) 291-4777. 


Chester St. (Pershing St. to Lime St.)

Paving work is tentatively scheduled for the weeks of April 2 and April 9. Notices will be distributed and No Parking signs will be posted. Questions on this project should be directed to the Deputy Director of Public Works, Construction Services, at (717) 291-4777. 


151 North Queen Street (Hotel Lancaster renovation project, Queen/Chestnut, Holiday Inn conversion)

Heavier construction is expected to begin in Spring 2018. Lancaster Square will be occupied by contractors to facilitate construction on the North Queen and East Chestnut property.


Broad Street (King St to Chestnut St)

Contractors are currently finishing the water main tie-in work at the intersection of Broad/Orange and working on ADA-curb ramps at Clark St. and Grofftown Road between the hours of 7:00am to 5:00pm. Traffic patterns and parking will be restored for nights and weekends as feasible. Motorists traveling Broad Street or East King Street are advised there may be travel delays approaching the intersections of Broad/King, Broad/Orange, and/or Broad/Chestnut for all traffic. Motorists and residents are advised to follow all posted signage related to traffic pattern changes and parking restrictions, as towing will be enforced. The last piece of utility work conclude with the water department replacing lead services in March/April. All of this work will be followed by resurfacing of Broad (King to Chestnut) is scheduled for Spring 2018.


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. 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:

- Shelley Road (Nov 2017- April 2018): project will complete and paving will be completed during the weeks of April 2 and April 9.

- Alleys 7 and 8 (January-April 2018): project will complete and paving will occur in spring 2018 (UGI has upgrades in spring 2018)

- Morton Lane (January-May 2018): project will commence in March 2018, and paving will occur in the late-Spring.

- St. Joseph and Pearl St. intersection—Summer 2018 (summer break); Green Infrastructure and resurfacing.

- Brian Donnelly Studio (841 N. Prince): private-public partnership

- Clipper Magazine Stadium: private-public partnership

- J.L. Clark: private-public partnership

- J.P. McCaskey: partnership with School District of Lancaster