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Current Road Work

Questions? Contact Matt Metzler at or (717) 291-4764.


North Prince Street and West Lemon Street

From Monday, January 22, 2018 through Friday, January 26, 2018, work on the City's combined sewer system will be performed at the intersection of North Prince and West Lemon Streets in the City of Lancaster.  In order to perform the work, the City's Contractor, Horst Excavating, will need to restrict traffic to one lane on Prince Street and Lemon Street between the hours of 9:00 and 3:00 pm.  Normal working hours that week will be 7:00 am to 5:00 pm weather dependent.   Questions on this project should be directed to the City's Wastewater Project Manager at (717) 293-5546.


PPL Network Maintenance (North Queen Street, 200-400 blocks)

Crews for PPL will be working Mondays-Thursdays from 7:00pm to 5:00am to replace underground wiring at various manholes on the North Queen Street corridor. As a result, evening traffic will be restricted to a single lane and parking will be restricted to facilitate the work. This work is necessary to replace aging infrastructure and to ensure power reliability in the winter heating months. Work is expected to start the evening of Monday January 15 and continue through the morning of February 16th with weather cooperation. PPL crews will be working 4 nights per week, 10 hours per shift, to complete the work and avoid downtown weekend events and traffic.


Charlotte Street Two-Way Conversion Tree Removal

Continuing through January, contractors for the City of Lancaster’s Two-Way Conversion project will begin the project with the scheduled tree removals. Property owners with trees that are scheduled to be removed have been notified via US Mail Those residents receiving new trees in 2018 have also been notified via US Mail.

Residents should expect parking, lane, and sidewalk restrictions while tree limbs are brought down and cut up, and misc. grinding and mulching occurs. 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, slated for completion in late-2018.


UGI Upgrades (Charlotte St, Union St, Charles Rd, Caroline St, Crystal St)

UGI will be upgrading their natural gas facilities in the winter-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. 


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

Water work is now completed, and paving is anticipated in Spring 2018. Questions on this project should be directed to the Deputy Director for Construction, Public Works, (717) 291-4777. 


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

Now through Spring 2018, contractors for the City of Lancaster (Doli Construction) will be performing water main improvements in advance of the Charlotte Street Two-Way Conversion project. As a result, lane restrictions and parking restrictions should be expected throughout the life of this utility project. Short-term detours may be required at certain milestones and will be posted in advance. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during the duration of this project, and residents and visitors are advised to pay attention to, and follow, posted parking restrictions. This work will occur in conjunction and coordination with UGI’s infrastructure upgrades. These utility upgrades are being performed as coordinated work with the overall construction project, such that all utilities will be in solid repair prior to the investment of a new roadway surface planned for October 2018. Residents impacted along this route will receive notices on their doors and/or in their mailboxes detailing the schedule and impacts, and will be provided with contacts with the contractor and City of Lancaster. Questions on this project should be directed to the Deputy Director for Construction, Public Works, (717) 291-4777. 


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

Heavier construction is expected to begin in January 2018. Lancaster Square will be occupied by contractors demolishing part of the concrete superstructure along the 101 North Queen property.


151 North Queen Street (Hotel Lancaster project, Queen/Chestnut)

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


Broad Street (King St to Orange St), City of Lancaster Annual Water Main Replacements

City of Lancaster will continue annual water main replacements with its contractor, Horst Excavating, on Broad Street at between King and Orange. With weather cooperation, the projects will continue through December. Detours will be posted at each location as needed to facilitate roadway crossings and utility tie-ins during work hours (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 intersection of Broad/King 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.


East King Street, Marriott Expansion and Fulton Bank

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. Sidewalk closure on the south side of the 000 block of E. King Street will occur during heavy construction at the site and pedestrians will be directed to use the north sidewalk.


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- March 2018): paving will occur in spring 2018.

- Alleys 7 and 8 (January-April 2018): paving will occur in spring 2018

- Morton Lane (January-April 2018): paving will occur in spring 2018

- St. Joseph and Pearl St. intersection—Spring 2018.