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.
We understand that residential parking can get tight near construction areas. Click here for a map of parking options. Streets not highlighted in red or blue are not restricted by meters or permits, and are available for parking on a first come, first served basis.
WEST WALNUT & LEMON STREETS - Residents in the 200, 300, and 400 blocks of West Walnut Street and the 200 block of West Lemon Street may receive a complimentary parking pass to the Water Street Parking Garage, through May 31. This is open to residents of these blocks only. Driver’s license is required as proof of residency. If driver’s license does not list residency within these blocks, a change of address card from PennDOT, signed and current lease, or current utility bill in the resident’s name can serve as proof of residency. Residents will need to sign the standard rental agreement which includes a $12 fee for lost cards or failure to return the cards at the end of the complimentary period. Visit the front desk at the Lancaster Parking Authority, 30 W. Orange St. to obtain this complimentary card. We will monitor the progress of construction and coordinate with LPA on any potential date changes that will lead to the end of this program.
Prince Street Upgrade Project, UGI Utilities (gas main and services)—James St to Seymour St
Contractors for UGI (Miller Pipeline) continue work on South Prince Street. They intend to mobilize two work crews—one at Seymour Street, and one at King Street, to perform natural gas main and service upgrades throughout the Prince Street corridor in advance on PennDOT paving in 2020. This project’s start has been delayed due to permitting, weather, and other utility conflicts. Both work zones will proceed north from Seymour to King, and from King to James, respectively. The southern work zone is in a residential area and will be performed during daytime hours, with residential street parking being restored as much as possible in the evenings. The northern work zone is in the downtown investment district, and will consist of main work performed at night in the roadway, followed by service work during the day. Lane restrictions will be prevalent day and night, except for morning and evening rush hours (6:00am-8:30am and 3:30pm to 6:00pm). Any questions or concerns related to this project should be directed to Jose Figueroa, Operations Supervisor, (717) 255-1437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Lemon Street (200 block)
Contractors for the City of Lancaster (Wexcon, Inc.) are replacing a 36" diameter brick sewer line within the 200 Block of West Lemon Street. This block of the roadway will be closed April 15th through the 18th during the day and a detour will be posted. Residents on the block will receive flyers notifying them of this work and closure. The work will occur from the intersection of West Lemon & Water Street to 100' west of West Lemon & Arch Street. The sewer replacement project is anticipated to last 5-6 weeks from April 8th, weather dependent. On-street parking will be restricted in areas during the working works of 7AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday as posted. Wexcon will be working four 10 hour days per week with weather cooperation, and therefore they may not work Fridays. Every attempt will be made to restore night and weekend parking where possible, but due to depth of sewer and large pipe, parking area will be need for the large equipment storage. Questions or issues with this project should be directed to the Wastewater Project Manager, Public Works, (717) 989-3638.
Charlotte Street Two-Way Conversion
The 200 and 300 blocks of North Charlotte are scheduled for resurfacing the weeks of April 29 and May 6. Milling and paving will occur the week of April 29, and striping will be completed no later than the week of May 6. Parking will be restricted during this work and roads will be closed and detoured during some of this work. Along with some landscaping work, signal pole painting, and punchlist items, that work will conclude the project, projected for early-June. 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 will continue into summer. Contractors continue to work on Manor Street and will continue for several more weeks. The work will take several weeks per block and will require residents to obey No Parking signage. Manor Street will have significant lane restrictions during a portion of this project that will entail flagging and detours. King Street (Manor to Prince) will follow Manor Street. Please contact Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, (717) 291-4777 with any questions or concerns.
South Prince Street Water Main
Water Main work is completed. The contractor will perform final trench restorations, the weeks of April 29 and May 6. 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.
West Walnut Street Project, UGI (200 and 300 blocks, Charlotte to Prince)
UGI is upgrading main and services on the 300 block of West Walnut Street. This work will take approximately 4 weeks, and then they intend to move to the 200 block for another 4 weeks. Following this main and service work will be trench restoration paving. This work is being performed in advance of summer/fall 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 email@example.com.
East and West Walnut Street Project, City of Lancaster
Due to coordination with UGI’s proposed work, as well as other water main construction, this schedule is subject to change.
Contractors for the water main replacement in the 400 and 500 blocks of West Walnut Street are currently doing service work. This work should last for about 3-4 weeks. Residents will receive door hangers with any projected interruptions, and should pay attention to posted No Parking signage.
Contractors are installing green infrastructure from Duke to Prince, and this work will continue into summer. This will result in parking restrictions and lane restrictions during weekday work hours.
Contractors have started upgrading ADA-accessible curb ramps on many intersections with Walnut Street. This work will continue until all ramps meet current standards; this is a requirement before roadway resurfacing.
Contractors will finish water services and paving on East Walnut (Duke to Plum) over the next two months.
In the summer, contractors will remove the right turn lane of Prince St (onto Walnut St) and install stormwater facilities and rain gardens at this location. The roadway will be transformed into a traditional two-lane layout.
Walnut Street is then scheduled for resurfacing in 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.
East Chestnut Street (Franklin to Broad) and Reservoir (Chestnut to Walnut) Water Main
Contractors for the City of Lancaster continue water main replacement on these blocks. Main installation and service tie-over work is ongoing, and will continue through May with service work and paving. Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Engineering at (717) 291-4764.
Hershey Ave Utility Work, Paving (Manor to Fairview)
Contractors are currently working on curb ramps for the next several weeks. Following ramps will be roadway patching, and then resurfacing in May or June. Resurfacing will be performed at night.
Christian Street (Chestnut to Liberty), Water Main, Green Infrastructure, Ped-Bike Way
The project has been awarded and work will commence in early-May 2019. Resurfacing is scheduled for fall 2019.
Street Improvement Program
The City has recently commenced our annual pavement resurfacing program. The contractor will begin with ADA-accessible curb ramp ahead of paving in the spring. Locations currently under construction, or anticipated in the near future, include:
-Walnut Street (Shippen to College) (ramps in spring/summer followed by resurfacing)
-Hershey Ave (Manor to Fairview) (ramps in spring followed by resurfacing)
-Ocean Ave (Ruby to Pearl) (resurfacing tentatively scheduled for early- to mid-May)
Water and Wastewater Trench Restorations
This work in ongoing throughout the construction season. 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. New Enterprise d/b/a Burkholder Paving and Pennsy Supply are performing this work. Shiloh Paving and Strickler Paving are performing similar work for UGI.
101NQ (101 North Queen), former Bulova Technologies Building
This project is currently underway through the fall of 2019. 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 (Holiday Inn)
Construction is ongoing at this project through summer. Lancaster Square is now occupied by contractors to facilitate construction on the North Queen and East Chestnut property, which is scheduled to be completed in May. 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 summer 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 continues several Green Infrastructure projects. Please contact the Engineering Bureau if you have specific concerns about a location under construction at 291-4764. Locations include:
JL Clark (April to July-August 2019)
Hand Middle School (June-August 2019)