• Ambassadors Spring 2

    Bike Squad at Clipper Magazine Stadium

  • children-fountain-030215

    Binns Park Fountain

  • harvest-day-mrkt-030215

    Central Market during Harvest Breakfast

  • clay-street-roofline-030215

    Roof lines along Clay Street

  • lancaster-city-skyline-P1180021

    The City Grows as a Choice Location for
    Regional Expansions & Corporate Headquarters

600-001

Current
Newsletter

Info for our Residents,
Businesses & Partners.
Clean Team at West King II-002

Lancaster
DID

Ensuring a more Safe,
Clean & Vital Downtown.
DSC_0098-001

What's Up Downtown?

Keeping you informed of
the Happenings & Events.
Untitled-1_edited-2

Building On Strength

City Economic
Development Strategy

Today's Lead Story

phase-1

Important Downtown Traffic Information on the Crosswalk Phasing Plan to occur 9/26 through early December

Beginning on Monday 9/26, and continuing for approximately seven (7) weeks, contractors for the City of Lancaster will begin downtown crosswalk repairs as the final part of the Streetscape Phase III project. This will be completed in five (5) phases in an attempt to lessen traffic congestion in the downtown. All phases are expected to last 9 to 11 days. The first phase of the project will last from 9/26 through 10/6, approximately, with weather cooperation. The first four (4) phases will be 24-hour restrictions, as concrete work is installed and has time to cure for traffic loads. The phasing plan, approximate schedules, and traffic impacts are as follows:

Phase 1 (9/26 to 10/6):

  • Queen/Vine: South Queen Street will be reduced to one lane approaching Vine Street.
  • Queen/Vine: East Vine Street will be restricted to westbound traffic only; all traffic from Queen or Vine will be diverted north on Queen.
  • Queen/Orange: North Queen Street will be reduced to one lane approaching Orange Street.

o   Right turns from Orange Street to North Queen Street will not be permitted by trucks or buses. A flagger will be present from 8:00am-5:30pm to assist passenger vehicles making a right turn onto North Queen Street. A detour will be implemented via Mulberry Street to Chestnut Street for trucks or buses.

Phase 2 (10/6 to 10/16):

  • Prince/King: North Prince Street will be restricted to one lane prior to the King Street approach.
  • Queen/Orange: North Queen Street will be restricted to one lane prior to the Orange Street approach.

o   Right turns from Orange Street to North Queen Street will not be permitted by trucks. A flagger will be present from 8:00am-5:30pm to assist passenger vehicles making a right turn onto North Queen Street. A detour will be implemented via Mulberry Street to Chestnut Street for trucks or buses.

  • Duke/King: East King Street will be reduced to one lane prior to the Duke Street approach.

o   Left turns from North Duke Street to East King Street will not be permitted by trucks. A flagger will be present from 8:00am-5:30pm to assist passenger vehicles making a left turn onto East King Street. A detour will be implemented via Church Street to Lime Street for trucks or buses.

  • Queen/Vine: South Queen Street will be restricted to one lane prior to the Vine Street approach.

Phase 3 (10/17 to 10/27):

  • Queen/Orange: Orange Street will be reduced to one lane prior to the Queen Street approach.

o   Left turns from North Queen Street to West Orange Street will not be permitted by trucks. A flagger will be present from 8:00am-5:30pm to assist passenger vehicles making a left turn onto West Orange Street. A detour will be implemented via Mulberry Street to Chestnut Street for trucks or buses.

  • Prince/King: North Prince Street will be reduced to one lane prior to the King Street approach.

o   Left turns from North Prince Street to West King Street will not be permitted by trucks. A flagger will be present from 8:00am-5:30pm to assist passenger vehicles making a left turn onto West King Street. A detour will be implemented via Conestoga Street to South Queen Street for trucks or buses.

  • Duke/King: North Duke Street will reduced to one lane prior to the King Street approach.

o   Left turns from North Duke Street to East King Street will not be permitted by trucks. A flagger will be present from 8:00am-5:30pm to assist passenger vehicles making a left turn onto East King Street. A detour will be implemented via Church Street to Lime Street for trucks or buses.

o   Right turns from East King Street to South Duke Street will not be permitted by trucks. A flagger will be present from 8:00am-5:30pm to assist passenger vehicles making a right turn onto South Duke Street. A detour will be implemented via Broad Street to South Duke Street for trucks or buses.

Phase 4 (10/27 to 11/6):

  • Queen/Orange: East Orange Street will be reduced to one lane prior to the Queen Street approach.

o   Right turns from East Orange Street to North Queen Street will not be permitted by trucks. A flagger will be present from 8:00am-5:30pm to assist passenger vehicles making a right turn onto North Queen Street. A detour will be implemented via Mulberry Street to Chestnut Street for trucks or buses.

  • Left turns from North Queen Street to West Orange Street will not be permitted by trucks. A flagger will be present from 8:00am-5:30pm to assist passenger vehicles making a right turn onto West Orange Street. A detour will be implemented via Walnut Street to Prince Street for trucks or buses.
  • Prince/King: West King Street will be reduced to one lane prior to the Prince Street approach.

o   Left turns from North Prince Street to West King Street will not be permitted by trucks. A flagger will be present from 8:00am-5:30pm to assist passenger vehicles making a left turn onto West King Street. A detour will be implemented via Conestoga Street to South Queen Street for trucks or buses.

  • East Orange Street will be reduced to one lane prior to the North Queen Street approach.
  • East King Street will be reduced to one lane prior to the Duke Street approach.

Phase 5 (11/7 to 11/12):

  • Short-term, mobile work zones will require lane and turning restrictions at all four intersections during this week, while crews replace areas of damaged brick. Flaggers will be present to assist with traffic movements. These restrictions will be daytime working hours only.

Motorists are advised to utilize alternate routes when possible, and allow for extra time during their commute. The following signalized corridors should be considered to avoid downtown congestion if commuting through the city:

  • Northbound: Church Street to Lime Street; North West End Avenue; Mulberry Street; Hershey Ave; Broad Street; New Holland Ave; Marietta Ave; College Ave; Race Ave;
  • Eastbound: Chestnut Street; Lemon Street; James Street; Harrisburg Ave; New Holland Ave
  • Westbound: Walnut Street; Lemon Street; James Street; Harrisburg Ave; Manor Street; Columbia Ave
  • Southbound: Charlotte Street; South West End Avenue; Manor Street; Hershey Ave; Broad Street; Race Ave; College Ave.

Fig Lancaster: City of Makers

LANCASTER IS A CITY of makers. Creating. Innovating. Collaborating.
There is a rhythm to our city. It’s fast. It’s authentic. It has soul. There is a sense of community. It’s fun. It’s fresh. It has flavor.

My Lancaster: All about Lancaster County, Pennsylvania