YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – The York City Market Street Paving Project involves work on Market Street from Carlisle Avenue to Harrison Street.
If you’ve been known to get frustrated in traffic, the City of York is not the place you want to end up.
“They’ve already done so much construction up on the east side and you have these one lanes, you’re on one side and the next thing you know you have to get to the other side to shift,” Sarah Woods of York said.
It doesn’t stop there. City leaders and PennDOT have awarded a contract for the milling and paving of Market Street which means you can expect delays and a longer commute.
“I’m probably going to have to wake up a bit earlier. I’m probably going to try and find news and routes to be able to get through the traffic and things like that,” York resident Jasmine Strachan said.
The initial work on the project will involve replacement of handicap sidewalk ramps at all intersections from Carlisle to Harrison, a change some say is a necessary one despite the grief it may cause.
“The roads are bumpy, they’re rough. It tears up your car,” Woods said.
A notice to proceed was issued for this Monday, but the project could take up to four months, which could mean traffic delays and lane closures and maybe a little more coffee before you head out the door.
“People create more road rage because they’re in a hurry trying to get to where they need to get to, and they just don’t have patience for all of the construction that we’ve already been through in the last couple weeks, so it’s more frustrating,” Woods said.
The project is expected to be completed by December. You can sign up for email alerts related to the project by visiting the city’s website.