PPL work to affect traffic, parking in Lancaster

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – PPL Electric Utilities says work to replace power lines and old poles in part of the city will cause power outages and parking restrictions.

The work is scheduled to begin Monday on Old Dorwart Street and portions of New Dorwart, North Pine, and West Grant streets.

PPL says customers in this area may experience one to two power outages, lasting anywhere from one to eight hours. Most customers will experience one outage. Affected customers will be notified 24 to 48 hours in advance with door hangers.

Parking restrictions will be in place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on street blocks where crews are working, but residents may use street parking overnight. Cars parked during restricted hours will be towed by police.

Equipment used for setting new poles and wires will require closing of streets while the work is in progress. Crews will typically work most weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PPL expects the work to be completed in November.

Below is a description of the planned work path:

• Work will begin on Monday, Aug. 15, at the corner of North Pine and West Grant streets, with crews moving east on Grant Street until they near Charlotte Street. Construction on West Grant Street will last approximately two weeks, depending on weather.

• Work will then start again near the intersection of North Pine and West Grant streets and move north on Pine Street, stopping at the intersection of West Marion Street. This stretch of work will also last approximately two weeks.

• Crews will then return to the intersection of North Pine and West Grant streets and move south on Pine, then south on Old Dorwart and New Dorwart streets until they reach the intersection of New Dorwart and West Vine streets.

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