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The Borough wishes to share the following link of a documentary that was created by a Dickinson College student as part of a research and documentary class.  This documentary, along with others, was first screened to the public in December 2018 and is now available via YouTube.

The video is just one example of the work that has been, or is currently being, undertaken by those featured in the video, as well as others, to tell the untold/forgotten story of Lincoln Cemetery’s history and evolution to what is now known as Memorial Park.

A working group comprised of Jordan descendants (featured in the film); the U.S. Army War College; Hope Station; and, Borough elected officials and staff was formed in fall 2018 to partner and advance the research work of the Cumberland County Historical Society. Moreover, to explore potential improvements – one being, paying homage to the past through the rededication of this site as a sacred place of reflection and creating an opportunity for truth, racial healing and transformation.

Anyone having an interest in joining the working group, or participating in an upcoming community outreach meeting, is encouraged to contact the Borough Manager’s Office or Parks and Recreation at 717-249-4422 or 717-243-3318 respectively.

Look for future announcements and events planned for May 2019 and beyond.

Blasting Activities Along Carlisle Springs Road

Contractors are tentatively scheduled to begin blasting activities on Wednesday, March 13 at the former IAC/Masland site.

Blasting will occur on the west side of Carlisle Springs Road from D Street south to the railroad tracks and on the east side from C Street south to Hamilton Street. This blasting will require a temporary closure of Carlisle Springs Road before, during, and after each blast, lasting approximately 15 minutes. Flaggers will be on the road between E Street and North Hanover Street. The blasting will be performed after 9:00 AM and before 3:00 PM on weekdays. It’s best to avoid the road during that time frame if possible until the blasting work is completed. Residents in the area will be notified by the contractor.

This blasting along Carlisle Springs Road is the first step on the installation of new stormwater piping along the road. The work is tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 13 and run through the first week of April. We will keep you updated on any changes to the schedule.

Pump Track Presentation

The Cumberland Youth Cycling Development (CYCD) will be at the March 7 Carlisle Parks and Recreation Board meeting to discuss possible pump track at Valley Meadows park. A pump track is a self-contained bicycle circuit.

The CYCD will give a formal presentation on the pump track to the board at the meeting. The meeting will be held in Multi-Purpose Room 3 at the Stuart Community Center, 415 Franklin Street on Thursday, Match 7 at 7:00 PM. Please consider attending this meeting. Your comments and feedback on the project are valuable to us.

Exploring Pennsylvania Boroughs

On Thursday, February 7, Carlisle Borough was featured on a episode of Exploring Pennsylvania Boroughs. The show is a partnership between PCN and the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB). Each month, PCN travels to a new Borough to highlight the industry and culture these communities contribute to the commonwealth.

Carlisle’s episode focused on the history, culture, and commerce of the Borough. You can view the episode in it’s entirety below:

Exploring Pennsylvania Boroughs – Carlisle Borough from Triscari on Vimeo.

First Night Carlisle Road Closures

First Night Carlisle, a New Year’s Eve celebration, will cause some parking restrictions and road closures on Monday, December 31.

Beginning at 3:00 PM, no parking will be permitted on High Street from Hanover Street to College Street. There will also be no parking on the first blocks of North and South Pitt Street and North and South West Street.

Those roads will then be closed to traffic beginning at 4:00 PM. All alleys in the area will be closed as well. Everything should reopen by 2:00 AM on January 1.

First Night Carlisle is not a Borough-sponsored event. For questions about the actual event, please visit First Night Carlisle’s website.

Turkey Trot Road Closures

The Carlisle Family YMCA’s annual Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving morning. The following roads on and around the course will be closed to traffic from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM:

  • South West Street
  • West South Street to Orange Street
  • Orange Street to Georgetown Circle
  • Orange Street to Hillside Drive
  • Hillside Drive to Belvedere Street
  • Belvedere Street to Noble Boulevard
  • Noble Boulevard to Wilson Street
  • Wilson Street to South Street
  • South Street to West Street
  • West Street to Finish Line

Carlisle Springs Road Water Main Replacement to Begin Week of October 22

Approximately 2,000 feet of water main on Carlisle Springs Road is scheduled to be replaced beginning the week of October 22. The existing pipe is over 100 years old and approaching the end of its operating life. The contractor will be replacing the water main, water valves, hydrants, and service lines in the area.

Carlisle Springs Road will not be closed while the work occurs; at least one lane of travel will be open. There will be signs and flaggers on site to direct traffic. Work will occur Monday-Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. The contractor has also been granted permission to perform overnight work on a trial basis, between the hours of 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM. This overnight work could significantly shorten the duration of the project by 2 or 3 months. There are blackout dates on the schedule, including the Fall Carlisle show.

Property owners in the immediate area of the work should be receiving a letter from the Borough detailing the project. It is the contractor’s responsibility to insure water service to all Borough customers remains active during this project. This may require the contractor to place a temporary water service line to a few properties along the work are during construction. You will be notified if your property will need temporary service.

The project should wrap up by mid to late December.

2018 Street Improvement Project

10/2 Update: Milling has been completed and paving is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 8. The following roads will be paved:

  • A Street from Franklin to Ash
  • Franklin Street from North to H
  • Louther Street from Cedar to Cherry
  • Penn Street from Pitt to approximately 430 feet east of Pitt

When improvement work is about to start in your area, “No Parking” signs will begin to be posted. Look for those signs to give you the approximate start time of the work. In most cases, the adjacent roadways to your property will be open for you use at the end of each workday.

These important road improvements will benefit the community for a long time. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time and we aim to minimize the inconvenience to residents.