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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.

2018 Corvette Parade Street Closures

The 2018 Corvette Parade-Park & Party is this Saturday, August 25. This event does include several road closures and parking restrictions before, during, and after the event.

The following roads will have no parking and be closed from 4:30 PM until around 11:00 PM on Saturday, August 25.

  • High St. from Bedford St. to West St.
  • Hanover St. from North St. to South St.
  • Pitt St. from Louther St. to Pomfret St
  • Pomfret St. from Pitt St. to Bedford St. (There will be access to the Pomfret Street Parking Garage from the west)
  • Louther St. at the Post Office lot and Louther Street Parking Lot.

PennDOT Announces Extensive Patching Project on I-81 in Cumberland County

Today, PennDOT announced an extensive two-month patching project along northbound and southbound Interstate 81 in Cumberland County.

PennDOT crews will begin working on the northbound lanes of I-81 between Exit 52 (New Kingston/Middlesex) and Exit 57 (Mechanicsburg), as well as the southbound lanes from the Susquehanna River toward Exit 61 (Wertzville Road). After that section is finished, crews will head to the southbound lanes from Exit 37 (Newville) to the Cumberland/Franklin line. Crews will also be patching several exit and entrance ramps in the area. The project is scheduled to continue through August.

Crews will be working on I-81 Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. There will be advance signage notifying drivers of lane closures. Slow down and use caution in work zones. Congestion and delays are possible, so allow extra time or consider an alternate route. You can check ahead on road conditions by visiting

View the complete press release.

“Stars Burst Over Carlisle” Fireworks Show


The Borough of Carlisle and the Downtown Carlisle Association are proud to present Cumberland County’s Independence Day Holiday Fireworks Show. The annual “Stars Burst Over Carlisle” Tribute to Freedom fireworks extravaganza will launch from the Carlisle Fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 3 at 9:45 pm.

“We are proud to be able to pull the community together each year and celebrate our great Nation’s founding with this fireworks display,” said Carlisle Mayor Tim Scott. “July 3rd was the date chosen for the fireworks to allow for a late night with families and full day of Independence Day fun, as July 5th will be a work day for most.”

Launched from the highest spot at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, the show can be seen from nearby streets, parks, and backyards. Summerfair organizers have scheduled their popular Tractor Twang concert and country line-dancing event for the Carlisle Fairgrounds Grandstands starting at 7:00 pm.

The Borough has been teaming with the Downtown Carlisle Association the past two years to help coordinate sponsorships, advertising, production and public safety measures. “We are always eager to help boost the awareness of what Carlisle has to offer. This is a great way to allow the Borough to tap event production resources it already has access through the DCA, without causing undo burden on other borough agencies,” said Glenn White, Executive Director of the Downtown Carlisle Association. Sponsors for the Stars Burst Over Carlisle fireworks show are: The Borough of Carlisle, UPMC Pinnacle-Carlisle, Eckert Seamans, The Carlisle Sentinel, Carlisle Eagles Post 1299, Tree of Life Church, CAM-TEK Systems, and the Downtown Carlisle Association.

Rain date for the fireworks will be July 4 at 9:45 pm. Any cancellation will be announced at 5:00 pm the day of the fireworks.


Last year, Pennsylvania passed a law that allows consumers to purchase & use “Class C” fireworks, including firecrackers, Roman candles, and bottle rockets. While you can legally purchase them, there are strict regulations about actually setting them off. These fireworks pose a danger to both people and property.

According to state law, you cannot set off fireworks within 150 feet of an occupied structure. This eliminates almost all areas in the Borough.

Other regulations include:
· They cannot be ignited or discharged on a public or private property without express permission of the property owner.
· They cannot be discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building.
· They cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.
· They cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or another drug.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fireworks cause an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 house fires. Last year, an estimated 12,900 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries. These fireworks may be legal to purchase, but they are still very dangerous and should be left to the professionals.