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Carlisle Springs Road to Undergo Final Restoration

Final restoration of Carlisle Springs Road from North Hanover Street to E Street is tentatively scheduled to begin this week!

Base paving on the eastern side should begin on Thursday, September 19. Once that is completed crews will be milling, paving, and striping the road. The road will remain open, but look for single lane closures on the road during the work.

The goal is to have the road restored before the beginning of the Fall Carlisle event, which begins on October 2. Thank you for your patience during the work on this road.

The annual Corvette Parade rolls into downtown Carlisle this Saturday and there are street closures from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Road Closures (No Parking begins on these roads late Saturday afternoon):

  • I Street south to Carlisle Springs Road
  • Carlisle Springs Road from I Street to North Hanover Street
  • Hanover Street from Carlisle Springs Road to South Street
  • High Street from Bedford Street to West Street
  • Pitt Street from Louther Street to Pomfret Street
  • East Pomfret Street to Eagles lot

Additionally, there will be No Parking between North and Penn Streets on Hanover Street.

Microsurfacing Set to Begin Week of August 12

Microsurfacing is scheduled to begin next week on several Borough roads as part of our annual Street Improvement Project. Microsurfacing is an application of a liquid asphalt/stone aggregate mixture coating over the road to extend its useful life. Microsurfacing cures quickly, allowing the roads to open to traffic much faster than with traditional paving.

Day 1:
Cherry Street from Route 74 to Southern end
Armstrong Road from Meeting House to Donegal
Northfield Drive

Day 2:
Glendale Street from Pomfret to south of South Street
West Pomfret from Ritner to Belvedere

Day 3:
Hill Place
Craig Lane

No Parking signs will be posted in advance of the work. We expect that access will be disrupted for no more than one day on any particular street.

Cooling Stations

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect from noon today until 8:00 PM Saturday. A Heat Advisory remains in effect from 8:00 PM Saturday to 8:00 PM Sunday. Heat index values may reach as high as 113 on Saturday. For tips on dealing with extreme heat, visit https://www.ready.gov/heat.

The Carlisle Borough Police Department, 240 Lincoln Street, will be available as a cooling shelter today through Sunday from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM. The Salvation Army of Carlisle, PA serves as a cooling station when the temperature is above 90 and their security office is open.

The current hours for 20 East Pomfret Street are Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (possibly later if there is demand) and Sunday from 9:45 PM to 8:00 PM.

Additionally, the half-price admission discount to the Carlisle Community Pool has been extended through Sunday.

 

New 4-Way Stop Sign to be Installed at South College & Walnut Streets

Last night, Borough Council authorized the Borough solicitor to draft and advertise an ordinance amending Borough Code to establish a 4-way stop for the intersection at South College Street and Walnut Street.

This new stop sign is the perfect example of how residents can make a difference in the Borough! Two residents approached the Borough with concerns about the safety of this intersection. Borough staff conducted traffic studies and implemented various traffic control measures in an attempt to slow down traffic and improve sight distance. These initial measures did not significantly improve safety at the intersection. After discussions with staff at Workshop Meetings, Borough Council ultimately authorized staff to submit a request to PennDOT for the 4-way stop, which was approved.

On Tuesday, June 11, PennDOT will install new stop signs with an “All Way” plaque on them. They will also install temporary flashers on the stop signs, as well as “Stop Ahead” signs to alert drivers during the first 30-60 days of the signs being installed.

Thank you to those residents who reached out with their safety concerns!

Ford Parade Road Closures

The annual Ford Parade rolls into downtown Carlisle this Saturday and there are street closures from 6:45 PM to 9:30 PM.

Road Closures (No Parking begins on these roads late Saturday afternoon):

  • I Street south to Carlisle Springs Road
  • Carlisle Springs Road from I Street to North Hanover Street
  • Hanover Street from Carlisle Springs Road to South Street
  • High Street from Bedofrd Street to West Street
  • Pitt Street from Louther Street to Pomfret Street
  • East Pomfret Street to Eagles lot

Additionally, there will be No Parking between North and Penn Streets on Hanover Street.

Ford Parade Road Closures

The annual Ford Parade rolls into downtown Carlisle this Saturday and there are street closures from 6:45 PM to 9:30 PM.

Road Closures (No Parking begins on these roads late Saturday afternoon):

  • I Street south to Carlisle Springs Road
  • Carlisle Springs Road from I Street to North Hanover Street
  • Hanover Street from Carlisle Springs Road to South Street
  • High Street from Bedofrd Street to West Street
  • Pitt Street from Louther Street to Pomfret Street
  • East Pomfret Street to Eagles lot

Additionally, there will be No Parking between North and Penn Streets on Hanover Street.

 

Memorial Day Ceremony Slated for May 27 at Noon

Borough of Carlisle to Accept Army War College Class of 2019 Gift During Annual Haines-Stackfield Event at Hope Station

On Monday, May 27, 2019, the Haines-Stackfield American Legion Post 826 will hold their annual Memorial Day Observance Ceremony at Lincoln Cemetery located at Memorial Park, 149 West Penn Street, Carlisle.

As part of this year’s ceremony, the Borough of Carlisle will accept a gift from the United States Army War College Class of 2019. The Borough formed a working group comprised of Jordan descendants (the family of the remaining stone in the cemetery); the USAWC Class of 2019; Hope Station; and, Borough staff and elected officials to determine what form the gift would take. The group decided on an archway leading into Lincoln Cemetery. The archway is the beginning of potential improvements to this area to include paying homage to the site’s historical significance as a burial ground for African Americans in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, including Civil War veterans and community leaders. More significantly, to rededicate the cemetery as a sacred place of reflection and create an opportunity for truth, racial healing, and transformation.

The Borough of Carlisle encourages residents and interested parties to attend this ceremony.  A reception will be held at Haines-Stackfield immediately following the service.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, the service will take place inside the Haines-Stackfield American Legion, 148 West Penn Street, Carlisle.

Spring Hydrant Flushing

From Sunday, May 19, 2019 through Saturday, May 25, 2019 (weather permitting), the Carlisle Public Works Department will conduct fire hydrant testing and flushing.  This work involves the routine testing, maintenance and inspection of Carlisle’s fire hydrant system, which helps maintain water quality and system reliability.

Hydrants will be flushed between the hours of 7 PM and 5 AM to keep disruption of the water system and traffic concerns to a minimum. The semiannual flushing is necessary to maintain high water quality in the distribution system and to test fire hydrants for proper function.

During this time, water customers may experience a slight discoloration of their tap water, which should subside.  Should you experience discolored water, you can flush your service lateral by allowing your service to flow for a short duration of 5 to 10 minutes.  Although we hope to keep these occurrences to a minimum, they are unavoidable.