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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 www.511PA.com.

View the complete press release.

“Stars Burst Over Carlisle” Fireworks Show

BOROUGH OF CARLISLE & DOWNTOWN CARLISLE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE 2018 “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.

A NOTE ABOUT CONSUMER 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.

 

Advanced Disposal Issues

The Borough of Carlisle is taking the issue of the missed and delayed collections by its service provider very seriously. Borough management met with corporate officials from Advanced Disposal yesterday about their failure to meet the terms of the service contract. Advanced Disposal has dispatched additional drivers and equipment from outside areas to assist with the missed collections. Advanced Disposal indicated they will be streamlining their hiring and procurement process to add new drivers and equipment with the goal of increasing their level of service within the Borough.

Please know that the Borough of Carlisle will continue to monitor Advanced Disposal’s performance and assess penalties in the event that service delivery is not met. The Borough thanks is residents for their continued patience with this matter.

Trash & Recycling Update: Wednesday, June 6

According to Advanced Disposal, all trash and recycling that was missed last week has been picked up. If you still have trash or recycling from last week sitting curbside, please call Public Works at 717-240-6930. If you have to leave a voicemail, please make sure to leave the address of the missed pick-up on the message.

Trash & Recycling should be on schedule for the remainder of the week. We apologize again for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

UPDATE: Trash & Recycling Delays

The Borough apologizes for the continued delays in trash and recycling collection. There have been issues with Advanced Disposal, the Borough’s contracted waste hauler. Borough management has been in contact with Advanced Disposal regarding these issues. Every missed collection is reported to Advanced Disposal and the Borough has issued penalties for missed collections per our contract with the hauler.
Advanced Disposal has assured us that they have dispatched an additional crew today to address the areas where trash and recycling has yet to be collected.
The Borough is taking this matter and the concerns of its residents very seriously. Representatives of the Borough and Advanced Disposal will meet later today to discuss these issues and to address service deficiencies and the Borough’s expectations.
The Borough will continue to provide updates as the information becomes available. Thank you for your continued patience

Trash & Recycling Delays

We apologize for the delays in trash & recycling pick-up that have occurred over the last several days. Due to several unforeseen circumstances, including equipment and personnel issues, Advanced Disposal was unable to complete their collection routes.
We received an update from the company this morning. They will be working on collecting the missed routes as well as Monday’s regular routes, so please continue to leave your trash and recycling curbside.
We will pass along any other updates to you when we receive them. Thank you for your patience.

2018 Ford Street Parade Road Closures

The annual Ford Parade and Street Party will take place on Saturday, June 2.

There will be several road closures and parking restrictions because of this event. The following streets will be closed and have no parking on them from 4:30 PM until 10:00 PM on Saturday, June 2:

  • High Street from Bedford Street to West Street
  • Hanover Street from Penn Street to South Street
  • Pitt Street from Louther Street to Pomfret Street
  • Pomfret Street from Pitt Street to Bedford Street (with access to the Pomfret Street Parking Garage and Eagles Parking Lot only)
  • No cross-traffic on Louther Street at Hanover Street (will be blocked from the Post Office to the parking lot on East Louther Street)