North Hanover Street Component

UPDATE (JUNE 13, 2024)
The Borough's contractor will be working on the storm sewer and water main and rehabilitating the roadway surface along Fairground Avenue between West Penn Street and the railroad tracks as part of this project. Due to this work, Fairground Avenue between West Penn Street and the railroad tracks will be closed on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the duration of the work. This road closure is expected to begin the week of June 17, 2024.

The contractor and the Borough will do our best to minimize the inconvenience to residents by having the road closed for only as long as it needs to be to safely complete the work required.

UPDATE (MAY 23, 2024)
Work is officially underway! Crews are currently performing water line week near Penn Street.

Weather permitting, work will start on Monday, May 20 with water line work beginning near North Street.

No road closures are currently planned but look for lane restrictions during the work. Flaggers will be on-site to direct traffic. On-street parking will also be prohibited in certain areas while work is done.

The final phase of the Carlisle Connectivity Project includes improvements to North Hanover Street, Carlisle Springs Road, and Fairground Avenue.

Carlisle SR11-SR 34 Intersection Display-2024-01-26

The intersection of Carlisle Springs Road and North Hanover Street will be realigned to bring the approach to a 90-degree angle. The intersection will also be signalized.

CCP 5 point Roundabout     

Further south will be a 5-point roundabout at the intersection of North Hanover Street. West and East Penn Streets, and Fairground Avenue. Travel through the roundabout will be in a counter-clockwise direction, similar to the roundabout constructed at North College and B Streets.

Construction Components
In addition to the signalized intersection and the 5-point roundabout, the project also includes the following:
• Rail Line Reconstruction and Signal Upgrades
• Water Main Replacement
• Stormwater Management Features
• Other Utility Relocations
• Roadway Reconstruction/Complete Street Features

Potential Impacts During Construction:
• Partial Road Closures
• Full Road Closures & Detours
• Temporary Street Parking Restrictions
• Mail Delivery
• Sidewalk Closures
• Noise and Dust

Individuals traveling through the Borough are encouraged to visit to check the road conditions. This free service provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Tentative Schedule: 
April 2024 - Presconstruction Inspections and Utility Relocations to Start
May 2024 - Water Line Replacement
TBD - Railroad Work
TBD - PPL Work

The entire project is expected to conclude near the end of 2025. We will continue to provide an updated timeline as the work progresses. 

2024 Construction Blackout Dates for Carlisle Events Activities:
April 15 - 21 (Spring Carlisle)
May 8 - 11 (Imports)
May 29 - June 2 (Ford)
June 19 - 22 (GM)
July 10 - 14 (Chrysler)
July 31 - August 4 (Truck)
August 20 - 25 (Corvette)
September 30 - October 6 (Fall)

Project Goals
• Provide safer traveling conditions along the US 11 corridor that is used as an alternate route when I-81 is shut down in the Carlisle area.
• Provide safer PA 34/US 11 intersection as PA 34 is a key artery connecting Cumberland and Perry Counties.
• Provide safer walking conditions to connect the Borough's northeast quadrant with the northwest quadrant containing the Carlisle Area School District Campus.
• Provide safer pedestrian access for elderly residents living at One and Two West Penn.
• Minimize the number of at-grade crossings of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Corridor through the Borough.
• Helps to achieve Vision Zero goals.
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