TIGER Project Frequently Asked Questions
The Carlisle Connectivity Project is a series of transportation upgrades designed to improve mobility around and through the redevelopment sites in the northern part of Carlisle. The Connectivity Project is comprised of three different projects with different timelines.
- Western Phase
- Borough Project 1
- TIGER Project
The TIGER Project earned its name because of the type of federal grant that is helping fund it: Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery.
The TIGER Project includes:
- Improvements to Fairground Avenue north of the railroad tracks
- Improvements to B Street from Carlisle Springs Road north to College Street
- 3-point roundabout at B Street and Fairground Avenue
- 4-point roundabout at B Street and North College Street
- Paved, mixed-use trail adjacent to Fairground Avenue
- Sidewalk, drainage, and sign upgrades
- Replacement of cast iron water mains with new ductile iron water mains and new water valves
- Various streetscape enhancements including
- Improved Sidewalks
- Decorative Lighting
- Stormwater Management Features
- Bike Racks
Roundabouts are part of the TIGER Project to improve pedestrian safety and mobility. When crossing at a roundabout, a pedestrian only needs to be aware of traffic coming from one direction, rather than two. Roundabouts also decrease the distance a pedestrian must travel when crossing the street.
The scheduled completion date is October 5, 2021.
Rogele, Inc. out of Harrisburg was awarded the construction bid for the TIGER Project.
Construction is tentatively scheduled to take place Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. As the project progresses, night and/or weekend work may be required.
Roads will be closed on a block-by-block basis as construction occurs. The contractor will notify residents of the affected blocks ahead of time by posting of no-parking signs.
When a block has construction occurring, there will be no on-street parking available on the block during that time. However, the Borough will lift residential parking enforcement on B Street and Fairground Avenue during the construction period to allow for more parking.
Information for Residents in Construction Area
The project involves replacement of existing sidewalks. The contractor will place “sidewalk closed ahead” signs at the entrance to a block while sidewalk demolition and reconstruction activities are taking place within the street block. Students will need to walk on an adjacent sidewalk if the sidewalk they normally used is closed for construction.
The contractor will allow access for postal delivery vehicles and carriers.
The contractor will give the trash hauler access to pick up trash and recycling. You may continue to leave your trash and recycling curbside on your regularly scheduled day.
No. Work will be staged so that residents do not lose access to their utilities during that time. There may be a very brief outage period when the services are transferred or existing utility infrastructure is replaced or relocated.. The utility companies or contractor should provide advance notice to residents when a temporary shutdown is needed.
The individuals in the white construction hats are from TRC Engineers, Inc. They are handling construction inspection on this project for the Borough. Feel free to ask them any questions or share any concerns/issues you may have with the construction.
Yes. New sidewalks and curbs will be installed along Fairground Avenue from the railroad tracks north to B Street, and on B Street from Carlisle Springs Road west to College Street. This will be done at no cost to the property owner.
Yes, new trees will be planted. If you would like to learn more about the trees being planted in your area, please contact the Borough.
You can call Borough Hall at 717-249-4422 and ask to speak to either Susan Armstrong, Borough Manager; Owen Snyder, Assistant Borough Manager; or Mark Malarich, Borough Engineer.