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HARRISBURG – The city’s project to make Second Street a two-way thoroughfare hopes to reach its first major milestone in the coming weeks.

The north portion of the Second Street project, from Maclay Street to Division Street, is nearing completion. Construction partner JVI Construction Group plans to pave side roads on Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30, with the goal of opening the stretch of road two north- and southbound traffic in early September.

Work still needs to be completed in the areas of line painting, as well as sign and traffic signals.

Parking will be lightly impacted the week of August 29 to September 2 as milling and paving resumes and moves towards completion. All paving schedules are weather permitting.

Parking restrictions are as follows:

Monday 08/29 & Tuesday 08/30

From Peffer Street to Shamokin Street, parking will be limited on all four street corners, approximately 50 feet from Second Street. This includes Peffer, Maclay, Woodbine, Emerald, Seneca, Schuylkill, Radnor, Wiconisco, and Shamokin. No more than two parking spaces are expected to be impacted.

In addition, the south side of Maclay Street will be closed to parking from Second Street to Third Street.

Wednesday 08/31

The south side of Verbeke Street will be closed to parking from Front Street to Second Street.

The north side of Verbeke Street will be closed to parking from Second to Green Street.

Thursday 09/01

The south side of Reily Street will be closed to parking from Front Street to Penn Street.

Friday 09/02

The south side of Kelker Street will be closed to parking from Front Street to Second Street.

The north side of Kelker Street will be closed to parking from Second Street to Green Street.

Second Street is on time for a full two-way conversion by the middle of fall 2022. Roundabouts are in the process of being installed at the intersections of Verbeke, Reily, and Kelker Streets.

Please follow all posted signs within the construction zones. 

Expect 2nd Street to remain open and functioning as a one-way street during the 2022 construction season. There may be occasional lane closures to accommodate some of the construction tasks. More information on this project is available at https://visionzerohbg.com/projects/2nd-street-two-way-conversion/

Vision Zero is Harrisburg’s strategy to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries in the City by 2030. The city-wide program focuses on safety for all road users: those who walk, ride bicycles, ride the bus, and drive in cars. For more information, visit visionzerohbg.com. 

To learn about current, ongoing and future construction projects throughout the City, please visit our website. harrisburgpa.gov/city-engineer/vision-zero