HARRISBURG – Two major road construction projects are underway in the City of Harrisburg. The projects are part of the City’s Vision Zero street safety initiative.
Beginning on March 8th, the City will be working with businesses located on 7th Street, between Boas and Reily Streets, to prepare for the roundabout. The initial focus of the project will be improvements to the drainage, lighting, and pedestrian crossings along 7th Street. More information on the 7th Street Reconstruction Project is available at https://visionzerohbg.com/projects/#7th_Street_Reconstruction
Beginning as soon as late April, work will begin on 2nd Street to prepare for its two-way conversion. Initial tasks will be repairs to the sidewalk, curbs, and stormwater drains. Work on sidewalk ramps and stormwater inlets will begin at the intersection of Forster and 2nd Streets. This will continue down 2nd Street, one side of the road at a time. The City expects the work along the sides of the road to continue through October 2021.
Expect 2nd Street to remain open and functioning as a one-way street during the 2021 construction season. There may be occasional lane closures to accommodate some of the construction tasks. Paving and changing the traffic pattern is planned for Fall 2022. 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 serious 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