PennDOT will be replacing the West High Street bridge at Logan and Mummau Parks. Informational updates will be posted here as they become available:
Memorial Park Stream Restoration Project
The Borough has been awarded seven grants to date totalling $1,586,931 for this project which is a result of a mandate by PA DEP / EPA for the Borough (and all municipalities) to meet the Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction regulatory requirements. These requirements obligate the Borough to reduce the amount of sediment and associated pollutants entering the Chiques Creek and Chesapeake Bay to at most 90% of the current sediment load. This will be accomplished primarily through streambank stabilization. The project will include removal of the dead Ash Trees and utilizing many of them into the streambank stabilization process. Additional streambank stabilization measures and silt removal/regrading will also be included. Trails and other amenities will be incorporated into the project as well. The grants received will cover the costs for this project, greatly reducing the financial burden on the taxpayers of the Borough.
The project has been awarded to Flyway Excavating and work is now underway and will continue through mid-Fall. The covered bridge and walking path will remain closed throughout the duration of the project for safety purposes, but will be open for Farm Show week.
Barring unanticipated changes to the state requirements, this project will enable the Borough to satisfy the obligations of at least two 5-year permit cycles. Accomplishing these goals in this manner will result in additional long-term cost savings to the Borough’s taxpayers. Click here for full permit. Click here for plans.
Various Paving Projects
A number of streets and alleys were paved this summer, including S Reading Alley from Columbia to Holtz Alley, E Ferdinand St from Hazel to end, S Wolf St from E Stiegel to Ferdinand, Lorraine Ave between the Miller Dr intersections, W Chestnut from Fulton to W High, and Spahr Alley at N Wolf.
East High Street Pedestrian Improvements Project
The Borough has been awarded a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant to extend sidewalks along East High Street from their current endpoints to the RR crossing. This will also connect to the proposed trail that will be constructed as part of the Memorial Park Stream restoration Project. Work is anticipated to begin early 2022.
East Adele Ave Stormwater Improvement Project
This is phase 2 of a project to improve stromwater runoff issues in the area. The Borough has received a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant which will be used toward this ~$240,000 project. The project is now complete.
East Stiegel Street Bridge.
This project involves making structural repairs, including beam replacement, and related improvements as identified in the biannual state bridge inspection. Work on repairs, including beam replacement, on the East Stiegel St. bridge (just west of S Oak St.) began in 2020. The project is now complete.
North Linden and East High Streets storm drainage improvement project
This project will replace inadequately sized storm drains at and near this intersection to alleviate the ponding of water that frequently occurs. The drainage work was completed in 2020, and permanent street restoration is now complete.
N. Laurel/E. High Crosswalk Reconstruction Project
This project will reconstruct the deteriorated croswallk at this intersection and is now complete.
South Oak Street resurfacing project.
This project involves base repairs, levelling, and resurfacing of of the street between Fruitvill Pike and the bridge at Hostetter Road. This is a joint project with Penn Township, and has been completed.
New Charlotte Street storm drainage project.
This project involves the replaces of a storm sewer under an existing sidewalk, and sidewalk replacement. This project was performed by our Public Works crew, and is complete.
West Gramby Street Sidewalk Replacement Project.
This project involved the removal of unhealthy trees that were damaging the adjacent sidewalk, and replacement of the damaged sidewalk. This project is complete.
South Oak Street Bridge Repairs
Work is has been completed, which included repairs to eliminate the need for posted weight limits.
2019 Community Development Block Grant Project
Manheim Borough has been awarded a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant which will be used to provide pedestrian upgrades, including ADA accessibility, at the Wolf Street parking lot and East High Street, and at various intersections along the designated walk-to-school route for the new Baron Elementary School. This project is now complete.
South Hazel Street and North Linden Street
Work on these projects is now substantially complete.
South Hazel Street – Extending from High Street to Stiegel Street. This project utilized the full-depth reclamation process between Ferdinand and Stiegel which essentially reconstructed the entire street. Between High and Ferdinand, the street has a concrete base and was therefore milled and overlayed in this section.
UGI has completed the replacement of a gas main in South Hazel Street between High and Ferdinand ahead of this project.
Surface repair/regrading has been completed.
North Linden Street – Extending from High Street to Gramby Street. This project utilized the full-depth reclamation process which essentially reconstructed the entire street.
PennDOT-UGI West High/S Penn Gas Main Project
PennDOT has completed their project on Market Square and West High Street.
Permanent restoration on Borough streets that were affected by the gas line work is complete. This included milling and overlay on the side of the streets directly impacted by the gas main work.
2018 Completed Projects
PennDOT’s Main St/PA 72 Paving Project
Traffic Signal Battery Backup Project
The Borough was awarded a Green Light-Go grant from PennDOT for the installation of battery backup power supply for all traffic signals in the Borough.
South Charlotte Street repaving project
North Main Street (PA 72) Stormwater Improvements
The Borough was awarded a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant to install storm sewers from Danner Alley to Gramby Street. This project will help reduce the amount of stormwater on Main Street and the resulting splash onto adjacent sidewalks and buildings.
Click on videos below to see the before and after conditions that have resulted from this project! The “after” video is from the exact same location – the adjacent building is the old Bickles building which is being redeveloped (the portion with the railing has since been demolished), and the white house across the street with the peeling paint from last year has since been painted black. The residents and business owners along this stretch no longer have the splash they previously had which had been dirtying and damaging their buildings, and it is also in an infill redevelopment area that is already generating pedestrian traffic – which was impossible on a rainy day prior to this project – and the property is only developed at a small fraction of the total.
2017 and Earlier Completed Projects
The purpose of the 2017 street projects was primarily that of preventive maintenance in order to extend the life of the affected streets and to allow the Borough to utilize our limited funds in a more efficient manner. Similar to what many people do with residential driveways and parking lots, the seal coat helps to prevent water from seeping into and below the surface. This water, along with the freeze/thaw cycles, are the primary cause of pot holes and more significant street damage, which results in the need for more extensive (and expensive) repairs.
Wolf Street Parking Lot – New lighting has been installed, enhancing night-time visibility and safety, and the surface has been re-sealed. The Cardboard Dumpsters have been permanently relocated to the parking lot at Logan Park off of Ferdinand Street.
Police/EMS Building Project: Construction is complete. The police are now operating out of the new building. Emergency Services Campus
Chiques Creek Sediment Removal (72 @ Fruitville Pike) – Work has been completed for the removal of sediment from the Chiques Creek. This will greatly enhance capacity and flow through this area. Chiques Creek sediment removal plans
Adele Ave Stormwater improvements: The project is now complete. 2015-10-01 – Adele Avenue plans (BID SET)
Stiegel & Penn Street: Resurfacing/Stormwater Project: This project is now complete. 2014-07-14 – West Stiegel and Penn Street Improvements (BID SET)
Logan Park Restoration Project: This project has been completed. LoganPark_NFWF_Maps