York County to target most dangerous roads with $300M funding plan


YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — York County has just announced plans to improve roads, bridges and transportation across the county over a four year span.

The funds, totaling over $330 million, comes from state and federal taxes.

Among the plans: $9 million allocated to improve the county’s most unsafe or dangerous roads and intersections. This includes East Market Street in and around York city as well as U.S. Route 15 near Dillsburg. The comprehensive plan includes upgrades to traffic signals, to make traffic flow more efficiently. Many roads with only one or two lanes will either be expanded or turning lanes will be added.

The proposal also includes an effort to add more bike lanes and rail trails around the county.

“We have a lot of ideas to improve transportation around York County and we’re now getting to the point where we can implement some of those projects,” said Mike Pritchard, senior planner with the York County Planning Commission (YCPC).

YCPC is asking for the public’s input on these plans from now until June 12th. You can read the plans here: www.ycpc.org. Comments can be e-mailed to transportationplanningchief@ycpc.org.

The work will start in 2019 and run through 2022.

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