The Lancaster County Transportation Study MPO covers all of Lancaster County.† Major east-west highway corridors connect Lancaster with Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley and Reading to the east and Harrisburg, York and Pittsburgh to the west.†

 

Major Corridors within the region include:

Major East-West Corridor

US 30 and I-76 connecting to Philadelphia

Major North-South Corridor

US 222 and PA 283 connecting to Reading and Harrisburg

Transit

The Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA) is Lancasterís primary provider of intra-city mass transit.† RRTA provides public transit service along major highway routes, with park and ride lots within the urbanized area.† The Keystone Corridor connects Lancaster with Elizabethtown, Mount Joy and Harrisburg to the east. Other transit services are provided for the senior citizens and persons with disabilities by RRTA.† Amtrak provides daily commuter train service connecting Lancaster to Harrisburg and Philadelphia and points along the Northeast Corridor.†

 

Aviation

There are three small private airports and one larger public airport in Lancaster County.† The Lancaster Municipal Airport is the largest of the airports and provides the most services.† The remaining three airports include Smoketown Airport, Donegal Springs Airpark and McGuinness Airport.† These airports are privately owned but available for public use.

 

Rail Freight

Norfolk Southern is the major rail line serving the Lancaster area with the Dillerville Yard located in the northwestern portion of the City.




Transportation Program- First Four Years (2013-2016)

To maintain and improve the existing transportation system in the Lancaster MPO, several key transportation projects are included in first four years of the 2013-2024 Twelve Year Transportation Program.† Some of these key projects include:

 Centerville Road Bridge on SR 4057 (Centerville Road T-408) over US 30 involves widening the bridge to 5 lanes

 Bainbridge Road #2 Bridge Replacement on PA 241 over Conoy Creek in West Donegal Twp.

 PA 23 Traffic System Management Improvements on PA 23

 PA 23 Resurfacing

 Marietta Ave. Bridge Preservation

 Gap Corridor Improvements at US-30 from PA 41 to PA 772 in Salisbury Twp.

 US 30 Roadway Preservation

 Pleasant Valley Road Bridge

 South Reading Road Bridge

 N. Reading Road Bridge

 PA 272 Intersection Improvement

 PA 283 Roadway Preservation

 Fishing Creek Road Bridge Replacement on SR 3004 (Fishing Creek Road) over Fishing Creek in Drumore Township

 Hershey Road Bridge Replacement on PA 743 over Conewago Creek in Mount Joy Township

 Christiana Pike Bridges

 Columbia Ave. and Rohrerstown Rd.† PA 462/PA 741 Intersection Improvements in East Hempfield Twp.

 State Road Interchange Improvements including replacing bridge over PA 283 and bridge over Amtrak.

 PA 741 Improvements including resurfacing and four bridge rehabilitations

 PA 772 Lititz Run Bridge Replacement on SR 772 (Rothsville Road) over Lititz Run in Warwick Twp.

 S. Ronks Road Bridge Replacement over Pequea Creek in East Lampeter Township

 Pequea Valley over Pequea Creek Bridge Replacement







Transportation Program- Second Four Years (2017-2020)

Due to the cost and timing of projects in the first four years of the 2013-2024 Twelve Year Transportation Program, several projects will overlap and continue in the second four years of the Program.† Some of these key projects include:

 Centerville Road Bridge on SR 4057 (Centerville Road T-408) over US 30 involves widening the bridge to 5 lanes

 Bainbridge Road #2 Bridge Replacement on PA 241 over Conoy Creek in West Donegal Twp.

 Columbia Ave. and Rohrerstown Rd.† PA 462/PA 741 Intersection Improvements in East Hempfield Twp.

 State Road Interchange Improvements including replacing bridge over PA 283 and bridge over Amtrak.

 Hershey Road Bridge Replacement on PA 743 over Conewago Creek in Mount Joy Township

 Fishing Creek Road Bridge Replacement on SR 3004 (Fishing Creek Road) over Fishing Creek in Drumore Township

 S. Ronks Road Bridge Replacement over Pequea Creek in East Lampeter Township