I-83 Exit 26
The I-83 Master Plan recommended a new interchange — Exit 26 at SR 921/Canal Road —to alleviate area congestion and improve traffic flow at Exit 24 to the south (SR 238/Church Road; Emigsville) and Exit 28 to the north (SR 297/North Susquehanna Trail; Strinestown).
If Exit 26 is approved by PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the new interchange will take several years to fund and build. Meanwhile, development pressure in the vicinity of future Exit 26 will likely intensify.
The four adjacent municipalities—Conewago, East Manchester, and Manchester townships and Manchester Borough—are proactively preparing a land use plan for the Exit 26 impact area (parcels within a five-minute drive of the proposed interchange or other areas identified by the steering committee). The plan may affirm current zoning or recommend revisions in one or more municipalities. The plan’s recommendations would be implemented through municipal zoning updates.
We Want Your Perspective
What do you think the proposed interchange area should look like? What types of nearby development should be permitted and what areas, if any, should be kept undeveloped?
The perspectives of people who live and work in this planning area are invaluable, and the planning team invites your involvement throughout the land use study.
Easy First Step — Complete an Online Survey
We are preparing the first of three online surveys. Each survey will have less than 10 questions and take just a few minutes to complete. Check back in September for the first survey.
Other Ways to Get Involved
- Familiarize yourself with the project maps and documents (see links in sidebar).
- Drop in to public events, which will be announced on this site as in-person or virtual events. A few minutes of your time expands our understanding of issues and the pool of potential solutions.
- E-mail the project team your concerns and ideas.
- Review the draft land use plan when it is released in late 2020/early 2021.
- Share this website with your neighbors and check back for planning updates.
This site is hosted by the York County Planning Commission, the administrators for the York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is leading this multi-municipal study.