I-83 Exit 26

Click here to register for the November 18th I-83 Exit 26 Land Use Plan Public Meeting #2.

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.

Public input round two - complete a New Online Survey

The second of three public input surveys will be open from November 18, 2020 until December 12, 2020.  The survey will ask you to comment and rank aspects of three different future land use scenarios.  The three different scenarios will be introduced at the November 18th Public meeting.  The public meeting will be recorded and available in the blue column on the left after the meeting for your reference.  We recommend participating or watching the public meeting to understand the different options prior to completing the survey.

Other Ways to Get Involved

  • Familiarize yourself with the project maps and documents (see links in sidebar).
  • Register for 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.

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