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City of Lancaster Seeks Resident Input on Improving Safety in South Duke Street Corridor

February 19, 2021 | Department of Public Works Office of Neighborhood Engagement Sign Commission

The South Duke Street Mobility Project is currently underway, with the City of Lancaster seeking input from residents during the preliminary planning and public engagement phase. 

Part of the Vision Zero Action Plan adopted by Lancaster City Council in November 2020, improvements to pedestrian infrastructure and streetscape design along S. Duke St. came at the request of residents in the area and will foster safe, walkable and accessible streets for them and their neighbors.  

“The investment in Safe Streets taking place in Southeast allows the community to be at the forefront of how to best make the streets of Lancaster safe for all citizens,” said Stephen Campbell, Director of Public Works.  

This project will provide an estimated $2.1 million in complete streetscape improvements on South Duke Street from Church St. to Chesapeake St. Residents who work, live and play in the area or travel through it frequently are encouraged to provide their input on Engage Lancaster, the City of Lancaster’s public participation platform, through Feb. 28.  

In addition to the Engage Lancaster site, over 1000 paper surveys have been distributed throughout the neighborhood at the Lancaster City Housing Authority, the Spanish American Civic Association, Hillrise Apartments, the Mix @ Arbor Place, Duke Manor Apartments and Brother’s Market. More flyers will be distributed soon to Crispus Attucks Community Center, San Juan Bautista, King Elementary School, CASA and Turkey Hill. 

The project will move into the concept plan development phase in March, and the Department of Public Works will release the concept plan for further public input in late May or early June.  

“Residents know their neighborhood best, so we’re counting on neighbors to help us understand the problems and help design the solutions,” said Campbell. 

To provide input, citizens should register for Engage Lancaster at engage.cityoflancasterpa.com.