Governor signs transportation bill; money will pay for widening of I-83 in York area

Interstate 83 will be widened from four to six lanes in the York area to help relieve congestion. (FILE-- DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS)

Interstate 83 will be widened from four to six lanes in the York area to help relieve congestion. (FILE– DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS)

Gov. Tom Corbett signed the transportation funding bill today, according to a news release.

It will invest an additional $2.3 billion to $2.4 billion in roads, bridges and mass transportation around the state, the news release says.

Here in York County, the additional funding will pay for the widening of Interstate 83 from four to six lanes in the metro York area.

The area that is slated to be widened to six lanes is between the Mount Rose Avenue and Emigsville interchanges.

Bob Jensenius, vice president of the York County Economic Alliance, said Monday that if there is any doubt about the positive impact of the I-83 widening, one needs only to “drive to Harrisburg to see how the traffic flow improves when I-83 because six lanes around Reeser’s Summit.”

You can read more about the widening here:

Interstate 83 likely to be widened in York metro area, lawmakers say

I-83 to be widened to six lanes, but no timeline on construction

Why state Reps. Stan Saylor and Seth Grove changed their stance on transportation funding

What do you think of the widening of I-83?

 

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One Response to Governor signs transportation bill; money will pay for widening of I-83 in York area

  1. Joel Sears says:

    Widening I-83 is an obvious need. However, it’s equally important to upgrade other elements of the surrounding network: on and off ramps, access roads, traffic signals, etc. Interstate highways are called “major arteries” for a reason. Inadequate exits and choked access roads will always compromise the efficiency of the artery. Such is the case with the 6 or so miles of I-83 that are proposed to be widened. At $200 million, the cost will be approximately $475 per person for everyone who lives in York County. Let’s get it right for a change.

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