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Lancaster city seeks ideas for better traffic safety on South Duke Street

(Source: City of Lancaster | OUL)

(Source: City of Lancaster | OUL)
(Source: City of Lancaster | OUL)

Lancaster city is seeking public input through Sunday on traffic safety in the South Duke Street corridor.

The city is planning improvements to the southeast Lancaster thoroughfare between Church Street and just south of Chesapeake street. Residents, it says, know where problems exists and where changes could help.

"Data shows that things like slower speed limits, more visible crosswalks, lighting, better sidewalks and bike lanes can all help reduce accidents and injuries," the city said.

To submit ideas, visit the South Duke Street page on the city's online "Engage Lancaster" website. Residents with questions or suggestions can also call Cindy McCormick, deputy director of public works, at (717) 291-4729.

The city's timeline calls for a preliminary conceptual plan to be developed in the spring, followed by a second public engagement period in from mid-May to mid-June to gather feedback. Construction is tentatively planned to start in April 2022 and last about a year.