SPRING 2021 PROJECT UPDATE

Bridgeport Transportation Virtual Meeting

Please join us for a Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, April 14th from 7:00pm–8:30pm

Do you want to improve traffic, walkways and trails to create a more walkable village in Bridgeport?

We want to hear from anyone who lives, works, learns, plays in or passes through Bridgeport. Here are three ways to make your voice heard:

1. See the Final Plan Alternatives:

See the latest design alternatives for improving traffic at the Bridgeport Crossroads on the Presentations & Project Documents page.

2. Join our Virtual Meeting and learn all about the alternatives

Please join us for the Bridgeport Crossroads Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, April 14th from 7:00pm–8:30pm. At this meeting you will hear from the experts, see the alternatives & have an opportunity take our final survey to make your voice heard.
Register on the Virtual Meeting page.

3. Take the Survey and tell us YOUR preferred alternatives

Take the Final Transportation Alternatives Survey between April 8th and April 25th on the Transportation Survey page.

4. Can’t attend or know someone who doesn’t have a computer?

Between April 8th and April 25th, see the exhibits and submit written comments at these municipal building lobbies.

West Lampeter Township Building – 8:00am to 4:30pm M-F
852 Village Road, Lampeter, PA 17537

East Lampeter Township Building – 8:00am to 4:00pm M-F
2250 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

5. Have Questions? Ask the Experts!

Do you have questions? Visit the Ask The Experts page between April 8th and April 25th and send our team of transportation planners, planners and landscape architects your questions. We will post the answers on the same page.

HELLO AND WELCOME

Welcome to Bridgeport Crossroads, a community planning website for the Bridgeport Transportation and Land Use Study. This is a planning initiative with a goal to enhance walkability, transportation, transit choices and neighborhood character within the Bridgeport area of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The project is a collaboration between East Lampeter Township, West Lampeter Township, Lancaster Township and the City of Lancaster, with the support of the County of Lancaster and PennDOT. This website is here to provide you with current information about this study and provide ways for you to share your ideas about how to improve Bridgeport as a place to live, work, play and shop. Bridgeport Crossroads will result in a master plan and four conceptual designs to improve streets, civic spaces, and transportation alternatives in Bridgeport. The project study area encompasses 3.2 square miles located within four municipalities: East Lampeter Township, West Lampeter Township, Lancaster Township and the City of Lancaster.

Map of Bridgeport Study Area with Existing Land Uses.

Currently, many of the roadways in the area experience traffic congestion, especially those at the crossroads of Lincoln Highway, Old Philadelphia Pike, Lampeter Rd and Pitney Road. Many of the roadways offer limited sidewalks, crosswalks, and are congested with commercial driveways, making it difficult for both pedestrians and vehicles to navigate the area safely. Although the area offers many trails and some shoulders to accommodate buggies, many of these accessways are too narrow and poorly linked to destinations and neighborhoods. Since Bridgeport is located within four municipalities and three school districts, this community has multiple and sometimes contradictory zoning and street design standards that make it difficult to create and implement planning initiatives.

Image of King Street/Lincoln Highway Bridge, Crossing the Conestoga River

Map of Bridgeport Municipal Boundaries

Map of Bridgeport and School District Boundaries

This transportation and land use study seeks to gather citizen, commuter, business and municipal leader opinions while creating implementation strategies that will enhance the sense of place and transportation networks in Bridgeport. Through online surveys and community meetings, the community is given a voice to guide the design team in the creation of strategies and conceptual designs to improve streets, sidewalks, crosswalks and trails. Outcomes are likely to address the design and coordination of travel lanes, sidewalks, bike lanes, crosswalks, bus transit services and architectural and landscape design standards to accomplish the project goals for Bridgeport.

Image of a Sample Section, illustrating an enhanced streetscape with sidewalks and street trees.

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