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City of Lancaster celebrates $12.7 Million Safe Streets for All Grant

March 28, 2023 | Department of Public Works Mayor's Office

The City of Lancaster was recently awarded the largest federal competitive grant in City history, receiving over $12.7 million of Safe Streets for All Grant funding to implement Vision Zero initiatives — with a goal to eliminate all traffic-related serious injuries and fatalities in the City of Lancaster by 2030.

Vision Zero safety countermeasures are aimed at addressing severe and fatal crashes involving speeding, aggressive driving, and crashes at intersections.

On Friday, March 17, the City held a celebration in front of McCaskey High School to emphasize the importance of students getting to school safely.

Project improvements will prioritize street design that encourages slower speeds, slower turns, and improved driver sightlines. These improvements include installing crosswalk upgrades, roadway lighting, signal improvements, leading pedestrian indicators, and “No Turn On Red” signs; implementing safety projects at schools; conducting red light and speeding enforcement, and more.

“The City has been working to implement our Vision Zero plan since 2020 — we’ve completed and are in process of numerous street improvement projects like those coming to S. Duke Street & Church Street, and we’ve been making strides improving our bicycle network. And now, we can supercharge these efforts.

We are here today to celebrate the City’s largest federal grant ever, a $12.7 million Safe Streets for All grant made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and allocated by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Lancaster is one of only 37 cities nationwide to receive an implementation grant through this program.

I am beyond thrilled for these dollars to get to work in our community.” – Mayor Danene Sorace

Learn more about the City’s Vision Zero initiative at www.cityoflancasterpa.gov/vision-zero and stay tuned for more to come!