In Design: Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway) Widening Between Route 630 and Route 173 Project

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This improvements project is intended to increase capacity and reduce congestion along Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway), starting from 0.15 mile south of Grafton Drive to 0.27 mile south of Old York-Hampton Highway (Route 634) in York County. 

The proposed plans include the widening of approximately 0.71 mile of Route 17 in both directions, from four to six travel lanes, between Wolf Trap Road (Route 630) and just north of Denbigh Boulevard (Route 173). Once complete, the new roadway will consist 11-foot travel lanes, a graded median and new curb along the outside of the roadway. 

The proposed plans also include intersection improvements at Route 17 and Denbigh Boulevard, as well as updated traffic signals.

Project information provided at the Design Public Hearing held on April 28, 2022 is listed below:

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The proposed improvements are intended to increase vehicle capacity, reduce congestion, improve safety and reliability and support economic development along this critical transportation corridor in York County.

Major Milestones 

Estimated Project Schedule:

Begin Right-of-Way Activities: Fall 2023

Advertise for Construction: Late 2026

Award Contract & Begin Construction: 2027


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Phase: In Design

UPC: 111787

State ID: 0017-099-665, P101, R201, C501

Lat/Long: 37.173024, -76.474811

Locality: York

Page last modified: Aug. 7, 2023