Wolf Administration Announces Enhancements of Transportation Infrastructure to Support Expansion of Eurofins in Lancaster County
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for infrastructure improvements that will enhance traffic flow to the expanding Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories campus in Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster County.
“Any time you have a large job creation project like the expansion of Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, it is crucial to ensure that the surrounding infrastructure supports that growth and the resulting increase in traffic flow,” Secretary Davin said. “This infrastructure project will reduce congestion and make these roads safer, so this project is great news for Lancaster County.”
Eurofins was approved for a $469,511 grant to assist with transportation improvements including upgrading the traffic signal at Route 23 and Geist Road, and the widening of approximately a quarter-mile of Route 23 from Geist Road to the third turn light at the existing Rutters. Additionally, the construction involves an at-speed exit ramp into Eurofins for its employees, customers, and vendors. These improvements will improve traffic conditions related to the expansion of Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, a project originally announced by Governor Wolf in 2017 and expected to create a total of 350 new jobs over three years.
“We appreciate the infrastructure funding support from Secretary Davin and his team,” said Neal Salerno, president of Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories. “We are honored that Governor Wolf and his administration recognize our continuous expansion and significant growth potential. By creating more high-tech jobs in Pennsylvania, we are able to contribute to the world’s largest biopharmaceutical and environmental firms in making the world healthier and safer. We are grateful to have the commonwealth’s assistance as we expand our testing services portfolio and geographic footprint to better serve our clients, employees and community.”
Funding for the project was provided by the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Funds (TIIF) program. The TIIF program is administered in cooperation with DCED and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
“On behalf of Governor Wolf, we at PennDOT are delighted to assist with additional improvements to New Holland Pike in line with Eurofins’ plans for its expanded campus,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “This investment will help ease congestion and improve the commuting experience for Eurofins’ employees and area residents.”
Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132