Welcome to Shrewsbury Township!

CLOSED July 4th & 5th in observance of Independence Day. 


The current REFUSE & RECYCLING collection contract with Penn Waste will end on June 30, 2019 when their five-year contract ends.  Sealed bids we received from Penn Waste and Republic Services for a new three-year contract; Republic Services was the lowest bid.  Click here to view the bid results.  Details will be in the Township Newsletter scheduled for delivered the week of June 24th.  In addition, Republic Services also mailed a 2019-2020 Refuse & Recycling Service Guide and a Summer Safety Flyer.   


I-83 UPDATE – June 24, 2019

Traffic Pattern Changes

The first major traffic switch for the Exit 4 Project will begin on June 25th.  Over the past weeks the contractor completed the median work that was needed to accommodate the traffic switch. Starting on Tuesday, June 25th, around 7:00 p.m. the contractor will begin relocating the temporary barrier on I-83. They will perform work in the southbound lanes the first night.  Wednesday evening starting around 7:00 p.m. they will relocate the barrier in the northbound lanes. I-83 will be restricted to one lane during the switches. Once completed traffic will be redirected to the median area through the project. This will allow for demolition and reconstruction of the bridge over SR 851 (E. Forrest Avenue) to begin. All four (4) on and off ramps will also have barriers in place to allow for work on all four (4) quadrants of the project to begin. The contractor has completed the sanitary sewer replacement on SR 851 under the bridge and are 75% complete with the gas line relocation. Once the utility relocations are completed lane closures on I-83 and SR 851 will decrease as most of the work will be behind the barrier.

The next few months will see activity ramping up in all areas of the interchange. The work that is occurring at the northbound on-ramp is the start of a large box culvert that will carry Deer Creek under I-83. Work will soon begin on the other end of the culvert at the old Case and Keg site. First activity on the new bridge will begin in a few weeks which is the demolition of the outer ends of the structure. Soon after work will start on the new structure in the southwest corner (Walmart side). By years’ end you will see work on all four corners of the structure with the center pier following up early next year.

The project is going to have a lot of workers in all areas. We try to be mindful of the general public and attempt to keep the inconveniences to a minimum, but this is an extremely large project and there may be delays in your travel. Please keep this in mind and travel at a safe speed when in the construction zones. Safety is very important not only for our workers but to the traveling public also.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Subscribe to PennDOT news in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties at www.penndot.gov/District8.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 traffic cameras, 101 of which are in the Midstate.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Source: PennDOT Engineering District 8

Editor’s Note: Please refer to the resources provided at the official project website at www.penndot.gov/I83Exit4 that explains in detail how a diverging diamond interchange functions, shows the proposed layout of the Exit 4 interchange, and has example “drive through” videos of a constructed DDI in Washington, Pa.


August 31st Flood – For the second time in about five weeks, portions of Shrewsbury Township were seriously impacted by flash flooding.  There are numerous locations that will require bridge or culvert pipe replacement/repairs, as well as road resurfacing, etc.  If you are a property owner that experienced flood damage, please report it to the York County Department of Emergency Services by clicking here and using their online reporting tool.  You can also request volunteer assistance with cleanup through crisiscleanup.org.

Please report any road damage to the Township by calling 717-235-3011 (ext. 101) or by emailing manager@shrewsburytownship.org .  If there is damage to a state road, please call the York County PennDOT Maintenance facility at 717-848-6230.

Shrewsbury Township is a member of the Southern Central York County Emergency Management Agency (SCEMA), which includes Glen Rock, Railroad & Shrewsbury Boroughs.  Follow SCEMA on FaceBook.



  • Line Road – between Short/Rehmeyer’s Hollow Road & Brillstick Road.  Closed indefinitely due to serious flood damage to two (2) stream crossings.
  • Gemmill Road (West) Now OPEN
  • Gemmill Road East)Now OPEN
  • Walker Road Now OPEN.
  • White Oak Road – between Sawmill Road and Spring Valley Park (cul-de-sac).  Closed until undermining of the bridge abutments can be repaired.


A brief history…

Shrewsbury Township was  settled in 1739 and Incorporated in 1742 while a part of Lancaster County.  The Township was among the original 13 Townships that made up York County and one of the first municipalities to be established west of the Susquehanna River.

At the time Shrewsbury schoolTownship were formed, it included the area of the present-day Townships of Springfield, Hopewell, East Hopewell, and North Hopewell.

The first settlers in the area were mostly English and Scottish-Irish; other portions of the area were settled under Maryland land titles.

When the township was established, the majority of the citizens were English as reflected by the English name of Shrewsbury. The Germans began to locate in the township shortly after its formation, and many of the former English settlers sold their lands. Conflicting feelings arose between the border settlers in Pennsylvania and Maryland as a result of the aforementioned land titles, and the dispute was not resolved until 1767 through the establishment of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Shrewsbury Township comprises a total area of 29.20 sq. miles with 77.57 miles of township roads and 39.07 miles of state roads within its borders.

The boroughs of Shrewsbury, Railroad, New Freedom, and Glen Rock are incorporated within but have their own Twp Mapgovernments.

Shrewsbury Township

11505 Susquehanna Trail S
Glen Rock, PA 17327

717-235-3011 (T)
717-227-0662 (F)

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday


  • Planning Commission

    June 19, 2019 meeting cancelled due to lack of business.

  • Board of Supervisors

    June 5, 2019 Agenda