Welcome to West Donegal Township

Settled in 1719 and incorporated in 1838, West Donegal Township is named after County Donegal in Ireland. Located west and south of Elizabethtown, in Lancaster County, West Donegal Township comprises an area of 15.6 square miles in land size.

Governed by a five member Board of Supervisors the 2010 census indicates the Township has 8260 residents. The Township is part of the Elizabethtown Area School District with the Rheems Elementary School located in the Township. Located between Harrisburg and Lancaster, West Donegal Township provides residents employment and recreation opportunities with additional amenities in the larger cities. For more information about the Township click here.


West Ridge Road from Maytown Road to Rutts Road, Rutts Road from West Ridge Road to Stonemill Drive and Stonemill Drive from Rutts Road to Maytown Road are scheduled to receive a wearing surface overlay treatment during the last two weeks of September. The overlay will be proceeded by milling operations to prepare manholes and storm sewer inlets to receive the overlay. The milling work will occur on multiple days during the week of September 16th. The overlay paving will be installed on September 23rd and 24th.

All dates are tentative, WEATHER DEPENDENT and subject to change.

The effected roadways will remain open during this project however, lane closures & restrictions as well as alternating one-way traffic flows should be expected. Residents living on these roads as well as Police, Fire, EMS and school buses will be able to access all properties on the effected sections of roadway.

Please reference the map here for project location. If your daily travels take you through this area, please consider an alternate route.

Road Closure for Bridge Work


We have been notified by Lancaster County that the completion date for the Stonemill Drive Bridge project will be extended to Friday, November 22nd. This extension is due to unforeseen complications encountered during rock excavation for the new abutments. 

Stonemill Drive will be closed from Bossler Road to Miller Road from Monday, July 8 through Thursday, October 31, 2019 for the replacement of the Lancaster County owned bridge over the Conoy Creek. Please reference the map (click here) for project location and the official detour route.

Residents living on this section of Stonemill Drive will still be able to access their properties from either Bossler (those located west of the bridge) or Miller Roads (those located east of the bridge). Police, Fire & EMS will also still have access to all properties in a similar manner.

If your daily travels take you through this area, please find an alternate route.


As some of you may already know, Lancaster County is under quarantine for control of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species from Southeast Asia. Please visit the Penn State Extension website for more info. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors who may not have access to the internet.

Helpful Links:  
Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners
What to do if you find spotted lanternfly
How to eliminate spotted lanternfly adults