Hanover Square, it’s the heart of the village of Horseheads. Tt houses district and government offices, restaurants, and a growing residential population.
If you’ve ever driven through the square, you may have noticed the 5-way intersection.
For many drivers, pedestrians and cyclist, especially visitors, it can often be a tricky intersection to navigate.
Research shows between 10 to12 accidents happen at this intersection per year for the last 10 years.
That’s why the Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council commissioned a circulation study for the Hanover Square district of the village of Horseheads, to ensure more walkable, pedestrian-friendly Horseheads.
“People just spending time in Hanover square, parking their cars, walking around, instead of just coming here to eat and leaving or coming here to go to a shop and then leaving. We want them to come and stay and experience this beautiful place that is Hanover Square,” said Nicolette Wagoner, Chemung County Planning Commissioner.
Officials are hoping to make tiny changes that will have a big impact and draw in more people.
The study will wrap up in the next 4 to 6 weeks. Once an official plan is in place, they hope to start working next year.
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