The Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council (ECTC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Elmira Urbanized Area, is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to conduct a circulation and planning study for the Village of Horseheads; specifically the historic Hanover Square intersection and surrounding areas. Hanover Square is a five-way intersection at East Franklin and North and South Main Streets. ECTC and the Village of Horseheads are funding this study, which includes a budget of $25,000 including expenses.
The Village of Horseheads is home to approximately 6,500 residents and located within the urbanized area between Elmira and Corning. Area residents travel to the project area for its signature restaurants and retail opportunities, and several developers are in the process of renovating buildings for mixed use with upper-story apartments. As stated in the Village’s economic development study (2018), the area is ripe for growth and opportunity; however, people sometimes avoid it because the intersection can be confusing for drivers and is sometimes difficult, dangerous or otherwise unappealing for pedestrians and bicyclists.
ECTC is seeking a qualified consultant or team to conduct a circulation study that will identify a range of solutions to promote safety for all users and improve the overall circulation in Hanover Square. Please note that all solutions must consider Complete Streets designs. Recommendations must not obstruct future connectivity to the Catharine Valley Trail (CVT) to the North or the Lackawanna Rail Trail (LRT) to the South.
For more information, see the Attached Document