Open House To Highlight Safety Improvements To Intersection In Hannibal

HANNIBAL, NY – The New York State Department of Transportation will hold an open house meeting on May 2 regarding safety improvements to the intersection of NY Route 176 and County Route 7 in the town of Hannibal.

The open house will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hannibal Town Hall, located at 824 County Route 34 (Cayuga Street).

Plans for the upcoming project will be available for review and representatives from NYSDOT will be present to answer questions.  No formal presentation is planned.

Two alternatives are being considered to improve safety at the intersection of Route 176 and CR 7.

The first alternative would remove the curve section of Route 176 and direct all traffic to the CR 7 T-intersection that was used prior to Route 176 becoming a state highway.  This alternative addresses the existing safety issues but would require all traffic on Route 176 to stop.

The CR 7 connection spurs and the intersection would have to be widened to provide proper pavement widths and sufficient turning space for trucks.

The second alternative would remove the existing spur connection and create a new CR 7 T-intersection that meets Route 176 at or nearly at a right angle.  This addresses the safety issues by providing standard sight distances which would require modifying the Route 176 highway geometry.

Minor right-of-way acquisitions will be required for either alternative.

This open house is part of the continuing effort by the department to encourage public participation into the development of transportation projects.

The Hannibal Town Hall is handicapped accessible.  Please contact Janet Dziergas, P.E. at (315) 428 – 4343 if a sign language interpreter, assisted listening system or other accommodation will be required to facilitate your participation in the open house.