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County plans redesign of Farmington intersection, scene of numerous wrecks

County plans redesign of Farmington intersection, scene of numerous wrecks Photo: Jack Haley / Messenger.

March 25, 2019 08:59 AM

FARMINGTON, N.Y. (WHEC) - Ontario County officials planned to unveil proposals to rearrange and improve a deadly intersection on Monday.

The corner of Shortsville Road and County Road 28 in Farmington has had a history of accidents including fatal crashes.

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Starting March 25, the county planned to allow public viewing of a proposal to turn the location into a roundabout and the public was invited to an open house to discuss changes to the intersection as part of an intersection safety improvement project, according to a notice on the Ontario County website.

News10NBC's news partners at the Messenger Post, reports that a safety analysis showed the site had an accident rate six times higher than the state average for similar locations across the state with half of the accidents resulting in personal injury.  

During the time frame of the study, the intersection was the scene of two fatal accidents, including one fiery crash in 2016 that killed two men when a vehicle ran the stop sign on 28.

The open house was scheduled for Thursday, April 25, between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm at Farmington Town Hall.

Documents illustrating the proposed project were scheduled to be available from March 25 through May 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Ontario County Department of Public Works on County Road 48.

The county plans to accept public comments on the proposals through May 3.

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