Glenmont Roundabout and Sidewalk Project

To reduce traffic congestion and improve vehicle and pedestrian safety, the Town of Bethlehem is moving forward with plans to build a roundabout at the Route 9W/Feura Bush Road/Glenmont Road intersection and extend sidewalks along Route 9W and Glenmont Road. The project is funded through a grant from the NYS Department of Transportation.  Throughout the construction period, the Town of Bethlehem will do all that it can to minimize the disruption to commuters and businesses. Maintaining access to businesses and keeping lanes open for commuting are priorities during construction.  To enable this, some construction is expected to take place at night in addition to during the day.

Please check this page often for project construction information and updates. The project has been planned in 12 stages and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2022. This webpage will be updated regularly to reflect the current stage of construction.  We also encourage you to follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter for regular project reminders. 

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Important Notes: 

  • There will be uninterrupted access to businesses in the construction zone throughout the project.
  • Limited daytime travel disruption. 
  • Limited nighttime detours in the latter stages of the project are to be expected.

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW

Construction Pre-Work

  • Project layout and survey work expected to occur over the next two weeks (June 14 – June 25). Rifenburg Construction and Creighton Manning engineers/surveyors will be on site at the intersection. Traffic Impact:  There will be no disruptions on traffic.
  • Temporary traffic signals replacement tentatively scheduled the week of June 21. Traffic Impact: There will be lane shifts and flaggers in place, but no major disruptions are expected.

WHAT'S HAPPENING NEXT

  • Week of June 28: National Grid is tentatively scheduled to start gas relocation work through a combination of daytime and nighttime work.
  • Once temporary traffic signals are installed overhead utility companies, FirstLight Fiber, Crown Castle Fiber, Charter Communications (Spectrum), and Verizon Communications will relocate their utility lines.
  • The main construction is set to begin in August.