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.
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.
Progress on Glenmont Roundabout
Traffic Now Moving in Roundabout Configuration
Traffic at the intersection of Glenmont Road, Feura Bush Road and Route 9W has transitioned to a roundabout configuration. Due to construction associated with the center island, the intersection is temporarily functioning as a single-lane roundabout marked with temporary signage, orange cones/barrels and temporary road striping. Flaggers will direct traffic around the construction zone when necessary.
Here are some tips for drivers in the roundabout:
Yield to all circulating traffic at the yield line.
When sufficient space and time in traffic occurs, enter the roundabout.
As you proceed, look ahead to see any pedestrians, bicyclists or other cars that might be entering the roundabout.
Stick to roundabout’s circular path until you come to the desired exit.
Proceed out of the roundabout by continuing into a right-hand turn.
Pedestrians: only cross at the designated crosswalks, which are currently located mid-block. Never cross to the center island of the roundabout!
Construction Schedule Weeks of April 25 and May 2
Please note that due to forecasted weather next week, the planned night work that was set to occur during the week of April 25 has been pushed back to the week of May 2. We will provide additional updates on that planned night work for the week of May 2, as it will result in more significant traffic impacts.
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW
During the week of April 25, crews will be conducting the following work:
Complete stone wall in roundabout
Touch up all topsoil areas
Pour remaining concrete in roundabout sidewalk and CVS
Seed and mulch topsoil areas
Continue project clean up
Traffic Impact: Traffic impacts should be minimal throughout this week.
WHAT'S HAPPENING NEXT
During the week of May 2, daytime work will include
Tentatively excavate and pour flag foundations
May be some work for pedestrian facilities at Bender Lane and Route 9W
Traffic Impact: To be determined, will depend on timing for the night work described below. Updates will be provided.
During that same week of May 2, there will also be night work from 6 PM to 6 AM (subject to change, updates will be provided.) Work will include
Mill in asphalt rebates
Paving final course of asphalt
Pave remaining driveways
Traffic Impact:Please expect significant delays and traffic back ups during this night work. All four legs of the roundabout will be affected, with flagging and one lane of traffic proceeding through the intersection at a time. Motorists should be alert and obey flaggers as they may be travelling in a lane they would not normally travel in.
Please note throughout the remainder of this project that all work is weather dependent.