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.

Utility and Sidewalk Work Continue

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW

Week of September 20

  • An overnight water service interruption scheduled for the week of September 20-24 has been rescheduled for a second time, and is now expected to take place on one overnight period during the week of September 27 - October 1. Affected property owners will be contacted by the contractor.
  • Sections of new sidewalk will be installed along Route 9W and Glenmont Road.
  • Stormwater management/drainage work continues during daytime and nighttime.
  • Contractor will continue gas line relocation on Feura Bush Road.
  • Relocation of Verizon overhead utility lines will continue. All other overhead utility lines (National Grid, First Light, Crown Castle and Charter One) have been relocated.
  • Overnight work will take place Monday night (Sept. 20) through Friday night (Sept. 24) to install water mains on Glenmont Road and Route 9W.
    Traffic Impact: In daytime hours, lane shifts on Route 9W and single-lane alternating traffic on Glenmont Road. Traffic impacts are anticipated.
    In nighttime hours, lane closures will take place during water line and drainage work. Expect delays.

Please note:  after September 24, new sidewalk installation on Route 9W will be paused near Farm Family Insurance, until nearby gas utility work is completed along the slope.

WHAT'S HAPPENING NEXT

Week of September 27

  • Water service will be interrupted on one overnight period during the week of September 27 - October 1, for limited residents and businesses in neighborhoods adjacent to the project, between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Affected residents and businesses will be notified by the contractor 48 hours in advance, and have received a postcard from the Town of Bethlehem with further details.
  • Stormwater management/drainage work continues during daytime and nighttime.
  • Contractor will continue gas line relocation on Feura Bush Road.
  • Relocation of Verizon overhead utility lines will continue.
  • Overnight work will take place Monday night (Sept. 27) through Friday night (Oct. 1) to install sanitary sewer mains on Glenmont Road and Route 9W.
    Traffic Impact: In daytime hours, lane shifts on Route 9W and single-lane alternating traffic on Glenmont Road. Traffic impacts are anticipated.
    In nighttime hours, lane closures will take place during water line and drainage work. Expect delays.