Glenmont Roundabout and Sidewalk Project

Public Meeting
Thursday November 14, 2019
Glenmont Elementary School Cafeteria, 328 Route 9W, Glenmont
Agenda:
     6:00 pm to 6:30 pm Open House
     6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Workshop

Please join us as we continue to work together on this important project that will improve safety and traffic flow. We will be presenting detailed design plans developed using input received at previous workshops. Town staff and consultants will be on hand throughout the informal open house and following the workshop presentation to answer questions, hear your comments and concerns.

Long traffic lines are a daily staple of the intersection of Route 9W and Feura Bush/Glenmont Road in Glenmont. To reduce congestion, and to improve both vehicle and pedestrian safety, the Town of Bethlehem is moving forward with planning to build a roundabout at the intersection and to extend sidewalks along Rte. 9W and Glenmont Road.  The project is funded through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the New York State Department of Transportation with 80% of project costs covered by FHWA. 

Project objectives established at the 1st public meeting in June 2018 include an intersection that reduces motorist travel time, accommodates future traffic growth, improves safety for both motorists and pedestrians, and provides traffic calming.  Three design alternatives were evaluated by the design engineer, Creighton Manning Engineering.  The alternatives included “Alternative 1 – Traffic Signal” which provides for additional turn lanes and traffic signals at the intersection, “Alternative 2 – Single Lane Roundabout”, which provides a roundabout designed for single lane of traffic circulation and single lane entrance/exit, and “Alternative 3 – Hybrid Roundabout”, which provides for a single lane exit and two-lane entrances.  Alternative 3 is the preferred design as a result of applying the project objectives.  See the January 17, 2019 Meeting Presentation and meeting handout (provided below) for further information on the alternatives evaluation.

Provided below is an anticipated project schedule, as well as meeting materials and design plans reflecting the three alternatives.  A third public meeting to present the final design plans will be scheduled in the Fall 2019.

Project Schedule

Milestone

Date

Public Meeting #2 January 17, 2019
Detailed Design / ROW Acquisition Spring/Summer 2019
Public Presentation Meeting #3 Fall 2019
Advertise/Award Construction Contract Fall 2019
Public Pre-Construction Meeting Winter 2020
Construction Start Spring 2020
Construction Completed Spring 2021

Public Meeting #1 – June 29, 2018 Meeting Presentation*

Public Meeting #2 – January 17, 2019 Meeting Presentation*

*Traffic simulation video slides in presentations are not available

Alternative 1 – Traffic Signal

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Alternative 2 – Single Lane Roundabout

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Alternative 3 – Hybrid Roundabout

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Contact: Robert Leslie, AICP – Director of Planning rleslie@townofbethlehem.org, 518-439-4955 x1157