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.