Glenmont Roundabout Update
Letter to businesses regarding the Glenmont Roundabout
- A final schedule has not been determined, but right now it looks like initial construction will begin in June with the relocation of overhead communication utility wires and the underground gas line. This initial work will occur once the traffic signals are relocated to free up air space for the communication wire work. Like last summer’s power line and pole relocation, this utility work is not expected to cause much traffic disruption. It will continue through the summer into August.
- Serious construction is expected to begin in August. This phase is where road excavation, curbing, and widening of the intersection to accommodate the roundabout will occur.
- We expect to have a clearer sense of the schedule in the coming monthas the contractor – Rifenberg Construction – gets the final logistics worked out with the State DOT and utility companies.
- Maintaining access to businesses and keeping lanes open for commuting are priorities during construction. To enable this, construction to take place at night in addition to during the day.
- As we’ve discussed in the past, our communications will focus on 3 key elements:
(1) Keeping you regularly appraised of construction activities so you know what is happening in advance and can help us keep your customers informed;
(2) Reminding residents that businesses are open and accessible, and that traffic is moving smoothly; and
(3) Informing commuters to help keep traffic flowing during rush hours.
- The Town is contracting with Baker Public Relations to coordinate all three communication elements.
- Creighton Manning Engineering, serving as the Town’s construction inspector, will have a liaison based in an office in Glenmont Centre Square who can answer questions and respond to concerns or issues that arise. We will give you their contact info when they move into their office.
- You can also contact Rob Leslie (518-439-4955x1157;email@example.com) or me (518-439-4955x1164;firstname.lastname@example.org) at any time with questions or concerns.
Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to working with you during this important project!
Bethlehem Town Supervisor