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Supervisor David VanLuven was joined by local elected officials and business leaders on Oct. 20, in Glenmont for an official flag raising ceremony to celebrate the newly constructed roundabout and to acknowledge the successful collaboration between the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and the Glenmont business community with NYS DOT and the Town that made construction of the roundabout and sidewalks possible.

To reduce traffic congestion and improve vehicle and pedestrian safety, the Town of Bethlehem built a roundabout at the Route 9W/Feura Bush Road/Glenmont Road intersection and extended sidewalks along Route 9W and Glenmont Road. The project was funded through a grant from the NYS Department of Transportation.

Throughout the construction period, the Town of Bethlehem employed a communication strategy to minimize the disruption to commuters and businesses. Weekly construction schedule updates were sent out via social media, e-newsletter, and local news to inform of construction progress and potential traffic delays. Maintaining access to businesses and keeping lanes open for commuting were priorities during construction, which also included nighttime work to minimize impacts to businesses and drivers.

“This project has made our roads flow more smoothly and added more than a mile of sidewalks to connect neighborhoods to local businesses and the Glenmont Elementary School,” said Bethlehem Town Supervisor David VanLuven. “Thank you to the local business owners, Bethlehem Chamber, and DOT for working closely with us through the challenges of construction to bring this project to a successful conclusion.”

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