Reconstruction begins on Glenridge Road | Transportation
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Regional Director Mary Ivey announced that construction has begun on an $11.7 million project to reconstruct Glenridge Road between State Route 146 and Maple Avenue in the town of Glenville, Schenectady County, and the town of Clifton Park, Saratoga County.
“The enhancements to this section of Glenridge Road will greatly improve safety and traffic flow by straightening and widening the road and upgrading several intersections,” Regional Director Ivey said. “When this project is finished, commuters will see a dramatic improvement along this corridor, especially when travelling through the railroad overpasses.”
As part of the project, two railroad underpasses will be widened to accommodate two 11-foot travel lanes and six-foot shoulders on each side. The vertical clearance of the bridges will not change. The bridge carrying Glenridge Road over the Alplaus Kill will be replaced. Left-turn lanes will be built for traffic accessing Bradt Road and Bruce Drive. New drainage will be installed along the entire one-mile stretch of Glenridge Road.
Work this year will focus on utility relocation, the start of bridge work and slope repairs on Rotue 146. Glenridge Road will be closed between Bruce Drive and Blue Barns Road for a period of one week during the summer in order to accommodate gas line relocation. Motorists will be detoured from State Route 146 to Alplaus Avenue to Maple Avenue to Glenridge Road. The detour is expected to add an estimated 10-15 minutes to travel times. Daily lane closures will be implemented on an as-needed basis, but are not expected to have significant traffic impacts.
In 2012, bridge rehabilitation will continue and drainage improvements and roadway reconstruction work will occur. The curve between the two rail overpasses will be straightened and the traffic light at the D&H Rail overpass will be permanently removed.
In the 2013 construction season, a single-lane roundabout will be built at the intersection of Glenridge Road and Maple Avenue. Additional bridge work will require the road to be closed between Bruce Drive and Hetcheltown Road for a portion of the summer. Traffic will again be detoured along Alplaus and Maple avenues. The road closure will go into effect after school closes for the summer and the road will reopen prior to the first day of the new school year in September.
Access to all private property will be maintained throughout construction. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2013. James H. Maloy, Inc. of Albany, Albany County, is the construction contractor.