To say Bethlehem officials are anxious about getting improvements made at the intersection of Hwy. 11/Star Street would probably be an understatement.
Town leaders have been lobbying state Department of Transportation officials for years about installing a red light at the intersection, yet the wait continues.
During Monday night’s town meeting, another step was taken toward that long-term goal when the council voted unanimously to accept the low bid from McFarland-Dyer and Associates (MDA) for $38,800 to survey, landscape and handle engineering work at the intersection in hopes of getting a traffic light.
The council was informed Monday improvement design would be ready in approximately 60 days. A red light could be installed within 6 months to a year, depending on the DOT and what water lines have to be moved.