Highway Superintendent Randy Bashwinger

The Berne Town Board voted, 3 to 2, to approve a new labor union contract that guarantees a 10-percent raise by 2022 for the town’s highway workers, in addition to new longevity pay bonuses. 

GUILDERLAND — The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists to expect alternating lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers on Carman Road (Route 146) between Western Avenue (Route 20) and Coons Road and Fuller Station Road from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., beginning Thursday, Aug. 13, for a repaving project.

GUILDERLAND — The state’s Department of Transportation will hold an online public hearing on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 5 p.m. to discuss plans to redesign the intersection of Route 146 (Carman Road) and Lydius Street in Guilderland into a one-lane roundabout.

Bozenkill Road, which connects the town of Knox to the village of Altamont, will reopen at the end of July upon the completion of a million-dollar bridge repair, said Mary Roazak, spokeswoman for the Albany County executive.

“It was freakin’ scary, really scary,” said the witness to a hit-and-run accident on Route 155. “I lived in California for 10 years and I’ve never seen anyone drive so aggressively.  They knocked this person onto the shoulder.”

Berne Highway Superintendent and GOP Chairman Randy Bashwinger says proposed road evaluation is “yet another” political move by Democratic board member Joel Willsey.

roundabout Carman Road and Lydius Street

DOT spokesman Bryan Viggiani told The Enterprise that the DOT is trying to get feedback and comments from the public before proceeding with a more detailed design.

A gate closing off through traffic on Empire Avenue

“There are no other gates like that on town roads,” said Guilderland Highway Superintendent Gregory Wier. 

minivan plunged into an excavated site

Berne Highway Superintendent Randy Bashwinger said that the highway department followed the proper protocol when closing the section of Bridge Road where a vehicle recently upended itself, but Councilman Joel Willsey has written in a letter to the Enterprise editor this week that flaggers or barriers should have been in place to prevent an accident like this.

BERNE — The Albany County Department of Public Works announced on Friday evening that, effective immediately, cars and trucks with weights exceeding 10 tons are prohibited from traveling on County Route 6 (Ravine Road) over the White Birch Pond Outlet, which is 200 feet south of Partridge Run Road in the Town of Berne.


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