The Creighton Manning Engineering firm unveiled plans for reconstruction of the Church and Myrtle Street intersection near the ED Entrance to Saratoga Hospital at the February EMS Council meeting. They are soliciting feedback from EMS services regarding alternatives presently consisting of a roundabout or a new traffic signal with a left turn lane for traffic turning north on Myrtle towards the hospital. From a traffic operations standpoint either option (signal or roundabout) would work equally well. Roundabouts provide safety benefits and have been proven to reduce the number of injury and fatality accidents at intersections (see NYS DOT site: A public information session on the project is scheduled for Monday, March 10th at 7pm at Saratoga Springs City Hall in the Council Chambers. Plans for the signal option can be viewed by clicking here. Plans for the roundabout option can be viewed by clicking here. A comment form can be downloaded by clicking here. Questions or requests for additional information can be addressed to Project Engineer Steve Godlewski at