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STA-043

Feb. 20, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23 – 27, 2009
Highway work zones in the Staunton District

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton transportation district during the coming weeks. The Staunton district is comprised of 11 counties, Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren and Clarke. Work scheduled is subject to change due to inclement weather and material supplies. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving tractors during mowing operations. Also, when traveling through a work zone, be alert to periodic changes in traffic patterns and lane closures.

(NEW) _ Indicates a new or revised entry since last week’s report.

ALLEGHANY COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 0 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal. Monday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 0 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Sign repair. Shoulder closed, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Ditch cleaning, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Litter removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Pothole repair, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Single lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 600 – Brush cutting, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Single lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 687 – Brush cutting, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Single lane traffic, flagger traffic control.


BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Various roads – Brush cutting, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Single lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Pothole repair, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mobile lane closures.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 645 – Utility work from Route 692 to Route 619. Road closed, Wednesday.
* Route 687 – Shoulder repair, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Single lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Single lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Pothole repair, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mobile lane closures.


ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 0 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Sign repair. Shoulder closed, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal. Monday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Ditch cleaning, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Litter removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Debris removal. Monday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 195, eastbound and westbound – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Ditch cleaning, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Litter removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11 – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Route 130 – Bridge construction at Route 501 in Glasgow. Periodic single lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Completion is in September 13, 2010.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Brush cutting, shoulder repair. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Grading dirt roads, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Litter removal.


AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
No lane closures reported.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Debris removal. Monday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Litter removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Ditch cleaning, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11, southbound (Lee Jackson Highway) – Sewer line installation from Route 694 to Route 701. Shoulder closure and lane shift, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 252– Brush trimming from Route 262 to Route 701. Monday to Friday with flagger traffic control.
* Route 340, Waynesboro – Construction from Route 250 to Delphine Avenue for railroad bridge replacement and roadway widening, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Expect minor delays from Broad Street to Sixth Street for construction work. Sixth Street closed for sanitary sewer replacement, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is November, 2011.
* Various roads – Debris cleanup, brush trimming near signs.

Secondary Roads
* Route 612 – Pipe replacement from Route 663 to end of state maintenance, Monday to Friday. Traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 624 – Brush trimming from Route 634 to Route 664. Monday, Thursday and Friday with flagger traffic control.
* Route 631 – Shoulder repair, Monday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 635 – Shoulder repair, Monday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 677 – Pipe replacement from Route 678 to Route 603, Tuesday. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 682 – Pipe replacement from Route 682 to Route 252, Monday. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 701, westbound (Howardsville Road) – Sewer line work from Route 11 to Route 613. Shoulder closure. Work is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 701 – Shoulder repair, Monday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 732 – Pipe replacement from Route 613 to Route 728, Wednesday. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 742 – Tree removal at Route 744, Friday. Traffic control.
* Route 799 – Pipe replacement from Route 11 to Route 646, Monday to Friday. Traffic control.
* Various roads – Bridge maintenance, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Machining dirt roads, Monday to Friday. Mobile lane closures.
* (NEW) Various roads – Pothole repair, Tuesday to Wednesday. Mobile lane closures.


HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 250 – Shoulder repair, 1.3 miles west of Route 615, Monday.

Secondary Roads
* Route 600 (Upper Back Creek) – Brush cutting. Single lane traffic with flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Grading, pothole repair, brush cutting.
* Various roads – Pot hole repair. Single lane traffic with flagger traffic control.


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Repair, replace signs. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Anti-icing, Tuesday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11, (North Valley Pike) – Utility pole replacement from Route 796 (Moores Mill Road) to Route 982 (Newdale School Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 33, westbound (Rawley Pike) – Utility pole replacement from Route 612 (Peake Mountain Road) to Route 840 (Maple Tree Lane). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Sewer line installation from Route 704 (Osceola Springs Road) to Route 276 (Cross Keys Road). Westbound lane shoulder closure. Occasional single lane traffic with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 256 (Third Street, Grottoes) – Commercial entrance and directional bores from Route 256 (Dogwood Avenue) and Forest Avenue. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 257 (Mason Street, Dayton) – Entrance construction from Route 1204 (Ashby Street) to Route 1203 (Westview Street). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 276, eastbound (Cross Keys Road) – Sewer line installation from Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) to Route 253 (Port Republic Road). Shoulder closure. Occasional single lane traffic with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 641 (Cave Hill Road) – Road work from Route 843 (Cemetery Road) to Route 991 (Jacob Burner Road). Intermittent lane closures. Flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 648 (Dave Berry Road) – Sewer line installation from Route 996 (McGaheysville Road) to Route 641 (White Rose Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 676 (Oak Shade Road) – Directional bore. Work is from Route 276 (Cross Keys Road) to Route 674 (Duck Run Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 679 (Pleasant Valley Road) – Sewer line installation from Route 689 (Spaders Church Road) to Route 898 (Pleasant Drive). Shoulder closures controlled by flaggers. Blasting may occur. Work is Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 689 (Shen Lake Drive) – Sewer line installation from Route 253 (Port Republic Road) to Route 1003 (Cumberland Drive). Westbound shoulder closure. Occasional single lane traffic with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 689 (Shen Lake Drive) – Sewer line installation from Route 253 (Port Republic Road) to Route 1030 (Lucy Long Drive). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 704 (Cecil Wampler Road) in conjunction with Route 679 work – Sewer line installation from Route 679 (Pleasant Valley Road) to Route 704 (Cecil Wampler Road). Occasional blasting may occur. Shoulder closure. One lane traffic controlled by flaggers. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 704 (Cecil Wampler Road) – Sewer line work from Route 679 (Pleasant Valley Road) to Route 705 (Cottontail Trail). Shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 709 (Autumn Lane) – Sewer line installation from Route 704 (Osceola Springs Road) to Route 710 (Greendale Road). Westbound shoulder closure. Occasional single lane traffic with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 794 (Canery Island Road) – Overhead line installation from Route 11 (North Valley Pike) and Route 620 (Mount Valley Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 981 (Rockingham Pike) – Overhead crossing, directional bore from Route 979 (Solsburg Road) to Route 829 (Mount Herman Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 1204 (Ashby Street) – Waterline installation from Route 1209 (Thompson Street) to Route 1201 (Turner Street). Shoulder closure. Occasional single lane traffic with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 1304 (Sunset Drive, Dayton) – Sewer line installation between Route 257 (Mason Street) and 1209 (Thompson Street). Road closed. Traffic controlled by flaggers, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Repair, replace signs. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Anti-icing, Tuesday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile Marker 287 to 288, northbound – Fence repair. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile Marker 321 to 320, southbound – Cutting, trimming. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
No lane closures reported.


FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Repair, replace signs. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Anti-icing, Tuesday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
No lane closures reported.


PAGE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 340 (Jeremy’s Run) – Bridge work. Periodic lane closures. Relocation of Route 700 intersection with Route 340. Traffic will be re-routed to new roadway north of existing Jeremy’s Run Bridge. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Work hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Flagger traffic control. The speed limit will remain 45 miles per hour throughout the project limits.

Secondary Roads
* Route 662 – Jeremy’s Run bridge construction with Route 340 intersection. Periodic lane closures Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with flagger traffic control.
* Route 699 - Jeremy’s Run bridge construction. Periodic lane closures Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with flagger traffic control.
* Route 700 (Jeremy’s Run bridge construction) – Relocation of Route 700 intersection with Route 340. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Periodic lane closures Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Brush cutting and grading stabilized routes, Monday to Friday.


WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Anti-icing, Tuesday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile Marker 5 to 7, westbound – Cutting, trimming. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 340/522 (North Fork Bridge project) – Bridge construction from Route 637 and Route 55 (Strasburg Road). Possible lane closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Brush cutting and grading stabilized routes, Monday to Friday.


CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 7, eastbound and westbound - Bridges over Shenandoah River, 2 miles east of Berryville. Bridge painting. Shoulder closures. Sunday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Brush cutting and grading stabilized routes, Monday to Friday.

Vegetation management may occur district wide on various routes.

Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution when traveling through work zones. Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (695-1182). (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.

Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Virginia’s highway safety partnership — the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police — challenges you to help prevent highway fatalities. Buckle up. Avoid distractions. Share the road. Drive drug- and alcohol-free. Obey speed limits. For more information on the Highway Safety Challenge and things you can do to avoid becoming Virginia’s next traffic fatality, visit www.safeVAhighways.org.



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