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STA09-078

April 10, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF APRIL 13 – 17, 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 – Litter and debris removal. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge sweeping, Wednesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 a.m. Mobile operation.
* (NEW) Various roads – Litter removal, Tuesday to Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Various roads – Cleaning ditches, drop inlets. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Route 616 – Pipe replacement from Route 613 to Route 615. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 661 – Bridge over Ogle Creek. Bridge replacement. Single-lane traffic with traffic control, Monday to Friday, 24 hours-a-day. Motorists should use extreme caution when traveling in the work zone.
* (NEW) Route 687 – Brush cutting, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.


BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 220 – 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 operation.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Sweeping, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Grading dirt roads. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* 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 operation.


ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge sweeping, Wednesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 a.m. Mobile operation.
* (NEW) Various roads – Litter removal, Tuesday to Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Various roads – Cleaning ditches, drop inlets. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 195, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Mile marker 195 to 203, northbound – Survey work. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 200, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Mile marker 237 to 173, northbound and southbound – Crossover repair. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge sweeping, Thursday to Friday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Mobile operation.
* (NEW) Various roads – Litter removal, Tuesday to Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Various roads – Cleaning ditches, drop inlets. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Route 130 (Glasgow) – Bridge construction at Route 501. 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
* Route 710 – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, shoulder work. 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 pickup.


AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
No lane closures reported.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 210, southbound – Bridge over Route 675. Bridge overlay evaluation. Single-lane traffic, Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
* Mile marker 237 to 173, northbound and southbound – Crossover repair. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge sweeping, Thursday to Friday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Mobile operation.
* (NEW) Various roads – Litter removal, Tuesday to Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Various roads – Cleaning ditches, drop inlets. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11, southbound (Lee Jackson Highway) – Street entrance 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 cutting from Route 802 to Route 603. Monday to Tuesday. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 256 – Bridge over I-81, .15 mile east of Route 11. Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Route 340, northbound and southbound (Eastside Highway) – Stripping and pavement marking from Route 672 to 1340. Alternating lane closures, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* 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.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 605 – Machining dirt roads. Monday to Friday. Traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 612 – Machining dirt roads. Monday to Friday. Traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 612 – Bridges over I-81, .30 mile west of Route 792. Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 652 – Pipe replacement from Route 654 to Route 831. Monday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 669 – Machining dirt roads. Monday to Friday. 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 Saturday. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 701 – Shoulder repair, Wednesday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 721 – Brush cutting from Route 677 to Route 603. Wednesday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 736 – Shoulder repair from Route 42 to Route 250. Monday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 750 – Bridge over I-81, 1.02 miles east of Route 11. Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 772 – Machining dirt roads. Monday to Friday. Traffic control.
* Route 774, northbound and southbound (Cline River Road, New Hope) – Bridge replacement activities from Route 608 (Battlefield Road) to Route 775 (Craig Shop Road). Road closed from Mar. 30 to Nov. 13. Suggested detour: Northbound traffic take Route 608 to Route 778 (Knightly Mill Road) to Route 775 to Route 774. Southbound traffic take reverse of northbound detour.
* Route 792 – High shoulder removal from Route 254 to Route 250. Monday to Thursday. Traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 794 – High shoulder removal from Route 254 to Route 642. Thursday to Friday. Traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 830 – Machining dirt roads. Monday to Friday. Traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge maintenance, Monday to Thursday.
* Various roads – Machining dirt roads, Monday to Friday. Mobile operation.


HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 250 – Shoulder work, 1.3 miles west of Route 615.
* Route 250 (Shaws Ridge) – Brush cutting.

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.
* (NEW) Mile marker 247, southbound – Milling and paving work. Exit 247 on-ramp at Route 33 interchange closed, Tuesday and Thursday, from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Waterline installation from Route 765 (Gravels Road) and Route 963 (Windy Knoll Drive). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Gas line installation between Route 718 (Old Furnace Road) and the Harrisonburg City Limits. Right shoulder closure, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 33 – Bridge over Muddy Creek (Hinton), .15 mile west of Route 752. Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday.
* Route 33, eastbound and westbound (Market Street) – Safety upgrade at Route 33 and I-81 interchange. Single-lane traffic on Route 33, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. I-81 exit 247 on-ramp at Route 33 interchange closed due to milling and paving work. Tuesday to Wednesday, from 8 p.m. to 7 a.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 825 (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.
* (NEW) Route 259 – Bridge over North Fork Shenandoah River, .07 mile west of Route 613. Bridge maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road) – Directional bore from Route 820 (Bergton Road) to West Virginia State line. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 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.
* (NEW) Route 649 – Bridge over Shenandoah River. Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday.
* 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 1030 (Lucy Long Drive). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should use caution and expect delays, especially at the intersection of Route 689 and Route 253.
* Route 704 – Bridge over I-81, .6 mile east of Route 11. Bridge deck maintenance. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 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. Single-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 710 (Greendale Road) – Aerial crossing from Route 253 (Port Republic Road) to Route 709 (Autumn Lane). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 721 – Bridge over I-81, .42 mile east of Route 11. Bridge deck maintenance. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 724 – Bridge over I-81, .24 mile east of Route 11. Bridge deck maintenance. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 726 (Stone Spring Road) – Aerial crossing from Route 253 (Port Republic Road) to Route 726 (Peach Grove Avenue)/Harrisonburg City Limits. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 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 820 (Crab Run Road) – Aerial line installation from Route 865 (Bergton Road) to West Virginia State line. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 826 (Criders Road) – Aerial line installation from Route 820 (Bergton Road) to Route 700 (Trailer Park Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 865 (Bergton Road) – Aerial line installation from Route 820 (Bergton Road) to Route 823 (Overly Hollow). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 867 – Bridge over I-81, .75 mile east of Route 11. Bridge deck maintenance. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 981 (Rockingham Pike) – Sewer and drainage work from Route 33 to Route 829 (Independent Road). Possible road closures with detour and night work. Monday to Tuesday.
* Route 990 – Bridge over I-81, .26 mile east of Route 11. Bridge deck maintenance. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 996 (McGaheysville Road) – Directional bore from Route 842 (Slate Road) and Route 998 (Fairyland Lane). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 1304 (Sunset Drive, Dayton) – Sewer line installation from Route 257 (Mason Street) to Route 1209 (Thompson Street). Road closed. Flagger traffic control, 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.
* (NEW) Mile marker 288, southbound – Bridge over Route 600. Bridge repairs. Single-lane traffic on Route 600, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11 (Mount Jackson) – Patching, brush cutting.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 600 (in conjunction with I-81 work) – Bridge repairs. Single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 725 (Morning Star Road, Hepners/Morning Star) – Bridge deck replacement. Road closed. Suggested detour: Southbound traffic take Route 263 west to Route 611 south to Route 726 (Hepner Road). Northbound traffic take reverse of southbound detour. Estimated completion is mid May, 2009.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching, pipe cleaning, scraping.


FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Electrical repair, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Papermill Road (Winchester) – Road reconstruction from .06 mile south of Weems Lane to .28 mile north of South Pleasant Valley. Suggested alternate route: Weems Lane to Roosevelt Boulevard to Papermill Road. Monday to Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching, ditching, shoulder work.


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.
* (NEW) Mile marker 7, eastbound and westbound – Bridges over Shenandoah River. Bridge painting. Shoulder closures, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Occasional lane closures possible. Estimated completion is July 2009.

Primary Roads
* Route 340/522 (North Fork Bridge project) – Bridge construction from Route 637 and Route 55
(Strasburg Road). Speed limit reduced to 25 mph. Curb and gutter construction on West Duck
Street. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control from Route 340/522 to construction limits, Monday to Friday. Portion of roadway will be stabilized stone surface as opposed to an asphalt surface. Motorists should expect delays and use extreme caution when traveling in the work zone.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 631 (William Vincent Road, Browntown) – Pipe installation, grading and paving from Route 631 to Route 613 (Browntown Road, Bentonville). Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is May 2009.
* Various roads – Brush cutting and grading stabilized routes, Monday to Friday.


CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

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.

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