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STA09-109

May 22, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF MAY 25 – 29, 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. Tuesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 7 to 17, eastbound and westbound – Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing wildflower plots, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Various roads – Cleaning ditches, drop inlets. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting, spot paving, drainage work. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.


BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 39 – Litter removal, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Drainage work, mowing. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* Route 614 – Patching. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Route 693 (Kenwood Drive) – Box culvert installation. Single-lane traffic, traffic control. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion is mid June 2009.
* (NEW) Various roads – Drainage work. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Sweeping, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.


ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal. Tuesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing wildflower plots, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Various roads – Crossover repairs. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Cleaning ditches, drop inlets. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 174, northbound – Ditch repair, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Tuesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 193 to 202, northbound – Test drilling in median area, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic control. Estimated completion is mid June 2009.
* Mile marker 195, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Mile marker 195 to 202, northbound – Survey work. Left lane closed, traffic control signs posted. Tuesday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 197 to 204, northbound and southbound – Tree removal. Shoulder closure, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 200, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing wildflower plots, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Various roads – Crossover repairs. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Cleaning ditches, drop inlets. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11 – Mowing from Route 251 to Route 130. Mobile traffic operations.
* Route 11 – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Route 39 – Slope repair a half-mile west of Route 252 (Brownsburg Turnpike). Be alert for temporary lane closures and flagger traffic control to allow trucks in and out of the work area. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 60 – Mowing from Route 850 to Lexington City limits. Mobile traffic operations.
* Route 130 (Glasgow) – Bridge construction at Route 501. Periodic single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to noon. Completion is in September 13, 2010.
* Various roads – Mowing. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 710 – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Paving, brush cutting, patching. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Grading, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
No lane closures reported.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Tuesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing wildflower plots, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Various roads – Crossover repairs. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Cleaning ditches, drop inlets. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11, southbound (Lee Jackson Highway) – Paving entrance and right turn lane from Route 694 to Route 701. Shoulder closure and possible lane shift, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 11 – Mowing, Tuesday to Friday.
* Route 11 – Mowing from Staunton City limits to Rockbridge County line. Mobile operations, Tuesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 42 (Swoope) – Mowing. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 250 (Swoope) – Mowing. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 252 (Swoope) – Mowing. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 254 (Swoope) – Mowing. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 256 – Mowing, Tuesday to Friday.
* Route 340, northbound and southbound (Eastside Highway) – Slope and shoulder seeding from Route 672 to 1340. Mobile operation, 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, Tuesday 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 602 – Bridge maintenance. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday.
* Route 612 – Stabilizing from Route 663 to end state maintenance. Traffic control, Tuesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 620 – Mowing. Mobile operation, Tuesday to Friday.
* Route 629 (Deerfield Valley Road) – Road work due to rock slide from Route 250 to Route 716 (West Augusta Road). Road closed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Motorists can use Route 716 to connect to Route 250 and Route 629
* Route 670 – Shoulder repair from Route 252 to Route 693, Thursday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 685 – Bridge maintenance. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 701, westbound (Howardsville Road) – Right turn lane repairs from Route 11 to Route 613. Right turn lane and one school entrance access closed. Work is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
* Route 701 – Shoulder repair from Route 252 to Route 613, Tuesday to Wednesday. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 774, northbound and southbound (Cline River Road, New Hope) – Bridge over Middle River. 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 794 (Sangers Lane), eastbound and westbound – Bridge over Christians Creek, from Route 792 (Basley Road) to Route 642 (Barren Ridge Road). Bridge replacement. Road closed, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, April 27 to Dec. 16. Suggested detour: Westbound traffic, take Route 792 south to Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) east to Route 642 north to Route 794. Eastbound traffic, take reverse of westbound detour.
* (NEW) Route 835 – Cutting trees from Route 728 to Route 736. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday.
* Route 844 – Bridges over South River. Bridge painting. Shoulder and lane closures, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 919 – Mowing. Mobile operation, Tuesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads (Craigsville) – Culvert pipe cleaning. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Machining dirt roads, Tuesday to Friday. Mobile operation.


HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 220 (Monterey) – Preparations for overhead flasher replacement from Route 250 (Highland Turnpike). No work dates this week. Future work dates and times to be announced.
* Route 250 – Patching from Mountain Turnpike (west of Monterey) to West Virginia State line. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 678 – Spot leveling.
* Various roads – Pothole repair, machining roads.


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Asphalt patching, Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Sign repair, litter and debris removal. Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 252, northbound – Bridge painting. Periodic lane and shoulder closures, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Friday, 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., Saturday, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. and Sunday, 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.
* Mile marker 273, northbound – Bridge painting. Periodic lane and shoulder closures, Tuesday to Saturday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Sunday, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11, northbound – I-81 bridge. Bridge painting. Periodic lane and shoulder closures, Sunday to Saturday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Cable installation from Harrisonburg City limits to Route 720 (Smithland Road/new research center). Right shoulder closure, Tuesday to Friday, 7 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, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 33, eastbound and westbound (Market Street) – Safety upgrade at Route 33 and I-81 interchange. Possible shoulder closures, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 42 (John Wayland Highway) – Slope work from Route 746 (Herring Lane) to Route 1211 (Main Street, Dayton). Shoulder closure, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Route 42 (Harpine Highway) – Cable installation from Route 1415 (Early Drive) to Route 809 (Zion Church Road). Right shoulder closure, Tuesday to Friday, 7 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. Tuesday to Friday, 7 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, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road) – Directional bore from Route 820 (Bergton Road) to West Virginia State line. Right shoulder closure, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 276 (Cross Keys Road) – Pole installation from Route 676 (Oak Shade Road) to Route 253 (Port Republic Road). Right shoulder closure, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 331 (Bluestone Drive) – Waterline installation from Route 253 (Port Republic Road) and Route 331 (Carrier Drive). Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 340 (South Eastside Highway) – Directional bore from Route 642 (Captain Yancey Road) and Route 649 (Berrytown Road). Right shoulder closure, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 617 (Genoa Road) – Directional bore from Route 612 (Hopkins Gap Road) to Route 815 (Third Hill Road). Right shoulder closure, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 641 (Cave Hill Road) – Road work from Route 843 (Cemetery Road) to Route 991 (Jacob Burner Road). Intermittent lane closures. Flagger traffic control. Tuesday 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. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 734 (Lumber Mill Road) – Bridge work from Route 743 (Honey Run Road) and Route 257 (Ottobine Road). Single lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion is May 29, 2009.
* Route 820 (Crab Run Road) – Aerial line installation from Route 865 (Bergton Road) to West Virginia State line. Right shoulder closure, Tuesday 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, Tuesday 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, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 914 (Majestic View Road) – Slope and ditch work from Route 732 (Bank Church Road) to Route 734 (Coakley Town Road). Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 981 (Rockingham Pike) – Sewer and drainage work from Route 33 to Route 829 (Independent Road). Right shoulder closure, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 996 (McGaheysville Road) – Sewer line installation from Route 651 (Power Dam Road to Route 842 (Slate Road). Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 7 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, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Asphalt patching, Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Sign repair, litter and debris removal. Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Bridge over North Fork Shenandoah River, .3 mile south of Route 743. Bridge repairs. Single-lane traffic, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 42 (Mount Jackson) – Patching.
* Route 55 – Bridge over Mulberry Run at Route 55 and Route 623. Bridge repairs. Single-lane traffic, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 675 (Edinburg Gap) – Box culvert replacement operations, 2.7 miles east of Route 11 in the area of Vale Vista Drive. Route 675 closed Wednesday to Thursday, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Entrance to Vale Vista Drive closed Wednesday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals.
* Route 701 (Dellinger Gap Road) – Bridge repairs, .7 mile northwest of Route 702. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion is mid June 2009.
* (NEW) Route 779 (Ridge Hollow Road) – Pipe culvert installation, 1.87 miles west of Route 42. Road closed, Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Suggested detour: Westbound traffic, take Route 42 (Senedo Road) to Route 688 (Oak Ridge Road) to Route 779. Eastbound traffic, take Route 688 to Route 42 to Route 779.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching, scraping, mowing.


FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Asphalt patching, Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Sign repair, litter and debris removal. Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 7 (Winchester) – Asphalt work.
* (NEW) Route 50 (Winchester) – Asphalt work.
* (NEW) Route 127 (Winchester) – Mowing.
* (NEW) Route 522 (Winchester) – Mowing and asphalt work.
* 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.
* Various roads – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 647 (Aylor Road, Stephens City) – Slurry seal from Route 277 to .27 mile north of Route 277. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Tuesday to Saturday, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
* (NEW) Route 655 (Sulphur Springs Road, Stephens City) – Slurry seal from Route 50 to Clark County line. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Tuesday to Saturday, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
* (NEW) Route 706 – Slurry seal. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Tuesday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Various roads – Slurry seal. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Tuesday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching, scraping, mowing.

PAGE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 340 (Compton Creek Bridge) – Bridge painting. Shoulder closures and periodic lane closures, Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
* 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., Tuesday 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 Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., flagger traffic control.
* Route 699 - Jeremy’s Run bridge construction. Periodic lane closures Tuesday 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 Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Litter removal, brush cutting, grading stabilized routes. Tuesday to Friday.

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* (NEW) Mile marker 0 to 13, northbound and southbound – Asphalt patching, Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal. Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* 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. Possible lane closures, Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Route 340/522 from Guard Hill Road to the new bridge structure. Possible intermittent traffic delays, Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on West Duck Street from Route 340/522 to Rugby Street. Motorists should expect delays and use extreme caution when traveling in the work zone.

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

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Litter removal, brush cutting, grading stabilized routes. Tuesday 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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