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STA09-121

June 5, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF JUNE 8 – 12, 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.
* Mile marker 7 to 17, eastbound and westbound – Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is mid June 2009.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 629 – Pipe replacement, Monday to Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Spot patching and paving. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mobile traffic operations.


BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 609 – Patching. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 693 (Kenwood Drive) – Box culvert installation. Single-lane traffic, traffic control signs posted. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estimated completion is mid June 2009.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mobile traffic operations.
* (NEW) Various roads – Paving, sweeping. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.


ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173 to 207, northbound and southbound – Crossover repairs, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) 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 – Test drilling on shoulders, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lighted traffic control signs in place.
* Mile marker 200, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Mile marker 205 to 207, northbound – Guardrail installation. Left lane closed, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* 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. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* 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, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 710 – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe cleaning, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, patching. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Grading, mowing. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
* (NEW) Mile marker 87 to 174, eastbound and westbound – Vegetation management. Mobile lane closures.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173 to 207, northbound and southbound – Crossover repairs, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 205 to 207, northbound – Guardrail installation. Left lane closed, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (Lee Highway, Mount Sydney) – Overhead flasher replacement from Route 626. Intermittent lane closures, flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Route 11, southbound (Lee Jackson Highway) – Pavement marking and guardrail installation from Route 694 to Route 701. Possible lane shift with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 11 – Mowing, Monday to Friday.
* Route 42 – Mowing from Route 250 to Rockingham County line. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 250 – Mowing from Route 42 to Highland County line. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 256 – Mowing, Monday to Friday.
* 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. Seventh Street closed from Winchester Avenue to Delphine Avenue, June 1 to Nov. 30 for retaining wall construction. Estimated completion is November, 2011.
* Various roads – Debris cleanup.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 612 – Mowing. Traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 612 – Stabilizing from Route 663 to end state maintenance. Traffic control, Monday 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 652 – Surface roads from Route 654 to Route 831. Flagger traffic control, Wednesday to Friday.
* Route 747 – Patching from Route 613 to Route 731. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* 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.
* Route 799 – Stabilizing from Route 254 to Route 254. Traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 815 – Surface roads from Route 11 to end state maintenance. Flagger traffic control, Wednesday to Friday.
* Route 835 – Cutting trees from Route 728 to Route 736. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 844 – Bridges over South River. Bridge painting. Periodic shoulder and lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 876 – Shoulder work from Route 703 to 707. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 996 (Chapel Hill Lane) – Bridge replacement from Route 669 to Route 772 (Sulfur Pump Road). Road closed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Suggested detour: Westbound traffic, take Route 256 west to Route 669 north to Route 996. Eastbound traffic, take Route 669 south to Route 256 east to Route 772 north to Route 996 of westbound detour. Estimated completion is mid June 2009.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Friday. Mobile traffic operations.
* Various roads – Machining dirt roads, Monday to Friday. Mobile operation.


HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 84 – Mowing from Route 220 (Mill Gap Road) to West Virginia State line. Watch for slow moving vehicles.
* Route 220 (Monterey) – Overhead flasher replacement from Route 250 (Highland Turnpike). Work will resume with power supply connection from power company.
* (NEW) Route 250 – Mowing.
* Route 250 – Patching from Mountain Turnpike (west of Monterey) to West Virginia State line. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* Route 637 – Mowing from Route 250 (Maple Sugar Road) to Route 640. Watch for slow moving vehicles.
* (NEW) Route 640 – Patching from Route 250 (Blue Grass Valley Road) to Blue Grass City limits. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 640 – Mowing from Route 250 (Blue Grass Valley Road) to Blue Grass City limits. Watch for slow moving vehicles.
* Route 640 – Mowing from Route 84 (Meadowdale Road) to Route 250. Watch for slow moving vehicles.
* Route 678 – Spot leveling.
* Various roads – Mowing.


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Patching. Lane closures, Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Sign repair, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 252, northbound – Bridge painting. Periodic lane and shoulder closures, Monday 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, Monday 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) – Gas line installation between Route 718 (Old Furnace Road) and the Harrisonburg City Limits. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 33 – Bridge over Muddy Creek, .15 mile west of Route 752. Bridge maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 33, eastbound and westbound (Market Street) – Safety upgrade at Route 33 and I-81 interchange. Possible shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 42 – Pipe maintenance from .55 mile north of Route 809 to 1.2 miles south of Route 1415. Possible single-lane traffic with traffic control signs and cones.
* Route 42 (John Wayland Highway) – Slope work from Route 746 (Herring Lane) to Route 1211 (Main Street, Dayton). Shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Route 42 (Harpine Highway) – Cable installation from Route 1415 (Early Drive) to Route 809 (Zion Church Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday 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. Monday 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, Monday 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, Monday 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, Monday 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. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 340 – Bridge over Big Run, 1.09 miles south of Route 642. Bridge maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 340 (South Eastside Highway) – Directional bore from Route 642 (Captain Yancey Road) and Route 649 (Berrytown Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 613 (Singers Glen Road) – Parade from Route 721 (Greenhill Road) to Route 777 (Peter Driver Lane). Road closed, June 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
* Route 617 (Genoa Road) – Directional bore from Route 612 (Hopkins Gap Road) to Route 815 (Third Hill Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday 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. 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 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 843 (Cemetery Road) – Road work at Route 641 (Cave Hill Road) and Route 650 (Power Dam Road). Intermittent single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday 7 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 914 (Majestic View Road) – Slope and ditch work from Route 732 (Bank Church Road) to Route 734 (Coakley Town Road). Monday 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, Monday 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, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 1209 (Thompson Street, Dayton) – Road work from Route 1204 (Ashby Street) to Route 1203 (Westview Street). Intermittent single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11 (Tom’s Brook) – Brush cutting.
* (NEW) Route 11 – Box culvert at Jordan Run, at intersection of Route 740. Box culvert repairs. Possible single-lane traffic, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 55 (Tom’s Brook) – Pipe cleaning, brush cutting.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 629 (Oranda Road) – Sinkhole repair, .76 mile west of Route 11. Work is 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Potential delays up to 20 minutes should be expected. Suggested detour: Local traffic use Route 660 (Timberlake Road) and Route 622 (Clary Road).
* Route 675 (Edinburg Gap) – Box culvert replacement operations, 2.7 miles east of Route 11. Single-lane traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals. Estimated completion is mid June 2009.
* 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.
* Various roads – Scraping, mowing, pipe cleaning, brush cutting.


FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Patching and environmental cleanup. Lane closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Sign 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
* Route 647 – Pavement marking, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 655 – Pavement marking, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 706 – Pavement marking, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 756 – Pavement marking, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 797 – Pavement marking, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 1072 – Pipe culvert work from Route 1165 (Falcon Court) to Route 1161 (Tern Avenue). Road closed from 7 a.m., June 8 to 5 p.m., June 9. Suggested detour: Westbound traffic take Route 1160 (Raven Road) to Route 1161 to Route 1072. Eastbound traffic take reverse of westbound detour.
* Various roads – Patching, mowing, scraping, asphalt work.


PAGE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 340 (Compton Creek Bridge) – Bridge painting. Shoulder closures and periodic lane closures, Monday 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., 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., 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 – Patching and grading stabilized routes, Monday to Friday.


WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* (NEW) Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Patching. Lane closures, Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Sign repair, shaping shoulders, litter and debris removal. Monday 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. Road construction with possible lane closures, Monday 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 with flagger traffic control, Monday 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 June 2009.
* Route 639 – Railroad crossing installation. Road closed week of June 8. Traffic control signs posted.
* Route 658 – Railroad crossing installation. Road closed week of June 8. Traffic control signs posted.
* Route 661 – Railroad crossing installation. Road closed week of June 8. Traffic control signs posted.
* Route 721 (Fellows Drive) – Road reconstruction from Route 638 (Howellsville Road) to Young’s Drive. Periodic single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 1020 – Pavement marking, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Mowing and grading stabilized routes, Monday to Friday.


CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 340 (Berryville) – Pavement marking, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Patching, asphalt leveling, 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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