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STA09-178

Aug. 28, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 4, 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 57, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various locations – Mowing, Sunday to Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Various locations – Shoulder repair, ditch cleaning, mowing. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) – Bridge deck replacement from Route 159 to Route 602. Periodic lane and shoulder closures. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Estimated completion is mid November.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Mowing.
* Various roads – Patching, pipe installation. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.


BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Various – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
* Route 629 – Slide area clean-up, patching. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Mowing.


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 locations – Mowing, Sunday to Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Various locations – Shoulder repair, ditch cleaning, mowing. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 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 182.3, northbound and southbound – Bridge painting. Alternating lane closures, Sunday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is late September.
* Mile marker 195, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Work will resume with power supply connection from power company.
* Mile marker 200, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Work will resume with power supply connection from power company.
* (NEW) Mile marker 219.1, northbound and southbound – Bridge painting. Alternating lane closures, Sunday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is late September.
* (NEW) Various locations – Mowing, Sunday to Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Various locations – Shoulder repair, mowing, ditch cleaning, herbicidal spraying, litter and debris removal. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (Fancy Hill) – I-81 bridges. Bridge painting. Alternating lane closures, flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday at noon.
* Route 11 – Roadway lighting construction. Work will resume with power supply connection from power company.
* Route 130 (Glasgow) – Bridge construction at Route 501. Periodic single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, signs posted Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to noon. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Completion is in September 13, 2010.
* Various roads – Mowing, litter removal.

Secondary Roads
* Route 710 – Roadway lighting construction. Work will resume with power supply connection from power company.
* (NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Grading, mowing.


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.
* Mile marker 210 to 229, northbound and southbound – Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 218, northbound and southbound – Bridge over Route 654. Bridge painting. Alternating lane closures, Sunday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is late September.
* (NEW) Various locations – Mowing, Sunday to Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Various locations – Ditch cleaning, mowing, litter and debris removal. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (Greenville) – Sweeping from Route 662 to Route 1210. Mobile operation, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 250 – Mowing from Staunton City limits to Waynesboro City limits. Mobile operations, Monday to Tuesday.
* (NEW) Route 250 – Pulling shoulders from Highland County line to 3 miles east of Highland County line. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 250 – Shoulder reconditioning from Route 358 to Staunton City limits, westbound. Mobile operations, Wednesday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Route 262, westbound – Construction of acceleration lane extension from Middlebrook Avenue to Route 262. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Estimated completion is October.
* Route 340 (Waynesboro) – Construction from Route 250 to Delphine Avenue for railroad bridge replacement and roadway widening, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to noon. Expect minor delays from Broad Street to Sixth Street for construction work. Seventh Street closed from Winchester Avenue to Commerce Street, June 1 to January 2010, and Sixth Street closed from Delphine Avenue to Commerce Street, July 6 to late January 2010, for retaining wall construction, bridge and utility work. Estimated completion is November 2011.
* Various roads – Litter and debris removal.

Secondary Roads
* Route 626 – Patching from Route 11 to Route 612. 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 802 – Rural rustic from Route 252 to Route 693. Road closed to thru traffic. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion is Sept. 15.
* (NEW) Route 804 – Patching from Route 732 to Route 616. Traffic control, Thursday to Friday.
* Route 1103 (North Church Street), northbound and southbound – Bridge deck replacement from Route 1105 (First Street) to Route 1106 (Third Street). Road closed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, Aug. 24 to Sept. 1. Signs posted.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge maintenance, Wednesday to Thursday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Machine dirt roads, Thursday to Friday.
* Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signs posted.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signs posted.
* Various roads – Pothole repair, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signs posted.
* Various roads – Pavement markings. Expect minor delays.


HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 84 – Patching from Route 220 (Mill Gap Road) to Route 600 (Lower Back Creek). Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday at noon.
* (NEW) Route 250 – Mowing from McDowell City limits to Augusta County line. Signs posted, Monday.
* Route 250 – Bridge from 0.60 mile east of Route 678. Bridge widening. Single-lane traffic temporarily controlled by flaggers, then by portable traffic signals with concrete barrier. Lane width restrictions are 10-ft. wide, Monday.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 607 – Ditching from Route 220 (Big Valley Road) to Route 606. Flagger traffic control, Thursday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 635 – Patching from Route 220 (Possum Trot Lane) to dead end. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday.
* Various roads – Mowing, Tuesday to Thursday, signs posted.
* Various roads – Machine stabilized roads, Tuesday to Friday, signs posted.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 237.51 to 263, northbound and southbound – Sign and fence repair, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 42 (Main Street, Broadway) – Autumn Days Craft Show. Road closed from Route 259 (Broadway Avenue) to Route 259 (Lee Avenue). Sept. 19, 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Route 42, northbound and southbound – Plant mix application from Route 1151 to 2.23 miles north of Route 778. Single-lane traffic, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to noon.
* Route 211 (New Market Road) – Cable installation from Route 960 (Water Wheel Road) to Shenandoah City limits. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 724 (Trinity Church Road) – Road widening from 0.7 mile east of Buffalo Drive (Route 238) to 0.2 mile west of Route 717 (Indian Trail Road). Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 727 (Airport Road) – Grade/slope work from Route 11 (Main Street, Mount Crawford) to Route 696 (Kiser Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 743 (Honey Run Road) – Pipe installation from Route 734 (Lumber Mill Road) to Route 752 (Keller Road). Road closed, Monday to Thursday.
* 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 Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 867 (North River Road) – Construction entrance from Route 11 (Main Street) to Route 693 (Fairview Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Sign repair, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 299, southbound – Erosion stabilization. Lane closed, Tuesday, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 299, southbound – Shoulder repair. Lane closed, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 296, northbound – Pavement markings, rumble strip repair. Alternating lane closures, Monday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (Old Valley Pike, Maurertown) – Safety and drainage improvement work. Drain, grade, asphalt and utilities. Traffic controlled by flaggers. Estimated completion is June 2010.

Secondary Roads
* Route 714 (Turkey Run Road) – Rural rustic from Route 55 to 1.8 miles south of Route 55. Possible delays. Estimated completion is mid September.
* Route T1003 (Cadet Road, New Market) – Water and sewer line work from Route 211, westbound to Route 1009 (Stuart Street). Portions of road closed to thru traffic. Estimated completion is late September.
* Various roads – Pipe installation, brush cutting, drainage work.


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.

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) Route 608 (Wardensville Grade) – Bridge repairs from Route 616 to Route 50. Road closed, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Suggested detour: Northbound traffic take Route 619 (Perry Road) east to Route 622 (Cedar Creek Grade) north to Route 37 north to Route 50 west. Southbound traffic take reverse of northbound detour.
* Route 608 (Wardensville Grade) – Bridge repairs from Route 616 to Route 50. Single-lane traffic, traffic control. Estimated completion is mid September.
* Various roads – Pipe cleaning, brush cutting, scraping, ditching.


PAGE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Mowing 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 14.82, eastbound and westbound – Bridge deck maintenance. Single-lane traffic, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for eastbound structure and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for westbound structure.
* Mile marker 11 to 6, westbound – Pavement markings, rumble strip installation. Periodic lane closures, Monday to Thursday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 340, northbound and southbound – Bridge over Opequon Creek. Bridge deck maintenance from Route 21 to Route 340. Single-lane traffic, signs posted, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 340, northbound and southbound – Bridge over Opequon Creek. Bridge deck maintenance from Route 21 to Route 340. Single-lane traffic, signs posted, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 340, northbound and southbound – Bridge over Cooked Run. Bridge deck maintenance from Route 637 to Route 66. Single-lane traffic, signs posted, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Route 340/522 (Winchester Road) – Traffic signal upgrade at the I-66 eastbound and westbound ramps. Motorists are urged to drive with caution in the work zone.
* Route 340/522 (North Fork Bridge project) – Bridge construction west of Route 340/522 to new North Fork bridge. Speed limit raised to 35 mph. Road construction with possible lane closures, Monday to Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Route 340/522 from Guard Hill Road to Route 55. Motorists should expect delays and use extreme caution when traveling in the work zone.

Secondary Roads
* Route 609 (Ritenhour Hollow Road) – Partially collapsed pipe overflow, from Route 627 (Reliance Road) to Route 736 (Molly Campbell Lane). Road closed. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. Estimated completion is Sept. 30.
* Various roads – Mowing, ditching, grading stabilized routes. Monday to Friday.


CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 7, eastbound and westbound – Bridge over Shenandoah River. Bridge deck maintenance from Route 603 to Route 608. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 7, eastbound and westbound – Bridge over Route 340. Bridge deck maintenance from Route 729 to Route 7. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 7, eastbound and westbound – Bridge over Route 615. Bridge deck maintenance from Route 340 to Route 7. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 7, eastbound and westbound – Bridge over railroad. Bridge deck maintenance from Route 340 to Route 7. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Route 7, eastbound and westbound – Bridges over Shenandoah River from Route 603 to Route 606. Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for eastbound structure and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for westbound structure.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Mowing, 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 (866-695-1182) (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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