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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA09-209

Nov. 6, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 9-13, 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
* (NEW) Mile marker 43 to mile marker 0 eastbound and westbound – Mobile lane closures for road marker repair.
* (NEW) Various locations – Shoulder restoration. Right shoulder closed, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 18 – Paving from mile marker 18.42 (Covington South City Limits) to mile marker 14.35 (intersection of Route 1211), Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Single lane closures with pilot truck and flaggers controlling traffic.
* (NEW) Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) – Lane restricted to 10’ for bridge deck replacement and repairs from 2.53 miles west to 0.92 miles east of Route 602. Lane and shoulder closures with signals and concrete barriers controlling traffic Monday to Thursday during daylight hours. Fridays form 7 a.m. to noon. Estimated completion is mid November.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Drainage work. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lane closures controlled by flaggers.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mobile traffic operations.
* (NEW) Various roads – Grading on dirt roads.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Brush cutting and patching. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Various dirt roads – Grading.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* (NEW) Mile marker 49 to 44, westbound – Paving. Alternating lane closures, Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stationary traffic control.
* (NEW) Mile marker 56 to 50, westbound – Guardrail installation. Alternating lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stationary traffic control.
* (NEW) Various locations – Shoulder restoration. Right shoulder closed, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Interstate 81
No lane closures reported.

Primary Roads
* Route 130 (Glasgow) – Bridge construction at Route 501. New traffic pattern. Periodic single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, signs posted. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to noon. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Completion is in September 2010.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Brush cutting, patching and shoulder work. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Various roads – Litter pick-up and grading on dirt roads.

AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
* (NEW) Mile marker 95 to 99 eastbound and westbound – Bridge deck repairs, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday night to Friday morning.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 219.1, northbound and southbound – Bridge over Route 654. Bridge painting. Alternating lane closures, Sunday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* (NEW) Various locations – Bridge rail repair. Alternating lane closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Churchville Avenue (Route 250, Staunton), eastbound – Road reconstruction activities. Beginning Nov. 9 the eastbound lane will be closed from North Augusta Street (Route 11) to Albemarle Avenue. Eastbound lane closed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Westbound lane opens to traffic during construction. Four recommended detours for eastbound Churchville Avenue traffic heading into Staunton business district from Route 262/Route 250 interchange are to North Augusta Street:
• Take Route 250 and turn right onto Grubert Avenue and then turning left onto West Beverly Street, which intersects with North Augusta Street.
• Take Route 250 and turn right onto Thornrose Avenue and then turning left on to West Beverly Street, which intersects with North Augusta Street.
• Take Churchville Avenue and turn left onto Springhill Road to Route 262.  Turn right onto Route 262 north to the Route 11 intersection.  Turn right onto Route 11 and take Route 11 bypass (Commerce Road) into Staunton.
• At the Route 262/Route 250 interchange – take Route 262 north to the Route 11 intersection.  Turn right onto Route 11 and take Route 11 bypass (Commerce Road) into Staunton.
* (NEW) Route 262 – Road work from Route 11 to Route 262, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Paving at intersection, Nov. 9 to 10. Lane closures with traffic control by flaggers. Estimated completion is Nov.
* Route 262, westbound – Construction of acceleration lane extension from Middlebrook Avenue to Route 262. Lane closures, flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Nov.
* Route 340 (Waynesboro) – Construction from Route 250 to Delphine Avenue for railroad bridge replacement and roadway widening. Delphine Avenue is closed to thru traffic between Main Street (Route 250) and Hopeman Parkway. Delphine Avenue is open to local traffic only between Main Street (Route 250) and Seventh Street, and between Hopeman Parkway and Sixth
Street. Detours are posted. Estimated date of road opening is January 8, 2010.
* Route 340 (East Side Highway) – Advanced warning flashing signal installation, southbound near Route 612 (Crimora Mine Road).  Estimated completion is late November.

Secondary Roads
* Route 622 – Bridge construction. Causeway available for traffic. Traffic controlled with signs – stop and proceed when way is clear.  Work is from Waynesboro City limits to Route 950. Monday to Friday.
* Route 694 from Route 693 (Bethel Green Road) to Route 695 (Arborhill Road), road construction, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Estimated completion is Dec. 18.
* (NEW) Route 722 – Bridge repairs over Whiskey Creek. Possible shoulder closure and single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 746 – Tree removal from Route 616 to Route 745. Road closed, Monday to Friday.
* Route 774, northbound and southbound (Cline River Road, New Hope) – Bridge over Middle River. Bridge replacement activities between Route 608 (Battlefield Road) and Route 775 (Craig Shop Road). Road closed from Mar. 30 to Nov. 13. Detour provided.
* (NEW) 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 open to traffic with lanes controlled by flaggers. Estimated completion date is. Dec. 16.

HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
No lane closures reported.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 243 to 247, northbound and southbound – Overhead sign-lighting. Lane closures, Wednesday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 245 to 249, northbound and southbound – Bridge maintenance.  Single-lane closures, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday night to Friday morning.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – VMI Cadet March, Nov. 22, 7:30 a.m. to noon. Marching route from south Rockingham County line to north Rockingham County line and entering Town of New Market.
* (NEW) Route 42 – Railroad crossing paving at intersection of Route 687. Road closed, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Detour signs posted.
* Route 211 (New Market Road) – Cable installation from Route 960 (Water Wheel Road) to Shenandoah City limits. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 276 – Bridge repairs over North River from Route 996 to Route 994. Possible shoulder closure and single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 340 (East Side Highway) – Advance warning flashing signal installation near Route 253/659 (Port Republic Road).  Estimated completion is late November.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 687 – Railroad crossing paving at intersection of Route 42. Road closed, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Detour signs posted.
* Route 712 (West Mosby Road) – Overhead work from Route 712 (Harrisonburg City limits) to route 701 (Pike Church Road). Shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Road work from Route 33 (Rawley Pike) to Route 726 and Harrisonburg City Limits. Eastbound lane and shoulder closure, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (No work to occur on Wednesday).
* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Open cut from Route 1173 (Nutmeg Court) and Route 726 (Erickson Avenue). Intermittent lane closures and flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (No work to occur on Wednesday).
* Route 727 (Airport Road) – Grade/slope work from Route 11 (Main Street, Mount Crawford) to Route 696 (Kiser Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 732 (Eberly Road) – From Route 701 (Silver Lake Road) to Route 42 (Main Street, Town of Dayton). Wall repair, single lane traffic with flagger traffic control.  Work is Nov. 6 to Nov. 7.
* Route 793 (Endless Caverns Road) – Intersection upgrade from Route 11 (North Valley Pike) to Route 620 (Mountain Valley Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 867 (North River Road) – Entrance construction from Route 11 (Main Street) to Route 693 (Fairview Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 981 (Rockingham. Pike) – Turn lane installation from Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) to Route 829 (Independent Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 1204 (Ashby Street) Town of Dayton – Water line installation from Route 257 (Mason Street) to Thompson Street (Route 1209).  Single lane traffic, flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 264 to 280, northbound and southbound – Bridge repairs with single lane closures, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday night to Friday morning.

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.
* (NEW) Route 42 (Mount Jackson) – Brush cutting.
* (NEW) Route 263 (Mount Jackson) – Brush cutting.

Secondary Roads
* Route 623 (Coal Mine Road) – Bridge deck replacement located .04 mile north of Route 55 in Wheatfield area.  Road closed beginning Monday, Nov. 2 until late November.  Detour posted.
* 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 November.
* Various roads – Scraping, brush cutting, and patching on various roads.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
No lane closures reported.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 50 (Winchester) – Brush cutting, soft spot repair.
* (NEW) Route 522 (Winchester) – Brush cutting.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Ditching, soft spot repair, pipe cleaning, and scraping on various roads.

PAGE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Route 667 – Bridge over North Fork Dry Run. Pipe culvert work. Shoulder closure or single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Various roads – Grading stabilized roads, Monday to Friday. (No activity Wednesday).

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
No lane closures reported.

Interstate 81
No lane closures reported.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Drainage work, Monday to Friday. (No activity Wednesday).

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Grading stabilized routes. Monday to Friday. (No activity Wednesday).

Vegetation management may occur district wide on various routes.

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