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STA10-092

May 21, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF MAY 24-28, 2010
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  

* Various  locations – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Various locations – Bridge and ramp sweeping, mobile work zone, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 a.m.

* Various locations – Paved ditch maintenance, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Various locations – Inlet maintenance, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Primary Roads                                       

* (NEW) Route 60 – Paving between exit 16A and 16B in Covington.  Flagger traffic control, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 220 Iron Gate and north of Covington – Paving.  Flagger traffic control, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* (Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) – Bridge repairs at Tygers Creek located 2.3 miles west of Route 159 to 1.2 mile east of Route 602. Single-lane closures with flagger traffic control.  Completion is early July.

* Various roads – Mowing around guardrail, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with inmate crews.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) – Box culvert replacement at Karnes Creek. Single lane traffic with stop and proceed sign. Roadway is restricted to a 10-foot width. Single lane traffic will be in place 24 hours-a-day until mid-October. Work zone will be active on weekdays from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Motorists should use extreme caution in this area and watch for construction vehicles.

* (NEW) Route 629 – Paving from Route 60 to Bath County line, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.

* Route 1011 – Bridge replacement in Selma area between Route 1002 and Route 1003. Road will be closed Monday to Thursday. Detour signs in place.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 619 – Paving from Route 220 to Route 692, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.

* Various roads – Patching, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control.

 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

Interstate 64

* Mile marker 41 to 57 eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Various locations – Paved ditch maintenance, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Various locations – Inlet maintenance, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, northbound and southbound – Truck climbing lane project. Estimated completion fall 2012.

* Mile marker 174 to 205 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Various locations – Paved ditch maintenance, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Various locations – Mowing, Monday to Friday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

* Various locations – Inlet maintenance, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Various locations – Limb removal, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* Route 11 – Tractor mowing, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* Route 60 – Tractor mowing, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* Route 60 – Hand mowing behind guardrail, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with inmates.

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

* (NEW) Route 130 – Tractor mowing, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* Route 501 – Hand mowing behind guardrail, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with inmates.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 610 (Plank Road) – Road will be closed at the Route 693 (High Bridge Church Road) intersection for a bridge replacement project at Spring Gap Creek. The closure will begin on May 3 and last until June 24. Motorists may detour this area by using Route 692 and Route 693. Detour and road closed signs will be place in the work zone area.

* Various roads – Grading. Work is Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Various roads – Brush cutting, spot patching and repairing low shoulders. Traffic controlled by flaggers, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Primary Roads

* Route 250 – Patching from Monterey to West Virginia state line.  Work is Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Flagger and sign traffic control.

* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Flagger traffic control.

 

Secondary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

Interstate 64

No lane closures reported.

 

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 205 to 237 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Various locations – Mowing with mobile lane closures, Monday to Friday – 24-hour operation.

* Various locations – Limb removal, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* Churchville Avenue (Route 250, Staunton), eastbound – Road reconstruction activities.

(UPDATE)  North Central Avenue and North Lewis Street are open to traffic.  Be alert for a new traffic pattern on May 19 between North Augusta and North Lewis Streets.  The will be a lane shift for westbound traffic on Churchville avenue.

Expect intermittent delays from North Augusta Street to North Lewis Street due to utility installation work. Intermittent flagger traffic control for work in westbound lane. Speed limit in the project area reduced to 25 miles-per-hour. 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 42 Craigsville area – Paving from Route T687 to 1.2 mile north of Route 1130.  Flagger traffic control, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* (UPDATE) Route 340 (Waynesboro) –Delphine Avenue project.  Clean up work at construction site, be alert for slow moving vehicles and clean-up activities.  All lanes are open.

* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 620 – Bridge over Moffatts Creek will have maintenance from 0.02 mile east of Route 252 to 1.83 miles west of Route 726. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 693 – Bridge maintenance at C&O railway.  Single lane traffic, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 694 (Chestnut Ridge Road) – Rustic road construction from Route 695 (Arborhill Road) to Route 693 (Bethel Green Road).  Road closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

* Route 694 (Swartzel Shop Road) – Bridge replacement at Christians Creek tributary from Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) to Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway).  Road closed with detour.  Work is Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Completion is June 4, 2010.

* Route 907 – Bridge over Christians Creek is closed. No reopening date has been scheduled.

* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 1031 – Paving from Route 1030 to cul-de-sac, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile marker 254 southbound – Fence repair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

* Mile marker 242.15 to 252.50, northbound and southbound – Median barrier project. Remove and replace existing median guardrail with high tension cable median barrier. Temporary lane closures northbound and southbound 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday to Thursday to remove and replace existing guardrail.

* Mile marker 237 to 263 northbound and southbound – Debris removal and inspections, guardrail installing reflectors, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) – Signal light installation from Route 981 (Rockingham Pike) to Route 602 (East Point Road). Right shoulder closed, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 42 (Warm Springs Pike) – Cable work from Bridgewater Town limits south to Augusta County line. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Cable work from Route 825 (South River Road) to Route 655 (Lawyer Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Road widening project from Route 704 (Boyers Road) to Harrisonburg City limits. Storm pipe work. Be alert for possible lane closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads 

* Route 619 (Piney Woods Road) – Spot widening 1.3 miles northeast of Route 890 (Buckley Road).  Single lane closure with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 682 (Friedens Church Road) – Entrance and utility work from Route 950 (Walton Way) to I-81 Interchange. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Road work from Route 33 (Rawley Pike) to Harrisonburg City Limits. Eastbound lane and shoulder closure, flagger traffic control. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Waterline work at Route 1173 (Nutmeg Court). Intermittent lane closures and flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 765 (Gravels Road) – Water line installation from Route 11 (North Valley Pike) to Route 720 (Shirttail Alley). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 799 (Piney Woods Road) – Columbia Gas work from Route 211 (New Market Road) to Route 619 (Wampler Road). Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent shoulder closure. Flagger traffic control.

* Route 800 (Long Meadow Drive) – Columbia Gas work from Route 800 (Lone Pine Road) to Route 619 (Wampler Road). Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent shoulder closure. Flagger traffic control.

* Route 800 (American Legion Drive) – Columbia Gas work from Route 801 (Holsinger Road) to end of state maintenance. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent shoulder closure. Flagger traffic control.

* Route 801 (Holsinger Road) – Columbia Gas work from Route 800 (American Legion Drive) to Route 619 (Wampler Road). Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent shoulder closure. Flagger traffic control.

* (UPDATE) Route 820 (Bergton Road) – (Update) Beginning June 1, blasting operations begin from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday.  Delays for up to one hour should be expected during these times. Prior to June 1 motorists should be alert for travel delays of up to 20 minutes in this work zone. Road construction and slope work. Work zone is 1.1-mile to 0.3-mile west of Route 259. As needed, single-lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday during daylight hours. Completion is November 2010.

* Route 981 (Rockingham. Pike) – Turn lane installation from Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) to Route 829 (Independent Road). Right shoulder closure, intermittent detour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Work zone is Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

PAGE COUNTY

Primary Road

* Route 340 business – Bridge deck maintenance at Stony Run located 1.1 mile west of Route 636.  Single lane closures from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* (NEW) Various locations – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Single lane traffic, flagger traffic control.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 602 – Paving from Route 340 to Route 692, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.

* (NEW) Route 622 – Paving from Route 638 to Route 340, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.

* Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 263 to 298 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* (NEW) Mile marker 264.6 – Fence Repair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

* (NEW) Mile marker 292 to 286 southbound – Cutting and trimming, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

* (NEW) Mile marker 263 to 273 northbound and southbound – Guardrail and reflector installation work, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

* Mile marker 285 to 295, northbound and southbound – Bridge repairs at various locations.  Single-lane closures from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday night through Friday morning.

 

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 11 – Bridge repairs on bridge over North Fork of the Shenandoah River, .3 mile south of Route 743.  Single lane traffic, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 11 – Paving from Route 825 to Warren County line in Strasburg area. Alternating lane closures with flagger traffic control. Work is Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work should finish at the end of May.

* (NEW) Route 211 eastbound – Bridge deck maintenance, Bridge over Smith Creek, 0.1 mile west of Route 620.  Single lane closures, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 744 (Deer Rapids) – Bridge over Shenandoah River. Bridge work from 0.30-mile east of Route 648 to 0.45-mile east of Route 648. Traffic controlled by flaggers as needed during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

* (NEW) Various roads – Shoulder repair, brush cutting, patching, and pipe cleaning.

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 300 to 324 northbound and southbound – Debris removal and bridge inspection, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* (NEW) Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound – Debris removal with mobile lane closures, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 11 at Route 37, Kernstown area – Traffic signal and turn lane installation.  Single lane traffic, May 25 to June 2.  Twelve-foot width restriction.

* Route 37 northbound – Paving from Route 50 to Route 11 interchange.  Sunday to Thursday night, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Alternating lane closures.

* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.

* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 604 (Gravel Springs Road) – Bridge replacement from 0.33 miles south of Route 603 to 0.6 mile north of Route 600.  Road closed from May 17 at 7 a.m. until late June 2010.  Detour:

Southbound traffic will use Route 603 (Brill Road) West to Route 600 (South Pifer Road) South to Route 604 (Gravel Springs Road)

Northbound traffic will use Route 600 (South Pifer Road) North to Route 603 (Brill Road) East to Route 604 (Gravel Springs Road)

* (NEW) Various roads – Patching, ditching, scraping and soft spot repair.

* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 7 Berryville area – Soft spot repair.

* (NEW) Route 340 Berryville area – Milling and paving.

* Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.

* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.

* (NEW) Various roads – Patching and pipe installation.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

Interstate 66

* Mile marker 0 to 13 eastbound and westbound – Debris removal and bridge inspection, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* (NEW) Mile marker 6 to 13, eastbound – Hand cleaning ditches, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile marker 298 to 300 northbound and southbound – Debris removal and bridge inspection, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.

* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 1026 (Happy Creek Road) Front Royal area – Road improvement project from Sixth Street and Bradford Drive to near Route 606 (Shenandoah Shores Road). Temporary lane closures 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

* Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.

* (NEW) Various roads – Patching.

 

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). 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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