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STA10-104

June 25, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF JUNE 28-JULY 2, 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
* Mile marker 0 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 18.5 to 21.5, westbound and eastbound – Left lane closure. Median barrier construction installation project.
* Mile marker 20 to 23, westbound – Right shoulder closure for pedestrian fence installation.
* (NEW) Mile marker 41 to West Virginia state line – Drainage repair. Mobile shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 42 – Bridge maintenance. Bridge over C&O railroad, 0.15 mile north of Route 636 to 1.85 miles south of Route 630. Single lane traffic, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.
* Route 220 – Bridge maintenance at the bridge over CSX Railway and Jackson River from 0.90 mile north of Route 1706 to 0.35 mile south of Route 60. Possible single-lane traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.
* Route F-205 (Irvine Farm Road) – Flagging operations for I-64 median barrier project work.
* Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) – Bridge repairs at Tygers Creek located 2.3 miles west of Route 159 to 1.2 miles east of Route 602. Single-lane closures with 10-foot lane width restrictions controlled by stop and proceed. Motorists must stop to ensure way is clear before proceeding across the bridge. Intermittent delays up to 15-minutes. Completion is early August.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 606 – Patching. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* 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 621 – Patching. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Route 1101 (Winterberry Avenue) – Flagging operations for I-64 median barrier project work.
* Route 1011 – Bridge replacement in Selma area between Route 1002 and Route 1003. Road will be closed Monday to Thursday. Detour signs in place.
* Various roads – Shoulder work, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 39 – Ditch cleaning. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 57 eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 54.1, eastbound – Bridge deck maintenance at the bridge over Maury River and Kerr’s Creek. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, northbound and southbound – Truck climbing lane project. Estimated completion fall 2012. The right northbound lane from mile marker 200 to 202.7 will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., weeknights, for concrete barrier installation. Signs posted.
* Mile marker 174 to 205 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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 am to noon. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Estimated completion is September 2010.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 763 (Lincoln Road) – Bridge timber deck replacement from 0.35 mile south of Route 788 (Warm Run Road) to 0.85 mile north of  Route 631 (Old Buena Vista Road). Road closed 24 hours-a-day from June 28 to July 1. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, pipe replacement, grading, shoulder repair, spot patching and right-of-way mowing. Work is Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 250 – Mowing near guardrail, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Route 250 – Patching from Route 600 to Town of Monterey. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
No lane closures reported.

AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
No lane closures reported.

Interstate 81
No lane closures reported.

Primary Roads
* Route 42 – Mossy Creek project. Roadway relocation and bridge replacement with box culvert. Work will occur from 0.63 mile south of Rockingham County line to 0.90 mile south of Rockingham County line. Expect minor delays Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Two lanes of roadway will be maintained.
* Route 42 – Paving in Craigsville area from Route 687 to 1.2 miles north of Route 1130. Work is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* Churchville Avenue (Route 250, Staunton), eastbound – Road reconstruction activities. North Central Avenue is open to traffic. No left turn will be allowed from Churchville Avenue onto North Lewis Street. North Lewis Street is open to northbound traffic only. The eastbound lane will be closed from North Augusta Street (Route 11) to Albemarle Avenue 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. The pedestrian detour is from North Augusta Street to North Lewis Street. Signs are posted.
Expect intermittent delays from North Augusta Street to Albemarle Avenue 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.
* Route 250, eastbound – Paving with lane closures from Route 1427 to 0.06 mile east of Route 637. Single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* 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 locations – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 672 – Bridge maintenance from 0.55 mile north of Route 655 to 0.45 mile south of Route 652. Possible single-lane closure with flagger traffic control, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 693 (Cedar Green Road) – Bridge maintenance at the bridge over C&O railway from 0.06 mile north of Route 703 south (Hebron Road) and 0.03 mile south of Route 703 north (Buttermilk Spring Road). Single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 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., June 14 to July 22.
* 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 Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is June 28.
* Route 782 (North Point Road) – Bridge replacement from Route 619 (Hildebrand Church Road) to Route 785 (Madrid Road). Road closed to thru traffic from 8 a.m., June 21 to 5 p.m., June 31.
* Route 907 – Bridge over Christians Creek is closed. No reopening date has been scheduled.
* Various locations – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* 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 and shoulder closures northbound and southbound 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday to Thursday to remove and replace existing guardrail.
* Mile marker 237.51 to 263 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, fence repair, guardrail reflector placement and ditch cleaning, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 42 (Forestville Road, Timberville) – Signal upgrade construction at intersection of Route 800 (Co-op Drive). Estimated completion is mid August.
* Route 42 (Warm Springs Pike) – Aerial and buried optic cable work from Bridgewater Town limits and Route 42 south to Augusta County line. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Aerial and buried optic 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.
* Route 252 (Port Republic Road) - Box culvert installation work on the Port Republic Road widening project in Rockingham County will produce lane closures later this week. The work zone is located 0.25-mile north of Boyers Road to 0.5-mile south of Reservoir Road. Expect lane closures with flagger traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* Route 619 (Piney Woods Road) – Waterline installation from 1.3 miles northeast of Route 890 (Buckley Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion is July 9.
* Route 682 (Friedens Church Road) – Entrance, utility and medial installation work from Route 950 (Walton Way) to I-81 Interchange. Intermittent lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Road work from Route 33 (Rawley Pike) to Route 726. Intermittent lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* 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 lane and shoulder closure with 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 lane and shoulder closure with 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 lane and shoulder closure with flagger traffic control.
* Route 820 (Bergton Road) – Motorists should be alert for travel delays of up to 20 minutes for road construction and slope work. Work zone is 1.10 miles to 0.30 mile west of Route 259. Single-lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday during daylight hours as needed. Blasting Operations will also occur Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Delays up to one hour should be expected during these times. Completion is November 2010.
* Route 890 (Buckley Road) – Columbia Gas work from Route 619 (Piney Woods Road) to end of state maintenance. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent lane and shoulder closure with flagger traffic control.

PAGE COUNTY
Primary Road
* (NEW) Route 211 Bypass, westbound – Paving from Route 735 to 0.17 mile east of Luray City limits. Alternating lane closures during daylight hours. Estimated completion is July 16.
* (NEW) Route 340, northbound and southbound – Paving from 0.56 mile south of Page County line to 1.49 miles south of Page County line. Alternating lane closures, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* (NEW) 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 602 – Pavement marking work from Route 340 to Route 692, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected in work zone.
* Route 622 – Pavement marking work from Route 638 to Route 340, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected in work zone.
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 263 to 302, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, ditch cleaning and guardrail repair. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

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. Estimated completion is April 14, 2011.
* Various roads – Scraping, patching and brush cutting.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 299 to 301.7, northbound – Rumble strip installation. Alternating lane closures, Sunday to Thursday 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is July 2.
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Mowing, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nighttime mobile lane closure for median mowing, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Friday, 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and trimming, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 at Route 37, Kernstown area – Traffic signal and turn lane installation. Single-lane traffic with twelve-foot width restriction beginning June 1. Estimated completion is early July.
* (NEW) Route 50, westbound – Paving from Route 803 to Route 614. Alternating lane closures, Sunday to Thursday, 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. Estimated completion is July 9.

Secondary Roads
* Route 622 – Pavement marking work from Route 621 to Winchester City limits, nighttime operations, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected.
* Route 652 – Pavement marking work from Route 11 to Route 628, nighttime operations, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected.
* Route 656 – Pavement marking work from Route 7 to Route 657, nighttime operations, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected.
* Route 659 – Pavement marking work from Route 7 west to Route 656, nighttime operations, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected.
* Route 671 – Back Creek Bridge, bridge repairs. Single lane traffic controlled by signs.
* Route 803 – Pavement marking work from Route 50 east to 0.5 mile west of Route 50, nighttime operations, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected.
* Various roads – Patching, brush cutting and pipe cleaning.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Brush cutting and shoulder repairs.

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* (NEW) Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Mowing, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nighttime mobile lane closure for median mowing, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Friday, 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound – Debris removal and ditch cleaning. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 6.4 to 10.4 eastbound – Rumble strip and shoulder stone installation. Alternating lane closures, Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Estimated completion is July 9.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 298 to 300 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway), southbound – Tree trimming from Route 650 (Snake Road) to Route 607 (Rocky Lane). The right lane will have a width restriction of 14-feet, Monday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. A portion of Happy Creek Road will be closed from June 28 to November to reconstruct the East Sixth Street intersection. This closure is from Polk Avenue to East Sixth Street. Detour signs posted.
* Various roads – Drainage work, shoulder repair and brush cutting.

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.

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