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STA10-154

Sept. 24, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 1, 2010

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 and drainage repair. Shoulder closed, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Mile marker 18.5 to 24.5, westbound and eastbound – Left lane closures. Median barrier construction installation project.

Long-term left lane closures with concrete barrier. Median barrier construction installation project. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) oversized load note: Wide loads up to 15 feet wide will be able to proceed through the eastbound work zone and up to 12 feet wide will be able to proceed through the westbound work zone on I-64. Extreme caution should be exercised by motor carriers as portions of the right shoulders may have to be used. Pilot vehicles are recommended.

* Mile marker 23 to 18.5, westbound – Right lane and shoulder closure. Westbound traffic will transition from the right lane to the left lane at mile marker 20.5. West Bound Traffic is restricted to one lane with no shoulder available.Motorists are advised to use extra caution while driving in the work zone. Median barrier construction installation project.

 

Primary Roads                                       

* Route F-205 (Irvine Farm Road) – Flagging operations Sept. 20 to 24 for I-64 median barrier project work.

 

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-November. Work zone will be active on weekdays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Motorists should use extreme caution in this area and watch for construction vehicles.

* Route 672 – Rural rustic project off Route 621. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Route 1101 (Winterberry Avenue) – Flagging operations Sept. 20 to 24 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 locations – Brush cutting, mowing and patching, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 627 (Scotchtown Draft Road) – Pipe work.  Road closed from Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This is .6 mile east of Route 678 (Indian Draft Road) and approximately two miles west of Route 629 (Deerfield Road).  Signs will be posted.  Motorists should plan alternate travel routes.

* Various roads – Mowing and 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 56 eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 173 to 205 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, northbound and southbound – UPDATE: Blasting will take place on Sept. 28 and 30 at 1 p.m. Blasting will occur from mile marker 197 to 199.

Blasting operations will take place approximately two days a week between the hours of noon and 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Both northbound and southbound lanes will have a rolling mobile lane closure. Signs posted. Blasting operations are estimated to continue through November.

 

On Sept. 27 from 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. the right northbound lane will be closed in the area of mile marker 201 to 202.7.  This closure will be for placing concrete barriers. 

 

On Sept. 28 to Sept.30 from 8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. each night, all northbound lanes will be closed between exit 195 and exit 200 and the left southbound lane will be closed from mile marker 198.8 to 198.6. The northbound traffic detour takes traffic off I-81 at exit 195 in the Lexington and Timber Ridge area onto Route 11 north and then onto Route 710 west to I-81.  Traffic will be rejoining I-81 at exit 200, which is at Route 710 in the Fairfield area.  This closure is for setting of structural steel for the Route 712 Bridge.

 

Additional southbound lane closures are planned.  Although the dates are still tentative, the plans are for closures on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5. Both southbound lanes will be closed between exit 200 and exit 195 from 8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.  The southbound traffic detour takes traffic off I-81 at exit 200 in the Fairfield area onto Route 710 east to Route 11 south and then rejoining I-81 at exit 195 in the Lexington and Timber Ridge area. This closure is for setting of structural steel for the Route 712 Bridge.

 

Primary Roads

* (UPDATE) Route 130 – Bridge work in Glasgow.  Be alert for new traffic pattern using new bridge.  Shoulder closures 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.  Watch for construction traffic in this work zone.

* Route 501 (Glasgow Highway) – Concrete culvert repairs at 0.04 mile from Route 792 south to 0.11 mile Route 792 north. Single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 1.

* Various roads – Tractor mowing and debris removal, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 603 – Bridges over Irish Creek. Paving and guardrail work from 1.40 miles east of Route 608 and 5.45 miles east of Route 608. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* Route 611 (South Buffalo Road) – Bridge replacement. Road closed from 1.15 miles south of Route 738 (Rapps Mill Road) to 0.25 mile north of Route 661 (Spring Branch Road). Single-lane traffic restrictions controlled by stop and proceed. Motorists must stop to ensure way is clear before proceeding. Lane will be restricted 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Estimated completion is Oct 1.

* Various roads – Paving, grading and shoulder repair. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* (NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting, tractor mowing and hand guardrail mowing, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 604 – Pipe work, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Flagger traffic control.

* Route 640 – Pipe work, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Flagger traffic control.

* (NEW) Route 641 – Pipe work, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Flagger traffic control.

* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing in Monterey area, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* (NEW) Various roads – Patching, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

Interstate 64

 No lane closures reported.

 

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile marker 216 to 222 – Night paving, Sept. 27 to Sept. 30, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Single lane traffic.

 

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.  Completion is July 20, 2011.

* 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 256 (Weyers Cave Road) – Grading, slope and turn lane work from 800-feet north of Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway). Right shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 659 (Payton Hill Road) – Rural rustic project from Route 657 (Indian Ridge Road) to Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway). Road closed, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 15.

* (NEW) Route 682 (McKinley Road) – Bridge work.  Road closed.  Work is from Route 679 (Campbell Hollow Road) to Route 252 (Middlebrook Road).  Estimated completion is Oct. 15.

* Route 694 (Swartzel Shop Road) – Rustic road construction from Route 686 (Hill Top Drive) to Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway). Road closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

* Route 699 – Paving from Route 646 to 0.09 mile south of intersection of Route 646. Intersection relocation project to improve sight distance. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

* Route 746 – Road reconstruction with flaggers controlling traffic from Route 745 to Route 616.

* Route 835 (Varner Road) – Cross pipe installation and rustic road widening project from Route 728 (Stover Shop Road) to Route 736 (Union Church Road). Road closed, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept 13 to Oct. 29.

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, bridge cleaning and ditch cleaning. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* Stone Spring Road – Erickson Avenue/Stone Spring Road Connector Project from the Route 11 intersection to the Port Republic Road intersection. Lane and shoulder closures, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is spring 2013.

* (NEW) Route 33 (East Market Street) – Bridge work on I-81 overpass.  Single lane closure, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

* (NEW) Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) – Night paving, Sept. 26 to Sept. 30, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Work is from Route 981 to Route 996 (McGaheysville Road).  Single lane traffic.

* 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, Tuesday 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, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Road widening project from Route 704 (Boyers Road) to Harrisonburg City limits. Motorists should be alert for a traffic pattern change on Sept. 30 at the Port Republic Road construction project.Southbound traffic at the Harrisonburg city limits will be shifted to the right onto the newly constructed roadway.  Just before the Southeast Connector intersection, traffic will be moved to the left and rejoin the existing roadway.Northbound traffic, just past the Southeast Connector, will shift to the left.  Prior to entering the Harrisonburg city limits, traffic will be guided to the right and return to the existing roadway.

Asphalt operations to occur on Port Republic Road, Boyers Road and Ridgedale Road. Be alert for possible lane closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading.

 

Secondary Roads 

* Route 613 (Jordan Hill Road) – Road widening and drainage work from Route 729 (Campbell Road) to Augusta County line. Intermittent shoulder closures. Estimated completion is Sept. 30.

* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Road work on Route 33 (Rawley Pike) and Route 726. Intermittent lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic, Tuesday to Friday, 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 Friday, 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 Friday, 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 Friday, 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 (Brocks Gap Road). Construction in this section will be controlled by temporary traffic signals 24 hours-a-day, Aug. 16 to Oct. 16. The signals will be located at both ends of the construction area. Single-lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Saturday 24 hours-a-day as needed. Motorists are urged to drive with caution in the work zone and to only proceed when a green light is present. Blasting operations will also occur Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delays up to one hour should be expected during these times. Estimated completion is Nov. 2010.

* Route 890 (Buckley Road) – Columbia Gas work from Route 619 (Piney Woods Road) to end of state maintenance. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent lane and shoulder closure with flagger traffic control.

* Route 955 (Jackson’s Way) – Bridge superstructure replacement on the Madison Run Bridge from 1.40 mile west of Route 340. Road closed, Sept. 20 to late October. Suggested detour:  Motorists wishing to access Route 955 west of the bridge should use the Route 253 (Port Republic Road) intersection with Route 955. Motorists wishing to access Route 955 east of the bridge should use the Route 340 intersection with Route 955.

* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading.

 

 

PAGE COUNTY

Primary Road

* 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 611 – Surface treatment operations from Route 631 to Route 629. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 1.

* Route 642 – Surface treatment operations from Route 640 to Route 340. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 1.

* 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 300, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, bridge washing, sign repairs, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 678 – Surface treatment operations. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 1.

* (NEW) Route 714 (Turkey Run Road) Wheatfield area – Slope work.  Road closed Sept. 27 at 7 a.m. to Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.  Detour posted.

* 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 – Mowing and pothole patching.

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, bridge washing, drain cleaning, sign repairs, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* Route 11 – Paving from Route 1129 to Winchester City limits. Flagger traffic control, Sunday night to Thursday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 1.

* (NEW) Route 11 (Martinsburg Pike) – Traffic signal construction at Route 672 (Hopewell Road/Brucetown Road).  Intermittent lane closures from Sept. 27 to Oct. 21.  Work is Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* Route 277 (Fairfax Pike) – Paving operations from Route 522 to Route 11. Flagger traffic control, Sunday night to Thursday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Estimated completion is Sept. 30.

* Route 522, southbound – Paving from West Virginia Sate line to 0.02 mile south of Route 692. Alternating lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 15.

* Route 522, northbound – Paving from 0.45 mile north of Route 681 to 0.52 mile north of Route 699. Alternating lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 15.

* (NEW) Route 522 – Intersection improvement at Route 642 (Tasker Road) including additional turn lane and signal installations.  Lane closures and lane shifts during construction.  Work is Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Completion is spring 2011.

* Various roads – Mowing.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 600 – Surface treatment operations. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 1.

* Route 608 – Surface treatment operations. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 1.

* Route 671 – Bridge repairs on bridge over Back Creek from 1.45 miles east of Route 681 to 0.03 mile west of Route 741. Single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control.

* Route 803 – Surface treatment operations. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 1.

* Various roads – Concrete repairs, mowing, brush cutting and scraping.

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

Primary Roads

* Route 7 (Berryville Pike), westbound – Sewer line installation. The lane will be restricted from the intersection of Route 603 to the intersection of Route 612 beginning Sept. 1. Estimated completion is late September 2010. All lanes will be open on the weekends.

* Route 50, westbound – Bridge deck maintenance on bridge over Shenandoah River from 0.10 mile west of Route 638 to 0.25 mile east of Route 622. Single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Mowing, shoulder repair and concrete repairs.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

Interstate 66

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

 

Interstate 81

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

 

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 678 – Surface treatment operations. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 1.

* Route 802 (Zion Church Road) – Bridge widening and guardrail installation from Route 522 to Route 639. Road closed beginning Sept. 7. Estimated completion is mid October 2010.

* 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. Happy Creek Road closed from Polk Avenue to Sixth Street until November 30 to reconstruct the Sixth Street intersection. Motorists should follow detour signs for alternate route. Lewis Street will be closed from Cannon Street to Happy Creek Road. Lewis Street traffic should use Meadow Lane. The speed limit in this work zone will be reduced to 25 mph. Beginning Aug. 31, traffic will be diverted to a single-lane, stone road with flagger traffic control and a pilot vehicle during work hours. Traffic will be restored to two-way traffic during non-work hours. Motorists are advised to drive with caution through the work zone and be aware of changes in traffic patterns.

* Various roads – Mowing, brush cutting and concrete repairs..

 

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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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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