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STA10-194

Nov. 19, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-26, 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 to Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Mile marker 18.5 to 24.5, westbound and eastbound – Median barrier construction installation project:
Mile marker 18.5 to 20, eastbound – Right lane and shoulder closure.
Mile marker 20 to 24.5, eastbound – Left lane closure.
Mile marker 24.5 to 18.5, westbound – Left lane closure.
Mile marker 23 to 20, westbound – Right shoulder closure.
Mile-marker 21 to 20, westbound – Right lane and shoulder closure. Be alert for traffic transitioning from the right lane to the left lane near mile marker 21, single lane traffic. Traffic is transitioned from left lane to right lane near mile marker 20.
Wide loads up to 12 feet in width can proceed eastbound and westbound through the work zone.

Primary Roads
* Route F-205 (Irvine Farm Road) – Flagging operations 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-December. 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 1011 – Bridge replacement in Selma area between Route 1002 and Route 1003. Road will be closed Monday to Thursday. Detour signs in place.
* Route 1101 (Winterberry Avenue) – Flagging operations for I-64 median barrier project work.
* (NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 220, southbound – Pipe replacement. Flagger traffic control, Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Pothole repair and grading. Flagger traffic control, Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 56, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal. Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Mile marker 181, northbound – Bridge work on bridge over Route 11. Single-lane closures, Monday night to Wednesday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* (UPDATE) Blasting will occur on Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. The blasting locations will be on I-81 between mile-markers 197 to 200. Signs are posted in this area. Both northbound and southbound lanes will have a rolling mobile lane closure. Nighttime left northbound lane closures will take place from mile marker 200.4 to 200.8, Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each evening.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Shoulder repair. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Route 60 – Shoulder repair. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Brush cutting, mowing, grading, pipe work, and paving. Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Route 614 – System preservation of metal pipe culverts from Route 618 to Route 619. Possible single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Route 617 – System preservation of metal pipe culverts from Route 618 to Route 653. Possible single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 624 – Brush cutting and pothole repair. Flagger traffic control, Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
* (NEW) Route 642 – Grading. Flagger traffic control, Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
* Route 643 – System preservation of metal pipe culverts from Route 644 to Route 642. Possible single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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 delays Sunday to Saturday, daylight to dark beginning Nov. 15. Expect rough road and loose gravel with a new traffic pattern Nov. 16. Speed Limit reduced to 25 mph. Two lanes of roadway will be maintained. Completion is July 20, 2011.

Secondary Roads
* Route 682 (Troxel Gap Road) – Road work from Route 601 (Estaline Valley Road) to Route 602 (Walker Creek Road). Road closed, Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Route 746 – Road reconstruction with flaggers controlling traffic from Route 745 to Route 616.
* (NEW) Route 795 – Bridge work on bridge over Christians Creek from 0.43 mile south of Route 254 to 1.28 miles north of Route 807. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 906 – Rural rustic project from Route 612 (Indian Ridge Road) to Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway). Expect delays Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Traffic will be controlled with flaggers during work hours. Estimated completion is May 31, 2011.
* Route 971 (Lipscomb Road) – Bridge superstructure replacement on South River Bridge, 0.50 mile north of intersection of Route 624 and Route 970. Road closed. Detour signs posted. Estimated completion is January 14, 2011.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 237.51 to 263.9, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and guardrail work. Monday to Wednesday and 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.
* Route 33 – Paving from West Virginia State line to 3.93 miles east of West Virginia State line. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot truck, weekdays, 6 a.m. to 6 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 Oct. 7. 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. All work is subject to change and weather permitting.

Secondary Roads
* Route 624 (Mill Lane) – Bridge superstructure replacement on Elk Run Bridge from 1.80 miles north of Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) to Route 623 (Mount Pleasant Road). Road closed beginning Nov. 10. Suggested detour: Motorists wishing to access Route 624 south of the bridge should use the Route 33 intersection with Route 624. Motorists wishing to access Route 624 north of the bridge should use the Route 33 intersection with Route 634 (Tanyard Bridge Road) and follow the posted detour signs to the intersection of Route 623 to Route 624. Estimated completion is January 10, 2011.
* Route 671 (Shady Grove Road) – Mill Creek Bridge will be closed for bridge work. This location is near Port Republic. A detour will be posted. Motorists wishing to access Route 671 west of the bridge should take Route 253 (Port Republic Road) to Route 672 (Latimer Road) to Route 671. East of the bridge motorists can use Route 253 to Route 670 (Doe Hill Road) to Route 671
* Route 722 (Armentrout Path) – Mountain Run Bridge will be closed for bridge work. This location is at the Route 868 (Airey Lane) intersection near the Brethren Woods Camp in the George Washington National Forest, north of Keezletown. The closure will begin on Oct. 18 and last until early December.
* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Road work at the intersection of Route 33 (Rawley Pike). Intermittent lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic, Monday to Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday, 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). Single-lane closures with flagger traffic control as needed, Monday to Saturday during daylight hours.
* Route 890 (Buckley Road) – Columbia Gas work from Route 619 (Piney Woods Road) to end of state maintenance. Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. intermittent lane and shoulder closure with flagger traffic control.

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

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

SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 263.9 to 300, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and guardrail work. Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 276.25, northbound – Slide repair. Shoulder closed, Monday to Friday.
* Mile marker 281, northbound and southbound – Bridge work from 2.15 miles north of Route 185 to 1.86 miles south of Route 42. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Water line work. Southbound lane shifted to center lane during work hours, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work zone is located from Route 42 to Woodstock southern town limits. Completion is early December.

Secondary Roads
* Route 609 (South Hollingsworth Road) – Swinging bridge is closed until further notice. This location is 0.20 mile east of Route 670 (East Reservoir Road). Signs and barricades will be located, closing bridge to all pedestrian traffic.
* 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.
* (NEW) Various roads – Scraping.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and guardrail work. Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 310, northbound and southbound – Pavement work on lanes and interchange ramps. Temporary lane closures controlled by signs and cones, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated completion is Dec. 1.

Primary Roads
* Route 50 – Bridge work on bridge over I-81 at exit 313. Single-lane closures, Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* 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. Estimated completion is spring 2011.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Shaping, mowing and culvert work.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Railroad crossing work. Be alert for road closures beginning Nov. 8 in Clarke and Warren counties on various roads for railroad crossing work. Crossings will be leveled and re-paved. Traffic could be delayed one to two hours at each crossing. Norfolk and Southern Railroad work. Estimated completion is early December.

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 6 to 15, eastbound and westbound – Bridge work on various structures. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Primary Roads
* Route 522, northbound – Paving from Route 732 to Route 277. Alternating lane closures, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated completion is Dec. 1.

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. Happy Creek Road closed from Polk Avenue to Sixth Street until Nov. 30 to reconstruct the Sixth Street intersection. Motorists should follow detour signs for alternate route. The speed limit in this work zone will be reduced to 25 mph.
A portion of Happy Creek Road will be restricted to single-lane traffic controlled by temporary signals beginning Nov. 16. The location of the signals will be just east of Wakeland Court to approximately 1,000 feet west of Ewell Street. The signals will be located at both ends of the area and will control traffic 24-hours-a-day. The signals are anticipated to remain until Dec. 10. Motorists should expect delays through the work zone and also anticipate extra travel time through the signalized section of the project. Motorists are also advised to drive with caution through the work zone and be aware of changes in traffic patterns.
* Various roads – Railroad crossing work. Be alert for road closures beginning Nov. 8 in Clarke and Warren counties on various roads for railroad crossing work. Crossings will be leveled and re-paved. Traffic could be delayed one to two hours at each crossing. Norfolk and Southern Railroad work. Estimated completion is early December.
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe cleaning.

Vegetation management may occur district wide on various routes.

Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution when traveling through work zones.

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