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STA11-062

March 25, 2011



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 1, 2011
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 Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Mile marker 0 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Pothole repairs. Mobile lane closure, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 18 to 24.5, westbound and eastbound – Median barrier construction installation project. Left lane closed. The speed limit in the work zone is 45 mph. Wide loads up to 16-feet in width can proceed through the work zone. A temporary concrete barrier has been placed in the median at mile marker 19. This is between exit 16 at Route 60/220 at the Mallow Mall area and exit 21 at Route 696 in Low Moor and Selma. This barrier will remain in place during the winter season.

Primary Roads
* Route F-205 (Irvine Farm Road) – Alternating lane closures for I-64 median barrier project work. Signs posted.
* (NEW) Route 18 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 311 – Tree trimming from Route 159 to West Virginia state line. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) – Box culvert replacement at Tygers Creek. Work will affect southbound lane from 3.39 miles north of Route 159 to 0.06 mile south of Route 602 adjacent to the CSXT Railroad. One way traffic is being diverted to the northbound lane tunnel. Signs, channelizing devices and temporary traffic signals will direct traffic through the work zone. Work is weather permitting. Motorists should use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone.
* Various roads – Pothole repairs. Mobile lane closure, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) – Box culvert replacement at Karnes Creek. Paving to begin when weather permits. The 10-foot roadway width restriction has been lifted. Work zone will be active on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with signs and flaggers as needed. Motorists should use extreme caution in this area and watch for construction vehicles.
* (NEW) Route 696 (Selma-Low Moor Road) – Ditching, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 1101 (Winterberry Avenue) – Alternating lane closures for I-64 median barrier project work. Signs posted.
* (NEW) Route 1104 (Valley Ridge Road) – Ditching, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Pothole repairs, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Various roads – Pothole repairs, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mobile operation.

Secondary Roads
* Route 676 – Bridge replacement. Road closed 24 hours-a-day.
* Various roads – Pothole repair, sweeping and grading. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 56, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Mile marker 56.8, eastbound – Bridge deck maintenance on bridge over I-81 southbound. Possible single-lane closure, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* (UPDATE) Blasting will occur on March 30 and 31 at 12 p.m. The blasting locations will be on I-81 between mile-markers 195 to 202. Signs are posted in this area. Both northbound and southbound lanes will have a rolling mobile lane closure. Northbound lane closures will occur between mile markers 200.4 to 200.9 for restriping and barrier work on the Route 710 Bridge, March 29, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Maintenance work on bridge over I-81 at exit 175. Possible single-lane traffic, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 39 – Tree trimming from Route 11 to Route 252. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 56 – Tree trimming from Route 608 to Nelson County line. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 60 – Tree trimming from Buena Vista City limits to Amherst County line. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 501 – Tree trimming from Route 130 to Amherst County line. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Pothole repairs and litter pickup, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* Route 611 (South Buffalo Road) – Bridge superstructure replacement on bridge over Buffalo Creek at 0.20 miles south of Route 612 (Blue Grass Trail). Road will be restricted to one 10-foot lane, 24 hours-a-day. Traffic controlled with stop and proceed layout. Signs posted. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. Estimated completion is May 31.
* (NEW) Route 706 (Borden Grant Trail) – Sight distance improvement work at Route 711 (Sallings Mill Road). Lane closures, Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Pothole repair, grading, brush cutting and litter pickup. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.

HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 250 – Shoulder repair from McDowell to Augusta County line. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 250 – Tree trimming from West Virginia state line to 7.20 miles east of the West Virginia state line. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Pothole repairs, brush cutting and debris removal, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* Route 600 – Box culvert replacement at Tributary of Back Creek, 2.30 miles from Route 84. Signs and channelizing devices to direct traffic, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flaggers to control traffic as needed. Work is weather permitting. Motorists should use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone.
* (NEW) Route 612 (Ervin Road) – Road improvements at the Bullpasture River fording, 0.40 mile east of Route 678. Road closed 24 hours-a-day. Signs posted. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. Estimated completion is April 1 at 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting, ditching, grading, pipe repair and stone placement. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
* (NEW) Mile marker 87.7 to 99, eastbound and westbound – Shoulder repair and bridge sweeping. Mobile lane closures, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Mile marker 87.7 to 99, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Mile marker 99, eastbound – Delineator replacement, Monday to Friday.

Interstate 81
* (UPDATE) Mile marker 213 to 217, southbound – I-81 In-Place Pavement Recycling Project - paving. On March 28, 29 and 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. portions of the left shoulder and left southbound lane of I-81 will be closed between exit 217 and exit 213. Crews will be strengthening the shoulder area to support traffic in preparation for the closure of the right travel lane for extensive milling and paving work. The I-81 southbound right lane is scheduled to close 24 hours-a-day from April 1 at 9 p.m. to April 7 at 7 a.m. between exit 217 and exit 213 for milling and paving work. Drivers of tractor trailer trucks should use the left lane and drivers of passenger vehicles are requested to use the primary detour: Traffic will leave I-81 southbound at exit 217 onto Route 654 (White Hill Road) westbound to Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway). Motorists will turn left onto Route 11 southbound and re-enter I-81 at exit 213.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 250 – Test boring activities, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drilling will begin April 4. Estimated completion is April 8.
* (NEW) Route 254 – Bridge approach milling from intersection of Route 262 to Waynesboro City limits. Flagger traffic control, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 262 – Curb relief milling from Route 11 to Route 932 (Baker Lane). Flagger traffic control, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) – Traffic signal reconstruction at Route 608 (Tinkling Spring Road/Draft Avenue). Intermittent lanes closures, Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estimated completion is March 31.
* Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) – Traffic signal reconstruction at Route 649 (Augusta Farm Road/Locust Grove Lane). Intermittent lanes closures, Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estimated completion is March 31.
* (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* 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 608 (Cold Springs Road) – Bridge widening at Route 842 (Horseshoe Circle). Loop closed 8 a.m., April 4 to 5 p.m., April 14. Detour posted.
* Route 664 – Back Creek Bridge. Bridge work 3.00 miles south of Route 610. Single-lane traffic with 10-foot width restriction, 24 hours-a-day. Traffic controlled by temporary signals. Estimated completion is Apr. 15.
* Route 746 – Road reconstruction with flaggers controlling traffic from Route 745 to Route 616. Estimated completion is Apr. 1.
* (NEW) Route 800 (Folly Mills Station Road/Springfield Lane) – Road closed at Route 654 for the I-81 In-Place Pavement Recycling Project. Only Route 11 intersections will be open for Route 800 traffic during the 24 hour-a-day I-81 lane closure period.
* 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.
* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 237.51 to 263.9, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and drain 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.
* Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Traffic signal reconstruction at I-81 southbound on-ramp/Route 259 (Mayland Road). Intermittent lane closures Feb. 17 to March 31. Work is Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 42 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Road widening project from 0.22 mile west of Route 704 (Boyers Road) to 0.02 mile east of Harrisonburg City limits. Possible lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estimated completion is January 27, 2012.
* Route 257, westbound (Town of Dayton) – Waterline installation from Route 1225 (Stonecroft Drive) to Route 737 (Limestone Lane). Intermittent lane closures, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 259 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 668 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Road work at the intersection of Route 33 (Rawley Pike). 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 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.
* (NEW) Various roads – Tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

PAGE COUNTY
Primary Road
* Route 340 – Bridge construction work over Compton Creek and Norfolk Southern Railway and approaches, 2.50 miles south of the Page and Warren County lines to 3.50 miles south of the Page and Warren County lines. Daily lane closures with flagger traffic control. Shoulder closures, 24 hours-a-day. Speed limit reduced to 45 mph. Estimated completion is fall 2013.
* 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
* (NEW) Various roads – Tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Weekdays, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 263.9 to 298, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, clean shoulders, brush cutting and sign work. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 305 – Brush cutting in Mount Jackson area.

Secondary Roads
* Route 609 (South Hollingsworth Road) – Swinging bridge is closed and removed 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 758 (Woodstock Tower Road) – Pipe replacement from 0.25 mile east of Route 845 to 1.60 miles west of Route 770. Road closed beginning March 14. Estimated completion is late March.
* (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Scraping, pipe replacements and ditching.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, clean shoulders and brush cutting. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 50 – Brush cutting in Stephens City area.
* (NEW) Route 37 – Brush cutting in Winchester area.
* (NEW) Route 50 – Brush cutting in Winchester area.
* Route 522 – Intersection improvement at Route 642 (Tasker Road) including additional turn lane and signal installations. Lane closures and lane shifts during construction. Tasker Road traffic detoured to Rainville Road and Maranto Manor Road to Route 522. Route 522 northbound will be reduced to single-lane traffic. Signs posted. Work is Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is spring 2011.
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe cleaning, scraping, brush cutting and ditching.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Sweeping in Town of Berryville.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Sweeping in Town of Berryville.
* (NEW) Various roads – Brushing and scraping.

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, 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
* Route 340/522 – Alignment of Route 658 at intersection of Route 340/522. Construction will include additional turn lanes and traffic signals. Lane and shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blasting operations with flagger traffic control, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated completion is summer 2012.
* Route 522 – Slide repair at Route 604 (Harmony Hollow Road). Lane closures, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. Shoulder closures 24 hours-a-day beginning March 14. Estimated completion is mid April.

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). A portion of Happy Creek Road will be restricted to single-lane traffic controlled by temporary signals to facilitate excavation work. The location of the signals will be just west of Mary Shady Lane to approximately 430-feet east of Meadow Lane. The signals will be located at both ends of the area and at the intersection of Mary Shady Lane and Happy Creek Road. The signals will control traffic 24-hours-a-day and are anticipated to remain until April 30.
* (NEW) Various roads – Ditching.

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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