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STA12-077

May 25, 2012



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF MAY 28-JUNE 1, 2012
Highway work zones in the Staunton District

STAUNTON – 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, mowing, brush cutting, bridge deck cleaning and clean ditches. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 7.3 to 16.5, eastbound and westbound – Median Guardrail Installation Project. Single-lane traffic and shoulder closures, Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is Nov. 30.
* Mile marker 7.6, eastbound and westbound – Repair bridges over Ogle Creek. Single-lane closure and occasional shoulder closures, Monday to Thursday, 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Estimated completion is June 22.

Primary Roads
* Main Street (Route 60, Clifton Forge) – Smith Creek Bridge replacement project – Main Street, westbound from the intersection of Ridgeway Street to Commercial Avenue will be closed September 8, 2011 to October 12, 2012. Westbound traffic will detour onto Ridgeway Street. Ridgway Street, eastbound and westbound, will have two-way traffic during this time. Bridge construction will occur from September 19, 2011 to October 12, 2012. Main Street closed between Route 60/220 and Commercial Avenue. Detour signs through the area using Business Route 60 and West Ridgeway Street.
* Various roads – Patching, pipe installation, ditching, mowing and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 633 – Replacement of Cowpasture River Bridge and approaches from 1.46 miles south of Route 634 to 1.14 miles south of Route 634. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Sunday. Estimated completion is May 17, 2013.
* Various roads – Slurry seal treatment. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is late May.
* Various roads – Patching, pipe installation, ditching, mowing and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 39, westbound – Pipe replacements at various locations from Mountain Grove to the West Virginia state line. Single-lane traffic, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing and ditching. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Slurry seal treatment. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is late May.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing, ditching and grading. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Various roads – Slurry seal treatment. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is late May.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 57 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, ditch repair, sign work, rock removal from shoulders and shoulder repair. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 175 to 195, northbound and southbound – Bridge maintenance on various structures. Single-lane closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, northbound – Truck climbing lane project. There are no lane closures on I-81 for the truck climbing lane project this week.
* Various locations – Vegetation management activities. Mobile lane closures, Sunday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Various roads – Paving, patching, shoulder repairs, ditching, litter pickup, pipe cleaning, pipe replacement, mowing and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Paving, patching, shoulder repairs, ditching, litter pickup, pipe cleaning, pipe replacement, mowing and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 220 – Shoulder repairs. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Route 220, southbound – Ditching. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Route 250 – Shoulder repairs. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Route 250 – Replacement of bridge over Crab Run in McDowell, from 0.01 mile east of Route 645 to 0.014 miles west of Route 654 (Doe Hill Road). Single-lane traffic with 14-foot width restriction and three-way traffic signal at Route 250 and intersection of Route 654. Flagger traffic control at various locations when needed. Work may take place 24 hours-a-day. Speed limit reduced to 25 mph. Estimated completion is October 2012.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing, Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 615 – Tar and graveling. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Various roads – Patching. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Various locations – Vegetation management activities. Mobile lane closures, Sunday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 205.1 to 237, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, shoulder repair, fence repair, clean ditches, post work,  Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 209 to 228, northbound and southbound – Bridge maintenance on various structures. Single-lane closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Various locations – Vegetation management activities. Mobile lane closures, Sunday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11 – Haul road crossing from 500-feet north of Route 256 (Cross Keys Road). Flagger traffic control, May 29 to June 2.
* Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) – Lane closures as necessary from Goose Creek Road to Old White Bridge Road, Monday to Friday. Eastbound right turn lane curb pavement installation at intersection of Good Creek Road and Jefferson Highway, Monday to Friday.
* Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway), eastbound and westbound – Railroad crossing construction. Road closed at intersection of Route 11 from 7 a.m., June 2 to 8 p.m., June 3. Detour posted.
* Route 340 – Delphine Avenue Project. All traffic has been shifted to the east side of Delphine Avenue. Curb and gutter placement work at Route 250. Sewer work to close 4th Street with a detour posted. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* 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 640 (Goose Creek Road) – Base and surface pavement installation, pavement marking work, and sidewalk installation. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated completion is June 1.
* Route 675 (Broadhead School Road) – Bridge culvert work from 0.08 mile south of Route 726 (Dutch Hollow Road) to 1.70 miles north of Route 693 (Butler Road). Road closed, May 23 to June 8. Detour posted.
* Route 773 (Caveview Lane) – Bridge Widening Project. Road closed.
* Various roads – Slurry seal treatment. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is late May.
* 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, clean ditches, brush cutting and fence repair. Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Various locations – Vegetation management activities. Mobile lane closures, Sunday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Pipe installation from Route 865 (Gravels Road) to Route 963 (Windy Knoll Drive). Intermittent lane closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Traffic controlled by pilot truck.
* Route 33 (Rawley Pike) – Cross pipe replacement from 0.20 mile west of Route 734 (Bank Church Road). Intermittent lane closure, daily, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 33 – Utility work from Route 276 (Cross Keys Road) to Route 704 (Boyers Road). Intermittent lane closures. Estimated completion is June 30.
* Route 340 (Eastside Highway), northbound and southbound – Railroad crossing construction from 1.50 miles north of Route 649 (Island Ford Road) to Route 642 (Captain Yancey Road). Road closed from 8 p.m., June 1 to 6 a.m., June 4. Detour posted.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning. Single-lane traffic controlled by arrow board and signs. Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 p.m.
* 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
* Stone Spring Road – Erickson Avenue/Stone Spring Road Connector Project from Route 11 to Port Republic Road. Lane and shoulder closures, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is spring 2013.
* Route 609 (Naked Creek Road) – Naked Creek Bridge Project. Replacement work at the intersection of Route 603 (Fleeburg Road, Page County) and Route 609. Periodic temporary lane closures, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On May 22, the traffic pattern will shift from the existing bridge on Route 603 to a temporary bridge during construction of the permanent structure. Estimated completion is April 2013.
* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Waterline installation from Route 33 (Rawley Pike) to Harrisonburg City limits. Intermittent lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 727 (Airport Road) – Bridge from Route 11 (Lee Highway) to Route 696 (Kisers Road). Road closed until further notice.
* Route 734 (Lumber Mill Road) – Road bore, new pipe installation and riprap for slope protection 0.185 mile west of Route 734 in the Dale Enterprise area. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Route 1421 (Springbrook Road, Town of Broadway) – Relocation of bridge over Linville Creek from 0.275 miles west of intersection route 42 (South Main Street) to intersection of route 42. Signalization upgrade at intersection of route 42. Shared use path to existing bridge and realignment of route 1421 and route 1415 (Early Drive), 200-feet south of intersection Route 1421. Intermittent single lane closures controlled by flaggers, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estimated completion is April 30, 2013.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning. Single-lane traffic controlled by arrow board and signs. Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 p.m.
* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

PAGE COUNTY
Primary Road
* Route 340 – Bridge construction work over Compton Creek and Norfolk Southern Railway and approaches, 1.4 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 operations and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 603 (Fleeburg Road) – Naked Creek Bridge Project. Replacement work at the intersection of Route 603 and Route 609 (Naked Creek Road). Periodic temporary lane closures, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is April 2013.
* Route 686 (Smeltzer’s Road) – Compton Creek/Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge project. New alignment of Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway). Intersection of Route 686 (Smeltzer’s Road) and Route 340, from 0.24 miles south of the intersection of Route 662 (Compton Hollow Road) at Route 340, was permanently closed on May 23. A cul-de-sac will be constructed at the west end of Route 686. Motorists wishing to access Route 686 will need to turn off of Route 340 onto Route 662 and travel 0.26 miles east on Route 662 to the intersection of Route 686. Signs will be posted.
* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 263.9 to 298, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, ditch cleaning and fence repair. Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 320 to 280, northbound and southbound – Bridge repairs on various structures. Single-lane closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Paving from north of Woodstock town limits to the Route 42 interchange. Traffic controlled by pilot vehicle and flaggers, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Estimated completion is June 2.
* Route 55 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
* Route 623 – Back Road Project. Construction of new alignment Route 638 and Route 623. Daily blasting operations will occur. Traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to7 p.m. Estimated completion is fall 2012.
* Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and brush cutting. Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 313 to 315, northbound and southbound – In conjunction with the Route 657/Senseny Road Bridge deck replacement work. Shoulder closures and intermittent nighttime lane closures beginning Feb. 20 for installation of barrier for shoulder closures. Estimated completion is mid-August 2012.
* (NEW) Mile marker 320 to 280, northbound and southbound – Bridge repairs on various structures. Single-lane closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 7, eastbound and westbound – Close existing crossover at Route 656 (Morgan’s Mill Road). Left lane closed, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Aug. 4.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.
* Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

Secondary Roads
* Route 657 (Senseny Road, Winchester) – Deck replacement work on bridge over I-81 from Millwood Pike (Route 522/50/17) and Berryville Pike (Route 7). Traffic switch onto new portion of deck on Wednesday. Single-lane traffic with 10.5-foot width restriction, controlled by temporary signals. Work begins the week of Feb. 27. Estimated completion is mid-August 2012.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 7, eastbound and westbound – Install turn lane extensions at various crossovers from Route 635 to Route 660. Left lane closed, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Aug. 4.
* Route 7 Business (West Main Street) – Mosby Boulevard Project. Construction of Route 636/Mosby Boulevard extension and round about. Flagger traffic control. Estimated completion is May 2013.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 612 (Shepherd Mills Road) – Pipe replacement from 0.80 miles south of Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) to 3.70 miles north of Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway). Road closed, May 30, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Detour posted.

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* Mile marker 1 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal and guardrail cleaning. Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 298 to 300, northbound and southbound – Debris removal. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
* Route 604 (Harmony Hollow Road) – Bridge deck replacement at the intersection of Route 601 (Pomeroy Road) beginning May 21. Bridge width restricted to 11-feet during construction. Estimated completion is mid-June.
* Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

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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