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STA12-126

Sept. 7, 2012



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10-14, 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 and clean ditches. Monday 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.

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.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 610 (Bennett Town Road) – Rural rustic road build. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* 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. Be alert for flagger traffic control. Estimated completion is May 17, 2013.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching, ditch cleaning and pipe installation. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Route 618 (Dunn’s Gap) – Drainage structure replacement from 0.28 miles north of Route 646. Road closed for three weeks beginning Sept. 10. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching, mowing and ditching. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, ditch cleaning and rock removal from shoulders. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.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.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Utility project at Route 763 (Lincoln Road). Install water transmission line on northwest shoulder of Route 763 for 0.60 mile to the intersection of Route 11. Installation will continue on the east should of Route 11 northbound for 1.23 miles. Work includes boring at the intersection of Route 763 and across all lanes of Route 11 to the west shoulder of the southbound lanes. Estimated completion is September.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 602 (Walker’s Creek Road) – Pipe replacement work from 1.01 miles south of Route 731 (Dutch Hollow Road) to 3.46 miles north of Route 724 (Jump Mountain Road). Road closed, Sept. 19 and 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
* (NEW) Route 757 (Stoney Run Road) – Pipe replacement work at 0.37 mile north of Route 631 (Long Hollow Road). Road closed Sept. 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing, ditching, pipe replacement, litter removal and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 220 – Application of Krenite S for brush control from Route 607 north to 0.10 miles south of Route 606. Aug. 13 to Sept. 21.
* Route 250 – Application of Krenite S for brush control from Route 616 to top of Bullpasture Mountain. Aug. 13 to Sept. 21.
* Route 250 – Application of Krenite S for brush control from Augusta County line to 2.00 miles west of Augusta County line. Aug. 13 to Sept. 21.
* 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.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 611 – Application of Krenite S for brush control from Route 220 to Red Gate/Cattle Guard. Aug. 13 to Sept. 21.
* Route 614 – Application of Krenite S for brush control from Route 250 to Route 616. Aug. 13 to Sept. 21.
* Route 619 – Application of Krenite S for brush control from 0.873 miles east of Route 654 to 2.00 miles east of Route 654. Aug. 13 to Sept. 21.
* Route 633 – Application of Krenite S for brush control from Route 634 to cattleguard 0.35 miles in. Aug. 13 to Sept. 21.
* (NEW) Route 654 (Halterman Hollow Road) – Ditch repairs. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Route 634 – Application of Krenite S for brush control from 0.10 miles before end of state maintenance to 0.20 miles from end of state maintenance. Aug. 13 to Sept. 21.
* (NEW) Route 644 (Hardscrabble Road) – Pipe replacement and cleaning, Monday to Friday. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Plant mix repairs and pipe cleaning. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 96.77 to 86.97, westbound – Milling, paving and striping. Single lane closure, weeknights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 96.77 to 86.97, westbound – Shoulder paving and guardrail placement. Right shoulder closure.
* Mile marker 97.1 to 106.4, eastbound and westbound – Afton Mountain Guardrail Project. Guardrail replacement and installation. Right shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 205.1 to 237, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, ditch cleaning and sign work. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 340 – Delphine Avenue Project. Roadway striping, paving road and pouring sidewalk, curb and gutter on east side of Delphine Avenue at intersection of 4th Street. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Traffic switch to occur week of Sept. 10 to 15.
* Various roads – Mowing, pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 699 (Ridge Road) – Pipe installation. Single lane closure, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 833 (Tribletts Mill Road) – Paving. Single lane closure, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Various roads – Mowing, 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, ditch cleaning, guardrail and sign work. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11, northbound – Bridge superstructure replacement on the bridge over Cooks Creek just north of the intersection with Route 257 near Bridgewater. Beginning Sept. 24, lane closures with a traffic barrier will be in place 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Traffic reduced to a single 12-foot lane with a 14-foot clear width between the barrier. Estimated completion is late December.
* (NEW) Route 11 – Road work from Harrisonburg City limits to 0.30 mile north of Route 704. Flagger traffic control, weeknights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Route 33, westbound (Rawley Pike) – Waterline installation at intersection of Route 726. Shoulder closed, weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 256 – Milling and paving from Route 11 to 0.90 mile east of Route 11. Flagger traffic control, Sunday and weeknights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Various roads – Mowing, 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 11, northbound – Replacement of bridge over Cooks Creek just north of the intersection of Route 257. Lane closures with traffic barrier, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Road reduced to one 12-foot lane beginning Sept. 6. Estimated completion is late December.
* 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 1421 (Springbrook Road, Town of Broadway) – Replacement of bridge over Linville Creek from 0.275 miles west of Route 42 (South Main Street) to Route 42. Signalization upgrade at intersection of Route 42. Possible single lane closures controlled by flaggers Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estimated completion is April 30, 2013.
* Various roads – Mowing, 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 – Mowing, pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching 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 – Mowing, 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, sign guardrail work. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 268 to 269, northbound and southbound – Inspection of Route 767 Bridge over I-81. Shoulder closures, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 283 to 284, northbound and southbound – Inspection of Route 42 Bridge over I-81. Shoulder closures, Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Route 623 – Back Road Project. Construction of new alignment Route 638 and Route 623, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to7 p.m. Estimated completion is fall 2012.
* Various roads – Mowing, grading and patching.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and guardrail work. Monday 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 September.
* Mile marker 313.31 to 310.12, southbound – Paving. Alternating lane closures, Sunday night to Thursday morning, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is Sept. 28.

Primary Roads
* Route 11, southbound – Relocation of utilities and installation of right turn lane from the Route 37 southbound off-ramp to Route 1090. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work is from Aug. 23 to Sept. 21.
* Route 11 (City of Winchester) – Milling and paving from Route 1323 to Route 81. Flagger traffic control, Monday night to Friday morning, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is Sept. 21.
* Route 522, eastbound – Extension of left turn lane from Route 522 to Route 767 (Fox Drive). Left lane closed, weeknights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Shoulder closures during daylight hours. Motorists advised to use signal at Westminster Canterbury Drive. Estimated completion is Sept. 28.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing and shoulder work.

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). Single-lane traffic with 10.5-foot width restriction, controlled by temporary signals. Estimated completion is September.
* Various roads – Paving operations. Flagger traffic control, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Estimated completion is Oct. 1.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* 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.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Paving operations. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 1.

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal and guardrail work, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
No lane closures reported.

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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