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STA13-100

May 31, 2013



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF JUNE 3 – JUNE 7, 2013
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) or (UPDATE)  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, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Mile marker 0 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Tree removal and cleaning of ditches, shoulders, ramps and median. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 29 over Route 639, eastbound and westbound. Bridge repairs with flagger controlled lane closures on Route 639 as needed. Work zone is 1.22 miles east of Route 60 and .53 mile west of Route 42. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Estimated completion June 7, 2013, weather permitting.

* Mile marker 31 eastbound and westbound – Right shoulder closure for bridge repairs over Route 635. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.

 

Primary Roads 

* Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) - Fiber optic cable installations both underground and above ground. Work will include shoulder closures and occasional lane closures. Work zone between the West Virginia Line at Sweet Springs and Route 159 (Dunlap Creek Road) and then continuing on Route 311 north to Route 601 (Tuckahoe Road), then continuing on Route 601 to the West Virginia Line. Estimated completion June 2013.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 600 – Flagger-controlled lane closures for bridge repairs at Interstate 64. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.

* Route 635 – Flagger-controlled lane closures for bridge repairs at Interstate 64. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.

* Route 647 – Pavement work from intersection with Hattie Street to intersection with Horse Mountain View and Mall Road.  Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* Route 792 – Pavement work from intersection with Horse Mountain View to intersection with Mallow Road.  Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* (UPDATE) Various roads – Pipe installation, mowing, paving and patching with flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

Primary Roads

* (UPDATE) Various roads – Patching and shoulder repair with flagger traffic control. Signage traffic control for mowing. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* (UPDATE) Various roads – Patching, pipe replacement and brush cutting with flagger traffic control. Signage traffic control for mowing. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

Interstate 64 

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

* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound. Tree removal and cleaning of ditches, shoulders, ramps and medians. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 173 to 205.5, northbound and southbound – Debris removal. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Mile marker 173 to 205.5, northbound and southbound – Tree removal and cleaning of ditches, shoulders, ramps and medians. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Mile marker 180.8, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closure for bridge repair over Route 11 at Exit 180 (Fancy Hill). Also southbound left exit ramp narrows. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 199 to 202.5, northbound left lane closures. Truck Climbing Lane project paving operations. Monday, June 3 to Thursday, June 6 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

Primary Roads

* (UPDATE) Route 11 (North Lee Highway) – Fiber optic cable installation north of Route 39. Estimated completion end of June.

* (UPDATE) Route 11 (North Lee Highway) – Fiber optic cable installation south of I-81 Exit 195. Estimated completion end of June.

* (UPDATE) Route 11 (North Lee Highway) – Fiber optic cable installation north of Natural Bridge. Estimated completion end of June.

* Route 11 at I-81 Exit 180 (Fancy Hill).  Flagger controlled lane closure as needed for I-81 bridge repair over Route 11. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.

* Route 11 –Paving work from intersection with Route 760 (Golf Course Road) to intersection with Route 648 (Tinkerville Road). Flagger controlled northbound and southbound lane closures as needed, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* Route 60 (East Nelson Street, City of Lexington) - Bridge over Varner Lane is closed. East Nelson Street traffic from Washington Street to Randolph Street will be rerouted onto Washington Street for the duration of the bridge reconstruction. Watch for detour signs. Estimated completion is Dec. 2013.

* (UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing operations with signage for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 631 (Old Buena Vista Road) – Single lane closure with flagger traffic control for waterline replacement project. Work area is between Route 11 and Lincoln Road.  Estimated completion mid-June.

* (NEW) Route 753 (Zollman Mill Road) – Closed June 3 for bridge replacement over tributary of Buffalo Creek. Work zone is 1.08 mile south of Route 610 (Plank Road) and 0.02 mile west of Route 674 (Sack Road). Traffic will be detoured to Route 251 (Collierstown Road) by Route 674 or Route 764 (Possum Hollow). Estimated completion June 14. 

* (NEW) Various roads – Ditching, plant mix repairs, laying asphalt with a grader, patching and pipe replacement with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* (UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing operations with signage for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing operations with signage for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 614 (Cowpasture River Road South) – Slope repairs .5 mile north of Route 613. Traffic restricted to one lane.

* (NEW) Route 644 (Hardscrabble Road) – Ditch work with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

Interstate 64
* (UPDATE) Mile marker 96 to 106 on Afton Mountain, eastbound and westbound – Left lane and right and left shoulder closures for installation of rock safety fencing and cable barrier/guardrail, June 2 to June 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expected completion July 2013.

 

 Interstate 81

* Mile marker 205.5 to 237, northbound and southbound. Debris removal. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Mile marker 205.5 to 237, northbound and southbound – Tree removal and cleaning of ditches, shoulders, ramps and medians. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Primary Roads

* Route 11 (Lee Highway, Greenville), northbound and southbound – Single lane closure northbound for sewer construction, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion is November 30, 2013.

* Route 250 – Paving from Route 636 to Waynesboro city limits. Eastbound and westbound lane closures as needed. Flagger traffic control. Sunday to Saturday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* (UPDATE) Route 340 – Waynesboro, Delphine Avenue Project. Installation of sanitary line and water line at various locations, with retaining wall placement along Delphine Avenue to Fourth Street. Be alert for lane closures and flagger traffic control. Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* (NEW) Various locations -- mowing operations, Monday to Friday. 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m

 

Secondary Roads

* (UPDATE) Route 648 (Christians Creek Road) – ditch work with lane closures as needed. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Route 698 (Wise Hollow Road) – Road construction from Route 690 (Summit Church Road) to the Rockingham County Line. Flagger controlled traffic Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated completion July 31.

* Route 748 (Flint Hill Road) – Road construction west of Mt. Sidney, from Route 626 (Seawright Springs Road) to Route 696 (Sidney Gap Road). Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion July 31, 2013, weather permitting.

* Route 1050 – Pavement work from intersection with Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) to cul-de-sac. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* Route 1316 – Pavement work from intersection with Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) cul-de-sac. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* (NEW) Various routes – mowing and patching. Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY  

Interstate 81 

* (NEW) Various locations – guardrail upgrades with daytime shoulder closures. Occasional nighttime lane closures. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion Jan 14, 2014.

* (NEW) Various locations, northbound and southbound – paving operations. Nighttime lane closures, Monday to Friday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

 Primary Roads

* (UPDATE) Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Entrance upgrades between Route 765 (Gravels Road) and I-81 interchange. Flagger-controlled lane and shoulder closures as needed. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 11 (South Main Street) from Route 918 (Mill Street) to 0.2 miles south of Route 918 - bridge replacement over North River at intersection with Route 727 (Airport Road). Temporary lane shift (10 foot lanes) for duration of the project. Flagging operations as needed. Estimated completion Dec. 6, 2013. 

* (NEW) Route 42 (North Main Street) in the town of Timberville – Road closure on Friday June 7 , 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. between Route 800 (American Legion Drive) and route 617 (Sparmine Road) for annual parade. 

* Route 42 (North Main Street) at the intersection of Route 617 (Church Street) in the town of Timberville.  Intermittent lane closures with flagger traffic control for utility work. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Estimated completion end of summer.

* (NEW) Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – mobile paving operation with flagger-controlled lane closures as needed, Monday to Friday. Work zone is from Route 276 (Cross Keys Road) to Route 672 (Latimer Road).

* (NEW) Route 259 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 617 (Church Street, Town of Timberville) – Utility upgrades with intermittent lane  closures controlled by flaggers between Route 42 and Route 1521 (East Riverside Drive). Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion end of summer.

* (NEW) Route 620 (Mountain Valley Road) – Prep work for bridge replacement over War Branch, June 3-9.  Road closure to thru traffic begins June 10. Traffic will detour via Route 798 (Arkton Road) to Route 11 (Lee Highway) to Route 608 (Mauzy Athlone Road). Work zone is 0.55 miles north of the intersection of Route 620 (Mountain Valley Road) and Route 608 (Mauzy Athlone Road) and 1.85 miles south of the intersection of Route 620 and Route 798 (Arkton Road).  Estimated completion June 21.

* (NEW) Route 672 (Pineville Road) – Beginning June 10, road closed to through traffic for road demolition. One lane will remain open for property owners and residents. Expect delays.

Estimated completion September 2013.

* (UPDATE) Route 672 (Pineville Road) – Ditch and grading work from Route 996 (McGaheysville Road) to Route 655 (Lawyer Road). Flagging operations as needed. Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Expect delays. Estimated completion September 2013.

* Route 708 (Goods Mill Road) – Closed for culvert replacement at Congers Creek. No detours. Work zone is between Route 676 (Charlie Town Road) and Route 676 (Oak Shade Road). Estimated completion is June 5, 2013.

* (NEW) Route 726 (Mount Clinton Pike) – Road closed from Route 760 (Custer’s Road) to Route 613 (Whitmore Shop Road) for cross pipe replacement, June 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch for posted detours.

* (UPDATE) Route 727 (Airport Road) – Bridge from Route 11 (Lee Highway) to Route 696 (Kisers Road). Road closed until further notice.  Estimated completion December 6, 2013.

* (NEW) Route 742 (Robinson Road) – Road closed from Route 613 (Clover Hill Road to Route 742 (Fox Den Road) for pipe replacement, June 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch for posted detours.

* (NEW) Route 742 (Robinson Road) – Road closed from Route 613 (Clover Hill Road to Route 742 (Fox Den Road) for pipe installation, June 5, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch for posted detours.

* (NEW) Route 763 – Paving operations. Flagger-controlled lane closures between Route 612 and Route 761. Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

* Route 918 (Mill Street) will be temporarily closed to traffic from the Route 11 (South Main Street) intersection as part of the bridge replacement work on Route 11 and Route 727 (Airport Road).  Route 918 can be accessed from Route 867 (Old Bridgewater Road). Estimated completion Dec. 6, 2013.

* (NEW) Various roads -- Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

 

 

PAGE COUNTY

Primary Roads 

* Route 340 – Bridge construction work over Compton Creek and Norfolk Southern Railway and approaches, 1.40 miles south of the Page and Warren County lines to 3.5 miles south of the Page and Warren County lines. Daily lane closures with flagger traffic control. Shoulder closures, 24 hours-a-day. Motorists should use extreme caution and obey posted speed limit. Estimated completion is fall 2013.

* (NEW) Various roads – pipe cleaning with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* 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, is permanently closed. 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.

* (UPDATE) Various roads – Utility tree trimming with flagger traffic control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile marker 264 to 300, southbound – Spot leveling operations at various locations with right and left lane closures, Monday – Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion June 21.

* (NEW) Various locations – guardrail upgrades with daytime shoulder closures. Occasional nighttime lane closures. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion Jan 14, 2014.

* Various locations – Vegetation management with mobile lane closures. Tuesday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

Primary Roads 

* No closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads 

* Route 629 – Pavement work from intersection of Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) to intersection at Main Street. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* Route 771 (Boyer Road) – Closed for bridge replacement beginning May 28 at 8 a.m. Work zone is in the Fort Valley area, from 1.25 miles west of Route 678 to 0.15 miles north of Route 773. Northbound traffic will detour onto Route 774, north on Route 678 and back onto Route 771. Southbound traffic will detour onto Route 678, west on Route 774 and end detour at Route 773. Estimated completion is June 21, 2013.

* Various roads – Surface treatment. Traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot vehicles. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion June 30, 2013.

* (NEW) Various roads – mowing and pavement patching. Monday to Friday.

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound – Spot leveling operations at various locations with right and left lane closures, Monday – Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion June 21.

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 300 to 318 northbound and southbound – Repairs to various bridges. Nighttime single-lane closures, Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

* Mile marker 317, northbound – Extend deceleration lane at Exit 317. Nighttime right lane closures, Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., and daytime shoulder closures. Estimated completion is November 2013.

* (NEW) Various locations – guardrail upgrades with daytime shoulder closures. Occasional nighttime lane closures. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion Jan 14, 2014.

 

Primary Roads

* No closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Various roads – mowing, patching and dust-control work. Monday to Friday.

* Various roads – Surface treatment. Traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot vehicles. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion June 30, 2013.

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

Primary Roads

* No closures reported

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 621 (Locke’s Mill Road) – Bridge painting operations over Craig Run. Work area is 0.40 mile from Route 613 and 0.50 mile from Route 608.  June 4 to June 7, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 642 (Armel Road) – Bridge painting operations over Wright’s Run.  June 3 to June 5, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

* Various roads – Surface treatment. Traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot vehicles. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion June 30, 2013.

* Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

Interstate 66

No lane closures reported.

 

Interstate 81

No lane closures reported.

 

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 340 from Page County Line to Route 737 - Milling and paving operations, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flagger traffic control with pilot vehicles. Estimated completion June 28.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 611 (Long Meadow Road) – Bridge painting operations over Molly Booth Run. Work area is 1.05 mile from Route 637 and 0.25 mile from Route 847. June 6 to June 9, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

* Route 631 (Gooney Manor Loop) from Route 613 to 1.90 south of Route 632. Flagger traffic control for road grading and surface treatment. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion July 26, 2018.

* 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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