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STA13-168

Sept. 13, 2013



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF SEPT. 16 – SEPT. 20, 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 – Be alert for roadside debris removal and cleaning paved ditches. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 7 to 16, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for roadside cleaning of bridge slopes. Wednesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 605 (Coles Mountain Road) (Rural Rustic Project) Preliminary road resurfacing work with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(NEW) Route 638 (Natural Well Road) – Alternating flagger controlled single lane closures for soil and rock testing. Work zone from 0.05 mile from Rroute 687 to 0.54 mile from Route 666. September 23 to September 27, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

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

Various roads – Mowing and pipe installation with flagger traffic control. Mowing with signs for traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Mowing with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Pipe replacement and brush cutting with flagger traffic control. Mowing with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for roadside debris removal and cleaning of bridge. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 177.2, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closure for repairs to bridge over Route 692 and Cedar Creek. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 20, 2013.

Mile marker 173 to 195, northbound and southbound – Be alert for roadside repair of mile marker signs. Tuesday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Be alert for roadside debris removal, cleaning of bridge slopes. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 180.8 – Right shoulder closure for bridge repair over Route 11 at Exit 180 (Fancy Hill). Also southbound I-81 left exit ramp narrows to lane closures on Route 11.  Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 27, 2013.

Mile marker 182.2 to 182.3 – Northbound and southbound shoulder closures at Route 680 (Falling Spring Road) for bridge repair. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion October 31, 2013.

Mile marker 183.7 – Northbound shoulder closures over Route 679 (Hops Hill Road) for bridge repair. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion October 31, 2013.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 200 to 202.5, northbound – Left lane closure for drainage work on the Truck Climbing Lane project. Wednesday, Sept. 18 and Thursday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

(NEW) Mile marker 203 to 204, northbound and southbound – Cutting trees and pruning medians. Tuesday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 at I-81 Exit 180 (Fancy Hill) – Flagger-controlled lane closures for repairs to I-81 bridge. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 27, 2013.

Route 11 (South Lee Highway) – Single lane and shoulder closures as needed for fiber optic cable installation. Flagger controlled traffic in work zone from the Natural Bridge Fire Station to 0.07 miles south of Route 680 (Falling Spring Road). Estimated completion November 2013.

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

(NEW) Route 60 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

Route 60 (East Nelson Street, 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 December 2013.

Various roads – Ditching with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Routes 674, 687, 734, 753, 770 – Surface treatment with flagger traffic control. Sept. 16 to 20.

Route 680 (Falling Spring Road)Shoulder or flagger controlled lane closures as needed for repair of bridge over I-81.  Work zone is 0.2 miles from Route 11 to 0.05 miles to Fancy Hill Lane. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion October 31, 2013.

Route 679 (Hops Hill Road) – Shoulder closure or flagger controlled lane closure as needed for repair of bridge over I-81 southbound.  Work zone is 0.10 miles from Route 11 to 1.8 miles to Route 680. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion October 31, 2013.

Route 692 – Flagger controlled lane closures as need for I-81 bridge repair over Cedar Creek. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 20, 2013. Right shoulder closure for repairs to bridge over Route 692 and Cedar Creek. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 20, 2013.

Route 710 (Sterrett Road) – Daytime lane closures for bridge work as part of the Interstate 81 Truck Climbing Lane project. Route 710 traffic will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday while crews work on the I-81 bridge deck. In addition, flaggers will temporarily hold traffic at various times during the work day as needed. Estimated completion November, 2013.

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

Various roads – Patching, ditching, brush cutting and shoulder repairs with flagger traffic control. Mowing with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 250 – Shoulder repairs with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing  and patching with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 614 (Cowpasture River Road South) – (Rural Rustic project) Pipe replacement with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 615 (Davis Run) – Grading and ditching with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Patching and mowing with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

 

INTERSTATE 64

(UPDATE) Mile marker 90 to 92 (Exit 91, Fishersville area) – Single lane for moving concrete barriers. Sept. 16, westbound 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Left shoulder closures continue for life of project.

 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 225 to 226, northbound and southbound– Single shoulder closures for inspection of bridge over Route 262.  Monday, September 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Be alert for roadside debris removal, cleaning of bridge slopes, median ditches and paved ditches. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 (Lee Highway, Greenville area)Northbound intermittent lane closures for sewer work and seeding. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion Nov. 30, 2013.

 Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Possible center lane closure from Route 657 (Indian Ridge Road) north 0.5 miles for shoulder repair. Estimated completion September 2013.  

(NEW) Route 262 – Single lane closure for inspection of I-81 bridge over Route 262.  Monday, September 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Route 340 (North Delphine Avenue, Waynesboro) Grading work on west end of Winchester Avenue North (closed to traffic). Grading and pipe work on east side of Delphine Avenue from 6th Street to B Street. Side street closures, lane closures and lane shifts as needed. Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estimated completion October 2013.

Route 358 (Woodrow Wilson Avenue) – Closed for grading, paving and sidewalk work from Route 880 (James Anderson Road) to Route 887 (Vance Lane). Traffic will be detoured. Estimated completion end of September 2013.

Various roads – Mowing operations. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion end of summer.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 616 (Dam Town Road, Fort Defiance area) – Flagger and sign controlled alternating, single lane closures for soil testing. Sept. 16 to 18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Work zone is from Route 777 (Knightly Lane) to 0.3 miles west of Route 929 (River Bend Drive).

Route 642 (Barren Ridge Road) – Flagger controlled traffic from 0.07 miles north of Route 794 to 0.25 miles south of Route 795 for Rural Rustic project. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion Nov. 29, 2013.

 (UPDATE) Routes 662, 1201, 1205, 1206 (Greenville)Slurry seal at various locations. Watch for signs and flaggers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 18, 2013.

Route 662 (Stover School Road)Possible single lane closure for tree removal and paving from Route 11 (Lee Highway) to View Street. Estimated completion end of September 2013.

 Route 701 (Howardsville Road) between Route 11 (Lee Highway) and Route 613 (Old Greenville Road) – Right shoulder closures with possible single lane closures for installation of right turn lane for C. Layman Subdivision. Monday to Friday, 8.a.m. to 5.p.m.  Estimated completion end of September 2013.

Route 753 (Nash Road) – Road closed to all traffic in the area over the Tributary of Long Grade Creek for bridge replacement, guardrail and shoulder work. Closure is in the Spring Hill/Churchville area, 1.91 mile from Route 910 (Wampler Lane) and 0.09 miles from Route 613 (Spring Hill Road.)  Use Route 754 and Route 42 as detour.  Estimated completion by Oct. 2, 2013.

Route 754 – Resurfacing project that will include pipe installation, construction of new ditch lines, grading of surfaces and paving operations – Shoulder and lane closures as needed, controlled by flaggers. Estimated completion Nov. 15, 2013.

Route 828 (Cattle Scales Road) – Pavement work with flagger traffic control. Expected completion October 2013.
(UPDATE) Route 1015 (Village Drive, Pelham subdivisionSlurry seal at various locations. Watch for signs and flaggers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion Sept. 18, 2013.

(UPDATE) Routes 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054(Wellington subdivision) Slurry seal at various locations. Watch for signs and flaggers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 18, 2013.

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

(UPDATE) Routes 1316, 1317 (Briarwood subdivision) Slurry seal at various locations. Watch for signs and flaggers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 18, 2013.

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

(UPDATE) Routes 1375, 1376 – Slurry seal at various locations. Watch for signs and flaggers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 18, 2013.

(NEW) Route 1427 (Brand Station Road) – Right shoulder closure and flagger controlled intermittent lane closures as needed for underground utility work. Work zone 0.94 miles west of Route 638 (Desper Hollow Road) to 0.18 miles of Staunton city limits. Monday, September 16 to end of October 2013, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Routes 1505, 1509, 1510(Stuarts Draft)Slurry seal at various locations. Watch for signs and flaggers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 18, 2013.

Route 1510 (Stuart Avenue, Stuarts Draft) – Pavement work with flagger traffic control, Expected completion October 2013.

(UPDATE) Route 1725 (Angus Drive, Grandview subdivision)Slurry seal at various locations. Watch for signs and flaggers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 18, 2013.

(UPDATE) Routes 1729, 1731, 1732, 1734 – Slurry seal at various locations. Watch for signs and flaggers, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 18, 2013.

Various roads – Grading operations. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Estimated completion end of summer.

Various roads – Mowing and patching. Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion end of summer.

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY  


INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 237 to 264, northbound and southbound – Be alert for roadside debris removal and shoulder repairs. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Various roads – 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

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.

Routes 11, 42, 253, 257– Mowing operations with slow moving vehicles. Estimated completion end of summer.

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

Route 259 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday. Estimated completion end of summer.

Route 340 – Install new traffic signal at Route 1706 intersection. Flagger controlled traffic during daylight hours. Estimated completion Sept. 30, 2013.

 (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming and brush clearing around signs.  Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.  Estimated completion end of summer.

Various roads (11, 257, 42, 253)– Mowing operations. Estimated completion end of summer.

Various roads – Pavement marking for spot leveling work. Flagger traffic control. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

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 to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion end of summer.

Route 726 (Stone Spring Road and Peach Grove Avenue) – New road construction to extend Southeast Connector. Possible shoulder closures controlled by signs, from 0.512 miles east of Harrisonburg city limits to 0.149 miles west of city limits. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estimated completion November 2014.

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

Route 918 (Mill Street) – 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.

Various roads – Utility tree trimmer and brush clearing around signs. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday. Estimated completion end of summer.

 

 

PAGE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 340 – New traffic pattern as part of the bridge construction work over Compton Creek and Norfolk Southern Railway. Traffic has been routed onto new section of roadway, 0.1 mile south of Route 663 (Island Ford Road) to 0.16 mile south of Route 662 (Compton Hollow Road). Expect daily lane closures and 24-hour shoulder closures. Estimated completion for bridge work is fall 2013.

Various roads – Brush cutting and mowing operations. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion end of summer.

Various roads – Utility tree trimming with flagger traffic control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion end of summer.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 615, various locations – Paving with flagger controlled traffic.  Estimated completion October 2013.

Route 654, various locations – Paving with flagger controlled traffic.  Estimated completion October 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, 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 Route 686. Signs will be posted.

Estimated completion fall 2013.

Various roads – Brush cutting and mowing. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30. Estimated completion end of summer.

Various roads – Pipe cleaning with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion end of summer.

Various roads – Utility tree trimming with flagger traffic control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday. Estimated completion end of summer.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 264 to 300,northbound and southbound – Be alert for litter and debris removal, shoulder repairs. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Various roads – 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

Route 11 and Route 42 (Woodstock) – New intersection construction of East Reservoir Road and Route 11. Flagger controlled traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday. Be alert for new traffic patterns and temporary signals. Estimated completion May 2014. 

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 629 – Paving from Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) to Main Street. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

 Route 707 (Headquarters Road)Road closed 0.15 miles south of Route 693 to 0.15 miles north of Route 706 (Mt. Jackson area) for bridge deck replacement. Northbound traffic will detour east on Route 706 (Stout Road), north on Route 710 (Hamburg Road), west on Route 693 (Polk Road) to end of detour.  Southbound traffic will detour east on Route 693 (Polk Road, south on Route 710 (Hamburg Road), west on Route 706 (Stout Road) to end of detour. Estimated completion Sept. 20, 2013.

Route 850 – Paving from Route 629 to dead end. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing and patching. Monday to Friday.

Various roads - Utility tree trimming with flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 66

No lane closures reported.

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 313 – Single lane closures as needed for repairs to Route 50 bridge over
I-81 at exit 313. Monday to Friday, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Estimated completion end of September.

Mile marker300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Be alert for litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 301 to 306, northbound – Alternating lane closures for paving work. 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion Sept. 17, 2013.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 301 to 306, northbound – Right Shoulder closure for guardrail installation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 20, 2013

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

Route 50 – Single lane closure on bridge over I-81 at exit 313 for bridge repairs. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Estimated completion end of September.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various Roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.


SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 66

(UPDATE) Mile marker 0 to 14.7,westbound and eastbound – Be alert for roadside debris removal and slope mowing. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 613 (Indian Hollow Road) – Replacement of low-water bridge over South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Work zone is from Route 628 to 0.35 miles north. Traffic controlled by flaggers Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Expect minor delays. Estimated completion October 2014.

 

Vegetation management may occur district wide on various routes.

 

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

 

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at www.511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

 

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