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STA14-183

Aug. 1, 2014



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR AUGUST 4 TO AUGUST 8, 2014
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 entry or a revised entry since last week’s report.

 

 

ALLEGHANY COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 0 to 7, eastbound – Shoulder repairs and cleaning drop inlets. Wednesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 25 to 26, eastbound and westbound – Single lane and shoulder closures at Commercial Avenue (Town of Clifton Forge) overpass for bridge inspection. August 5 and 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Mile marker 41 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for removing debris, trimming around signs, and cleaning paved ditches. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  

PRIMARY ROADS

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

Route 159 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 606 (Sioux Street, Clifton Forge) – Right shoulder closure with intermittent flagging for box culvert construction work under I-64.  Estimated completion June 15, 2015.

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

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation. Patching with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation.  Patching and pipe replacement with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 687 (Jackson River Turnpike) Flagger traffic control at various locations for bridge work over Cowardin Run. Work zone is 0.45 mile north of Route 618 to 0.55 miles north of Route 618.  Estimated completion Sept. 24, 2014.

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation. Patching and pipe replacement with flagger 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 crews removing debris, cleaning paved ditches, and trimming around signs. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 51.4 to 55.2, eastbound and mile marker 56.7 to 53.6, westbound – Left lane and left shoulder closures.  Mile marker 55 to 53, westbound – Right lane closures. August 4 to August 8, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Maury River Bridge rehabilitation project. Estimated completion is Oct. 6, 2016.

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews tree trimming around signs, removing debris, cleaning bridge ditches. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 193 to 190, southbound.  Nighttime left lane closures, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for guardrail upgrades and shoulder paving. Estimated completion Jan. 15, 2015.

Exit 200, northbound – Alternating lane closures for on-ramp and off-ramp paving. Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion December 2014.

Mile marker 205.1 to 200.15, including ramp 200A, southboundAlternating lane closures for pavement work. Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day.  Estimated completion December 2014.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 56 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

Route 252 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation. Patching, pipe replacement, brush cutting, ditch work and pothole repairs with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 623 (Fredericksburg Road) – Partial road closure beginning August 5 for replacement of two bridges east of Route 621 in Rockbridge Baths area.  Estimated completion Sept. 5, 2014. Detours:  Eastbound follow Route 602 (Turkey Hill Road) north and Route 39 (Maury River Road) west back to Route 623.  Westbound traffic will follow Route 39 east and Route 602 south back to Route 623.

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation. Patching, pipe replacement, brush cutting and ditching with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 250 (Lantz Mountain area) – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for pipe replacement.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Various roads – Mowing and brush cutting with a mobile operation.  Patching with flagger control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 600 (Upper Backcreek Road), Route 607 (Big Valley Road), Route 640 (Wimer Mountain Road)  – Flagger traffic control at various locations for pipe replacements . Monday to Friday  7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Various roads – Mowing and brush cutting with a mobile operation.  Patching and ditch work with flagger control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

 

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 87, westbound – Shoulder closure for bridge work over I-81 interchange at Mile marker 222.  Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion Aug. 22, 2014.

(NEW) Exit 91(Fishersville area) – Left lane shift at exit 91 westbound on-ramp for pipe installation work. August 5 to 8, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews trimming around signs, removing debris, repairing  mile marker signs and cleaning ditches. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 211 to 206, southboundAlternating lane closures for nighttime pavement work. Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion December 2014.

Mile marker 219 – Shoulder closure for bridge work on Route 647 (Christians Creek Road) overpass. Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Aug. 22, 2014.

Mile marker 220 – Shoulder closures as needed at exit 220 for bridge work at Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway) overpass off I-81.  Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Aug. 29, 2014.

Exit 221, northbound and southbound– Shoulder closure for bridge work at I-64 interchange. Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Aug. 22, 2014.

Mile marker 228 to 238, northbound – Alternating lane closures for nighttime pavement work and guardrail upgrades, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion Dec. 24, 2014.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11– Shoulder closures as needed for bridge work at Route 262 overpass (Woodrow Wilson Parkway, eastbound).  Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Aug. 29, 2014.

(NEW) Route 42, south – Mowing with posted signs as alerts.  Monday – Friday, 7:30 a .m. to 3 p.m.

Route 42 – Alternating lane closures for pavement work 0.27 mile south of Route 754 to just south of Route 809. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion December 2014.

(UPDATE) Route 250 – Traffic restricted to single 12 foot lane during Ramsey’s Draft bridge replacement.  Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Traffic controlled by temporary signal. Work zone 1.04 mile west of Route 716 to 1.12 mile west of Route 716.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

(NEW) Route 252 – Mowing with posted signs as alerts.  Monday – Friday, 7:30 a .m. to 3 p.m.
Route 252 – Alternating lane closures as needed for pavement work from just south of Route 701 to 0.36 miles north of Route 802. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion December 2014.

(NEW) Route 254 – Mowing with posted signs as alerts.  Monday – Friday, 7:30 a .m. to 3 p.m.

Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway)  – Bridge work at I-81 and Route 11 overpasses.  Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Aug. 29, 2014.

Route 262 Alternating lane closures with flagger operations for pavement work starting 0.28 miles west of Route 11, eastbound to Route 252. Includes ramps at Route 252, Route 703, Route 254 and Route 250. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Route 340 – Right shoulder closures as needed at various locations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for fiber optic installation from Route 11/Greenville to the Augusta/Rockingham County Line. Estimated completion Dec. 31, 2014.

Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) – Intersection work from Route 654  to Route 831. Traffic signal at Route 657 intersection may be disabled during flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Estimated completion Aug. 6, 2014.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 604 (McClures Mill Road near Greenville) – Road closed for bridge replacement at Christians Creek.  Estimated completion Aug. 26, 2014. Work zone is 0.27 mile from Route 817 (Hawpe Road) and 0.01 mile to Route 817 (Spring Leigh Road). A detour is in place with posted signs.

Route 647 (Christians Creek Road) Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for bridge repairs on Route 647 over I-81.  Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Aug. 22, 2014.

(NEW) Route 654 (White Hill Road) Bridge work affecting shoulder at exit 217 over I-81.  Monday to Friday. Estimated completion Aug. 29, 2014.

(NEW) Route 655 (Walnut Hills Road) Flagger controlled lane closure at I-81 overpass for bridge work.  Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion Sept. 4, 2014.

(UPDATE) Route 703 (Hewitt Road) – Road closed for soil/rock testing for future Eidson Creek Bridge replacement. The work zone is approximately .03 mile west of intersection Route 703 and Route 708. Traffic will detour around work zone daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. as follows: Route 876 (Swoope Road) to 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike), then Route 708 (Miss Phillips Road) back to Route 703. Estimated completion of testing August 5.

(NEW) Route 747 – Spot leveling work with flaggers at various locations. Monday – Friday, 7:30 a .m. to 3 p.m.

(NEW) Route 854– Alternating lane closures for nighttime pavement work from Route 11 to Route 1901, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion Dec. 20, 2014.

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

Various roads – Lane and shoulder closures as needed for pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading.  Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY  

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 237 to 264, northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris removal and cleaning paved ditches. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(UPDATE) Exit 251, northbound and southbound – Lane closures August 11 to August 15, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. at I-81 exit 251 on- and off-ramps.  Ramp widths restricted to 10’ for overnight guardrail installation. Estimated project completion Aug. 28, 2014.  

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 from intersection of I-81 exit 251 to Route 259 – Reflective pavement marker replacement/inspection in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Estimated completion September 15.

Route 11 – Lane closures begin again August 4 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. at I-81 exit 251 on- and off-ramps.  Ramp widths restricted to 10’ for overnight guardrail installation. Estimated project completion Aug. 28, 2014.  

Route 33 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

(NEW) Route 253 (Port Republic Road) Lane and shoulder closures beginning August 5 as needed for construction work between Stone Spring Road and Ridgedale Road.

Route 340 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 704 (Oakwood Drive, Bridgewater area) – Cooks Creek bridge is now open with periodic flagging operations for line painting and construction-vehicle access as needed. Estimated completion Aug. 8, 2014.

(NEW) Route 726 (Stone Spring Road) – Road closed August 5 to 18 between Port Republic Road and Peach Grove Avenue for intersection improvements.  Follow posted detours. Detours: Eastbound traffic will detour north on Peach Grove Avenue and east on Port Republic Road back to Route 726.  Westbound traffic will detour west on Port Republic Road and south on Peach Grove Avenue back to Route 726.  

Route 726 (Stone Spring Road and Peach Grove Avenue) – Motorists should be alert for shoulder closures and occasional flagger controlled lane closures on the Route 280 Southeast Connector project. Work zone extends from 0.51 mile east of Harrisonburg city limits to 0.15 mile west of city limits. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2014.

Route 745 (Martin Miller Road) – Pipe work from Route 257 (Ottobine Road) to Route 744 (Dry Hollow Road). Periodic, short duration closures, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Follow posted detours.

(NEW) Route 758 (Rainbow Trail Road) – Road closed 0.60 mile from Route 620 (Mountain Valley Road) to Route 758 (Happy Valley Road) August 13 to August 22 for pipe replacement.  Detour via Happy Valley Road and Rainbow Trail.

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

Various roads – Lane and shoulder closures as needed for pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading. Mowing, litter pickup and pavement repairs as needed.

 

 

PAGE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 759 (Jollett Road) – Roadway restricted to 11’2” widths during bridge replacement. Traffic controlled by temporary signal.  Work zone 0.50 miles east of Route 607 (Weaver Road). Estimated completion Aug. 15, 2014.

Various roads – Lane and shoulder closures as needed for 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

(NEW) Mile marker 264 to 300,northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris removal, cleaning paved ditches and guard rail work.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 265 to 275, northbound.  Nighttime right lane closures at various locations August 18 to August 22, 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. for milling and paving.  Estimated completion Aug. 28, 2014.

Mile marker 280 to 273, southbound.  Nighttime left lane closures, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for guardrail upgrades and shoulder paving. Estimated completion Jan. 15, 2015.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Town of Strasburg) – Flagger controlled lane closures for paving operations from Capon Street to Route 55, weather permitting.  Estimated completion August 15.

Route 42 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

(UPDATE) Route 263 from Route 42 to 6.45 miles west of Route 42  – Reflective pavement marker replacement/inspection in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Estimated completion September 15.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing.  Monday to Thursday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 760 (Water Street) – Flagger controlled traffic from Route 1403 to 0.30 mile east for bridge replacement over Stony Creek. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion June 2015.

(NEW) Route 771 (Boyer Road, Fort Valley area) – Road closed 8 a.m. August 4 between Route 770 and Route 774 for slope adjustment work.  Estimated completion 3:30 p.m. August 18.  Detours:  Northbound travel east on Route 770 (Dry Run Road), north on route 678 (Fort Valley Road), west on Route 774 (Frenchman Pond Road) to end of detour.  Southbound travel east on Route 774 (Frenchman Pond Road), south on Route 678 (Fort Valley Road), west on Route 770 (Dry Run Road) to end of detour.

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

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris removal and brush cutting. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 7 from Winchester County Line to Clarke County Line – Reflective pavement marker replacement/inspection in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Estimated completion September 15.

(UPDATE) Route 11 - Line painting in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Work will be completed by the August 15.

(UPDATE) Route 50 from end of four-lane to Route 688 – Reflective pavement marker replacement/inspection in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Work will be completed by the August 15.

(UPDATE) Route 277 from Route 11 to Route 522 – Reflective pavement marker replacement/inspection in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Estimated completion August 15.

(UPDATE) Route 522 from Winchester County Line to West Virginia Line – Reflective pavement marker replacement/inspection in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Estimated completion August 15.

Route 522 – Shoulder closures northbound lane for the installation of fiber optic conduit between Route 679 and the West Virginia Line.  Estimated completion is Oct. 1, 2014.

(NEW) Various roads  – Mowing. Monday to Thursday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 642– Flagger controlled lane closures for nighttime paving operations, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting. Shoulder closures due to turn lane and entrance construction between Route 846 (Rutherford Lane) and Route 37. Estimated completion August 8.

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

(NEW) Various roads – Ditching, pipe cleaning and mowing. Monday to Friday.

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

 

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 66

Mile marker 0 to 15, westbound and eastbound – Be alert for debris removal and cleaning paved ditches. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) – Bridge replacement work over Gooney Creek from 0.67 miles south of Route 605 to 0.35 miles north of Route 605.  Traffic controlled by flaggers Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should expect minor delays. Estimated completion October 2015.

Route 340/522 (North Shenandoah Avenue/Winchester Road), from Duck Street to 17th Street – Old South Fork bridge replacement and interchange modification at Route 55 (Strasburg Road) and 340/522.  Daily lane closures, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and nightly lane closures, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday.  Motorists are advised to allow more time in daily commutes. Estimated completion December 2017.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing. Monday to Thursday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 603 (Oregon Hollow Road) – Blasting operations between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. daily until August 11 from Route 647 (Dismal Hollow Road) to 0.34 miles north.  Expect delays of up to 1 hour each day during blasting operations.  Also be alert for message boards and flaggers Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion December 2014.

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

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

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

 

 

Vegetation management may take place 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 and at 511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 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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