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STA14-070

March 14, 2014



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR MARCH 17-21, 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 9.6, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures and right shoulder closures as needed for bridge repair over Route 600 and Johnsons Creek. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion March 31, 2014.

Mile marker 41 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, repairing guardrail markers, cleaning bridge slopes and paved ditches. Lane closures as needed for pothole patching. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Shoulder repairs, pothole repairs and brush cutting with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 600 – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for I-64 bridge repairs over Route 600 and Johnsons Creek. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion May 30, 2014.

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

Various roads – Shoulder repairs, pothole repairs and grading with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Shoulder repairs and brush cutting with flagger traffic control. Pothole repairs with a mobile operation. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 687 – Flagger traffic control at various locations for bridge work over the 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 – Brush cutting and shoulder repairs with flagger traffic control. Pothole repairs with a mobile operation. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 64

(UPDATE) Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for crews removing debris and cleaning paved ditches . Lane closures as needed for pothole patching. Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, cleaning bridge slopes and ditches, repairing mile marker and guardrail marker signs.Lane closures as needed for pothole patching. Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 185 to 190, northbound and southbound – Brush cutting with shoulder closures during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

Various roads – Brush cutting, pipe replacement, shoulder repairs, ditch cleaning and tree removal with flagger traffic control. Trash pickup with a mobile operation. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Brush cutting, pipe replacement, shoulder repairs, ditch cleaning and tree removal with flagger traffic control. Pothole repairs, trash pickup, and grading with a mobile operation. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 250 – Brush cutting at various locations with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 618 (Kester Hollow) –Tree trimming at various locations with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Various roads – Sweeping in the Town of Monterey with a mobile operation. Pothole repairs, patching and brush cutting with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

 

INTERSTATE 64

Exit 87, westbound – Shoulder closure for bridge work at I-81. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion May 30, 2014.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 89 to 93, eastbound and westbound – March 18 and 19 nighttime closures for crews to bring new bridge beams over I-64 as part of the reconstruction of Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road, Fisherville area). On the night of March 18, eastbound traffic will be diverted off I-64 at exit 91 to ramps around the bridge work zone, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. On the night of March 19, westbound traffic will be diverted off I-64 at exit 91 to ramps around the bridge work zone. 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expect potential delays on Route 285 due to rerouted traffic.

 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, repairing mile marker and guardrail marker signs, cleaning bridge slopes and paved ditches. Lane closures as need for pothole patching.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 219 to 217, southbound – Right lane closure for pavement work, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion July 15, 2015.

Exit 221, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closure for bridge work. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion May 30, 2014.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Lee Highway, Greenville area with project-related work on Stover School Road, Church Street View Street, Palmer Street, Graham Street, Blacksmith Shop Road, Old Staunton Road as needed)Northbound intermittent lane closures for sewer project. Single lane closure as needed from Route 11 to View Street. Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion April 15, 2014.

(NEW) Route 252 – Pavement work, shoulder stone placement and line marking from the Rockbridge/Augusta Co. line to Route 603. Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion  April 30, 2014.

(NEW) Route 252 – Pavement work, shoulder stone placement and line marking from Route 701 to Route 693. Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion April 30, 2014.

Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) – Intersection work from Route 654 to Route 831. Alternating lane closures with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Estimated completion Aug. 6, 2014.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 657 (Indian Ridge Road) – Intersection work from Route 340 to 0.15 mile south. Alternating lane closures with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Estimated completion Aug. 6, 2014.

(UPDATE) Route 662 (Stover School Road) – Single lane closure as needed from Route 11. Flaggers in place to assist motorists.  Estimated completion April 15, 2014.

Route 733 (Moffett Brand Road) – Bridge closure over Elk Run, located 0.6 mile north of Route 734 (Hupman Road) near Churchville.  A temporary replacement bridge is scheduled to open by April 15, 2014, weather permitting.  Detours until the temporary bridge is open:  Southbound traffic will detour west onto Route 835 (Dudley Farm Road), south on Route 736 (Union Church Road) and east on Route 734 to Route 733.  Northbound traffic will detour west on Route 734, north on Route 736 and east on Route 835 to Route 733. 

(UPDATE) Route 916 (View Street) – Single closures as needed for related sewer project work from Route 662 (Stover School Road) south.  Estimated completion April 15, 2014.

(UPDATE) Route 1201 (Graham Street) – Possible lane closure for sewer work in Route 11 area.  Estimated completion April 15, 2014.

(UPDATE) Route 1204 (Blacksmith Shop Road) – Possible lane closure for sewer work in Route 11 area.  Estimated completion April 15, 2014.

(UPDATE) Route 1206 (Old Staunton Road) – Possible lane closure for sewer work in Route 11 area.  Estimated completion April 15, 2014.

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

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY  


INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 237 to 264, northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris removal, guardrail work. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 704 (Oakwood Drive - Bridgewater area) – Periodic flagging for construction work on temporary bridge being built over Cooks Creek. Work zone from 0.70 mil west of Route 712 to 0.58 mile west of route 712. Estimated completion Oct. 31, 2014.

Route 726 (Stone Spring Road and Peach Grove Avenue) – New road construction to extend Southeast Connector in county. Shoulder closures controlled by signs. Possible lane closures controlled by flaggers. 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.

 

 

PAGE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 264 to 300northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris removal, bridge cleaning,  sod maintenance  and guardrail work. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 and Route 42 (Town of 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. Be alert for new traffic patterns and temporary signals. Estimated completion May 2014. 

 

SECONDARY ROADS

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

(UPDATE) Various roads – Pothole patching, brush cutting and pipe cleaning, Monday to Friday.

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris and crossover repairs. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

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

(UPDATE) Various roads – Pothole patching and brush cutting, Monday to Friday.

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various Roads – Pothole patching and brush cutting, Monday to Friday.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 66

(NEW) Mile marker 0 to 7, eastbound – Single lane closures for pavement marking.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 0 to 15, westbound and eastbound – Be alert for debris removal and bridge cleaning.  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 – 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. Estimated completion October 2015. Motorist should expect minor delays.

Route 340 (Duck Street to 17th Street, Town of Front Royal) – Daily lane closures, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., center turn lane closures, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and nightly closures, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday – Friday for utility relocations. Estimated completion spring 2014.

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.  

 

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. Flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Expect minor delays. Estimated completion October 2014.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Pothole patching and brush cutting, Monday to Friday.

 

 

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 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.

 

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

 

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