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STA18–141

Aug. 17, 2018



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR AUGUST 20-24, 2018
Highway Work Zones in the Staunton District

STAUNTON – The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton transportation district during the coming weeks. The Staunton district consists of 11 counties from the Alleghany Highlands to the northern Shenandoah Valley:  Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren.

Scheduled work is subject to change due to inclement weather and material supplies. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving tractors during mowing operations. 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  

(NEW) Mile marker 24-27, eastbound and westbound – Alternating lane closures for bridge inspection over Commercial Avenue. August 21-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for mowing and pavement patching at various locations. Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 638 (Natural Well Road) – Road closed for Jackson River bridge replacement between Route 687 (Jackson River Road) and Route 666 (East Morris Hill Road). Follow posted detour. Estimated project completion summer 2019.

Route 3605 (South Durant Road/West Jackson Street), Covington – Flagger traffic control for utility work between Totten Drive (Frontage Road 203) and South Byrd Avenue. Weekdays through December 2018 from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for mowing and pavement patching at various locations. Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

 

BATH COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 220 (Sam Snead Highway)Alternating lane closures for bridge inspection over Jackson River near Highland County line. August 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Various roads – Mobile work zones for patching and tree cleanup at various locations. Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Mobile work zones for tree cleanup at various locations. Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 64

No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 176 to 181, northbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for milling and paving. Includes paving of exit 180 (Natural Bridge) on- and off-ramps. Ramps will remain open. Through September 7, Sunday to Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Mile marker 183 to 181, southbound – Left shoulder closed for sign installations. Through August 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 (Lexington Bypass)On-ramp from Route 60 (Midland Trail) to southbound Route 11 (Lexington Bypass) closed August 21-22 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for pipe replacements. 

(NEW) Route 56 (Tye River Turnpike) – Lane closures as needed for pavement work from Route 761 (Vesuvius) to Nelson County line. August 24-September 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Route 501 – Flaggers and pilot truck traffic control for milling, paving and line-painting from Buena Vista southern city limit to Amherst County line, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday through September 21.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement, ditching, patching/paving, pothole repair and tree removal. Mobile work zones for mowing. Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement, ditching, patching/paving, pothole repair and tree removal. Mobile work zones for mowing. Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY  

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 84 – Flagger traffic control for pipe maintenance at various locations. Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 250 – Flagger traffic control for pipe maintenance at various locations. Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for mowing, shoulder repairs and patching. Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY     

INTERSTATE 64

No lane closures reported. 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 209 to 219, northbound and southbound – Mobile work zones for line painting  Monday-Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Mile marker 218 to 220, northbound – Overnight right lane closures for ramp extension work. Exit 220 will remain open. Through August 31 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.

Mile marker 222 to 219 southbound – Overnight right lane closures for ramp extension work. Interchange ramps will remain open. Through September 30 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Mile marker 227 to 222, southbound – Overnight single lane closures with temporary ramp closures for milling, paving and pavement marking. Monday-Friday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through October 2018.

Mile marker 228 to 230, northbound – Alternating lane closures for Middle River bridge inspection from 10 p.m. August 19 to 6 a.m. August 20. 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway) – Shoulder closures for mowing operations from Staunton City Limits to Rockbridge City Limits. August 20-24 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 42 (Buffalo Gap Highway) –Shoulder closures for mowing operations from Route  250 (Churchville Avenue) to Rockbridge County line. August 20-24 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 42 (Buffalo Gap Highway/Parkersburg Turnpike) – Alternating lane closures for pavement work from Route 725 (Whiskey Creek Road) to Route 688 (Old Parkersburg Turnpike). Through September 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) – Flagger controlled traffic for pipe installation from Route 736 (Jennings Gap Road) to Route 715 (Braley Pond Road). August 20-24 from 7a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 250 (Hankey Mountain Highway) – Alternating lane closures for pavement work from Route 42 (Scenic Highway) to Route 722 (Vinegar Hill Road), from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m, through September 8.

(UPDATE) Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike) – Shoulder closures for  mowing operations from Staunton City limits to Route 42 (Buffalo Gap Highway). August 20-24 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(NEW) Route 256 (Third Street, Grottoes) – Alternating lane closures for bridge inspection over South River. August 23 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) – Closed to through traffic between Route 912 (Hodge Street) and Campbell Lane for road and intersection improvements. Residents, school buses and emergency vehicles have access. All other traffic uses posted detour route. Closure in place from August 20 through fall 2018.

(UPDATE) Route 649 (Round Hill Drive) – Mobile lane closures for pavement marking from Route 643 (Augusta Farms Road) to Route 608 (Tinkling Spring Road). Through December 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 662 – Mobile lane closures for pavement marking from Route 693 (Berry Moore Road) to Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway). Through August 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 664 (Reeds Gap Road) – Flagger control traffic for shoulder repairs from Route 664 (Mount Torrey Road) to Blue Ridge Parkway. Through August 24 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Route 681 (Mount Hermon Road) – Flagger traffic control from Route 252 (Middlebrook Road) to Rout 602 (Walker Creek Road) for Rural Rustic project. Through September 30 from 7 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.

Route 697 (Old Greenville Road) – Mobile lane closures for pavement marking from Route 613 (Old Greenville Road) to Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway). Through August 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Route 742 (Bailey Road) – Shoulder closures with flagged control traffic for brush cutting from Route 612 (Galena Road) to Route 613 (Spring Hill Road). August 20-22 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Route 742 (Willow Spout Road) – Flagger-controlled lane closures for pipe installations and tree removal from Route 11 (Lee Highway) to Route 744 (Leaport Road). Through September 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Route 744 (Leaport Road) – Flagger-controlled lane closures for pipe installations and tree removal from Route 616 (Morningside Drive) to Route 781 (Bald Rock Road). Through September 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Route 753 (Nash Road) – Flagger traffic control for Rural Rustic Road project from Route 42 (Scenic Highway) to Route 910 (Wampler Lane). Through October 31 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Route 775 (Buttermilk Road) – Mobile lane closures for pavement marking from Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway) to Route 778 (Knightly Mill Road). Through August 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 834 (Hickory Hill Road) – Mobile lane closures for pavement marking from Route 631 (Ladd Road) to Route 640 (Goose Creek Road). Through August 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 853 (Poor Creek Road) – Right shoulder closure for pavement marking from Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway) to dead end. Through August 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Shoulder closures for mowing operations.  Through August 24 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported. 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Lane closures as needed for paving operations between Route 985 (Pickering Lane) and Shenandoah County line. August 21 to September 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) – Mobile work zones with flagger traffic control for maintenance of pavement markers at various locations. August 20 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Route 33 (Spotswood Trail, Penn Laird) – Overnight lane closures for bridge work over Cub Run, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through September 7.

(UPDATE) Route 33 (Spotswood Trail, Elkton) – Single lane closure for bridge work over the South Fork of Shenandoah River. Through August 24 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

(UPDATE) Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) – Right shoulder closures for sign installations between Route 624 (Mill Lane) and Route 644 (Mount Olivet Church Road/Resort Drive), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through August 24.

Route 42 (Harpine Highway) – Mobile alternating lane closures for pavement work from Route 874 (Klines Mill Road) to Harrisonburg northern city limits. Through August 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 42 (Warm Springs Pike) Mobile alternating lane closures for pavement work from Bridgewater town limit to Augusta County line. Through August 25 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Overnight alternating lane closures for milling and paving at various locations between Harrisonburg city limits and Route 276 (Cross Keys Road). Sunday through Thursday nights 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through September 7.

Route 257 (Ottobine Road) Signal-controlled single-lane traffic during bridge replacement at Dry Run. Vehicles limited to 13 feet in width. Estimated completion December 2018.

(NEW) Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road) – Lane closures as needed for paving operations between Route 921 (Lairs Run Road) and West Virginia State line. August 22-31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 340 (East Side Highway) – Flagger-controlled lane closures between Route 253 (Port Republic Road) and Route 955 (Jacksons Way) for bridge work over Madison Run, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through August 24.

(UPDATE) Route 340 (East Side Highway) – Alternating lane closures for pavement work from Robin Hill Drive (town of Elkton) to Page County line. Through August 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Various roads – Mobile work zones with flagger traffic control for line painting. Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS 

Route 602 (East Point Road/Maryland Avenue) – Bridge rehabilitation. Temporary signals control traffic across bridge over South Fork Shenandoah River, at Page county line near town of Shenandoah. Vehicle width restriction of 10 feet. Estimated completion  November 2018.

Route 650 (Power Dam Road) – Road closed through October 10 for bridge replacement over Stony Run. Closure is between Route 649 (Island Ford Road) and Route 650 (Three Springs Road). Follow posted detours.

Route 701 (Cooks Creek Road) – Right shoulder closures for pavement marking from Route 726 (Mount Clinton Pike) to Route 763 (Singers Glen Road) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 31.

Route 738 (Dry River Road, Bridgewater area) – Road closed to all traffic (including pedestrians and bicycles) south of Route 257 during bridge and intersection construction. Follow posted detour. Estimated completion December 2018. 

(NEW) Route 778 (Brenneman Church Road) – Road closed to all traffic from Route 42 to Route 910 (Grist Mill Road) for pipe installation and slope repairs. Follow posted detour. August 23 through September 7.

Route 910 (Switchboard Road) – Right shoulder closures for pavement marking from Harrisonburg city limit to Route 763 (Mount Clinton Pike) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 31. 

 

PAGE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 211 – Mobile work zones with flagger traffic control for maintenance of pavement markers at various locations. August 22-23 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Route 211 – Lane closures for milling and paving between Shenandoah County line and Route 340. August 23 to September 30, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Route 211 Business (West Main Street, Luray) – Road closed through December 1 for replacement of bridge over Hawksbill Creek. Follow posted detours. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 602 (East Point Road/Maryland Avenue) – Bridge rehabilitation. Flaggers or temporary signals control traffic on both sides of the bridge over South Fork Shenandoah River, at Rockingham County line near town of Shenandoah. Vehicle width restriction of 10 feet. Estimated completion of project November 2018.

Route 615 (Serenity Ridge Road) – Intermittent lane closures with flagging operations for Rural Rustic Road project from Route 615 (Egypt Bend Road) to dead end. Through August 31 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 273, northbound – Right shoulder closure for debris removal. August 22 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 274 to 276, northbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for paving operations from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through August 28. 

(UPDATE) Exit 279 (Edinburg), northbound – Off-ramp narrowed due to bridge work over Stony Creek. Through August 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 281 to 283 (Woodstock area), northbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for paving operations from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., August 26 to September 9. 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 – Mobile work zones with flagger traffic control for maintenance of pavement markers at various locations. August 21-22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 11 – Be alert for construction traffic between Route 629 (Oranda Road) in Shenandoah County and Route 840 (Water Plant Road) in Warren County as contractors remove old southbound bridge. Work zone speed limit 35 miles an hour.

(NEW) Route 55 – Mobile work zones with flagger traffic control for maintenance of pavement markers at various locations. August 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Route 263 (Orkney Grade) – Lane closures as needed for paving operations from Route 721 (Kelly Road) to Route 11 (Main Street, Mount Jackson). Through August 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Various roads – Mobile work zones with flagger traffic control for line painting. Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 628 (Middle Road) – Flagger controlled traffic for pavement marking from Route 48/55 (John Marshall Highway) to Route 606 (Gap Road) through August 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 642 (Swartz Road) – Paving from Morrison Drive (Woodstock) to Route 600 (Saumsville Road), August 20-21 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(NEW) Route 758 (Woodstock Tower Road) – Closed to all traffic for slope repairs August 20-31. Closure is from Route 665 (Mill Road) to Route 678 (Fort Valley Road).

(UPDATE) Route 816 (Spring Street) – Possible lane closures for paving from Route 676 (Fravel Road) to Route 1032 (Hisey Avenue, Woodstock), August 22 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(NEW) Various roads – Mobile work zones with flagger traffic control for line painting. Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming. Monday to Friday during daylight hours.   

 

FREDERICK COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 300-324, northbound and southbound – Mobile work zones for line painting. Monday-Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Mile marker 321 to 322, northbound and southbound – Overnight lane closures as needed for bridge work on Route 672 overpass bridge at exit 321 (Clearbrook). Through August 31 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 – Alternating lane closures for pavement marking from Winchester northern city limit to end of divided highway (2 miles north of Winchester). Through August 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

(NEW) Route 55 – Mobile work zones with flagger traffic control for maintenance of pavement markers at various locations. August 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 647 (Aylor Road) – Overnight mobile lane closures for paving operations from Route 277 (Fairfax Pike) to Route 642 (Tasker Road). Through August 24 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Route 651(Shady Elm Road) – Overnight mobile lane closures for paving operations from Route 880 (Development Lane) to Route 652 (Apple Valley Road). Through August 24 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Route 652 (Apple Valley Road) – Overnight mobile lane closures for paving operations from Route 651 (Shady Elm Road) to Route 11 (Valley Avenue). Through August 24 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Route 672 (Hopewell Road, Clearbrook) – Overnight single lane closures for maintenance of bridge over I-81, through August 31 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Route 719 (Warrior Drive) – Overnight mobile lane closures for paving operations from Route 277 (Fairfax Pike) to Route 642 (Tasker Road). Through August 24 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

(NEW) Route 761 (Old Charles Town Road) – Flagger traffic control for maintenance of bridge over CSX railway. Through August 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 1367– Overnight mobile lane closures for pavement work from Route 522 (Front Royal Pike) to Route 781 (Prince Frederick Drive). Through August 24 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming. Monday to Friday during daylight hours.   

 

CLARKE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Mobile work zones with flagger traffic control for line painting. Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming. Monday to Friday during daylight hours.   

 

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

(NEW) I-81 interchange, eastbound and westbound – Mobile work zones for line painting. Monday-Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Mile marker 13 to 10 – westbound – Single lane closure from 8 p.m. through 3 p.m., Monday to Friday, for pavement treatment. No lane closures during afternoon and early evening commute times. 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile Marker 283 to 263, southbound – Mobile work zones for line painting. Monday-Friday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 – Be alert for construction traffic between Route 629 (Oranda Road) in Shenandoah County and Route 840 (Water Plant Road) in Warren County as contractors remove old southbound bridge. Work zone speed limit 35 miles an hour. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming. Monday to Friday during daylight hours.  

Vegetation management may take place district wide on various routes. Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution when traveling through work zones.

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