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STA21-001

Jan. 8, 2021



STAUNTON DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT FOR JANUARY 11 – 15, 2021

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 or revised entry since last week’s report.


ALLEGHANY COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64
Mile marker 8 to 30, eastbound and westbound – Alternating lane closures for maintenance of various bridges, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through January 29.
*NEW* Mile marker 17 to 19, eastbound – Left lane closures for drainage work, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*NEW* Mile marker 23 to 26, eastbound and westbound – Alternating lane closures for inspection of Jackson River bridge, Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for tree and debris removal, drainage work, shoulder repairs and brush cutting. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
Route 661 (Midland Trail) – Flagger traffic control between Route 683 (Callaghan Circle) and Route 719 (Bellegray Lane) for maintenance of Ogle Creek bridge, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through February 5.
Route 696 (Selma-Low Moor Road) – Temporary signals control traffic 24/7 between I-64 and Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) during bridge replacement at Karnes Creek. Estimated project completion in fall 2021.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacements, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs and brush cutting. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BATH COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64
No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81
*NEW* Mile marker 174 to 175, northbound – Right shoulder closures for sign work, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 22.
*NEW* Mile marker 183 to 182, southbound – Right shoulder closures for sign work, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 22.
*NEW* Mile marker 189 to 191, northbound and southbound – Alternating shoulder closures for inspection of Maury River bridge, Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS
Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Flagger traffic control for maintenance of Buffalo Creek bridge between Route 678 (Buffalo Bend Road) and Route 834 (Stoneridge Lane), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through January 15.
Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing. Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs, pavement patching and brush cutting. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing. Flagger traffic control for grading, pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, pavement patching, shoulder repairs and brush cutting. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.



HIGHLAND COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for tree removal, pavement patching and shoulder repairs. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing. Flagger traffic control for pipe cleaning, tree removal, pavement patching, ditch work and adding stone to unpaved roads. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AUGUSTA COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64
*NEW* Exit 87, westbound – Right shoulder closures for sign work along ramp to I-81 northbound, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 22.

INTERSTATE 81
*NEW* Mile marker 221 to 222 including Exit 222, northbound – Right shoulder closures for sign work along interstate and off-ramp, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 22.
*NEW* Mile marker 226 to 230 including Exit 227, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures for sign work along interstate and off-ramps, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 22.

PRIMARY ROADS
*UPDATE* Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) – Southbound shoulder closures between Route 1402 (First Street) and Route 1409 (Mitchell Lane) for utility work, Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 28.
Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) – Traffic diversion in place for Bell Creek bridge replacement between Route 732 (Franks Mill Road) and western intersection with Route 840 (Old Churchville Road). Detour uses temporary bridge and portion of Route 732. Work zone speed limit 35 miles an hour. Estimated project completion summer 2021.
*NEW* Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road) – Flagger traffic control for maintenance of Middle River bridge between Route 772 (Sulfur Pump Road) and Route 865 (Rockfish Road), 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 22.

SECONDARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 612 (Laurel Hill Road) – Temporary closures for overhead utility work between I-81 interchange and Route 1925 (Westgate Road), Monday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Route 616 (Humbert Road) – Shoulder closures between Route 865 (Rockfish Road) and Route 608 (Battlefield Road) for utility work, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through February 26.
Route 634 (Patton Farm Road) – Shoulder closures between Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) and Route 639 (Wayne Avenue) for utility work, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through February 25.
Route 732 (Franks Mill Road) – Traffic pattern change for Bell Creek bridge replacement near intersection with Route 250 (Churchville Avenue). Part of Route 732 serves as detour for Route 250 traffic. Work zone speed limit 35 miles an hour. Estimated project completion summer 2021.
*NEW* Route 764 (Timber Ridge Road) – Shoulder closures between Route 730 (North River Road and Route 758 (Lick Run Road) for brush cutting, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through January 20.
Route 792 (Indian Mound Road) – Temporary lane closures for utility work between Route 612 (Laurel Hill Road) and Route 790 (West Amber Road), 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. through January 15.
Route 842 (Horseshoe Circle) – Flagger traffic control as needed for Rural Rustic Road improvements between Route 608 (Cold Springs Road) and 1 mile south of Route 608, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through July 30.
Various roads – Mobile work zones in the Swoope, Craigsville, Verona, Moscow, Fishersville and Mint Spring areas for mowing, pothole patching, brush cutting and grading non-hard surface roads. Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through January 31.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81
Mile marker 242 to 249, northbound and southbound – Overnight left lane closures for soil and rock testing in median, Sunday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through January 29.
*UPDATE* Mile marker 253 to 252, southbound – Shoulder closures for sign installation work, Monday and Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*NEW* Mile marker 253 to 254, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for inspection of Route 721 overpass bridge, Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*NEW* Mile marker 259 to 260, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for inspection of Route 798 overpass bridge, Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 11 (South Main Street, Harrisonburg) – Shoulder closures for sign work between Pleasant Valley Road and I-81 interchange, Wednesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*NEW* Route 33 (East Market Street, Harrisonburg) – Westbound shoulder closures for sign work between University Boulevard and Linda Lane, Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*NEW* Route 340 (East Side Highway) – Occasional lane closures for utility work between Route 695 (Randall Road) and Route 253 (Port Republic Road), 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through January 18.

SECONDARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 737 (Limestone Lane) – Shoulder closures between Route 257 (Ottobine Road) and Route 736 (Rushville Road) for brush cutting, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through January 20.

PAGE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS
Route 211 – Single-lane traffic between Route 615 (Egypt Bend Road) and Route 646 (Oak Leaf Road). Westbound traffic uses median crossover to share eastbound bridge over Shenandoah River South Fork. Work zone speed limit 45 miles an hour. Traffic restrictions are for westbound bridge replacement with estimated completion in summer 2022.
*NEW* Business Route 340 – Occasional lane closures for utility work between Route 631 (Middleburg Road) and Luray town limits, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through March 11.

SECONDARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 615 (Egypt Bend Road) – Possible shoulder closures for utility work between Route 211 and Route 675 (Fort Valley Road), Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81
*UPDATE* Mile marker 266 to 293, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for tree removal operations, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
*NEW* Mile marker 284 to 285, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for inspection of Route 816 overpass bridge, Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*NEW* Mile marker 295 to 297, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures for sign work, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 22.

PRIMARY ROADS
Route 55/48 (John Marshall Highway) – Alternating lane closures for utility work between Route 633 (Red Bud Road) and Frederick County line, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through February 19.
SECONDARY ROADS
Route 623 (Coal Mine Road) – Road closed just east of Route 606 (Moores Ford Road) for Cedar Creek bridge replacement at Frederick County line. Follow posted detour. Estimated project completion June 2021.
Route 758 (Woodstock Tower Road) – Closed during inclement weather between Route 770 (Boliver Road) and Stagecoach Road.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming, Monday to Friday during daylight hours.

FREDERICK COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66
No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81
*NEW* Mile marker 307 to 308, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for inspection of Route 277 overpass bridge, Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*NEW* Mile marker 308 to 312 including Exit 310, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures for sign work along interstate and off-ramps, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 22.
*NEW* Mile marker 310 to 311, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for inspection of Route 37 overpass bridge, Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*NEW* Mile marker 312 to 313, northbound and southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for removal of barrier wall, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through January 22.
*NEW* Mile marker 312 to 313 including Exit 313, northbound – Right shoulder closures for sign work along interstate and off-ramp, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 22.
*NEW* Mile marker 316 to 314, southbound – Right shoulder closures for tree removal operations, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*NEW* Mile marker 318 to 319, northbound and southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for inspection of bridge over railroad, 8 p.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday.

PRIMARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 37 – Northbound and southbound shoulder closures for sign work between I-81 exit 310 and Route 50 interchanges, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 22.
Route 55/48 (Wardensville Pike) – Alternating lane closures for utility work between Shenandoah County line and West Virginia line, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through February 19.
Route 277 (Fairfax Pike) – Both shoulders closed 24/7 between I-81 ramps and Route 1075 (Nottoway Drive). Overnight lane closures or lane shifts as needed. Traffic restrictions are part of roadway reconstruction project with completion in late 2022.
*NEW* Route 522 (North Frederick Pike) – Overnight alternating lane closures for inspection of Route 37 overpass bridge, 6 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday.

SECONDARY ROADS
Route 623 (Fromans Road) – Closed for bridge replacement at Cedar Creek just west of Route 622 (Cedar Creek Grade) at Shenandoah County line. Follow posted detour. Estimated project completion June 2021.
Route 641 (Double Church Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 1450 (Driftwood Drive) and Route 1049 (Buckingham Drive), Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Traffic restrictions are for utility work and roadway reconstruction through November 2021.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming, Monday to Friday during daylight hours.

CLARKE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 50 (John Mosby Highway) – Eastbound and westbound shoulder closures for tree removal operations between Route 723 (Millwood Road) and Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway), Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66
No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81
No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.

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.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

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 http://www.VirginiaDOT.org.

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