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STA21-137

Oct. 29, 2021



STAUNTON DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT FOR NOVEMBER 1 – 5, 2021
Highway Work Zones in the VDOT 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 or revised entry since last week’s report.

ALLEGHANY COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64
Mile marker 23 to 25, eastbound – Alternating lane closures for maintenance of bridge over Routes 60 and 220. Work may take place during daytime and nighttime hours through November 19.
*UPDATE* Mile marker 30 to 29, westbound – Alternating lane closures for maintenance of bridge over Route 42. Work may take place during daytime and nighttime hours through November 5.

PRIMARY ROADS
Route 18 (Potts Creek Road) – Single lane closures between Route 613 (Bens Run Road) and Route 694 (Old Mill Road) for inspection of Potts Creek bridge, Wednesday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
*NEW* Route 220 (Market Avenue) – Shoulder closures between Route 220 Business (Verge Street) and Route 1706 (Commerce Avenue) for tree removal operations, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*NEW* Route 269 (Longdale Furnace Road) – Shoulder closures between Clarke Lane and Iron Ore Lane for tree removal operations, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Route 269 (Longdale Furnace Road) – Single lane closures between Route 633 (Sharon Lane) and Route 723 (Circle H Lane) for inspection of Cowpasture River bridge, Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for tree and debris removal, drainage work, pothole patching, shoulder repairs and asphalt patching. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 696 (Selma-Low Moor Road) – Shoulder closures between Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) and Route 1307 (Old Church Street) for sign installation work, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for ditch work and pavement patching. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


BATH COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS
*UPDATE* Route 220 (Sam Snead Highway) – Alternating lane closures between Route 608 (Tinkertown Road) and Route 648 (Talbotts Lane) for paving operations, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through November 5.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pavement patching. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
Various roads – Mobile lane closures for mowing operations. Flagger traffic control for pavement patching and ditch work. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64
*UPDATE* Mile marker 53 to 55, eastbound – Alternating lane closures for bridge painting operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through November 30.

INTERSTATE 81
Exit 205, southbound – Off- and on-ramp shoulders closed 24/7 for interchange improvements with estimated completion in fall 2022.

PRIMARY ROADS
Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing operations. Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs, pavement patching and brush cutting. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
Route 606 (Raphine Road) – Lane closures possible in area of I-81 ramps during daytime or overnight hours due to interchange improvements. Estimated completion in fall 2022.
Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing operations. Flagger traffic control for grading, pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, pavement patching, shoulder repairs and brush cutting. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


HIGHLAND COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pavement patching and shoulder repairs. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 678 (Bullpasture River Road) – Shoulder closures between Route 250 (Highland Turnpike) and Route 9506 (Deer Meadow Drive) for sign installation work, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe cleaning, tree removal, pavement patching, ditch work, and adding stone to unpaved roads. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


AUGUSTA COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64
No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81
*NEW* Mile marker 226 to 230, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures for sign maintenance, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mile marker 229 to 228, southbound – Overnight single lane closures for maintenance of Middle River bridge, Monday through Thursday nights from 8 pm. to 7 a.m.

PRIMARY ROADS
Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) – Alternating lane closures between Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) and Route 662 (Stover School Road) for paving operations, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through November 15.
Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) – Alternating lane closures between Route 666 (Lofton Road) and Route 667 (Dabneys Road) for paving operations, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through November 15.
Route 42 (Buffalo Gap Highway) – Alternating lane closures between Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) and Route 725 (Whiskey Creek Road) for paving operations, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through November 15.
Route 42 (Buffalo Gap Highway) – Flagger traffic control or shoulder closures between Route 688 (Old Parkersburg Turnpike) and Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) for utility work, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through November 19.
*UPDATE* Route 254 (Hermitage Road) – Flagger traffic control for paving operations between Route 642 (Barrenridge Road) and Waynesboro city limits, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through November 15.
*UPDATE* Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) – Flagger traffic control for paving operations between Route 657 (Indian Ridge Road) and Route 652 (University Farm Road), 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through November 15.

SECONDARY ROADS
Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) – Shoulder closures for water-line installation between Route 660 (Lake Road) and Route 848 (Rankin Lane), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through November 18.
Route 624 (Mount Torrey Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 1601 (Featherstone Drive) and Route 1607 (Inch Run Lane) for maintenance of Back Creek bridge, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through November 19.
*UPDATE* Route 703 (Hewitt Road) – New Eidson Creek bridge between Route 708 (Eidson Creek Road) and Route 876 (Swoope Road) open to traffic. Possible flagger traffic control during final stages of project.
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 November 30.


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81
*UPDATE* Mile marker 238 to 243, northbound – Overnight single-lane closures for pavement patching, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through November 1.
*NEW* Mile marker 246 to 250 including exit 247A, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures on I-81 and off-ramps for sign maintenance, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mile marker 248 to 252, northbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for paving operations, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through November 15.
*UPDATE* Mile marker 263 to 264 including exit 264, northbound – Overnight single-lane closures for pavement patching, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through November 2. Work at exit 264 off-ramp requires overnight ramp closure with detour.

PRIMARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 42 (John Wayland Highway) – Northbound and southbound alternating lane closures between Bridgewater town limits and Harrisonburg city limits for milling and paving operations, November 1-19 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.


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.

SECONDARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.


SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81
*UPDATE* Mile marker 273 to 272, southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for maintenance of bridge over Route 263 and Mill Creek, Monday through Thursday 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
*UPDATE* Mile marker 285 to 289, northbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for pavement patching, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through the morning of November 3.
*NEW* Mile marker 288 to 287, southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for pavement patching, November 6-12 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
*UPDATE* Exit 291, northbound – Overnight closures of on-ramp from Route 651 due to pavement patching, Monday through Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
*UPDATE* Exit 291, southbound – Overnight closures of off-ramp to Route 651 due to pavement patching, November 5-10 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Mile marker 291 to 292, northbound – Right shoulder closed 24/7 near on-ramp from exit 291 due to ramp extension work. Estimated completion November 11.
Mile marker 297 to 296, southbound – Right shoulder closed 24/7 near on-ramp from exit 296 due to ramp extension work. Estimated completion November 11.

PRIMARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.

FREDERICK COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81
Mile marker 302 to 304, northbound – Right shoulder closed 24/7 for off-ramp extension with project completion of November 10. Truck scales closed until completion of project.
*UPDATE* Exit 310, northbound – Overnight closures of off-ramp to Route 37 due to pavement patching, Tuesday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
*UPDATE* Exits 315 and 313, southbound – Overnight ramp closures for pavement patching, November 4-10 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Work includes exit 315 off-ramp to Route 7 and exit 313 on-ramp from Route 50/17.
*UPDATE* Exit 323, northbound – Overnight closures of off-ramp to Route 669 due to pavement patching, Wednesday through Friday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

PRIMARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 37 – Northbound shoulder closures between Route 50 and Route 522 interchanges for sign maintenance, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*NEW* Route 50/17 (Millwood Pike) – Overnight eastbound and westbound lane closures for maintenance of bridge over I-81, November 1-19 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Route 277 (Fairfax Pike) – Both shoulders closed 24/7 between I-81 ramps and Route 1075 (Nottoway Drive) for roadway and utility reconstruction project with completion in late 2022.
Route 522 (Front Royal Pike) – Southbound traffic uses median crossovers between Route 644 (Parkins Mill Road) and Route 1054 (Clydesdale Drive) to share northbound Opequon Creek bridge. Northbound and southbound traffic limited to one lane. Work zone is for bridge replacement with completion scheduled for September 2022.
Route 522 (North Frederick Pike) – Shoulder closures for utility work between Route 739 (Apple Pie Ridge Road) and Route 654 (Cedar Grove Road), 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through November 25.

SECONDARY ROADS
Route 657 (Senseny Road) – Shoulder closures between Massie Street and Country Park Drive for sign installation, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*NEW* Route 692 (Chapel Hill Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 522 (North Frederick Pike) and Route 600 (Brush Creek Road/Morgan Frederick Grade) for utility work, November 1-December 2 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
*NEW* Route 694 (Reynolds Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 522 (North Frederick Pike) and Route 600 (Morgan Frederick Grade) for utility work, November 1-December 2 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Route 779 (Country Club Circle) – Flagger traffic control between Route 657 (Senseny Road) and Route 1216 (Lewis Circle) for utility work, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November 19.
Various roads – Alternating lane closures on Route 657 (Senseny Road), Route 736 (Rossum Lane) and Route 867 (Twinbrook Circle) just west of Clarke County line for roadway and utility work, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for tree trimming operations, Monday through Friday during daylight hours.


CLARKE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS
Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) – Eastbound right lane closures between Route 604 (Ebenezer Road) and Route 601 (Blueridge Mountain Road) for shoulder repairs and drainage work, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) – Occasional traffic delays just south of Route 50/17 (John Mosby Highway) for utility work, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon through November 5.

SECONDARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.


WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66
*UPDATE* Exit 1A, westbound – Overnight closures of ramp to southbound I-81 due to pavement patching, November 5-11 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
*UPDATE* Exit 6, eastbound – Overnight closures of off-ramp to Route 340 due to pavement patching, Tuesday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
*NEW* Mile marker 6 to 13, eastbound and westbound - Overnight single lane closures for bridge maintenance at various locations, Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

INTERSTATE 81
No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS
Route 624 (Happy Creek Road) – Flagger traffic control between Front Royal eastern town limits and Route 647 (Dismal Hollow Road) for safety improvement project, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Estimated project completion December 10.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for tree trimming operations, Monday through 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.

To obtain traffic alerts and traveler information, dial 511 or go to 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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