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STA22-165

Dec. 9, 2022



STAUNTON DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT FOR DECEMBER 12 - 16, 2022
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
*NEW* Mile marker 23 to 25, eastbound and westbound – Right lane closures for bridge inspection, Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mile marker 23 to 29, eastbound – Single lane closures for maintenance to bridges over Jackson River and Route 639, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 23.

PRIMARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 42 (Forty Two Road) – Northbound and southbound right lane closures between Route 269/632 (Longdale Furnace Road) and Route 635 (Nicelytown Road) for inspection of I-64 overpass bridge, Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*NEW* Route 60/220 (East Madison Street, Covington) – Westbound right lane closures for utility work just inside the eastern Covington city limits, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Tuesday.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for tree and debris removal, drainage work, pothole patching and shoulder repairs. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 639 (Longdale Station Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 632 (Longdale Furnace Road) and dead end for inspection of I-64 overpass bridge, Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for ditch work, pavement patching, pipe replacement and brush cutting. Mobile traffic control for mowing. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


BATH COUNTY

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

SECONDARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting and pipe cleaning. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64
No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81
No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS
Route 42 (Virginia Avenue) – Flagger traffic control between Goshen town limits and Route 39 (Maury River Road) for maintenance to bridge over Calfpasture River, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 23.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs, pavement patching and brush cutting. Mobile lane closures for mowing. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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


HIGHLAND COUNTY


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

SECONDARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting, pipe cleaning, tree removal, adding stone to unpaved roads and ditch work. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


AUGUSTA COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64
*NEW* Mile marker 88 to 87, westbound – Alternating mobile lane closures for bridge washing at I-81 interchange, Tuesday through Sunday (Dec 18) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shoulder closures Monday and Friday.

INTERSTATE 81
*NEW* Mile marker 221 to 222, northbound and southbound – Alternating mobile lane closures for bridge washing, including along Exit 221 off-ramp, Tuesday through Sunday (Dec 18) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shoulder closures Monday and Friday.
Mile marker 223 to 220, southbound – Right shoulder closures for utility work, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday.
Mile marker 234 to 237, northbound and southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for survey and soil-testing work, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through night of January 30.

PRIMARY ROADS
Route 42 (Buffalo Gap Highway) – Flagger traffic control for utility work just north of Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday.
*UPDATE* Route 250 (Hanky Mountain Highway) – Flagger traffic control for road and bridge maintenance between Lismore Lane and Route 715 (Braley Pond Road), 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through January 13.
Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike) – Flagger traffic control for utility work between Route 833 (Trinity Point Road) and Route 42 (Buffalo Gap Highway), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday.
*NEW* Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 2011 (Triangle Drive) and Route 2003 (Wayside Drive) for paving operations, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing operations. Flagger traffic control for drainage work, tree removal, shoulder repairs, pavement patching and brush cutting. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
Route 601 (Estaline Valley Road) – Flagger traffic control for road and bridge maintenance between Route 811 (Augusta Springs Road) and Route 603 (Pond Gap Lane), 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through January 27.
Route 692 (Rocky Spring Lane) – Flagger traffic control between Route 600 (Marble Valley Road) and Hite Hollow Road for maintenance to bridge over Calfpasture River, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Monday.
Route 795 (Saint James Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 254 (Hermitage Road) and Route 807 (Farm Draft Lane) for maintenance to bridge over Christians Creek, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through March 13.
Route 833 (Trinity Point Road) – Flagger traffic control for utility work between Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike) and Route 720 (Morris Mill Road), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday.
Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing operations. Flagger traffic control for drainage work, tree removal, shoulder repairs, pavement patching and brush cutting. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81
Mile marker 237 to 238, northbound and southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for survey and soil-testing work, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through night of January 30.
*NEW* Mile marker 241 to 243, northbound – No lane closures, but survey work in the right-of-way, Monday through Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mile marker 248 to 250, northbound and southbound – Overnight left lane closures for equipment unloading and barrier installation, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through night of December 22. Work is related to Route 720 overpass bridge replacement.

PRIMARY ROADS
Route 33 (East Market Street) – Eastbound lane closures between Route 4106 (MLK Jr. Way) and Burgess Road for shoulder widening, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 23. Work zone speed limit 25 miles an hour. Traffic restrictions are related to Route 33 bridge replacements and interchange improvement project.
Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road) – Flagger and pilot truck traffic control between Route 612 (Hopkins Gap Road) and West Virginia state line for shoulder widening, milling and paving, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 30.
Route 259 (West Lee Street, Broadway) – Traffic uses temporary bridge between Route 42 (Main Street) and Route 1411 (Shenandoah Avenue). Work Zone speed limit 25 miles an hour. Traffic restrictions are for Linville Creek bridge replacement. Estimated project completion November 2023.
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 682 (Friedens Church Road) – Closed between Route 867 (North River Road) and Route 989 (Creekside Drive) for roadway improvements and bridge replacement at Pleasant Run. Follow posted detour. Speed limit on detour route is 25 miles an hour. Flagger traffic control near intersection of Route 867, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 31. Estimated project completion April 2023.
Route 720 (Smithland Road/Old Furnace Road) – Closed between Route 718 (Old Furnace Road) and Route F-238 (Buffalo Drive) for replacement of Route 720 bridge with estimated completion in fall 2023. Follow posted detour.
Route 867 (North River Road) – Flagger traffic control near intersection of Route 682 (Friedens Church Road), weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 30. Traffic restrictions are for roadway improvements and bridge replacement at Pleasant Run. Estimated completion April 2023.
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting and pipe cleaning. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


PAGE COUNTY

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
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting and pipe cleaning. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81
No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS
Route 11 (Main Street, Mount Jackson) – Northbound shoulder closures with traffic shifted to center lane for curb and gutter work, southbound lane closures as needed. Work zone is between Route 292 (Conicville Road) and Route 1316 (Avondale Avenue), through July 31.
Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) – Flagger traffic control as needed between Route 720 (Wissler Road) and Mount Jackson town limits, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work zone speed limit 45 miles an hour. Traffic restrictions are for replacement of North Fork Shenandoah River bridge. Estimated completion August 2023.
Route 55 (East King Street/Front Royal Road) – Shoulder closures between Lemley Street and Stony Point Way for utility work, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 23.

SECONDARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for tree trimming. Weekdays during daylight hours.


FREDERICK COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81
Mile marker 300 to 301, northbound and southbound – Overnight left lane closures for equipment unloading, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through night of December 22.
Mile marker 313 to 314, northbound and southbound – Overnight single lane closures for maintenance to Route 17/50/522 overpass bridge, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through night of December 22.
*NEW* Mile marker 314 to 317, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures, including along Exit 315 off-ramps, for sign work, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS
Route 11 (Main Street, Middletown) – Alternating lane closures for storm sewer installation between Route 627 (Reliance Road) and Skirmisher Lane, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through January 6, 2023.
Route 37 – Northbound and southbound daytime and overnight single lane closures between Route 622 (Cedar Creek Grade) interchange and Route 522 (North Frederick Pike) interchange for traffic sensor installation, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and overnight closures Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
Route 627 (Reliance Road) – Alternating lane closures for turn lane construction between Route 11 (Main Street, Middletown) and Route 1116 (Carolyn Avenue), 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through January 6, 2023.
Various roads – Alternating lane closures on Route 657 (Senseny Road), Route 736 (Rossum Lane), Route 867 (Twinbrook Circle) and Route 868 (Glenridge Drive) just west of Clarke County line for road improvements and utility work, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through January 6, 2023.


CLARKE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) – Eastbound and westbound alternating lane closures between Route 603 (Castleman Road) and Route 606 (River Road) for inspection of bridge over Shenandoah River, Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*NEW* Route 17/50 (John Mosby Highway) – Right shoulder closures for sign work near intersection with Route 255/624 (Bishop Meade Road/Red Gate Road), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*NEW* Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) – Shoulder closures for sign work near the Route 255 (Bishop Meade Road) intersection, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.


WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66
No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81
*NEW* Mile marker 299 to 300, northbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for maintenance to bridge deck over Route 840 (Water Plant Road), Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Mile marker 299 to 300, northbound and southbound – Overnight left lane closures for equipment unloading, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through night of December 22.

PRIMARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.

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 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. Follow VDOT 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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