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STA09-131

June 12, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF JUNE 15 – 19, 2009
Highway work zones in the Staunton District

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) _ Indicates a new or revised entry since last week’s report.

ALLEGHANY COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 0 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 7 to 17, eastbound and westbound – Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is mid June 2009.
* (NEW) Mile marker 57 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Crossover repair, paved ditch cleaning. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing. Mobile lane closures, Sunday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) – Bridge deck replacement, 0.25 mile west of Route 617 (Jamison Mountain Road). Road closed from 8 a.m., June 15 to 5 p.m. June 24. Suggested alternate routes for motorists are Route 615 (Blue Spring Run Road) and Route 619 (Hayes Gap Road).
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe installation. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Patching. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mobile traffic operations.


BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge sweeping. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe cleaning, grading. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mobile traffic operations.


ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing. Mobile lane closures, Sunday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173 to 237, northbound and southbound – Crossover repairs, brush cutting, ditch cleaning, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 195, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Mile marker 195 to 203, northbound – Drilling operations. Left lane closed, Monday to Tuesday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Shoulder closures, Monday to Tuesday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Median work, Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lighted traffic control signs in place.
* Mile marker 200, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Mile marker 205 to 207, northbound – Guardrail installation. Right shoulder closed, Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Message boards and signs posted.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing. Mobile lane closures, Sunday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Route 39 – Slope repair a half-mile west of Route 252 (Brownsburg Turnpike). Be alert for temporary lane closures and flagger traffic control to allow trucks in and out of the work area. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 130 (Glasgow) – Bridge construction at Route 501. Periodic single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Completion is in September 13, 2010.
* Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 710 – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, patching. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Grading, pipe cleaning, mowing. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
* (NEW) Mile marker 87 to 124, eastbound and westbound – Mowing, litter and debris removal. Lane closures.
* (NEW) Mile marker 87 to 135, eastbound and westbound – Bridge deck maintenance. Lane closures.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173 to 237, northbound and southbound – Crossover repairs, brush cutting, ditch cleaning, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 195 to 203, northbound – Drilling operations. Left lane closed, Monday to Tuesday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Shoulder closures, Monday to Tuesday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Median work, Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lighted traffic control signs in place.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing. Mobile lane closures, Sunday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (Lee Highway, Mount Sydney) – Overhead flasher replacement from Route 626. Intermittent lane closures, flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Route 11, southbound (Lee Jackson Highway) – Pavement marking and guardrail installation from Route 694 to Route 701. Possible lane shift with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 262 - Mowing from Route 11 to I-81. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 340 (Waynesboro) – Construction from Route 250 to Delphine Avenue for railroad bridge replacement and roadway widening, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Expect minor delays from Broad Street to Sixth Street for construction work. Seventh Street closed from Winchester Avenue to Delphine Avenue, June 1 to Nov. 30 for retaining wall construction. Estimated completion is Nov. 2011.
* Various roads – Debris cleanup.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 612 – Patching from Route 663 to end of state maintenance. Traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 612 – Mowing. Traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 652 – Surface roads from Route 654 to Route 831. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Wednesday.
* (NEW) Route 701, westbound (Howardsville Road) – Pavement marking from Route 11 to Route 613. Possible shoulder closure. Work is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
* Route 774, northbound and southbound (Cline River Road, New Hope) – Bridge over Middle River. Bridge replacement activities from Route 608 (Battlefield Road) to Route 775 (Craig Shop Road). Road closed from Mar. 30 to Nov. 13. Suggested detour: Northbound traffic take Route 608 to Route 778 (Knightly Mill Road) to Route 775 to Route 774. Southbound traffic take reverse of northbound detour.
* Route 794 (Sangers Lane), eastbound and westbound – Bridge over Christians Creek, from Route 792 (Basley Road) to Route 642 (Barren Ridge Road). Bridge replacement. Road closed, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, April 27 to Dec. 16. Suggested detour: Westbound traffic, take Route 792 south to Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) east to Route 642 north to Route 794. Eastbound traffic, take reverse of westbound detour.
* (NEW) Route 799 – Patching from Route 254 to end Route 254. Traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 815 – Surface roads from Route 11 to end of state maintenance. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Wednesday.
* Route 835 – Cutting trees from Route 728 to Route 736. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 836 (Churchville) – Bridge work. Expect minor delays Monday to Thursday.
* Route 844 – Bridges over South River. Bridge painting. Periodic shoulder and lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 996 (Chapel Hill Lane, Weyers Cave) – Bridge replacement from Route 669 to Route 772 (Sulfur Pump Road). Road closed 24 hours-a-day, Monday to Wednesday. Suggested detour: Westbound traffic, take Route 256 west to Route 669 north to Route 996. Eastbound traffic, take Route 669 south to Route 256 east to Route 772 north to Route 996 of westbound detour. Estimated completion is mid June 2009.
* Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Friday. Mobile traffic operations.
* Various roads – Machining dirt roads, Monday to Friday. Mobile operation.


HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 220 (Monterey) – Overhead flasher replacement from Route 250 (Highland Turnpike). Work will resume with power supply connection from power company.
* (NEW) Route 250 – Brush removal from McDowell County line to Augusta County line.
* (NEW) Route 250 – Spot leveling from Mountain Turnpike (west of Monterey) to West Virginia State line. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 250 – Mowing from Mountain Turnpike (west of Monterey) to West Virginia State line. Watch for slow moving vehicles.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 607 – Mowing from Route 220 (Big Valley Road) to Route 220 (Mustoe). Watch for slow moving vehicles.
* (NEW) Route 614 – Spot leveling.
* Route 640 – Patching from Route 250 (Blue Grass Valley Road) to Blue Grass City limits. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 640 – Mowing from Wimer Mountain Road (Blue Grass) to West Virginia State line. Watch for slow moving vehicles.


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Sign repair, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 252, northbound – Bridge painting. Periodic lane and shoulder closures, Monday to Thursday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Friday, 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., Saturday, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. and Sunday, 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.
* Mile marker 273, northbound – Bridge painting. Periodic lane and shoulder closures, Monday to Saturday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Sunday, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11, northbound – I-81 bridge. Bridge painting. Periodic lane and shoulder closures, Sunday to Saturday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Route 33, eastbound and westbound (Market Street) – Safety upgrade at Route 33 and I-81 interchange. Traffic signalization work. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lane closures, Monday to Thursday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Sewer line installation from Route 704 (Osceola Springs Road) to Route 276 (Cross Keys Road). Westbound lane shoulder closure. Occasional single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 257 (Mason Street, Dayton) – Entrance construction from Route 1204 (Ashby Street) to Route 1203 (Westview Street). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road) – Directional bore from Route 820 (Bergton Road) to West Virginia State line. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 276 (Cross Keys Road) – Pole installation from Route 676 (Oak Shade Road) to Route 253 (Port Republic Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 331 (Bluestone Drive) – Waterline installation from Route 253 (Port Republic Road) and Route 331 (Carrier Drive). Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 340 – Bridge over Big Run, 1.09 miles south of Route 642. Bridge maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 340 (South Eastside Highway) – Directional bore from Route 642 (Captain Yancey Road) and Route 649 (Berrytown Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 613 (Singers Glen Road) – Parade from Route 721 (Greenhill Road) to Route 777 (Peter Driver Lane). Road closed, June 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
* Route 617 (Genoa Road) – Directional bore from Route 612 (Hopkins Gap Road) to Route 815 (Third Hill Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 641 (Cave Hill Road) – Road work from Route 843 (Cemetery Road) to Route 991 (Jacob Burner Road). Intermittent lane closures. Flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 709 (Autumn Lane) – Sewer line installation from Route 704 (Osceola Springs Road) to Route 710 (Greendale Road). Westbound shoulder closure. Occasional single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 721 (Green Hill Road) – Culvert replacement, .1 mile east of Route 779 (Ackers Lane), from Route 42 (Harpine Highway) to Route 910 (Grist Mill Lane). Road closed, 24 hours-a-day, Monday to Friday.
* Route 820 (Crab Run Road) – Aerial line installation from Route 865 (Bergton Road) to West Virginia State line. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 826 (Criders Road) – Aerial line installation from Route 820 (Bergton Road) to Route 700 (Trailer Park Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 843 (Cemetery Road) – Road work at Route 641 (Cave Hill Road) and Route 650 (Power Dam Road). Intermittent single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 865 (Bergton Road) – Aerial line installation from Route 820 (Bergton Road) to Route 823 (Overly Hollow). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 914 (Majestic View Road) – Slope and ditch work from Route 732 (Bank Church Road) to Route 734 (Coakley Town Road). Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 981 (Rockingham Pike) – Sewer and drainage work from Route 33 to Route 829 (Independent Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 996 (McGaheysville Road) – Sewer line installation from Route 651 (Power Dam Road to Route 842 (Slate Road). Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 1209 (Thompson Street, Dayton) – Road work from Route 1204 (Ashby Street) to Route 1203 (Westview Street). Intermittent single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Sign repair, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 42 (Mount Jackson) – Patching.

Secondary Roads
* Route 701 (Dellinger Gap Road) – Bridge repairs, .7 mile northwest of Route 702. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion is mid June 2009.
* (NEW) Route T1003 (Cadet Road, New Market) – Bore work from Route 211, westbound to Route 1009 (Stuart Street). One-way traffic, 8 a.m., June 15 to 4:30 p.m., June 19.
* Various roads – Patching, pipe cleaning, ditch repair, brush cutting, scraping.


FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Sign repair, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Papermill Road (Winchester) – Road reconstruction from .06 mile south of Weems Lane to .28 mile north of South Pleasant Valley. Suggested alternate route: Weems Lane to Roosevelt Boulevard to Papermill Road. Monday to Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Patching, shaping, brush cutting scraping, mowing.


PAGE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 340 (Compton Creek Bridge) – Bridge painting. Shoulder closures and periodic lane closures, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
* Route 340 (Jeremy’s Run) – Bridge work. Periodic lane closures. Relocation of Route 700 intersection with Route 340. Traffic will be re-routed to new roadway north of existing Jeremy’s Run Bridge. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Work hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Flagger traffic control. The speed limit will remain 45 miles per hour throughout the project limits.

Secondary Roads
* Route 662 – Jeremy’s Run bridge construction with Route 340 intersection. Periodic lane closures Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., flagger traffic control.
* Route 699 - Jeremy’s Run bridge construction. Periodic lane closures Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with flagger traffic control.
* Route 700 (Jeremy’s Run bridge construction) – Relocation of Route 700 intersection with Route 340. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Periodic lane closures Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Patching and grading stabilized routes, Monday to Friday.


WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Sign repair, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 340/522 (North Fork Bridge project) – Bridge construction from Route 637 and Route 55 (Strasburg Road). Speed limit reduced to 25 mph. Road construction with possible lane closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Route 340/522 from Guard Hill Road to the new bridge structure. Motorists should expect delays and use extreme caution when traveling in the work zone.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 609 (Ritenhour Hollow Road) – Partially collapsed pipe overflow, from Route 627 (Reliance Road) to Route 736 (Molly Campbell Lane). Road closed for undetermined amount of time. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.
* Route 631 (William Vincent Road, Browntown) – Pipe installation, grading and paving from Route 631 to Route 613 (Browntown Road, Bentonville). Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is June 2009.
* Route 721 (Fellows Drive) – Road reconstruction from Route 638 (Howellsville Road) to Young’s Drive. Periodic single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Various roads – Patching and grading stabilized routes, Monday to Friday.


CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 658 – Railroad crossing installation. Road closed June 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic control signs posted.
* Various roads – Patching, asphalt leveling, grading stabilized routes. 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. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (695-1182). (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.

Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Virginia’s highway safety partnership — the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police — challenges you to help prevent highway fatalities. Buckle up. Avoid distractions. Share the road. Drive drug- and alcohol-free. Obey speed limits. For more information on the Highway Safety Challenge and things you can do to avoid becoming Virginia’s next traffic fatality, visit www.safeVAhighways.org.



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