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STA09-140

July 2, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF JULY 6 – 10, 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 57, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mowing. Mobile lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Various locations – Shoulder repair, trimming around signs. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe installation, patching. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.


BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 609 – Patching, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 609 – Paving, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 687 – Bridge over Cowardin Run, .3 mile south of Route 603. Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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 locations – Shoulder repair, trimming around signs. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173 to 237, northbound and southbound – Paved ditch cleaning, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 195, northbound and southbound – Bridges over Route 11. Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 195, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Mile marker 200, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Shoulder repair, trimming around signs. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Route 130 (Glasgow) – Bridge construction at Route 501. Periodic single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to noon. Completion is in September 13, 2010.

Secondary Roads
* Route 710 – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, ditching, 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.
* Various roads – Litter removal.


AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
No lane closures reported.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173 to 237, northbound and southbound – Ditch cleaning, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 229, northbound – Bridges over Middle River. Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* 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 250 – Pipe replacement from Route 720 to Route 736, Monday to Friday. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 340 (Waynesboro) – Construction from Route 250 to Delphine Avenue for railroad bridge replacement and roadway widening, Monday 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 Jan. 2010 for retaining wall construction. Estimated completion is Nov. 2011.
* Various roads – Debris cleanup.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 613 – Mowing. Traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 686 (Hill Top Drive), northbound and southbound – Rural rustic from Route 694 (Swartzel Shop Road) to end of state maintenance. Road closed to thru traffic, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signs posted. Estimated completion is July 31.
* Route 701 – Patching from Route 11 to Route 252. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* 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.
* (NEW) Route 732 – Shoulder work from Route 613 to Route 42. Traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* 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.
* Route 835 – Tree cutting from Route 728 to Route 736. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 836 (Churchville) – Bridge replacement. Expect minor delays Monday to Thursday.
* (NEW) Route 876 – Patching from Route 713 to Route 841. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Mowing. Monday to Friday. Mobile operation.


HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 614 – Mowing from Route 250 to Route 612, Thursday to Friday. Mobile operation.
* (NEW) Route 616 – Mowing from Route 250 to end of state maintenance, Monday to Wednesday. Mobile operation.
* Route 637 – Spot leveling from Route 250 (Maple Sugar Road) to Route 640. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 640 – Spot leveling and surface treatment from Route 637 (Blue Valley Road) to Blue Grass City limits. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 654 – Ditching from Route 250 to Bath County line. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Patching, surface treatment.


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Sign repair, mowing, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 244, southbound – Test bore, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 247, southbound – Safety upgrade at I-81 and Route 33 interchange. Shoulder closures and lane closures, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 211 (New Market Road) – Cable installation from Route 960 (Water Wheel Road) to Shenandoah City limits. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.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 and directional bore 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 – Bridge over Linville Creek, .1 mile west of Route 42. Bridge maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 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.

Secondary Roads
* Route 613 (Clover Hill Road) – Parade from Route 732 (Coopers Mountain Road) to Route 743 (Union Springs Road). Road closed, July 4, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 635 (River Road) – Box culvert installation from Route 602 (East Point Road) to Route 636 (Bethel Church Road). Road closed to traffic, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is July 24.
* 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 646 (Bloomer Springs Road) – Road work at Route 644 (Resort Drive). Intermittent lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 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. Road closed for repairs, Monday, 8 a.m. to noon.
* (NEW) Route 732 – Plant mix application, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 763 – Plant mix application, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 820 (Crab Run Road) – Aerial line installation from Route 865 (Bergton Road) to West Virginia State line. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Thursday, 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 Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 867 (North River Road) – Construction entrance from Route 11 (Main Street) to Route 693 (Fairview Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 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 1330 – Plant mix application, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 1331 – Plant mix application, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 1706 – Plant mix application, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.


SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Sign and fence repair, mowing, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 279C, southbound – Bridge over Stoney Creek. Bridge repairs. Ramp narrowed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Route T1003 (Cadet Road, New Market) – Bore work from Route 211, westbound to Route 1009 (Stuart Street). One-way traffic. Estimated completion is mid-July 2009.
* Various roads – Patching, grading, brush cutting, pipe installation and cleaning.


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.
* (NEW) Various locations, northbound and southbound – Spot leveling.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11 (Winchester) – Curb and gutter sweeping.
* (NEW) Route 50 (Winchester) – Bridge sweeping.
* (NEW) Route 259 (Winchester) – Bridge sweeping.
* (NEW) Route 522 (Winchester) – Bridge sweeping.
* 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 – Surface treating timber bridge decks, patching, ditching, pipe cleaning and replacement.


PAGE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 340 (Jeremy’s Run) – Bridge work. Work hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Flagger traffic control. Traffic has been rerouted to new bridge and approaches. Expect delays and use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone. 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, signs and message boards. Intersection will be temporarily rerouted south of existing intersection. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern.
* 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 – Mowing, 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 (Winchester Road) – Traffic signal upgrade at the I-66 eastbound and westbound ramps. Motorists are urged to drive with caution in the work zone.
* Route 340/522 (North Fork Bridge project) – Bridge construction from Route 637 and Route 55 (Strasburg Road). Speed limit reduced to 25 mph. Traffic shift from current travel lanes on east side of new bridge to new travel lanes on west side of new bridge, 7 p.m., July 1 to 6 a.m., July 2. If inclement weather occurs, traffic shift will take place week of July 6-10. Message boards in place to alert motorists of traffic switch and possible date changes. 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 – Surface treatment from Route 627 to Route 637. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* 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.
* (NEW) Route 610 – Surface treatment from Route 626 to end of state maintenance. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 626 – Surface treatment from Route 660 to Route 615. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 627 – Surface treatment from Route 340/522 to Frederick County line. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 637 – Surface treatment from .35 mile north of Route 627 to 1.29 mile north of Route 627. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 637 – Surface treatment from Route 627 to Front Royal limits. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 660 – Surface treatment from Route 626 to Route 621. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* 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.


CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 611 – Surface treatment from Route 340 to West Virginia State line. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 615 – Surface treatment from Berryville limits to end of state maintenance. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 639 – Surface treatment from West Virginia State line to Route 611. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 640 – Surface treatment from Route 632 to West Virginia State line. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 653 – Surface treatment from Route 7 to Route 632. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 654 – Surface treatment from Route 653 to Route 611. Lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Various roads – Mowing, 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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