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STA09-168

July 31, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 3 – 7, 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 – Ditch cleaning and herbicidal spraying, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Pothole repair and brush cutting, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Patching, pothole repair and brush cutting. 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
* Route 614 – Patching, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 678 – Patching, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 687 – Patching, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.


ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Ditch cleaning, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Ditch cleaning, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 194 to 198, northbound and southbound – 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. Work will resume with power supply connection from power company.
* Mile marker 200, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Work will resume with power supply connection from power company.
* Mile marker 233 to 204, southbound – Shoulder restoration. Shoulder closure, Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Roadway lighting construction. Work will resume with power supply connection from power company.
* 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 603 (Irish Creek Road) – Patching, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 608 – Tree trimming from Midland Trail (Route 60) to Route 679 (Lone Jack Road), Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 672 (Turnpike Road) – Drain pipe replacement. Road closed from Route 673 (Wee Darnock Way) to Route 670 (Beatty Hollow Road), Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 710 – Roadway lighting construction. Work will resume with power supply connection from power company.
* (NEW) Route 773 (Lloyd Tolley Road) – Drain pipe replacement. Road closed from 0.16 mile south of Route 130 to Route 708 (Gilmores Mill Road), Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, debris removal, patching. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Grading. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
* (NEW) Mile marker 88 to 118, eastbound and westbound – Replace pavement markers. Mobile right lane and partial ramp closures, Monday to Friday.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Ditch cleaning, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 210 to 229, northbound and southbound – Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 233 to 204, southbound – Shoulder restoration. Shoulder closure, Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 250, westbound – Paving from Route 637 to Route 1427. Alternating lane closures, Wednesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stationary traffic control.
* Route 262, westbound – Construction of acceleration lane extension from Middlebrook Avenue to Route 262. Estimated completion is October.
* 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 Commerce Street, June 1 to January 2010, and Sixth Street closed from Delphine Avenue to Commerce Street, July 6 to late January 2010, for retaining wall construction, bridge and utility work. Estimated completion is Nov. 2011.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing with tractors, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signs posted.
* Various roads – Tractor ride for Churchville Fire Department. Expect delays, Aug. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Various roads – Debris cleanup.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 612 – Bridge widening from Augusta County line to Route 250, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 646 – Shoulder repair from Route 42 to Route 11, 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 August 7.
* 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 802 – Rural rustic from Route 252 to Route 693. Road closed to thru traffic. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion is Sept. 1.
* Route 835 – Brush cutting from Route 728 to Route 736, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signs posted.
* (NEW) Various roads (Swoope) – Pothole repair, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signs posted.
* (NEW) Various roads – Shoulder maintenance, Monday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Machine stabilized roads, Monday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Tractor ride for Churchville Fire Department. Expect delays, Aug. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Various roads – Surface treatment. Expect minor delays.


HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 220, northbound – Shouldering from Route 220 (Potomac River Road) to West Virginia State line. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Route 220 – Patching from Route 220 (Potomac River Road) to West Virginia State line. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 250 – Brush cutting from Route 616 to Augusta County line, Monday to Wednesday. Signs posted.
* (NEW) Route 250 – Bridge from 0.60 mile east of Route 678. Bridge widening. Single-lane traffic temporarily controlled by flaggers, then by portable traffic signals with concrete barrier. Lane width restrictions are 10-ft. wide.
* Route 250 – Brush control from Diggs Lane to 2053 ft. east of Diggs Lane. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 250 – Patching from Route 600 (Mountain Turnpike) to West Virginia State line. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* Route 600 – Brush control from Route 84 to Bath County Line. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 600 – Brush control from Route 84 to Route 250. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 606 – Brush control from Route 607 to Route 220. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 607 – Brush control from Route 220 to Route 220. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 609 – Brush control from Route 678 to Bath County Line. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 612 – Ditching from Route 678 to Route 614. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 612 – Brush control from Route 678 to Route 614. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 615 – Brush control from Route 250 to Route 678. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 616 – Brush control from Route 250 to Route 614. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 616 – Brush control from Route 250 to Dead End. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 618 – Brush control from Route 614 to Dead End. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 618 – Brush control from Route 654 to Dead End. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 637 – Brush control from Route 84 to Route 640. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 640 – Brush control from Route 84 to Route 640. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 640 – Brush control from Route 642 to West Virginia State Line. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 642 – Brush control from Route 220 to Blue Grass. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Route 648 – Brush control from Route 619 to Dead End. Spraying, Aug. 3-13.
* Various roads – Pothole patching, mobile operation.


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Shoulder repair, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 247, southbound – Safety upgrade at I-81 and Route 33 interchange. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.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 Thursday, 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 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 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.
* 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 842 (Slate Road) – Intersection upgrade from Route 996 (McGaheysville Road to Route 33 (Spotswood Trail). Road closed, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, July 27 to Aug. 14.
* 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 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.


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

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (Mount Jackson) – Patching.

Secondary Roads
* Route 711 (Bauserman Road) – Rural rustic from Route 703 to Route 709. Possible delays. Estimated completion is mid August.
* Route T1003 (Cadet Road, New Market) – Bore work from Route 211, westbound to Route 1009 (Stuart Street). One-way traffic. Estimated completion is mid-August 2009.
* Various roads – Patching, scraping, pipe replacement.


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
* (NEW) Route 37 (Winchester) – Sweeping bridges and intersections.
* (NEW) Route 50 (Winchester) – Sweeping bridges and intersections.
* Route 522 (Winchester) – Sweeping bridges and intersections.
* 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.
* Various roads – Line painting, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mobile operation.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 669 (Woodbine Road) – Railroad crossing replacement work from 0.37 mile east of Martinsburg Pike (Route 11) and 0.6 mile east of Martinsburg Pike. Road closed 7 a.m., Monday to 9 p.m., Wednesday. Suggested detour: Westbound on Route 669, take 671 (Woodside Road), southbound to Route 668 (Branson Spring Road), westbound to Martinsburg Pike. Eastbound on Route 669, take Martinsburg Pike, southbound to Route 668, eastbound to Route 671, northbound to Route 669.
* Route 679 (Indian Hollow Road) – Rural rustic from 0.3 miles west of Route 608 to 1.5 miles west of Route 608. Possible delays. Estimated completion is early August.
* (NEW) Route 1554 (Channing Drive) – New traffic signal at Route 657 (Senseny Road). Flash mode, Tuesday, 9 a.m. Full operation, Friday, 9 a.m.
* Various roads – Line painting, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mobile operation.
* Various roads – Patching, scraping, pipe 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 618 (Dove Hollow Road) – Bridge repairs. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* 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 14, eastbound and westbound – Bridge deck maintenance. Single-lane traffic, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for eastbound structure and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for westbound structure.
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Shoulder repair, sign repair, bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 55, eastbound and westbound – Paving from Front Royal Corporate limits to Route 79. Flagger traffic control, Monday night to Friday morning, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* 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 west of Route 340/522 to new North Fork bridge. 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 Route 55. Asphalt paving, Monday to Friday, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists should expect delays and use extreme caution when traveling in the work zone.

Secondary Roads
* 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.
* Various roads – Ditching and grading stabilized routes, Monday to Friday.


CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 7, eastbound and westbound – Bridges over Shenandoah River from Route 603 to Route 606. Bridge deck maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for eastbound structure and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for westbound structure.

Secondary Roads
* 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 (866-695-1182) (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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