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STA09-173

Aug. 7, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 10 – 14, 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, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 18 – Tree trimming from south Covington City limits to Route 615 (Blue Spring Run Road), Monday to Friday.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Patching, pipe replacement. 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 640 – Patching, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Ditch repair, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Grading. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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.
* (NEW) Mile marker 57 to 50, westbound – Guardrail installation. Alternating lane closures, stationary traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 54, eastbound and westbound – Bridges over Maury River and Kerrs Creek. Bridge analysis. Possible single-lane traffic, Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Ditch cleaning, herbicidal spraying, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.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.

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.
* (NEW) Various roads – Shoulder repair. Mobile operations, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing around guardrails.

Secondary Roads
* Route 710 – Roadway lighting construction. Work will resume with power supply connection from power company.
* 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, ditching Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Ditch cleaning, herbicidal spraying, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 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.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 250 – Shoulder reconditioning from Route 358 to Staunton City limits. Mobile operations, Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 250 – Mowing from Nelson County line to Waynesboro City limits. Mobile operations, Monday to Tuesday.
* (NEW) Route 250 – Mowing from Waynesboro City limits to Staunton City limits. Mobile operations, Wednesday to Thursday.
* 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 November 2011.
* Various roads – Mowing with tractors, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signs posted.
* Various roads – Debris cleanup.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 608 – Shoulder reconditioning from Route 652 to Route 898. Flagger traffic control, Wednesday to Friday.
* Route 612 – Bridge widening from Augusta County line to Route 250. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 646 – Mowing. Mobile operation, Thursday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 690 – Patching from Route 11 to Route 646. Traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 699 – Patching from Rockingham County line to Route 699. Traffic control, Wednesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 696 – Patching from Route 690 to Rockingham County line. Traffic control, 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 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.
* (NEW) Route 865 – Installing advanced warning flashers. Intermittent lane closures, Wednesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Machining dirt roads. Mobile operations, Thursday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signs posted.
* Various roads (Swoope) – Pothole repair, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signs posted.
* Various roads – Surface treatment. Expect minor delays.


HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* 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 Monterey Town limits to West Virginia State line. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.

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.
* (NEW) Route 607 – Ditching from Route 220 to Route 220. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* 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 Wednesday.
* 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.
* (NEW) Various roads – Machine stabilized roads, Thursday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing. Signs posted, Monday to Friday.


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.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 42, northbound and southbound – Plant mix application from Route 1151 to 2.23 miles north of Route 778. Single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
* 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.

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.
* (NEW) Route 724 (Trinity Church Road) – Road widening from 0.7 mile east of Buffalo Drive (Route 238) to 0.2 mile west of Route 717 (Indian Trail Road). Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, 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 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 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
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 714 (Turkey Run Road) – Rural rustic from Route 55 to 1.8 miles south of Route 55. Possible delays. Estimate completion is mid September.
* Route T1003 (Cadet Road, New Market) – Water and sewer line work from Route 211, westbound to Route 1009 (Stuart Street). Portions of road closed to thru traffic. Estimated completion is late September.
* Various roads – Surface treatment, patching, scraping, brush cutting.


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.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 668 (Branson Spring Road) – Railroad crossing replacement work from 0.2 mile east of Martinsburg Pike (Route 11) to 0.25 mile east of Martinsburg Pike. Portion of road closed 7 a.m., Monday to 9 p.m., Wednesday. Suggested detour: Westbound on Route 668, take 671 (Woodside Road) west to Martinsburg Pike. Eastbound on Route 668, take Martinsburg Pike to Route 671 east to Route 668.
* (NEW) Route 693 (Collinsville Road), northbound and southbound – Pipe installation from Route 770 (Cross Junction Road) to Route 745 (Nelsons Chapel Lane). Road closed, Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Suggested detour: Northbound traffic use North Frederick Pike (Route 522) north to Route 692 (Chapel Hill Road) east to Route 693. Southbound traffic use Route 692 west to North Frederick south to Route 693.
* Various roads – Surface treatment, patching, pipe cleaning and replacement, brush cutting.


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.
* (NEW) Mile marker 11 to 6, westbound – Paving. Periodic lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* 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
* Route 55, westbound – Paving from Front Royal Corporate limits to Route 79. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 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. Traffic signals in full operation on Monday at Route 340/522 and Route 55 and at Route 340/522 and Duck Street. 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.

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