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STA09-179

Sept. 4, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 7 – 11, 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. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various locations – Mowing, Tuesday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Various locations – Shoulder repair, ditch cleaning, herbicidal spraying. Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) – Bridge deck replacement from 2.53 miles west of Route 159 to 0.92 miles east of Route 602. Periodic lane and shoulder closures. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Estimated completion is mid November.
Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Patching, pipe installation, ditching. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.


BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Various – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 629 (Deerfield Road) – Bridge replacement from 1.50 miles west of Route 678 (Indian Drive) to 3.26 miles east of Route 626 (Buxton Lane). Road closed, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, 8 a.m., Sept. 14 to 4 p.m., Sept. 17. Signs posted. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Mowing.


ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various locations – Mowing, Tuesday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Various locations – Shoulder repair, ditch cleaning. Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 182.3, northbound and southbound – Bridge painting. Alternating lane closures, Tuesday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is late September.
* Mile marker 195, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting testing.
* (NEW) Mile marker 195 to 173, southbound – Shoulder restoration, Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 200, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting testing.
* Mile marker 219.1, northbound and southbound – Bridge painting. Alternating lane closures, Sunday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is late September.
* Various locations – Mowing, Tuesday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Various locations – Shoulder repair, ditch cleaning, litter and debris removal. Tuesday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (Fancy Hill) – I-81 bridges. Bridge painting. Alternating lane closures, flagger traffic control, Tuesday at noon to Friday at noon.
* Route 11 – Roadway lighting testing.
* (NEW) Route 60, eastbound and westbound – Paving from Buena Vista City eastern limits to Amherst County line. Flagger traffic control and pilot truck, Thursday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 130 (Glasgow) – Bridge construction at Route 501. Periodic single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, signs posted. Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to noon. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Completion is in September 13, 2010.

Secondary Roads
* Route 710 – Roadway lighting testing.
* Various roads – Brush cutting. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Grading, mowing.


AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
No lane closures reported.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 219.1, northbound and southbound – Bridge over Route 654. Bridge painting. Alternating lane closures, Tuesday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is late September.
* (NEW) Mile marker 222 to 225, northbound and southbound – Bridge repairs. Possible shoulder closures, Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. and Wednesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Various locations – Ditch cleaning, mowing, litter and debris removal. Tuesday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (Greenville) – Sweeping from Route 662 to Route 1210. Mobile operation, Tuesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 340 – Brush cutting around guardrail from Route 611 to Rockingham County line, Tuesday to Friday.
* Route 262, westbound – Construction of acceleration lane extension from Middlebrook Avenue to Route 262. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Estimated completion is October.
* Route 340 (Waynesboro) – Construction from Route 250 to Delphine Avenue for railroad bridge replacement and roadway widening, Tuesday to Saturday, 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 – Litter and debris removal, Tuesday to Friday.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 732 – Patching from Route 613 to Route 745. Traffic control, Tuesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 745 – Patching from Route 732 to Route 742. 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, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion is Sept. 15.
* Various roads – Mowing, machining dirt roads. Mobile operation, Tuesday to Friday.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, mowing. Signs posted, Tuesday to Friday.
* Various roads (Swoope) – Pothole repair. Signs posted, Tuesday to Friday.


HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 600 – Ditching from Route 84 (Upper Back Creek) to 3 miles north of Route 84. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday.
* Route 607 – Ditching from Route 220 (Big Valley Road) to Route 606. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday.
* Route 635 – Patching from Route 220 (Possum Trot Lane) to dead end. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday
* (NEW) Route 678 – Bridge maintenance at Route 610, Tuesday to Thursday.
* Various roads – Mowing, signs posted.
* Various roads – Machine stabilized roads, signs posted.


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 237.51 to 263, northbound and southbound – Sign and fence repair, litter and debris removal. Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 42 (Main Street, Broadway) – Autumn Days Craft Show. Road closed from Route 259 (Broadway Avenue) to Route 259 (Lee Avenue). Sept. 19, 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Route 42, northbound and southbound – Paving from Route 1151 to 2.23 miles north of Route 778. Single-lane traffic, Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m. and Wednesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* 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.

Secondary Roads
* 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 727 (Airport Road) – Grade/slope work from Route 11 (Main Street, Mount Crawford) to Route 696 (Kiser 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 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.



SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Sign repair, litter and debris removal. Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 287 to 295, northbound and southbound – Bridge repairs. Single-lane traffic, Tuesday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11 (Mount Jackson) – Brush cutting, entrance work.
* Route 11 (Old Valley Pike, Maurertown) – Safety and drainage improvement work. Drain, grade, asphalt and utilities. Traffic controlled by flaggers. Estimated completion is June 2010.
* (NEW) Route 263 (Mount Jackson) – Shoulder work.

Secondary Roads
* Route 714 (Turkey Run Road) – Rural rustic from Route 55 to 1.8 miles south of Route 55. Possible delays. Estimated 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.
* (NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting, grading.


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

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 111, eastbound and westbound – Bridge over Route 37 to the Winchester Medical Center. Bridge deck maintenance from 0.15 mile west of Route 111 to 0.30 miles east of Route 37. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. and Wednesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 522, northbound and southbound – Bridge over Isaac Creek. Bridge deck maintenance from 0.05 mile west of Route 705 to 1.50 miles east of Route 693. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. and Wednesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 522, northbound and southbound – Bridge over Back Creek. Bridge deck maintenance from 0.35 mile west of Route 684 to 0.25 mile east of Route 600. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. and Wednesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 522, northbound and southbound – Bridge over Hogue Creek. Bridge deck maintenance from 1.10 mile west of Route 608 to 0.10 miles east of Route 681. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. and Wednesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 679 (Indian Hollow Road) – Rural rustic from 1.50 miles west of Route 608 to 0.50 mile east of Route 600, flagger traffic control. Estimated completion is mid October.
* 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
* Route 608 (Wardensville Grade) – Bridge repairs from Route 616 to Route 50. Single-lane traffic, traffic control. Estimated completion is mid September.
* (NEW) Route 669, eastbound and westbound – Bridge over I-81. Bridge deck maintenance from 0.68 mile west of Route 670 to 0.08 mile east of Route 11. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. and Wednesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Ditching, brush cutting, pipe installation, scraping, shoulder work.


PAGE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

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


WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Shoulder repair, litter and debris removal. Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 11 to 6, westbound – Pavement markings, rumble strip installation. Periodic lane closures, Tuesday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 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) – Speed limit raised to 35 mph.

Secondary Roads
* Route 609 (Ritenhour Hollow Road) – Partially collapsed pipe overflow, from Route 627 (Reliance Road) to Route 736 (Molly Campbell Lane). Road closed. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. Estimated completion is Sept. 30.
* Various roads – Patching, shoulder work. Tuesday to Friday.


CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 7, westbound – Bridge over Shenandoah River. Bridge deck maintenance from 0.08 mile east of Route 603 to 0.05 mile west of Route 606. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Wednesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Mowing, grading stabilized routes. Tuesday 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). 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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