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STA09-200

Oct. 16, 2009



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 19-23, 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.
* Various locations – Ditch cleaning, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 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. Traffic temporarily controlled by flaggers during the day. Traffic control by portable signals and concrete barrier, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Lane width restrictions are 10-feet. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to noon. Estimated completion is mid November.
* Various roads – Bridge maintenance. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 617 (Jamison Mountain Road) – Pipe replacement from intersection of Route 618 (Upper Rich Patch Drive) to 0.50 mile south of Route 617 (Barbours Creek Road, Craig County). Possible intermittent road closures to thru traffic, Tuesday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flaggers detouring traffic at Route 616 (Rich Patch) onto Route 18 (Potts Creek Road). Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe installation, patching. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Grading dirt roads.
* Various roads – Bridge maintenance. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 220 – Shoulder stone application from 3.33 miles north of Alleghany County line to Route 648. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control and pilot truck. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 615 (Bacova Junction Highway), eastbound and westbound – Paving from mile marker 0.80 to mile marker 1.80. Alternating lane closures, flagger traffic control and pilot truck. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching, shoulder work. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Grading dirt roads.

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) Mile marker 56 to 50, westbound – Paving. Alternating lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stationary traffic control.
* Various locations – Ditch cleaning, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various locations – Ditch cleaning, herbicidal spraying, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 60, eastbound and westbound – Pavement marking from Buena Vista City eastern limits to Amherst County line. Flagger traffic control and pilot truck, Monday 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. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 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.
* Various roads – Bridge maintenance. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 602, northbound and southbound – Bridge over Walker Creek Tributary. Pipe culvert work. Shoulder closure or single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 670 (Beatty Hollow Road) – Bridge over Walters Creek. Bridge replacement from Enfield Road to Borden Road. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m., to 5:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Bridge maintenance. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, shoulder work, patching, litter and debris removal. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Various roads – Grading dirt roads.

AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 87 to 99, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal, Monday Wednesday and Friday.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday, to 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, Sunday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 227 to 229, northbound and southbound – Bridge over Middle River. Bridge repairs. Possible shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Possible lane closure, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Various locations – Ditch cleaning, herbicidal spraying, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 262 – Road work from Route 11 to Route 262, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Estimated completion is Nov. 2.
* Route 262, westbound – Construction of acceleration lane extension from Middlebrook Avenue to Route 262. Lane closures, flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is October 16.
* 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 until January 2010, and Sixth Street closed from Delphine Avenue to Commerce Street, until late January 2010, for retaining wall construction, bridge and utility work. Delphine Avenue closed from Hopeman Parkway to Main Street (Route 250) from Oct. 19, 2009, 8 a.m. to Jan. 8, 2010, 5 p.m., for construction of storm drainage, retaining wall and utilities. Road closed, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. Estimated completion is November 2011.
* Various roads – Litter and debris removal.

Secondary Roads
* Route 693 – Patching from Route 701 to Route 662. Flagger traffic control, Wednesday to Friday.
* Route 694 (Virginia Institute Way) – Rural rustic from Route 711 to Route 712. Road closed to thru traffic, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Estimated completion is Nov. 2.
* (NEW) Route 746 – Tree removal from Route 616 to Route 804. Road closed, 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.
* (NEW) Route 786 – Ditching at Route 254 intersection, Tuesday.
* (NEW) Route 792 – Ditching at Route 250 intersection, Monday.
* 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, until 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 926, northbound – Bridge deck replacement from Route 616 (Dam Town Road) to Route 777 (Knightly Lane). Road closed, Monday to Thursday.
* Various roads – Brush cutting. Signs posted, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Mowing, machining dirt roads. Mobile operation, Monday to Friday.

HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 600 (Upper Back Creek Road) – Brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* Route 607 – Ditch work from Route 220 to Route 606. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 640 – Boom axing from Route 250 to Route 84. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Grading, patching, ditching. Monday to Friday.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 237.51 to 263, northbound and southbound – Sign repair, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 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 Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 712 (West Mosby Road) – Overhead work from Route 712 (Harrisonburg City limits) to route 701 (Pike Church Road). Shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 721, eastbound and westbound – Bridge over Dry Fork Tributary. Pipe culvert work. Shoulder closure or single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 724 (Trinity Church Road) – Road widening from 0.70 mile east of Buffalo Drive (Route 238) to 0.20 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 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Road work from Route 33 (Rawley Pike) to Route 726 and Harrisonburg City Limits. Eastbound lane and shoulder closure, 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 793 (Endless Caverns Road) – Intersection upgrade from Route 11 (North Valley Pike) to Route 620 (Mountain Valley 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, 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, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 981 (Rockingham Pike) – Turn lane installation from Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) to Route 829 (Independent Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 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.
* Mile marker 270 to 298, northbound and southbound – Bridge repairs. Single-lane traffic, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) – Traffic signal operation at intersection of Route 825 (Radio Station Road) to Hite Lane. Signal in full operation, Monday.
* (NEW) Route 11 (Toms Brook) – Brush cutting.
* 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 42 (Toms Brook) – Brush cutting.
* (NEW) Route 55 (Toms Brook) – Brush cutting.

Secondary Roads
* Route 654 (Zion Church Road) – Box culvert work at Route 11 (Old Valley Pike). Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, 7 a.m., Monday to 5 p.m., Friday.
* (NEW) Route 703, eastbound and westbound – Bridge over Swover Creek. Pipe culvert work. Shoulder closure or single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* 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 October.
* Various roads – Ditching, patching, brush cutting, scraping.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 300 to 318, northbound and southbound – Bridge repairs. Single-lane traffic, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Mowing. Left lane mobile closure, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Mowing, 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
* Route 659 (Burnt Factory Road) – Bridge deck replacement from Route 7 to Route 661. Road closed, 8 a.m., Tuesday. Suggested detour: Southbound traffic take Route 661 (Pine Road) west to Route 660 (Woods Mill Road) south to Route 7. Northbound traffic take Route 660 north to Route 661 east to Route 659.
* Various roads – Scraping, patching.

PAGE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Ditching, patching. 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.
* Mile marker 0 to 14.82, eastbound and westbound – Bridge deck maintenance. Single-lane traffic, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for eastbound lanes and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for westbound lanes.
* Mile marker 11 to 6, westbound – Guardrail repair, upgrades. Lanes closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shoulder closures, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Route 612 (Gafia Lodge Road) – Bridge replacement from Route 842 (Forest Grove Road) to Route 612. Road closed, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Detour signs posted. Estimated completion is Oct. 23
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching, drainage work. Monday to Friday.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – 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).  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.

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