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STA10-009

Jan. 14, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 18-22, 2010

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  

No lane closures reported.

 

Primary Roads                                     

* Various roads – Pothole patching. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Brush cutting. Mobile lane closures, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Various roads – Pothole patching. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

BATH COUNTY

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Brush cutting and pothole patching. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

Interstate 64

No lane closures reported.

 

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, northbound – Truck climbing lane project. Expect periodic overnight lane closures. Estimated completion fall 2012.

 

Primary Roads

* Route 130 (Glasgow) – Bridge construction at Route 501. New traffic pattern. Periodic single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, signs posted. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Estimated completion is September 2010.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Brush cutting, debris removal, shoulder work, drainage work and patching potholes. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Various roads – Grading dirt roads.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

Interstate 64

No lane closures reported.

 

Interstate 81

No lane closures reported.

 

Primary Roads

* Churchville Avenue (Route 250, Staunton), eastbound – Road reconstruction activities. The eastbound lane will be closed from North Augusta Street (Route 11) to Albemarle Avenue. Eastbound lane closed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. The pedestrian detour is from North Augusta Street to North Lewis Street. Signs are posted. Water main work with flagger traffic control will occur on North Augusta Avenue. Westbound lane of Churchville Avenue is open to traffic during construction. Intermittent flagger traffic control for work in westbound lane and on North Central and North Lewis Streets.. Speed limit in the project area reduced to 25 miles-per-hour. Four recommended detours for eastbound Churchville Avenue traffic heading into Staunton business district from Route 262/Route 250 interchange are to North Augusta Street:

  • Take Route 250 and turn right onto Grubert Avenue and then turning left onto West Beverly Street, which intersects with North Augusta Street.
  • Take Route 250 and turn right onto Thornrose Avenue and then turning left on to West Beverly Street, which intersects with North Augusta Street.
  • Take Churchville Avenue and turn left onto Springhill Road to Route 262.  Turn right onto Route 262 north to the Route 11 intersection.  Turn right onto Route 11 and take Route 11 bypass (Commerce Road) into Staunton.
  • At the Route 262/Route 250 interchange – take Route 262 north to the Route 11 intersection.  Turn right onto Route 11 and take Route 11 bypass (Commerce Road) into Staunton.  

* (NEW) Route 340 (Delphine Avenue, Waynesboro) – Construction from Route 250 to Hopeman Parkway for railroad bridge replacement and roadway widening. Delphine Avenue is closed to thru traffic between Main Street (Route 250) and Hopeman Parkway. Delphine Avenue is open to local traffic only between Main Street (Route 250) and Seventh Street, and between Hopeman Parkway and Sixth Street. Detours are posted.  Estimated road reopening is Jan. 23, 2010.

* Various roads – Pothole patching. Mobile lane closures, Tuesday to Friday.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Bridge maintenance, Tuesday to Friday.

* Various roads Brush cutting, Tuesday to Friday.  Flagger traffic control with signs.

* Various roads – Machining dirt roads. Mobile lane closures, Tuesday to Friday.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 600 (Upper Back Creek) – Brush cutting from Route 84 to Route 250 with flaggers controlling traffic, Tuesday to Friday.

* Route 607 (Big Valley Road) – Ditching from intersection of 220 and 606, Tuesday to Friday. Flaggers controlling traffic.

* Various roads – Brush cutting and patching potholes. Traffic controlled by signs.

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile markers 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Asphalt patching, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 42 (Warm Springs Road) – Cable work from Bridgewater Town limits south to Augusta County line.  Right shoulder closure, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Directional bore from Route 710 (Greendale Road) to Route 710 (Reservoir Street). Right shoulder closed, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 253 (Port Republic Road) Cable work from Route 825 (South River Road) to Route 655 (Lawyer Road). Right shoulder closure, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 340 (Eastside Highway) – Directional bore, Town of Grottoes.  Right shoulder closure, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 682 (Friedens Church Road) – Entrance and utility work from Route 950 (Walton Way) to the I-81 Interchange. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 712 (West Mosby Road) – Overhead electrical work from Route 712 (Harrisonburg City limits) to route 701 (Pike Church Road). Shoulder closure, Tuesay 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. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Road work from Route 1173 (Nutmeg Court) and Route 726 (Erickson Avenue). Intermittent lane closures and flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is late February 2010.

* 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 867 (North River Road) – Entrance construction 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, intermittent detour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Work zone is Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile markers 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Asphalt patching.  Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 11 Mount Jackson area – Pothole patching.

* (NEW) Route 211 Mount Jackson area – Pothole patching.

* (NEW) Route 263 Mount Jackson area – Brush cutting.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Various roads – Scraping, brush cutting and pothole patching.

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile markers 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Asphalt patching.  Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* Route 522 (North Frederick Pike), northbound and southbound – Signal upgrade construction on ramps at intersection of Route 37 (Winchester Bypass). Estimated completion is January 2010.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting, drainage work, pothole patching and pipe cleaning,

 

PAGE COUNTY

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Grading stabilized routes, Tuesday to Friday.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

Interstate 66

* (NEW) Mile markers 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Asphalt patching.  Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

Primary Roads

* Route 522/340 (Front Royal) – Bridge over South Fork Shenandoah River. Bridge deck maintenance. Single-lane traffic, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Grading stabilized routes, Tuesday to Friday.

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – 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, dia

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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