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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA10-067

Feb. 12, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15-19, 2010
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
* (NEW) Various locations – Pothole patching and snow and ice removal operations. Lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Litter, debris and tree removal. Mobile lane closures, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Litter, debris and tree removal. Mobile lane closures, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Brush cutting, litter and debris removal. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Various roads – Pothole patching. Mobile traffic operations, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* (NEW) Various locations – Pothole patching and snow and ice removal operations. Lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, northbound – Truck climbing lane project. Expect periodic overnight lane closures. Estimated completion fall 2012.
* (NEW) Various locations – Pothole patching and snow and ice removal operations. Lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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. and Friday, 7 a.m. to noon. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Estimated completion is September 2010.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Pothole patching. Mobile traffic operations, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, shoulder work, snow and debris removal. 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
* (NEW) Various locations – Pothole patching and snow and ice removal operations. Lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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. Expect intermittent delays from North Augusta Street to North Lewis Street due to utility installation work. Intermittent flagger traffic control for work in westbound lane. 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.   
* Route 340 (Waynesboro) – Construction from Broad Street to Sixth Street for railroad bridge replacement and roadway widening. Expect delays Tuesday to Saturday. Seventh Street closed to through traffic from Winchester Avenue to Commerce Street. Sixth Street closed from Delphine Avenue to Commerce Street for retaining wall construction, bridge and utility work. Estimated completion is November 2011. Detours are posted.
* (NEW) Various roads – Snow removal operations. Expect delays Tuesday to Friday.
* Various roads – Pothole patching. Mobile lane closures, Tuesday to Friday.

Secondary Roads
* Route 694 – Road construction from Route 693 (Bethel Green Road) to Route 695 (Arborhill Road), Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Feb. 26.
* Route 907 – Bridge over Christians Creek is closed.  No reopening date has been scheduled.
* (NEW) Various roads – Snow removal operations. Expect delays Tuesday to Friday.
* Various roads – Machining non hard surface roads. Signs posted, Tuesday to Friday.
* Various roads – Bridge maintenance, Tuesday to Friday.
* Various roads – Brush cutting. Flagger traffic control with signs, Tuesday to Friday.
* Various roads – Pothole patching and 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 Route 220 and Route 606, Tuesday to Friday. Flaggers controlling traffic.
* Various roads – Brush cutting and patching potholes. Traffic controlled by signs.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 242.15 to 252.50, northbound and southbound – Median barrier project. Remove and replace existing median guardrail with high tension cable median barrier. Upgrade substandard guardrail along outside travel lanes. Temporary right shoulder closures during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

Primary Roads
* Route 42 (Warm Springs Road) – Cable work from Bridgewater Town limits south to Augusta County line. Right shoulder closure, Monday 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, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) Cable work from Route 825 (South River Road) to Route 655 (Lawyer Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 340 (Eastside Highway) – Directional bore, Town of Grottoes. Right shoulder closure, Monday 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 Friday, 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, 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. 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
No lane closures reported.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (Old Valley Pike, Maurertown) – Safety and drainage improvement work from just south of Diamond Valley entrance to just north of Route 654 (Zion Church Road). Drain, grade, asphalt and utilities. Daylight operations with varying lane closures. Traffic controlled by flaggers. Estimated completion is June 2010.

Secondary Roads
* Route 744 (Deer Rapids) – Bridge over Shenandoah River. Bridge work from 0.30-mile east of Route 648 to 0.45-mile east of Route 648. Traffic controlled by flaggers as needed during daylight hours, Monday to Friday. Estimated completion is April 14, 2011.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
No lane closures reported.

Primary Roads
* Route 522 (North Frederick Pike), northbound and southbound – Signal upgrade construction on ramps at intersection of Route 37 (Winchester Bypass).

Secondary Roads
No lane closures reported.

PAGE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Grading stabilized routes and ditching, Tuesday to Friday.

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
No lane closures reported.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Grading stabilized routes and ditching, Tuesday to Friday.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Grading stabilized routes and ditching, 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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