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STA10-079

April 2, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF APRIL 5-9, 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  

* Various locations – Ditch and inlet cleaning, guardrail repair as needed, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

*Various locations – Pothole and pavement repair, weekdays.

 

Primary Roads                                       

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

*Various roads – Pothole patching and drain cleaning. Mobile traffic operations, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

* Various roads – Brush and tree cutting.  Single lane traffic with flagger traffic control.  Work is Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

BATH COUNTY

Primary Roads

* Various roads – Pothole patching. Mobile traffic operations, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

* Various roads – Brush and tree cutting.  Single lane traffic with flagger traffic control. Work is Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Pothole patching. Mobile traffic operations, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Various roads – Brush and tree cutting.  Single lane traffic with flagger traffic control.  Work is Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge sweeping, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Single lane traffic with flagger traffic control. 

* (NEW) Various roads – Grading.

 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

Interstate 64

* Various locations – Ditch and inlet cleaning, guardrail repair as needed, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

*Various locations – Pothole and pavement repair, weekdays.

 

Interstate 81

* Various locations – Ditch and inlet cleaning, crossover repair, guardrail repair as needed, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

*Various locations – Pothole and pavement repair, weekdays.

 

* Mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, northbound and southbound– Truck climbing lane project. Possible shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Possible lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 pm to 7 am. Estimated completion fall 2012.

 

Primary Roads

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

* (NEW) Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Sweeping roads from Route 763 (Lincoln Road) to the Lexington City Limits.  Nighttime operation from 12 midnight to 8 a.m.  Single lane closure with mobile traffic control.

 

Secondary Roads

*  Route 610 (Plank Road) – Road closed March 29 to April 29 for Cedar Creek Bridge replacement located 0.6-mile south of Route 692 (Cedar Creek Road) to 0.9-mile north of Route 693 (High Bridge Church Road). Detour uses Route 692 and Route 693 in Rockbridge County.  Route 692 is detour for Botetourt County.  Detour and road signs will be posted.

* Various roads – Brush and tree cutting.  Single lane traffic with flagger traffic control.  Work is Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Various roads – Pothole patching. Mobile traffic operations, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Various roads – Sweeping bridges, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Single lane traffic with flagger traffic control.

* Various roads – Grading.

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

Interstate 64

No lane closures reported.

 

Interstate 81

* Various locations – Crossover repair, guardrail repair as needed, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

*Various locations – Pothole and pavement repair, weekdays.

 

 

Primary Roads

* Churchville Avenue (Route 250, Staunton), eastbound – Road reconstruction activities.  North Lewis Street will be closed to southbound traffic.  No left-turn off of Churchville Avenue on to North Lewis Street.

North Central Avenue will be closed to through traffic.  Local businesses will have access to road from Pump Street to Churchville Avenue.

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.  

* (NEW) Route 252 – Patching from Route 701 to Route 682.  Traffic controlled with signs and flaggers.  Monday to Friday.

* (NEW) Route 254 – Shoulder repairs from Route 708 to Route 833, Monday and Tuesday.  Traffic controlled by signs and flaggers.

* Route 340 (Waynesboro) – Construction from Broad Street to Sixth Street for railroad bridge replacement and roadway widening. Expect delays Monday 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.

* Various roads – Litter and debris pickup, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

* Various roads – Pothole patching. Mobile lane closures.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 671 – Patching from Route 11 to Route 620.  Flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday.

* (NEW) Route 694 (Chestnut Ridge Road)– Rustic road construction from Route 695 to Route 693.  Road closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.  Work is April 5 to June 7, 2010.

* (NEW) Route 801 – Bridge work.  Work zone is located between Route 250 and Route 835.  Road will be closed to through traffic from April 5 at 8 a.m. until April 30 at 5 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 898 – Roadway patching from Route 608 to end of state maintenance.  Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.

* Route 907 – Bridge over Christians Creek is closed.  No reopening date has been scheduled.

* Various roads – Pothole patching, machining dirt roads. Mobile lane closures, Monday to Friday.

* Various roads – Scraping dirt roads.

* (NEW) Various roads – Repairing non-hard surfaced roads, pothole patching and tree removal.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting and machining dirt roads. Traffic controlled by signs.

* Various roads – Pothole patching and stone stabilization.  Flagger traffic control.

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile marker 237 to 263 – Sign inspection and repairs, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

* 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 northbound and southbound during daylight hours, Monday to Friday to remove and replace existing guardrail. Temporary lane closures northbound and southbound 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday to Thursday to remove and replace existing guardrail.

 

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Bridge replacement located 0.2 mile south of Route 795.  Single lane closure in 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily with flagger traffic control.

* Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) – Signal light installation from Route 981 (Rockingham Pike) to Route 602 (East Point Road). Right shoulder closed, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 42 (Town of Dayton) – Waterline repair on Main Street between Route 290 (College Street) and Route 1209 (Thompson Street). Intermittent shoulder closures with flagger traffic control Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Route 42 (Town of Dayton) – Signal upgrade construction at Route 290 (Huffman Drive). Possible delays.

* 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) 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 253 (Port Republic Road) – Road widening project from Route 704 (Boyers Road) to Harrisonburg City limits.  Silt fence and water retention basin installation plus brush clearing. Be alert for possible lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Completion is Jan. 27, 2012.

* 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 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 Harrisonburg City Limits. Eastbound lane and shoulder closure, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Waterline work at Route 1173 (Nutmeg Court). Intermittent lane closures and flagger traffic control, 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 am to 5 pm.

* Route 820 (Bergton Road) – Road construction and slope work.  Work zone is 1.1-mile to 0.3-mile west of Route 259. As needed, single-lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday during daylight hours.  Completion is November 2010.

* 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

* Mile marker 263 to 291 northbound and southbound – Sign inspection and repair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

* (NEW) Mile marker 273 to 298 northbound and southbound – Brush cutting and trimming, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.  

* Mile marker 285 to 295, northbound and southbound – Bridge repairs at various locations.  Nighttime single lane closures, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday night through Friday morning.

* Mile marker 299 northbound – Shoulder repair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 11, Mt. Jackson area  – Asphalt patching.

* 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.

* (NEW) Route 42 (Sendo Road) northbound – Road work. Single lane traffic at Route 681 (Stoneburner Road).  Work is April 3 from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 55 – Paving from West Virginia state line to Shenandoah County line.  Periodic lane closures eastbound and westbound from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.  Flagger traffic control.

* (NEW) Various roads – Pothole patching.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 661 (Ridgeley Road), Maurertown area – Pipe work, 0.4 mile south of Route 600.  Road closed April 5 at 8 a.m. until April 6 at 5 p.m.  Detour is:

Eastbound traffic will use Route 600 (Headley Road) west to Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) South to Route 661 (Ridgeley Road) east.

Westbound traffic will use Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) to Route 600 (Headley Road) east to Route 661 (Ridgeley Road).

* 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.

* (NEW) Various roads – Pothole patching, grading and scraping.

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 300 northbound – Shoulder repair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

 

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 37, Winchester area – Debris removal and asphalt repairs.

* (NEW) Route 50, Winchester area – Debris removal and shoulder repairs.

* (NEW) Route 522, Winchester area – Debris removal, shoulder repairs and asphalt repairs.

* (NEW) Various roads – Pothole patching.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 624 (Meadow Mills Road) – Railroad crossing work locate .8 mile west of Route 11 south.  Road closed from April 5 at 7 a.m. until April 6 at 7 p.m.  Detour is:

Westbound traffic will use Route 625 (Veterans Road) east to Route 11 south to Route 727 (Belle Grove Road) west.

Eastbound traffic will use Route 727 (Belle Grove Road) east to Route 11 north to Route 625 (Veterans Road) west.

* Route 661 (Wright Road) – Bridge deck work located 1.8 miles north for Route 669 (Rest Church Road).  Road closed from March 29 at 8 a.m. until mid-April 2010. 

Detour:  Northbound traffic will use Route 669 (Rest Church Road) West to Route 671 (Whitehall Road) West to Route 739 (Apple Pie Ridge Road) North to Runny Meade Road in West Virginia to Gold Miller Road East in West Virginia.

Southbound traffic will use Gold Miller Road West in West Virginia to Runny Meade Road Southwest in West Virginia to Route 739 (Apple Pie Ridge Road) South to Route 671 (Whitehall Road) East to Route 669 (Rest Church Road) East.

* (NEW) Various roads – Pothole patching, pipe cleaning and debris removal.

 

PAGE COUNTY

Primary Road

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

*Various roads -  Brush cutting, pothole repair and grading stabilized routes,  Monday through Friday.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

Interstate 66

* (NEW) Mile marker 0 to 13 eastbound and westbound – Brush cutting and trimming, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

 

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile marker 298 to 300 northbound and southbound – Brush cutting and trimming, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

* (NEW) Mile marker 299.5 median – Fence repair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

 

 

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 340/522 South Fork Bridge, southbound – Single lane closures.  Bridge deck work.  Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

Secondary Roads

*Various roads -  Brush cutting, pothole repair and grading stabilized routes,  Monday through Friday.

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

*Various roads -  Brush cutting, pothole repair and grading stabilized routes,  Monday through 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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