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STA10-086

May 7, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF MAY 10-14, 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 – Bridge and ramp sweeping, mobile work zone, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) – Bridge repairs from 2.40 miles west of Route 159 to 1.00 mile east of Route 602. Single-lane closures with flagger traffic control. Ten foot lane width restrictions. Expect delays. Work is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 606 – Surface treatment from Clifton Forge City limits to 1.00 mile west of Clifton Forge City limits, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) – Box culvert replacement at Karnes Creek. Single lane traffic with stop and proceed sign. Single lane traffic will be in place 24 hours-a-day until mid-October. Work zone will be active on weekdays from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Motorists should use extreme caution in this area and watch for construction vehicles.
* (NEW) Route 657 – Surface treatment from Route 18 to Route 619, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Route 1011 – Bridge replacement in Selma area between Route 1002 and Route 1003. Road will be closed Monday to Thursday. Detour signs in place.
* Various roads – Patching roads and sweeping at intersections and bridges, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Single lane closures with flagger traffic control.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Various roads – Intersection sweeping, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Single lane closures with mobile traffic operations.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 619 – Surface treatment from Route 220 to Route 692, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 629 – Surface treatment from Augusta County line to 9.00 miles south of Augusta County line, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Various roads – Patching, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
No lane closures reported.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, northbound and southbound – Truck climbing lane project. 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. and Friday, 7 am to noon. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Estimated completion is September 2010.

Secondary Roads
* Route 610 (Plank Road) – Road will be closed at the Route 693 (High Bridge Church Road) intersection for a bridge replacement project at Spring Gap Creek. The closure will begin on May 3 and last until June 24. Motorists may detour this area by using Route 692 and Route 693. Detour and road closed signs will be place in the work zone area.
* Various roads – Grading. Work is Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, pothole patching and repairing low shoulders. Traffic controlled by flaggers, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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. North Central Avenue closed to thru traffic for installation of utilities, crosswalk and paving operations. North Central Avenue is open to local businesses from Pump Street to Churchville Avenue. No left turn will be allowed from Churchville Avenue onto North Lewis Street. North Lewis Street is open to northbound traffic only. 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 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 June 2010. Detours are posted.
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 620 – Bridge over Moffatts Creek will have maintenance from 0.02 mile east of Route 252 to 1.83 miles west of Route 726. Possible single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* 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 May 21, 2010.
* Route 907 – Bridge over Christians Creek is closed. No reopening date has been scheduled.
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Ditch repair, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Traffic controlled by signs and flaggers.
* Various roads – Grading. 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 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.
* Mile marker 245.5 to 245.4 southbound – Underground fiber optic cable work, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Primary Roads
* 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 (Warm Springs Pike) – 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 – Bridge over North River at Port Republic Road will have maintenance work. Single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 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. Storm pipe work. Be alert for possible lane closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 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 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 727 (Spring Creek Road) – Commercial entrance work from Route 923 (Donnelly Drive) to Route 747 (Mossy Creek Road). Shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 765 (Gravels Road) – Water line installation from Route 11 (North Valley Pike) to Route 720 (Shirttail Alley). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 799 (Piney Woods Road) – Columbia Gas work from Route 211 (New Market Road) to Route 619 (Wampler Road). Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent shoulder closure. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 800 (Long Meadow Drive) – Columbia Gas work from Route 800 (Lone Pine Road) to Route 619 (Wampler Road). Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent shoulder closure. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 800 (American Legion Drive) – Columbia Gas work from Route 801 (Holsinger Road) to end of state maintenance. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent shoulder closure. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 801 (Holsinger Road) – Columbia Gas work from Route 800 (American Legion Drive) to Route 619 (Wampler Road). Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent shoulder closure. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 820 (Bergton Road) – Motorists should be alert for travel delays of up to 20 minutes. 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 890 (Buckley Road) – Columbia Gas work from Route 619 (Piney Woods Road) to end of state maintenance. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent shoulder closure. Flagger traffic control.
* 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 285 to 295, northbound and southbound – Bridge repairs at various locations.  Single-lane closures from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday night through Friday morning.

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.
* Route 11 – Paving from Route 707 to Route 1403 in Edinburg area. Single lane closures with flagger traffic control. Work is Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work should finish at the end of May.
* Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) – Railroad crossing replacement from 0.18 mile east of I-81 mile marker 298 interchange to 1.20 miles west of Route 11 intersection. Road closed from 7 a.m., May 8 to 7 p.m., May 9. Suggested detour: Eastbound traffic, take I-81 north to exit 298 to Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) south to Route 55 west. Westbound traffic, take Route 11 north to I-81 south to exit 296 to Route 55 west.
* (NEW) Various roads – Spot leveling.

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.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching, scraping, pipe cleaning, brush cutting and paving.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
No lane closures reported.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Spot leveling.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching and paving.

PAGE COUNTY
Primary Road
* Route 211 – Bridge over South Fork Shenandoah River will have maintenance from 0.06 mile west of Route 646 to 0.70 mile east of Route 615. Single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66

No lane closures reported.

Interstate 81
No lane closures reported.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 522 – Sweeping in Front Royal area.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.

Secondary Roads
* Route 1026 (Happy Creek Road) Front Royal area – Road improvement project from Sixth Street and Bradford Drive to near Route 606 (Shenandoah Shores Road). Temporary lane closures 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.
* (NEW) Various roads – Plant mix patching and sweeping.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers or signs.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching.

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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