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STA10-094

May 27, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 4, 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
* Mile marker 0 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various locations – Mowing. Mobile work zone, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 a.m.
* Various locations – Bridge and ramp sweeping, mobile work zone, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Various locations – Paved ditch maintenance, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various locations – Inlet maintenance, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 60 – Paving between exit 16A and 16B in Covington. Flagger traffic control, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Route 220 Iron Gate area and north of Covington – Paving. Flagger traffic control, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) – Bridge repairs at Tygers Creek located 2.3 miles west of Route 159 to 1.2 mile east of Route 602. Single-lane closures with 10-foot lane width restrictions controlled by stop and proceed. Intermittent delays up to 15-minutes. Completion is early July.
* Various roads – Tractor mowing. Mobile work zone, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) – Box culvert replacement at Karnes Creek. Single-lane traffic with stop and proceed sign. Roadway is restricted to a 10-foot width. 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.
* Route 629 – Paving marking from Route 60 to Bath County line, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.
* Route 1011 – Bridge replacement in Selma area between Route 1002 and Route 1003. Road will be closed Monday to Thursday. Detour signs in place.
* (NEW) Various locations – Drainage repair, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Various locations – Mowing. Single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Patching, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 57 eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various locations – Paved ditch maintenance, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various locations – Inlet maintenance, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* (UPDATE) Mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, northbound and southbound – Truck climbing lane project. Estimated completion fall 2012. The right northbound lane from mile marker 200 to 202.7 will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., June 1 to 11, for concrete barrier installation. Signs posted.
* Mile marker 174 to 205 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various locations – Mowing. Mobile work zone, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 a.m.
* Various locations – Paved ditch maintenance, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various locations – Inlet maintenance, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various locations – Limb removal, Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 60 – Tractor mowing, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* 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.
* Route 130 – Tractor mowing, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 610 (Plank Road), northbound and southbound – 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 – Brush cutting, grading, guardrail and right-of-way mowing. Work is Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 250 – Patching from Route 220 to West Virginia state line. Work is Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Flagger and sign traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 624 – Pothole repair from Route 628 to 4.20 miles east of Route 628. Work is Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Traffic controlled by signs and flaggers.

AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
No lane closures reported.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 205 to 237 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various locations – Limb removal, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 42 – Mossy Creek project. Roadway relocation and bridge replacement with box culvert. Work will occur from 0.63 mile south of Rockingham County line to 0.90 mile south of Rockingham County line. Expect minor delays Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Two lanes of roadway will be maintained.
* Route 42 Craigsville area – Paving from Route T687 to 1.20 mile north of Route 1130. Flagger traffic control, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Churchville Avenue (Route 250, Staunton), eastbound – Road reconstruction activities.
(UPDATE) North Central Avenue is open to traffic. 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 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 Albemarle Avenue 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 250 – Paving from Route 1427 to 0.06 mile east of Route 637. Flagger traffic control, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 340 (Waynesboro) –Delphine Avenue project. Clean up work at construction site. Be alert for slow moving vehicles and clean-up activities. All lanes are open.

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, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 693 (Cedar Green Road) – Bridge maintenance at the bridge over C&O railway from 0.06 mile north of Route 703 south and 0.03 mile south of Route 703 north. Single-lane traffic, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 694 (Chestnut Ridge Road) – Rustic road construction from Route 695 (Arborhill Road) to Route 693 (Bethel Green Road). Road closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.
* Route 694 (Swartzel Shop Road) – Bridge replacement at Christians Creek tributary from Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) to Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway). Road closed with detour. Work is Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Completion is June 4.
* (NEW) Route 754 (Dudley Road) – Bridge replacement activities from Route 613 to Route 699. Roadway will be closed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Estimated completion is June 4.
* Route 907 – Bridge over Christians Creek is closed. No reopening date has been scheduled.
* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Surface treatment. Single-lane traffic controlled by pilot truck and flaggers, Tuesday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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. Temporary lane closures northbound and southbound 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., Tuesday to Thursday to remove and replace existing guardrail.
* (NEW) Mile marker 245.5 to 245.4 – Underground fiber optic cable installation, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 237 to 263.9 – Mowing, Monday to Friday. Right shoulder mowing to occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nighttime mobile lane closure for median mowing, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 237.51 to 263 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) – Signal light installation from Route 981 (Rockingham Pike) to Route 602 (East Point Road). Signal light will be activated Tuesday.
* Route 42 (Warm Springs Pike) – 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) – 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.
* (UPDATE) 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. Stone Spring Road will have a detour from 6 p.m., June 11 to 6 p.m. June 21. Eastbound traffic on Stone Spring Road will be detoured onto Peach Grove Avenue to Port Road. Traffic utilizing Port Road to access westbound Stone Spring Road will be detoured onto Peach Grove Avenue to access Stone spring Road. Citizens living on Stone Spring Road between Peach Grove Avenue and Port Republic Road would come to the intersection of Stone Spring Road and Peach Grove Avenue for access.  

Secondary Roads
* Route 619 (Piney Woods Road) – Spot widening 1.3 miles northeast of Route 890 (Buckley Road). Single-lane closure with flagger traffic control. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 682 (Friedens Church Road) – Entrance and utility work from Route 950 (Walton Way) to I-81 Interchange. Right shoulder closure, Tuesday 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. Tuesday 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, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 730 (Community Center Lane) – Utility tree trimming of power lines from Route 755 (Vance Road) to Route 731 (Thorny Branch Road). Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Possible road closure of 20-minute increments, Wednesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Route 765 (Gravels Road) – Water line installation from Route 11 (North Valley Pike) to Route 720 (Shirttail Alley). Right shoulder closure, Tuesday 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). Tuesday 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). Tuesday 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. Tuesday 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). Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent shoulder closure. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 820 (Bergton Road) – Beginning June 1, blasting operations begin from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. Delays for up to one hour should be expected during these times. Prior to June 1 motorists should be alert for travel delays of up to 20 minutes in this work zone. 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, Tuesday to Friday during daylight hours. Completion is November 2010.
* (NEW) Route 890 (Buckley Road) – Columbia Gas work from Route 619 (Wampler Road) to end of state maintenance. Tuesday 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 Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PAGE COUNTY
Primary Road
* (NEW) Various locations – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* 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 602 – Paving and pavement marking from Route 340 to Route 692, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.
* Route 622 – Paving and pavement marking from Route 638 to Route 340, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.
* (NEW) Various locations – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading, Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* 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.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 264, northbound – Fence and ditch repair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
* Mile marker 286 to 293, northbound and southbound – 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. Single-lane closures from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., Tuesday night through Friday morning.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Paving from Route 825 to Warren County line in Strasburg area. Alternating lane closures with flagger traffic control. Work is Wednesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is June 4.
* Various roads – Mowing.

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 – Brush cutting, mowing, milling and paving.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 291.1 to 302 – Paving. Alternating lane closures, Tuesday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is late June.
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 at Route 37, Kernstown area – Traffic signal and turn lane installation. Single-lane traffic with twelve-foot width restriction beginning June 1. Estimated completion is June 15.
* Route 37, southbound – Paving from Route 11 to Route 50 interchange. Alternating lane closures, Tuesday to Thursday night, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* (NEW) Route 50 – Slope work in Winchester area.
* 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.
* Various roads – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
* Route 604 (Gravel Springs Road) – Bridge replacement from 0.33 miles south of Route 603 to 0.6 mile north of Route 600. Road closed from May 17 at 7 a.m. until late June 2010. Detour:
Southbound traffic will use Route 603 (Brill Road) West to Route 600 (South Pifer Road) South to Route 604 (Gravel Springs Road).
Northbound traffic will use Route 600 (South Pifer Road) North to Route 603 (Brill Road) East to Route 604 (Gravel Springs Road).
* (NEW) Route 622 – Paving and pavement marking from Route 621 to Winchester City limits, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.
* (NEW) Route 652 – Paving and pavement marking from Route 11 to Route 628, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.
* (NEW) Route 656 – Paving and pavement marking from Route 7 to Route 657, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.
* (NEW) Route 659 – Paving and pavement marking from intersection of Route 7 west to Route 656, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.
* (NEW) Route 803 – Paving and pavement marking from intersection of Route 50 east to 0.50 mile west of Route 50, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Traffic control with signs, pilot truck and flaggers.
* (NEW) Various roads – Milling and paving.
* 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.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 340 (Greenway Avenue), northbound and southbound – Paving from Huntington Lane to Old Waterloo Road. Alternating lane restrictions with flagger traffic control from 7 a.m., Tuesday to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday.
* 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.
* Various roads – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 613 – Tree trimming from Route 618 to 1.46 miles north of Route 618. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  
* (NEW) Route 621 – Tree trimming from 1.54 miles south of Route 7 to Route 613. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  
* (NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting, milling and paving.
* 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
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 298 to 300 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 522 – Milling in Front Royal area.
* 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.
* Various roads – Mowing.

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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing and drainage work.
* 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.

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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