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STA10-101

June 18, 2010



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF JUNE 21-25, 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, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 20 to 23, westbound – Right shoulder closure for pedestrian fence installation.
* Mile marker 19 to 21.5, westbound and eastbound – Left lane closure. Median barrier construction installation project.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 42 – Bridge maintenance. Bridge over C&O railroad, 0.15 mile north of Route 636. Single lane traffic, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.
* (NEW) Route 220 – Paving north of Covington. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 220 – Bridge maintenance at the bridge over CSX Railway and Jackson River from 0.90 mile north of Route 1706 to 0.35 mile south of Route 60. Possible single-lane traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.
* Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) – Bridge repairs at Tygers Creek located 2.3 miles west of Route 159 to 1.2 miles east of Route 602. Single-lane closures with 10-foot lane width restrictions controlled by stop and proceed. Motorists must stop to ensure way is clear before proceeding across the bridge. Intermittent delays up to 15-minutes. Completion is early July.
* Route 1101 (Winterberry Avenue) – Flagging operations for I-64 median barrier project work.

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.
* (NEW) Route 629 – Pavement marking from Route 60 to the Bath County line. Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 8 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.
* (NEW) Various roads – Shoulder work and patching, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 39 – Patching and ditch repair. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Various locations – Mowing, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 57 eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* 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., weeknights, for concrete barrier installation. Signs posted.
* Mile marker 174 to 205 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 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 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), 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 posted in the work zone area.
* (NEW) Various roads – Debris removal. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Brush cutting, grading, shoulder repair, spot patching and right-of-way mowing. Work is Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 250 – Patching from Route 637 to West Virginia State line. Flagger traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 624 – Mowing from Route 220 to dead end of Route 624. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 625 – Mowing from Route 220 to dead end of Route 625. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
No lane closures reported.

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

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11, northbound and southbound – Paving from Route 781 to Route 616. Temporary lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Route 11 – Paving with lane closures from Staunton southern city limits to 0.02 mile south of Route 262. Flagger traffic control, Monday through Saturday 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
* 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 Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Two lanes of roadway will be maintained.
* Route 42 – Paving in Craigsville area from Route 687 to 1.2 miles north of Route 1130. Work is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* Churchville Avenue (Route 250, Staunton), eastbound – Road reconstruction activities. 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.
* Route 250, eastbound – Paving with lane closures from Route 1427 to 0.06 mile east of Route 637. Single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Wednesday, 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.
* Various locations – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 693 (Cedar Green Road) – Bridge maintenance at the bridge over C&O railway from 0.06 mile north of Route 703 south (Hebron Road) and 0.03 mile south of Route 703 north (Buttermilk Spring Road). Single-lane traffic, Monday 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., June 14 to July 22.
* 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. Estimated completion is June 28.
* (NEW) Route 782 (North Point Road) – Bridge replacement from Route 619 (Hildebrand Church Road) to Route 785 (Madrid Road). Road closed to thru traffic from 8 a.m., June 21 to 5 p.m., June 31.
* Route 801 (Hangers Mill Road) – Directional bore – road work from Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) to Route 835 (Hotchkiss Road). Road closed to thru traffic Tuesday, June 16 to Tuesday, June 22, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
* Route 907 – Bridge over Christians Creek is closed. No reopening date has been scheduled.

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., Monday to Thursday to remove and replace existing guardrail.
* Mile marker 245.5 to 245.4 – Underground fiber optic cable installation, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 237 to 263.9 – Mowing, Monday to Friday. Nighttime mobile lane closure for median mowing, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Friday, 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
* Mile marker 237 to 263 northbound and southbound – Debris removal and ditch cleaning, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 42 (Warm Springs Pike) – Cable work from Bridgewater Town limits south to Augusta County line. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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. Stone Spring Road will be closed to thru traffic from Port Republic Road to Peach Grove Avenue. A detour on Stone Spring Road lasting from June 11 at 6 p.m. until June 21 at 6 p.m. will be implemented as follows:
• Stone Spring Road eastbound traffic headed to Port Republic Road will turn left onto Peach Grove Avenue and then turn right onto Port Republic Road.
• Port Republic Road traffic at the Stone Spring Road intersection wishing to access westbound Stone Spring Road will detour to Peach Grove Avenue and then turn onto Stone Spring Road.
Citizens living on Stone Spring Road, between Peach Grove Avenue and Port Republic Road, will be directed to the intersection of Stone Spring Road and Peach Grove Avenue for access.
* (NEW) Route 252 (Port Republic Road) - Box culvert installation work on the Port Republic Road widening project in Rockingham County will produce lane closures later this week.
The work zone is located 0.25-mile north of Boyers Road to 0.5-mile south of Reservoir Road. The work will begin on Thursday, June 17 and conclude by Sunday, June 20.
Lane closures on June 17 and 18 will be between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with flagger traffic control. Lane closures with flaggers on June 19 will take place after 2 p.m. when motorists will be directed onto an 18-foot wide temporary gravel road. Workers at this time will be placing box culvert sections under the existing roadway.
By 8 a.m. on June 20 the temporary road will be 22-feet wide to allow for two-way traffic flow until 2 p.m. Construction at the box culvert area will finish and Port Republic Road will be patched with asphalt. Two-way traffic will return to the mainline on Port Republic Road by 2 p.m. on June 20.

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. Monday to Thursday, 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, Monday to Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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 for road construction and slope work. Work zone is 1.10 miles to 0.30 mile west of Route 259. Single-lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday during daylight hours as needed. Blasting Operations will also occur Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Delays up to one hour should be expected during these times. Completion is November 2010.
* Route 890 (Buckley Road) – Columbia Gas work from Route 619 (Wampler 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 Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PAGE COUNTY
Primary Road
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Route 602 – Pavement marking work from Route 340 to Route 692, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected in work zone.
* Route 622 – Pavement marking work from Route 638 to Route 340, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected in work zone.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Mowing, Monday to Friday. Nighttime mobile lane closure for median mowing, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Friday, 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
* Mile marker 263 to 298, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and ditch cleaning, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Route 675 – Bridge repairs on the bridge over North Fork Shenandoah River from 0.25 mile east of Edinburg town limits to 0.88 mile west of Route 1430. Single-lane traffic, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.
* 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 – Pipe cleaning, patching, mowing and brush cutting.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Mowing, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nighttime mobile lane closure for median mowing, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Friday, 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and ditch cleaning, 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 early July.

Secondary Roads
* Route 622 – Pavement marking work from Route 621 to Winchester City limits, nighttime operations, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected.
* Route 652 – Pavement marking work from Route 11 to Route 628, nighttime operations, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected.
* Route 656 – Pavement marking work from Route 7 to Route 657, nighttime operations, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected.
* Route 659 – Pavement marking work from Route 7 west to Route 656, nighttime operations, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected.
* Route 671 – Back Creek Bridge, bridge repairs. Single lane traffic controlled by signs.
* Route 803 – Pavement marking work from Route 50 east to 0.5 mile west of Route 50, nighttime operations, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Slow moving equipment and delays should be expected.
* 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) Various roads – Patching, ditching, mowing, sweeping, brush cutting, shoulder repair and pipe cleaning.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing, brush cutting and shoulder repairs.

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound – Debris removal and ditch cleaning. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Mile marker 6.4 to 10.4 eastbound – Paving Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Alternating lane closures.

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

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

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., Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching and brush cutting.

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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