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STA11-196

Sept. 30, 2011



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 3-7, 2011
Highway work zones in the Staunton District

STAUNTON – 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, mowing and cleaning under guardrail. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 18 to 24.5, westbound and eastbound – Median barrier construction installation project. Eastbound and westbound left lane closures with right shoulder closures at various locations. Wide loads up to 12-feet in width can proceed through the work zones. Work zone and traffic pattern changes may occur late in the week.
* (NEW) Mile marker 25.6, eastbound and westbound – Maintenance on bridges over Commercial Avenue and Smith Creek. Possible single-lane closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route F-205 (Irvine Farm Road) – Flagging operations for I-64 median barrier project work.
* Main Street (Route 60, Clifton Forge) – Smith Creek Bridge replacement project – Main Street, westbound from the intersection of Ridgeway Street to Commercial Avenue will be closed September 8, 2011 to October 12, 2012. Westbound traffic will detour onto Ridgeway Street. Ridgway Street, eastbound and westbound, will have two-way traffic during this time.
Bridge construction will occur from September 19, 2011 to October 12, 2012. Main Street closed between Route 60/220 and Commercial Avenue. Detour signs through the area using Business Route 60 and West Ridgeway Street.

Secondary Roads
* Route 608 (Wolfe Road) – Grading on rural rustic project, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 631 – Bridge deck replacement at intersections of Route 600 and Route 683. Traffic reduced to one 10-foot lane, 24 hours-a-day. Traffic controlled with temporary signals. Estimated completion is late November.
* Route 1101 (Winterberry Avenue) – Flagging operations for I-64 median barrier project work.
* (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting and patching. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Pipe replacement and patching. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 56.8, eastbound – Bridge work, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 31.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173.9 to 205.1, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, mowing and tree trimming. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 175 to 192, northbound and southbound – Maintenance on various bridge structures. Single-lane traffic, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 191.5, northbound and southbound – At I-81 and I-64 interchange. Bridge work. Lane and shoulder closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 31.
* Mile Marker 195, southbound – Bridge deck work on the I-81 Bridge over Route 11. Single-lane closed 24 hours-a-day beginning at 6 p.m., Oct. 1 and lasting until 7 a.m., Oct. 6. The exit 195 off-ramp will be closed on Oct. 1 beginning at 6 p.m., to permit work zone set-up and traffic control. The ramp will be reopened around 8 p.m. During the bridge deck work, tractor trailers will remain on I-81 and passenger vehicles will take a detour using the exit 195 off-ramp, cross Route 11 with the assistance of flagger traffic control and then immediately re-enter I-81 using the exit 195 on-ramp.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Route 39 – Repair work on bridge over Maury River at Rockbridge Baths. Lane and shoulder closures, Monday to Thursday. Flagger traffic control. Estimated completion is Oct. 6.
* (NEW) Route 252 – Mowing, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Pipe cleaning, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.

Secondary Roads
* Route 602 (Walkers Creek Road) – Bridge work at 0.05 miles south of Route 724 (Jump Mountain Road) and 1.15 miles west of Route 731 (Dutch Hollow Road). Road closed, Sept. 21 to Oct. 13. Detours posted.
* Route 651 (Honey Hollow Road) – Rural rustic paving project with culvert replacement, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Grading, brush cutting, pipe replacement and mowing. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flagger traffic control.

HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 250 – Replacement of bridge over Crab Run in McDowell, from 0.01 mile east of Route 645 to 0.014 miles west of Route 654 (Doe Hill Road). Single-lane traffic with 14-foot width restriction and three-way traffic signal at Route 250 and intersection of Route 654. Flagger traffic control at various locations when needed. Work will take place 24 hours-a-day. Estimated completion is October 2012.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 614 (Cowpasture River Road), northbound – Pipe installation, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Route 615 (Davis Run Road) – Rural rustic project. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Route 619 (Botkin Hollow Road) – Rural rustic project. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 635 (Possum Trot Lane) – Cattle guard installation, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Various roads – Patching. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 90 to 96, eastbound and westbound – Shoulder and crossover work. Intermittent lane closures, Sept. 26 to Oct. 7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 205.1 to 237, northbound and southbound – Debris and tree removal. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 205.58 to 209.85, southbound – Guardrail installation. Right shoulder closed, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion of miscellaneous activities is Oct. 16.
* Exit 227 – Bridge work on Route 612 bridge. I-81 single lane closures, Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 22.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (Lee Jackson Highway) – Expect a lane shift and two-way flagging operations from Route 646 (Fadley Road) to Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road) for truck crossings, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 256 – Paving and shoulder grading, just east of Route 11, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 340 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 340 – Maintenance on bridges over I-64 at exit 94. Possible single lane traffic weeknights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* 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
* (NEW) Route 608 (New Hope area) – Paving, Oct. 2 to 8, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* (NEW) Route 612 – Maintenance on bridge over Lewis Creek from 0.05 mile east of Route 790 and 0.29 mile west of Route 789. Possible single lane traffic, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 652 (University Farm Road) – Roadway upgrades from Route 340 to Route 657 (Indian Ridge Road). Intermittent lane closures. Estimated completion is Oct. 7.
* Route 862 (Furnace Road) – Roadway upgrades and rural rustic work from Route 601 (Estaline Valley Road) and end of state maintenance. Intermittent lane closures.
* (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 237.51 to 263.9, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, shoulder repair, guardrail work, delineator work and inspect and clean drainage assets. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 42 (Main Street, Town of Broadway) – Gas line installation. Shoulder closed from Route 1421 (East Springbrook Road) and Route 809 (Trissels Road).
* (NEW) Route 340, northbound – Milling, eradication, paving, striping and shoulder work from Route 649 (Berry Ford Road/Island Ford Road) to Route 1703 east and west (East Summit Avenue). Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Stone Spring Road – Erickson Avenue/Stone Spring Road Connector Project from Route 11 to Port Republic Road. Lane and shoulder closures, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is spring 2013.
* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Waterline installation from Route 33 (Rawley Pike) to Harrisonburg City limits. Intermittent lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 865 (Gravels Road) – Dominion Virginia Power line installation. Work is from Route 753 (Kratzer Road) to Route 720 (Irish Path). Intermittent lane closures with flagger traffic control. Estimated completion is Oct. 31.
* Route 1417 (East Avenue) – Gas line installation. Intermittent lane closures.
* Route 1418 (Second Street) – Gas line installation. Intermittent lane closures.
* Route 1421 (Springbrook Road) – Bridge work from Route 42 (Harpine Highway) to Route 1415 (Early Road). Intermittent lane and bridge closures. Work estimated to begin on July 18.
* Route 1424 (Lindsey Avenue) – Gas line installation. Intermittent lane closure and possible shoulder closure.
* (NEW) Route 1428 (Fourth Street, Town of Broadway) – Gas line installation. Possible shoulder closure.
* Route 1432 (Fifth Street, Town of Broadway) – Gas line installation. Intermittent lane closure and possible shoulder closure.
* (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

PAGE COUNTY
Primary Road
* (NEW) Route 211 – Maintenance on bridge deck over South Fork Shenandoah River from 0.06 mile west of Route 646 and 0.70 mile east of Route 615.Single lane closures, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 340 – Bridge painting under Route 211. Alternating lane closures, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. Estimated completion is Oct. 7.
* Route 340 – Bridge construction work over Compton Creek and Norfolk Southern Railway and approaches, 2.50 miles south of the Page and Warren County lines to 3.50 miles south of the Page and Warren County lines. Daily lane closures with flagger traffic control. Shoulder closures, 24 hours-a-day. Speed limit reduced to 45 mph. Estimated completion is fall 2013.
* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 686 (Smeltzer’s Road) – Compton Creek/Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge project. New alignment of Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway). Intersection of Route 686 (Smeltzer’s Road) and Route 340, from 0.24 miles south of the intersection of Route 662 (Compton Hollow Road) at Route 340, was permanently closed on May 23. A cul-de-sac will be constructed at the west end of Route 686. Motorists wishing to access Route 686 will need to turn off of Route 340 onto Route 662 and travel 0.26 miles east on Route 662 to the intersection of Route 686. Signs will be posted. Estimated completion for cul-de-sac work is October 2011.
* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 263.9 to 298, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, guardrail and delineator work and clean drainage assets. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 282 to 273, southbound – Line marking operations, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is Nov. 1.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Paving from Route 211 westbound to Route 730. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 28.
* Route 42 – Repairs on bridge over I-81 at Woodstock exit 283. Single-lane traffic, Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Route 211, westbound – Paving from Route 11 to Route 620. Alternating lane closures, Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Flagger traffic control. Estimated completion is Oct. 7.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal. Single lane traffic beginning at 7 p.m., Monday and ending at 6 p.m., Friday. Signs posted.

Secondary Roads
* Route 673 – Sewer line installation from Route 11 to end of maintenance. Shoulder and lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion is October.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal. Single lane traffic beginning at 7 p.m., Monday and ending at 6 p.m., Friday. Signs posted.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing and brush cutting.
* (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Debris and litter removal, mowing, Beaver Dam management, clean drainage assets and fence repair. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 304 to 298, southbound – Line marking operations, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is Nov. 1.

Primary Roads
* Route 522, northbound and southbound – Asphalt overlay from Route 644 to the Route 17/50/522 interchange. Alternating lane closures with flagger traffic control, Sunday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 14.
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal. Single lane traffic beginning at 7 p.m., Monday and ending at 6 p.m., Friday. Signs posted.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal. Single lane traffic beginning at 7 p.m., Monday and ending at 6 p.m., Friday. Signs posted.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal. Single lane traffic beginning at 7 p.m., Monday and ending at 6 p.m., Friday. Signs posted.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal. Single lane traffic beginning at 7 p.m., Monday and ending at 6 p.m., Friday. Signs posted.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing.

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Debris and litter removal, clean drainage assets and mowing. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 298 to 300, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 340/522 – Alignment of Route 658 (Rockland Road) at Route 340/522. Construction will include additional turn lanes and traffic signals. Lane and shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blasting operations with flagger traffic control, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated completion is summer 2012.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Sweeping, grading and mowing.

Vegetation management may occur district wide on various routes.

Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution when traveling through work zones.

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