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STA12-081

June 1, 2012



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF JUNE 4-8, 2012
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 and clean ditches, ramps and signs. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 5 to 10, eastbound and westbound – Brush cutting. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday during daylight hours.
* Mile marker 7.3 to 16.5, eastbound and westbound – Median Guardrail Installation Project. Single-lane traffic and shoulder closures, Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is Nov. 30.
* Mile marker 7.6, eastbound and westbound – Repair bridges over Ogle Creek. Single-lane closure and occasional shoulder closures, Monday to Thursday, 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Estimated completion is June 22.
* (NEW) Mile marker 13.5, westbound – Milling and paving. Lane closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* (UPDATE) 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. New bridge beams will be received and installed June 5 to 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clifton Forge Police will be directing traffic when required. Motorist should expect  delays on Ridgeway Street from Commercial Avenue to Main Street during this time.  
* Various roads – Patching, pipe installation, ditching, mowing and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 633 – Replacement of Cowpasture River Bridge and approaches from 1.46 miles south of Route 634 to 1.14 miles south of Route 634. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Sunday. Estimated completion is May 17, 2013.
* Various roads – Patching, pipe installation, ditching, mowing and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 39, westbound – Pipe replacements at various locations from Mountain Grove to the West Virginia state line. Single-lane traffic, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* Various roads – Mowing and ditching. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Mowing, ditching and grading. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 57 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 173 to 205.1, northbound and southbound – Milling and paving. Lane closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

* Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, ditch repair, sign work, and rock removal from shoulders. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 175 to 195, northbound and southbound – Bridge maintenance on various structures. Single-lane closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, northbound – Truck climbing lane project. There are no lane closures on I-81 for the truck climbing lane project this week.
* Various locations – Vegetation management activities. Mobile lane closures, Sunday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 39 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 252 (Brownsburg Turnpike) – Project at the bridge over Cedar Grove Branch. This location is 0.50 mile north of Route 712 (Decatur Road) and 0.98 mile south of Route 727 (Hyde Road). Bridge closed beginning June 13. Single-lane detour on temporary road next to the existing bridge. Traffic controlled by stop and proceed sign. Estimated completion is Aug. 2.
* Various roads – Paving, patching, shoulder repairs, ditching, litter pickup, pipe cleaning, pipe replacement, mowing and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Paving, patching, shoulder repairs, ditching, litter pickup, pipe cleaning, pipe replacement, mowing and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HIGHLAND COUNTY
Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 84 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 220 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Route 220 – Shoulder repairs. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Route 220, southbound – Ditching. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Route 250 – Shoulder repairs. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* 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 may take place 24 hours-a-day. Speed limit reduced to 25 mph. Estimated completion is October 2012.
* Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 615 – Tar and graveling. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* (NEW) Route 619 – Tar and graveling. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Patching. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
No lane closures reported.

Interstate 81
* (NEW) Mile marker 205.1 to 237, northbound and southbound – Milling and paving. Lane closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Mile marker 205.1 to 237, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 209 to 228, northbound and southbound – Bridge maintenance on various structures. Single-lane closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 219 to 223, southbound – Guardrail replacement. Right shoulder closed, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Left lane closed, Sunday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Various locations – Vegetation management activities. Mobile lane closures, Sunday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 42 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) – Lane closures as necessary from Goose Creek Road to Old White Bridge Road, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 340 – Paving from Route 612 to Rockingham County line. Single-lane closure, weeknights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 340 – Delphine Avenue Project. All traffic has been shifted to the east side of Delphine Avenue. Paving work at Route 250. Sewer work to close 4th Street with a detour posted. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.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
* Route 640 (Goose Creek Road) – Project cleanup, topsoil respread and seeding. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated completion is June 8.
* Route 675 (Broadhead School Road) – Bridge culvert work from 0.08 mile south of Route 726 (Dutch Hollow Road) to 1.70 miles north of Route 693 (Butler Road). Road closed, May 23 to June 8. Detour posted.
* (NEW) Route 732 (Middle River Road) – Pipe installation from 3.48 miles south of Route 613 and 0.50 miles north of Route 736. Road closed, June 12 to 26.
* (NEW) Route 732 (Middle River Road) – Pipe installation from 3.10 miles south of Route 613 to 0.75 mile north of Route 736 (Jennings Gap Road). Road closed, June 12 to 26.
* Route 773 (Caveview Lane) – Bridge Widening Project. Road closed.
* (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Slurry seal treatment. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is June 8.
* 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, clean ditches and brush cutting. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Pipe installation from Route 865 (Gravels Road) to Route 963 (Windy Knoll Drive). Intermittent lane closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Traffic controlled by pilot truck.
* Route 33 (Rawley Pike) – Cross pipe replacement from 0.20 mile west of Route 734 (Bank Church Road). Intermittent lane closure, daily, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Flagger traffic control.
* Route 33 – Utility work from Route 276 (Cross Keys Road) to Route 704 (Boyers Road). Intermittent lane closures. Estimated completion is June 30.
* (NEW) Route 259, westbound – Slope repairs from 0.13 mile east of Route 946 to 0.20 mile east of Route 946. Single-lane closure, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is June 15.
* (NEW) Route 340 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Route 340 (Eastside Highway), northbound and southbound – Railroad crossing construction from 1.50 miles north of Route 649 (Island Ford Road) to Route 642 (Captain Yancey Road). Road closed from 8 p.m., June 1 to 6 a.m., June 4. Detour posted.
* Various roads – Bridge cleaning. Single-lane traffic controlled by arrow board and signs. Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 p.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
* 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 609 (Naked Creek Road) – Naked Creek Bridge Project. Replacement work at the intersection of Route 603 (Fleeburg Road, Page County) and Route 609. Periodic temporary lane closures, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On May 22, the traffic pattern will shift from the existing bridge on Route 603 to a temporary bridge during construction of the permanent structure. Estimated completion is April 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 727 (Airport Road) – Bridge from Route 11 (Lee Highway) to Route 696 (Kisers Road). Road closed until further notice.
* Route 734 (Lumber Mill Road) – Road bore, new pipe installation and riprap for slope protection 0.185 mile west of Route 734 in the Dale Enterprise area. Single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Route 1421 (Springbrook Road, Town of Broadway) – Replacement of bridge over Linville Creek from 0.275 miles west of intersection route 42 (South Main Street) to intersection of route 42. Signalization upgrade at intersection of route 42. Possible single lane closures controlled by flaggers Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estimated completion is April 30, 2013.
* (NEW) Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Bridge cleaning. Single-lane traffic controlled by arrow board and signs. Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 6 p.m.
* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

PAGE COUNTY
Primary Road
* Route 340 – Bridge construction work over Compton Creek and Norfolk Southern Railway and approaches, 1.4 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 603 (Fleeburg Road) – Naked Creek Bridge Project. Replacement work at the intersection of Route 603 and Route 609 (Naked Creek Road). Periodic temporary lane closures, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is April 2013.
* 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.
* 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, brush cutting and ditch, guardrail and ramp cleaning. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 320 to 280, northbound and southbound – Bridge repairs on various structures. Single-lane closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) – Safety improvement project at 5628 Main Street in the Town of Mount Jackson. Estimated completion is mid June.  
* (NEW) Route 11 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Route 11 – Paving from north of Woodstock town limits to the Route 42 interchange. Traffic controlled by pilot vehicle and flaggers, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Estimated completion is June 15.
* (NEW) Route 42 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Various roads – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
* Route 623 – Back Road Project. Construction of new alignment Route 638 and Route 623. Daily blasting operations will occur. Traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to7 p.m. Estimated completion is fall 2012.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching and mowing.
* 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 removal, guardrail cleaning and ramp work. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Mile marker 313 to 315, northbound and southbound – In conjunction with the Route 657/Senseny Road Bridge deck replacement work. Shoulder closures and intermittent nighttime lane closures beginning Feb. 20 for installation of barrier for shoulder closures. Estimated completion is mid-August 2012.
* Mile marker 320 to 280, northbound and southbound – Bridge repairs on various structures. Single-lane closures, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 7, eastbound and westbound – Close existing crossover at Route 656 (Morgan’s Mill Road). Left lane closed, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Aug. 4.
* (NEW) Various roads – Shoulder work and sweeping.
* Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

Secondary Roads
* Route 657 (Senseny Road, Winchester) – Deck replacement work on bridge over I-81 from Millwood Pike (Route 522/50/17) and Berryville Pike (Route 7). Traffic switch onto new portion of deck on Wednesday. Single-lane traffic with 10.5-foot width restriction, controlled by temporary signals. Work begins the week of Feb. 27. Estimated completion is mid-August 2012.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching and mowing.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* Route 7, eastbound and westbound – Install turn lane extensions at various crossovers from Route 635 to Route 660. Left lane closed, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is Aug. 4.
* Route 7 Business (West Main Street) – Mosby Boulevard Project. Construction of Route 636/Mosby Boulevard extension and round about. Flagger traffic control. Estimated completion is May 2013.
* Various roads – Mowing.

Secondary Roads
No lane closures reported.

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* Mile marker 1 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, 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
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Route 604 (Harmony Hollow Road) – Bridge deck replacement at the intersection of Route 601 (Pomeroy Road) beginning May 21. Bridge width restricted to 11-feet during construction. Estimated completion is mid-June.
* (NEW) Various roads – Patching and mowing.
* Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

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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