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STA12-132

Sept. 21, 2012



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24-28, 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. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* 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.
* (NEW) Mile marker 40.5, eastbound – Slope repair. Periodic right lane closures, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 26.

Primary Roads
* 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 610 (Bennett Town Road) – Rural rustic road build. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* 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. Be alert for flagger traffic control. Estimated completion is May 17, 2013.
* Various roads – Patching, ditch cleaning and pipe installation. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BATH COUNTY
Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Patching, mowing and ditching. 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 and brush cutting. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, brush cutting, ditch cleaning and rock removal from shoulders. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* (UPDATE) Mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, northbound – Truck climbing lane project. Removing sheet pile from mile marker 200 to 201. Left lane closed, Sept. 24 to 27, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11 – Utility project at Route 763 (Lincoln Road). Install water transmission line on northwest shoulder of Route 763 for 0.60 mile to the intersection of Route 11. Installation will continue on the east should of Route 11 northbound for 1.23 miles. Work includes boring at the intersection of Route 763 and across all lanes of Route 11 to the west shoulder of the southbound lanes. Estimated completion is November.
* Route 11 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Route 39 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* (NEW) Route 60, eastbound – Fiber optic cable installation in the northern shoulder of Route 60 from the Lexington City limits to I-81 and along Route 60 to Route 608 (Forge Road). Shoulder closures and occasional lane closures will occur weekdays. Estimated completion is Nov. 30.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Mowing, ditching, grading, pipe replacement, litter removal and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

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 may take place 24 hours-a-day. Speed limit reduced to 25 mph. Estimated completion is October.
* Various roads – Mowing and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Route 634 (Halterman Hollow Road) – Ditch repairs. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Route 644 (Hardscrabble Road) – Pipe replacement and cleaning, Monday to Friday. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Various roads – Plant mix repairs and pipe cleaning. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Various roads – Mowing. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

AUGUSTA COUNTY
Interstate 64
* Mile marker 96.77 to 86.97, westbound – Shoulder paving and guardrail placement. Right shoulder closure.
* Mile marker 97.1 to 106.4, eastbound and westbound – Afton Mountain Guardrail Project. Guardrail replacement and installation. Right shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 205.1 to 237, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, ditch cleaning, shoulder work, bridge sweeping and sign work. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Mile marker 219.1 to 222.5, southbound – Milling, paving and striping. Single lane closure, weeknights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 276 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.
* Route 340 – Delphine Avenue Project. Placing sanitary line and pouring sidewalk. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Mowing, pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Secondary Roads
* Various roads – Mowing, pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 237.51 to 263.9, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, brush cutting, ditch cleaning and guardrail work. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 254.03 to 257.92, northbound – Guardrail work. Single lane closure and shoulder closure. Left shoulder work, weeknights, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Right shoulder work, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 11, northbound – Bridge superstructure replacement on the bridge over Cooks Creek just north of the intersection with Route 257 near Bridgewater. Beginning Sept. 24, lane closures with a traffic barrier will be in place 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Traffic reduced to a single 12-foot lane with a 14-foot clear width between the barrier. Estimated completion is late December.
* Route 11 – Road work from Harrisonburg City limits to 0.30 mile north of Route 704. Flagger traffic control, weeknights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Route 33, westbound – Road construction from Route 602 to Route 644. Possible shoulder closures, Sept. 24 to 28.
* Route 33, westbound (Rawley Pike) – Waterline installation at intersection of Route 726. Shoulder closed, weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Route 256 – Milling and paving from Route 11 to 0.90 mile east of Route 11. Flagger traffic control, Sunday and weeknights, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Various roads – Mowing, 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 11, northbound – Replacement of bridge over Cooks Creek just north of the intersection of Route 257. Lane closures with traffic barrier, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Road reduced to one 12-foot lane beginning Sept. 6. Estimated completion is late December.
* 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 1421 (Springbrook Road, Town of Broadway) – Replacement of bridge over Linville Creek from 0.275 miles west of Route 42 (South Main Street) to 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.
* Various roads – Mowing, pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

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 – Mowing, pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching 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 – Mowing, 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 and guardrail work. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
No lane closures reported.

Secondary Roads
* Route 623 – Back Road Project. Construction of new alignment Route 638 and Route 623, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to7 p.m. Estimated completion is fall 2012.
* Various roads – Mowing, grading and brush cutting.

FREDERICK COUNTY
Interstate 81
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and guardrail work. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 306.53 to 303.73, southbound – Paving. Alternating lane closures, Sunday night to Thursday morning, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is Oct. 31.
* 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 October.
* Mile marker 313.31 to 310.12, southbound – Paving. Alternating lane closures, Sunday night to Thursday morning, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion is Sept. 28.

Primary Roads
* Route 11, southbound – Relocation of utilities and installation of right turn lane from the Route 37 southbound off-ramp to Route 1090. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work is from Aug. 23 to Oct. 5.

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). Intermittent single-lane traffic controlled by flaggers. Estimated completion is mid October.
* Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

CLARKE COUNTY
Primary Roads
* 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.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing and brush cutting.
* Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

WARREN COUNTY
Interstate 66
* Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal and brush cutting, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Various roads – Shoulder repairs.

Secondary Roads
* (NEW) Route 619 (Mountain Road) – Bridge deck replacement from 0.20 mile east of Route 678 (Fort Valley Road). Road closed beginning Sept. 24. Estimated completion is October. Detour posted.
* (NEW) Various roads – Mowing and shoulder repairs.
* 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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