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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA13-006

Jan. 17, 2013



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 21 to JANUARY 25, 2013
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)  or  (UPDATE)  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, shoulder and median. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Primary Roads 

*(NEW) Route 220 - Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Tuesday to Friday.

*(UPDATE) Various roads - Brush cutting and pothole patching, Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 617 – Road closed for widening and safety improvements. Estimated completion is May 2013.   

* 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.

* Route 638 (Natural Well Road) – Bridge over Jackson River closed until further notice for repairs. This location is 0.1-mile west from Route 687 (Jackson River Road) to 0.6-mile east from Route 666 (Morris Hill Road). Motorists can use the following routes for a detour:  Route 687 to Route 641 (Indian Draft Road) to Route 666.

* (UPDATE) Various roads – Shoulder repairs, pipe replacement, brush cutting, pothole patching and ditch repairs. Flagger traffic control as needed, Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

*(NEW) Various Roads- Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

* (UPDATE) Various roads – Brush cutting, pipe cleaning, pothole repairs, patching and grading. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

Interstate 64

* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal and ditch, shoulder and median cleaning. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 173 to 205.5, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, ditch, shoulder and median cleaning. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*(NEW) Mile marker 173.9 to 180, northbound and southbound. Brush cutting with shoulder closures during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.  
* Mile marker 200 to 202.5. Left (northbound) lane closures – Truck climbing lane project. Tuesday, Jan. 22 and Wednesday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Width of the available lane will be 14 feet.

 

Primary Roads

* Route 39 – Tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Tuesday to Friday.

* (NEW) Route 60 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Tuesday to Friday.

* (NEW) Route 251 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Tuesday to Friday.

 * (UPDATE) Various roads – Pothole repairs. Flagger traffic control. Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* (UPDATE) Route 11 – Fiber optic cable work continues north toward Fairfield and between Maury River and I-64.  Estimated completion end of April.

* Route 608, south end of Forge Road – fiber optic cable work continues into Natural Bridge and Glasgow.

* (UPDATE) Route 763 (Lincoln Road) at Route 11. Utility project. 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 shoulder of Route 11 northbound for 1.23 miles. Crossovers may be closed as work progresses. Estimated completion is first part of February 2013. 

* Route 917 (Oakland Circle) – Road closed .5 mile south of Route 606 (Raphine Road) for pipe replacement on Jan. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. Alternate dates are Jan. 24 or Jan. 30. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible. Motorists may use the following detour: Route 606 (Raphine Road) to Route 613 (Ridge Road) to Route 917 (Oakland Circle.) Truck traffic is not recommended on this detour. 

* (UPDATE) Various roads – Grading, pothole repairs, pipe replacement, ditching, and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control as needed, Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Primary Roads

* (UPDATE) Route 250 – Brush cutting at various locations on Bullpasture Mountain. Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* (UPDATE) Route 600 (Upper Backcreek Road) – Ditch cleaning at various locations. Flagger control, Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 pm.

* (UPDATE) Various roads – Brush butting and pothole repair. Flagger traffic control, Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

Interstate 64

No lane closures reported.


Interstate 81

* Mile marker 195 to 237, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, ditch, shoulder and median cleaning. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* Route 11 (Lee Highway, Greenville), northbound and southbound – Sewer construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Estimated completion is November 30, 2013.

* Routes 340 at Route 654 in Stuart Draft – Traffic Signal Replacement. Estimated completion March 2013.

* (UPDATE) Route 340 – Waynesboro, Delphine Avenue Project. Installation of sanitary line and waterline at various locations on Delphine Ave., with retaining wall placement along Delphine Ave. to 4th Street. Be alert for lane closures and flagger traffic control. Work is 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, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 685 at the bridge over the Little Calfpature River (south of Craigsville) – Drilling for bridge and soil surveys, with flagger traffic control.

* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* Various roads - Tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

Interstate 81 

* (NEW) Mile marker 245 to 273, southbound – Weed eat and clean slopes. Jan. 21, Jan. 23, and Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* (NEW) Mile marker 264, northbound and southbound – Repair shoulder at Exit 264. Jan. 21, Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 42 – Left and right lane closures for guardrail replacement, from .032 miles south of Route 257 to 0 miles south of Route 1211. Jan. 21-25, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 340/33 in Elkton – Adding pedestrian signal at the existing crosswalk at the intersection of Route 340 and Route 33. Estimated completion end of January.

*Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Secondary Roads 

* 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 646 (Bloomer Springs Road) is closed at Route 644 (Resort Drive) for an installation of a pipe. Work is scheduled to start on Jan. 14

* Route 727 (Airport Road) – Bridge from Route 11 (Lee Highway) to Route 696 (Kisers Road). Road closed until further notice.

* (UPDATE) Route 1421 (Springbrook Road, Town of Broadway) – Road closed over Linville Creek for bridge construction Jan. 21 to March 18, and signal upgrade at Route 42. The closure will be between South Main Street (Route 42) and Early Drive (Route 1415). Watch for detour signage. Estimated completion is April 30, 2013.

* Various roads – 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.

 

PAGE COUNTY

Primary Road

* Route 340 – Bridge construction work over Compton Creek and Norfolk Southern Railway and approaches, 1.40 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. Motorists should use extreme caution and obey posted speed limit. Estimated completion is fall 2013. The bridges are still under construction but the portion of Route 340 from 3.27 miles to 2.95 miles south of the Page and Warren County line will open with new travel lanes after noon on Monday, Nov. 26. Motorists should use extra caution in this area as drives become familiar with this new traffic pattern.

* 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 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.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

Interstate 81

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 237 to 298, northbound and southbound – Trash and debris removal  from OFF ramps. Jan. 21, Jan. 23, Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 257 to 237, southbound – Pick up trash and remove graffiti. Jan. 21, Jan. 22 and Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.  

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 287 to 302, northbound and southbound – Cut trees off fence line, Jan. 21, Jan. 22 and Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* Routes 11/55/1203 in Strasburg. Traffic signal replacement. Estimated completion is April 2013.

* Route 11 at Route 1974 (Holiday Street) in Strasburg. Traffic Signal Replacements. Estimated completion is April 2013.

* (NEW) Route 42 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Tuesday to Friday.

 


Secondary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

Interstate 81

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 307 to 313, northbound and southbound – Litter pickup and clean, On/Off ramps. Jan. 21, Jan. 24 and Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – 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. Mosby Boulevard now open. Work continues on the project in other areas Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is May 2013.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

Interstate 66

* (NEW) Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Clean drains, culverts and medians.  Jan. 21, Jan. 22, Jan. 23 and Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Interstate 81

No lane closures reported.

 

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

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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