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Feb. 1, 2013



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4 - FEBRUARY 8, 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.

* (NEW) Mile marker 25 to 26, eastbound and westbound – Single lane closures over Commercial Avenue for bridge inspection. Feb. 6 and Feb. 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Primary Roads 

* Various roads – Shoulder repairs, brush cutting and pothole patching with flagger traffic control, Monday 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.

* Various roads – Shoulder repairs, brush cutting, pothole patching. Flagger traffic control as needed, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

Primary Roads

* Various roads – Shoulder and pothole repairs. Flagger traffic control as needed, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads - Brush cutting and pothole repairs. Flagger traffic control. Monday 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.

* (NEW) Mile marker 54 to 55, eastbound and westbound – Single lane closures over Maury River for bridge inspection. Feb. 4 and Feb. 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile marker 173 to 180, northbound and southbound – Brush cutting with shoulder closures.  Tuesday to Friday during daylight hours.  

* 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.

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 195 to 200, all northbound lanes closed for I-81 bridge deck work over Route 710 - Truck climbing lane project. All I-81 northbound traffic will be detoured as follows:

 

On Feb. 7 beginning at 8 p.m. until Feb. 8 at 7 a.m., all northbound traffic will exit I-81 at exit 195 near Lexington and Timber Ridge and travel north on Route 11 to Route 710 and then to the I-81 ramps at exit 200. Traffic will re-enter I-81 at exit 200 near Fairfield. Motorists will also have the option of bypassing Route 710 continuing north on Route 11 and re-entering I-81 at exit 213 at Greenville. Signs will be posted notifying the public of this option.

 

On Feb. 8 at 8 a.m. until Feb. 9 at 12 a.m. traffic will use the I-81 northbound lanes to exit 200.  At exit 200 trucks will detour around the I-81 bridge over Route 710 by using the exit ramps at this interchange, crossing Route 710 and then re-entering I-81 using the on-ramps at this interchange. Passenger cars and other smaller vehicles will be allowed to stay in the right lane on the I-81 mainline and use the bridge, shifting to the left lane at the end of the bridge. Signs, traffic devices and flaggers will be used to direct traffic at this location.

 

On Feb. 9 at 12 a.m. until Feb 10 at 10 a.m., all northbound traffic will exit I-81 at exit 195 near Lexington and Timber Ridge and travel north on Route 11 to Route 710 and then to the I-81 ramps at exit 200. Traffic will re-enter I-81 at exit 200 near Fairfield. Motorists will also have the option of bypassing Route 710 continuing north on Route 11 and re-entering I-81 at exit 213 at Greenville. Signs will be posted notifying the public of this option.

 

Primary Roads

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

* (NEW) Route 60 (East Nelson Street in city of Lexington) - Bridge over Varner Drive will close Feb. 5 at 7 a.m. East Nelson Street traffic from Washington Street to Randolph Street will be rerouted onto Washington Street for the duration of the bridge reconstruction. Watch for detour signs. Estimated completion is December 2013. 

* Various roads – Trash pick-up. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* 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.

* 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 Feb. 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. 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. Alternate rain dates, Feb. 13 or Feb. 20.

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

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Primary Roads

* Route 250 – Shoulder repairs and brush cutting at various locations with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Pothole repairs with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

Interstate 64

* (NEW) Mile marker 88 to 89, eastbound and westbound – Single lane closures over Christians Creek for bridge inspection. Feb. 11 and Feb. 12, 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.


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.

* (NEW) Mile marker 220-221 at Route 262 bridge over I-81, northbound and southbound – Single lane closure for bridge inspection. Feb. 13, 8 p.m. to 1 a.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.

* 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

* 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 

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 245 to 251, northbound and southbound – Fence maintenance, cut trees. Feb. 4, Feb. 6, Feb. 7 and  Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

   

Primary Roads

*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. 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.

* 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 – 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.

* 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, Rockingham County). 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, is permanently closed. 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.

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

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

Interstate 81

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 264, southbound – Shoulder repair 264 exit ramp. Feb. 4, Feb. 5 and  Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 273 to 283, northbound and southbound – Sign maintenance. Feb. 4, Feb. 5 and Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

* (NEW) Mile marker 274.5 to 275.6, northbound and southbound – Bridge inspection. Right lane closures at Route 796 (Hawkins Road over I-81) and Route 707 (Belgravia Road over I-81).
Monday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* (UPDATE) Mile markers 277 to 283 and 291 to 302, northbound and southbound – Trash and debris removal from off- ramps. Feb. 4 to 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* (NEW) Mile marker 287 to 288, northbound and southbound – Bridge inspection. Shoulder closures at I-81 bridge over Route 262. Feb. 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* (NEW) Mile marker 288.9 to 289.7, northbound and southbound – Bridge inspection. Right lane closures at Route 657 (Maurertown Mill Road over I-81) and Route 655 (Harrisville Road over I-81). Tuesday, Feb. 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* (NEW) Mile marker 291.3 to 295.3, northbound and southbound – Bridge inspection. Right lane closures at Route 651 (Mount Olive Road over I-81) and Route 638 (Junction Road over I-81). Wednesday, Feb. 6, 8 a.m. to 4 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 replacement. Estimated completion is April 2013.
* (NEW) Route 211 bridge under I-81– Bridge inspection. Single lane closure for inspection of I-81 bridge over Route 211. Feb. 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 679 (Rittenour Road) is closed between the intersection of Route 793 and Route 689 (St. Luke area) for pipe replacement. Northbound traffic will detour using route 793 (Ryman Road) to Route 680 (Coffmantown Road) east to Route 679 (Rittenour Road).  Southbound traffic will detour using Route 680 (Coffmantown Road) west to Route 793 (Ryman Road) to Route 679 (Rittenour Road).  Estimated completion is mid-February, weather permitting.

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile marker 305, southbound. Right shoulder closure for new sign installation. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Estimated completion Feb. 8.

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 305 to 315, northbound and southbound – Debris pickup on- and off-ramps and clean paved ditches, medians. Feb. 4 to Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

* (NEW) Mile marker 317, northbound – Extend deceleration lane. Night time lane closures, Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., and daytime shoulder closures. Estimated completion is November 2013. 

 

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) 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. 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

No lane closures reported.

 

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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