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April 12, 2013



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF APRIL 15-19, 2013
Highway work zones in the Staunton District

STAUNTON – National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 15-19.  The 2013 national theme, “Work Zone Safety: We’re All in This Together,” emphasizes that work zone safety involves all who use our roadways whether they are motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, law enforcement personnel and highway workers.  When driving through work zones, please help to ensure that your trip is a safe one for all.

 

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, clean bridge deck, ditches, shoulders and median. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Mile marker 29 over Route 639, eastbound and westbound. Bridge repairs with intermittent flagger controlled lane closure on Route 639. Work zone is 1.22 miles from Route 60 and to .53 miles of Route 42. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Estimated completion April 26, 2013, weather permitting.

 

Primary Roads 

* Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) -- Fiber optic cable installations both underground and above ground. Work will include shoulder closures and occasional lane closures. Work zone between the West Virginia Line at Sweet Springs and Route 159 (Dunlap Creek Road) and then continuing on Route 311 north to Route 601 (Tuckahoe Road), then continuing on Route 601 to the West Virginia Line. Estimated work completed June, 2013.

* Various roads – Brush cutting, shoulder repairs and ditching with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 617 – Road closed to all traffic from the intersection of Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) and Route 617 (Jamison Mountain Road) to the intersection of Route 616 and Route 618 (Upper Rich Patch Road) – Road widening and safety improvements. Use Route 618 as detour of the work area. Estimated completion is May 31, 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 647 – Pavement work from intersection with Hattie Street to intersection with Horse Mountain View and Mall Road.  Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* Route 792 – Pavement work from intersection with Horse Mountain View to intersection with Mallow Road.  Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* Various roads – Shoulder repairs, brush cutting and ditching with 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.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

Primary Roads

* Various roads - Pothole repairs, debris removal and shoulder repairs. Flagger traffic control as needed, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Debris removal, grading, pot hole and shoulder repairs, Flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

Interstate 64 

* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Debris removal and cleaning of bridge decks, ditches, shoulders and medians. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Mile marker 45, eastbound and westbound – I-64 bridge repair over Route 629. Intermittent flagger controlled lane closures as need on Route 629 from 2.36 miles to Route 780 and 5.01 miles to Route 60.  Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Estimated completion April 18, 2013, weather permitting.

 

Interstate 81

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 173 to 205.5, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and cleaning of bridge decks, ditches, shoulders and medians. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Mile marker 190 to 195, northbound and southbound – Brush cutting with shoulder closures during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

* (NEW) Mile marker 195 to 196, northbound lane closures. Truck Climbing Lane project – Paving operations. Monday, April 15 to Thursday, April 18, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

During the period of April 18-21 crews will be performing bridge deck work on the I-81 bridge over Route 710. All Interstate 81 northbound lanes will be closed from mile marker 195 to 200 in Rockbridge County in the truck climbing lane project area. A detour will be used for traffic in this area.

 

On Thursday, April 18 beginning at 8 p.m. until Friday, April 19 at 7 a.m. all I-81 northbound traffic will be detoured as follows:

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 Friday, April 19 at 7 a.m. until Saturday, April 20 at midnight 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.  Signs, traffic devices and flaggers will be used to direct traffic at this location.  Passenger cars and other smaller vehicles will use the left lane until reaching the interchange and will shift to the right lane after trucks have exited, crossing the bridge in the right lane and shifting back the left lane again at the end of the bridge.

 

On Saturday, April 20 at midnight until Sunday, April 21 at 10 a.m. all I-81 northbound traffic will be detoured as follows:

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

* Route 11 (North Lee Highway) – Fiber optic cable installation. Work area between Route 716 (Mt. Atlas Road) and Route 706 (Steeles Fort Road). Estimated completion end of April.

* Route 11 – Pavement work from intersection with Route 760 (Golf Course Road) to intersection with Route 684 (Tinkerville Road). Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* Route 60 (East Midland Trail) – Fiber optic cable installation. Work area between I-81 and City of Buena Vista. Estimated completion end of April.

* Route 60 (West Midland Trail) – Fiber optic cable installation. Work area between Route 850 and City of Lexington. Estimated completion end of April.

* Route 60 (East Nelson Street, City of Lexington) - Bridge over Varner Lane is closed. 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 Dec. 2013.

* Various roads – Ditching and debris pick-up. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 629 - Intermittent flagger controlled lane closures as need from 2.36 miles to Route 780 and 5.01 miles to Route 60 for I-64 bridge repair at mile marker 45. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Estimated completion April 2013.

*  Route 724 – Bridge work over Hayes Creek - Abrasive blasting and sign work, April 10 to 15, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Flagger operations as needed.

* Route 731 – Bridge work over Hayes Creek - Abrasive blasting and sign work, April 10 to 14, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Flagger operations as needed.

* 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 mid-April. 

* Various roads – Vegetation management activities. Mobile lane closures during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

* Various roads – Sweeping bridges and intersections, pothole repairs, grading, ditching, pipe replacement, tree removal and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control as needed, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Primary Roads

* Route 220 – Shoulder repairs at various locations with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Route 250 – Brush cutting from McDowell to Route 614 with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Various roads – Street sweeping, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m.to 3 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 678 – Shoulder closure February 18 to April 26 for shoulder improvement project, 1.37 miles south from Route 615 and 1.93 north miles to Route 612. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with flagger traffic control.

* Various roads – Pothole repairs with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Various roads – Street sweeping, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m.to 3 p.m.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

Interstate 64
* (NEW) Mile marker 89.5 westbound – Right lane closure, Monday to Friday, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Sign work.

*Mile marker 96 to 106 on Afton Mountain, eastbound and westbound – Left lane and left shoulder closures for installation of cable barrier/guardrail, Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expected completion May 2013.

 

 Interstate 81

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 205.5 to 237, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and cleaning of bridge decks, ditches, shoulders and medians. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* Route 11 (Lee Highway, Greenville), northbound and southbound – Single lane closure northbound for sewer construction. March 28 to April 20, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion is November 30, 2013.

* Route 11 – Utility tree trimming.  Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

* 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 613 (Old Greenville Road) – Road closure for bridge and guardrail work. Work zone is across South River near the Village of Greenville, 0.39 miles east of Route 613 and 0.17 miles west of Route 1201 (Palmer Street). March 25 through April 16, 2013, day and night work hours.

* Route 662 – Sanitary sewer work with shoulder closure, March 28 to April 20, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 742 (Toll Gate Road) – Railroad crossing work located .25 mile east of Route 11.  Occasional shoulder closures.  Work is April 16-30.

* (NEW) Route 835 – Bridge over Moffett Creek.  Bridge work on Wednesday, April 17 to Friday, April 19.  Work is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

* Route 1050 – Pavement work from intersection with Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) to cul-de-sac. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* (NEW) Route 1206 – Bridge over South River tributary.  Bridge work on Monday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 17 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  Be alert for flagging operations.

* Route 1316 – Pavement work from intersection with Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) cul-de-sac. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.
 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY  

Interstate 81 

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 237 to 257, northbound and southbound – Clean debris left side and median, repair signs and ruts. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* (NEW) Mile marker 243 to 245, northbound and southbound – Cut trees and repair fences. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

 Primary Roads

* Route 11 (South Main Street) from Route 918 (Mill Street) to 0.2 miles south of Route 918 - bridge replacement over North River at intersection with Route 727 (Airport Road). Temporary lane shift (10 foot lanes) for duration of the project. Estimated completion Dec. 6, 2013.  

* Route 42 (North Main Street) at the intersection of Route 617 (Church Street) in the town of Timberville.  Intermittent lane closures with flagger traffic control for utility work. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Estimated completion end of summer.

* 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 617 (Church Street, Town of Timberville) – Utility upgrades with intermittent lane closures controlled by flaggers between Route 42 and Route 1521 (East Riverside Drive). Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion end of summer.

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

* Route 918 (Mill Street) will be temporarily closed to traffic from the Route 11 (South Main Street) intersection as part of the bridge replacement work on Route 11 and Route 727 (Airport Road).  Route 918 can be accessed from Route 867 (Old Bridgewater Road). Estimated completion Dec. 6, 2013. 

* Route 1421 (Springbrook Road, Town of Broadway) – Road closed over Linville Creek for bridge construction 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.

* 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). Traffic will be rerouted onto new bridge beginning the week of April 8. 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.

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

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

Interstate 81

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 264 to 299, northbound and southbound.  Debris pickup. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 283 to 291, northbound and southbound.  Paint graffiti. Monday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 285 to 286, northbound. Repair fence. Monday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* (UPDATE) Route 11 at Route 1974 (Holiday Street, Town of Strasburg) – Expect delays on April 13 for mast arm work and signal work.  Traffic signal replacement. Estimated completion is May 2013.

* Route11/55/1203 – Traffic signal replacement in Strasburg.  Estimated completion is May 2013.
* Route 11 – Sewer line replacement from Capon Street (Town of Strasburg) to Route 55. Traffic controlled by flaggers. Sunday through Thursday nights, 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Estimated completion May 17, 2013.

* (NEW) Various roads – Sweeping bridges and curb and gutter, Monday to Friday.

 

Secondary Roads 

* Route 629 – Pavement work from intersection of Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) to intersection at Main Street. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* (NEW) Route 651 (Mount Olive Road) – Paving operations from Route 623 (Back Road) to I-81 interchange. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot truck. Estimated completion is mid-May.

* (NEW) Various roads – Grading and brush cutting, Monday to Friday.

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile marker 302 to 321, northbound and southbound – Sign work. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* Mile marker 307 to 312, northbound and southbound – Clean debris left side and median, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

* Mile markers 308 and 317, northbound and southbound – Reset signs Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   

* Mile marker 317, northbound – Extend deceleration lane at Exit 317. 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

* (NEW) Route 11 – Left and right lane closures within .02 miles south of Route 1323 extending to .04 miles south of Route 838 – Removal and installation of guardrail.  Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 11 – Turn lane construction between Route 671 and Route 688.  Shoulder and occasional lane closures.  Work is Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Estimated completion is May 15, 2013.

* (NEW) Route 50 (west of Winchester), eastbound – Alternating lane closures - Paving and shoulder work from Route 688 (Stony Hill Road) to Route 614 (Back Mountain Road).  Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Estimated completion end of May.

* (NEW) Various roads – Sweeping, Monday to Friday.

 


Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Various roads – Scraping, Monday to Friday.

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

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 1014 (Page Street) in the Town of Berryville - Parking lanes on east side of Page Street closed during construction of new of new sidewalk from Liberty Street (Route 1005) to Fairfax Street (Route 1026).  Estimated completion May 17, 2013.

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

 


WARREN COUNTY

Interstate 66

* (NEW) Mile marker 0 to 13, eastbound and westbound – Sign work and debris pickup. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Interstate 81

No lane closures reported.

 

Primary Roads

No lane closures reported.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 631 (Gooney Manor Loop) from Route 613 to 1.90 south of Route 632. Flagger traffic control for road grading and surface treatment. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion July 26, 2018.

* Various roads – 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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