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STA13-107

June 21, 2013



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF JUNE 24 – 28, 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. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Mile marker 7 to 16, eastbound and westbound – Cleaning bridge slopes. Wednesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* (NEW) Mile marker 17.3 – Repairs to concrete barrier wall. Lane closures Tuesday, June 25 to Thursday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* (UPDATE) 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 completion end of July 2013.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 635 – Flagger-controlled lane closures for bridge repairs at I-64. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.

* Route 647 – Pavement work from Hattie Street to 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 Horse Mountain View to Mallow Road.  Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* (UPDATE) Various roads – Pipe installation, mowing, paving and patching with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

Primary Roads

* Various roads – Patching and shoulder repair with flagger traffic control. Mowing with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Patching, pipe replacement and brush cutting with flagger traffic control. Mowing with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

Interstate 64 

* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound - Debris removal and cleaning bridge slopes. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 173 to 205.1, northbound and southbound – Debris removal and cleaning bridge slopes. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Mile marker 180.8, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closure for bridge repair over Route 11 at Exit 180 (Fancy Hill). Also southbound I-81 left exit ramp narrows. Flagger controlled lane closures on Route 11 as needed.  Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.
* (UPDATE) Mile marker 195 to 197, northbound – Left lane closures Monday and Tuesday nights, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Right lane closures Wednesday and Thursday nights, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Closures are for Truck Climbing Lane project paving and guardrail work.

 

Primary Roads

* Route 11 (North Lee Highway) – Fiber optic cable installation north of Route 39. Estimated completion end of June.

* Route 11 (North Lee Highway) – Fiber optic cable installation south of I-81 Exit 195. Estimated completion end of June.

* Route 11 (North Lee Highway) – Fiber optic cable installation north of Natural Bridge. Estimated completion end of June.

* Route 11 at I-81 Exit 180 (Fancy Hill).  Flagger controlled lane closure as needed for I-81 bridge repair over Route 11. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.

* Route 11 – Paving work from Route 760 (Golf Course Road) to Route 648 (Tinkerville Road). Flagger controlled northbound and southbound lane closures as needed, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* 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 – Mowing operations with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* (UPDATE) Route 631 (Old Buena Vista Road) – Single lane closure with flagger traffic control for waterline replacement project. Work area is between Route 11 and Lincoln Road.  Estimated completion mid-July 2013.

* Various roads – Ditching, paving, patching and pipe replacement with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Various roads – Mowing operations with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 84 (Mill Gap Road) – Paving operations with alternating lane closures from Route 602 to 1.0 mile east of the West Virginia state line. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* Various roads – Mowing operations with signage for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 614 (Cowpasture River Road South) – Slope/sinkhole repairs 0.5 miles north of Route 613. Road closed to traffic. No detours. Estimated completion summer 2013.

* Route 614 (Cowpasture River Road North) – Ditch work with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Route 644 (Hardscrabble Road) – Ditch work with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* (UPDATE) Route 678 – Box culvert bridge replacement over Crab Run near McDowell. Work zone 1.37 miles south of Route 615 and 1.93 miles from the bridge north to Route 612.  Flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday. Estimated completion August 2, 2013.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

Interstate 64
* Mile marker 96 to 106 on Afton Mountain, eastbound and westbound – Left lane and right and left shoulder closures for installation of rock safety fencing and cable barrier/guardrail, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expected completion July 2013.

 

 Interstate 81

* (NEW) Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Lane closures for nighttime paving operations. Tuesday, June 25 to Thursday, June 27 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

* (UPDATE) Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound - Debris removal and cleaning ditches and bridge slopes. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Primary Roads

* (UPDATE) Route 11 (Lee Highway, Greenville) – Northbound lane closure for shoulder work,  7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.

* Route 250, eastbound and westbound - Lane closures as needed for paving from Route 636 to Waynesboro city limits. Flagger traffic control. Sunday to Saturday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* (NEW) Route 358 (Woodrow Wilson Avenue) will be closed for paving and sidewalk work from Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) to end of state maintenance beginning July 1. Detours will be in place. Estimated completion July 8, 2013.  

* Various locations -- Mowing operations, Monday to Friday. 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 648 (Christians Creek Road) – Ditch work with lane closures as needed. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Estimated completion end of summer.

* (UPDATE) Route 662 (Greenville School Road) – East of the intersection with Route 1205 (Main Street) for 1.0 mile. Right shoulder closure and possible delays for sewer construction, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.
* Route 698 (Wise Hollow Road) – Road construction from Route 690 (Summit Church Road) to the Rockingham County line. Flagger control Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion July 31, 2013.

* Route 748 (Flint Hill Road) – Road construction west of Mount Sidney, from Route 626 (Seawright Springs Road) to Route 696 (Sidney Gap Road). Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion July 31, 2013, weather permitting.

* Route 818 (Dunsmore Road, Verona) – Pavement work with flagger traffic control. Estimated completion October 2013.

* Route 828 (Cattle Scales Road) – Pavement work with flagger traffic control, Expected completion October 2013.
* 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 1205 (Main Street, Greenville) – Road closed for sewer construction between Main Street bridge and Route 662 (Greenville School Road), 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.

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

* Route 1510 (Stuart Avenue, Stuarts Draft) – Pavement work with flagger traffic control, Expected completion October 2013.

* Various routes – Grading operations. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Estimated completion end of summer.

* Various routes – Mowing and patching. Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY  

Interstate 81 

* (NEW) Mile marker 245 to 246, northbound and southbound – Nighttime single-lane closure for bridge inspection. Monday, June 24, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

* Various locations – Guardrail upgrades with daytime shoulder closures. Occasional nighttime lane closures. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion January 14, 2014.

 

 Primary Roads

* Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Entrance upgrades between Route 765 (Gravels Road) and I-81 interchange. Flagger-controlled lane and shoulder closures as needed. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion July 31, 2013.

* 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. Flagging operations as needed. Estimated completion December 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.

* Route 253 (Port Republic Road), eastbound and westbound - Left lane closure for median work between Harrisonburg city limits and Route 726 (Stone Spring Road). Monday –Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion August 1, 2013.

* Route 259 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

* (UPDATE) Bluestone Drive (Route 331) – Flagger-controlled alternating lane closures for pavement marking. Work zone is from Port Republic Road to South Main Street (Route 11). June 24 to June 29, 7 a.m to 7 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* 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 620 (Mountain Valley Road) – Road closure for bridge replacement over War Branch. Traffic will detour via Route 798 (Arkton Road) to Route 11 (Lee Highway) to Route 608 (Mauzy Athlone Road). Work zone is 0.55 miles north of Route 620 (Mountain Valley Road) and Route 608 (Mauzy Athlone Road) and 1.85 miles south of Route 620 and Route 798 (Arkton Road).  Estimated completion July 12, 2013.

* Route 672 (Pineville Road) – Road closed to through traffic from McGaheysville Road to Lawyer Road (1.275 miles) for road demolition and reconstruction. One lane will remain open for property owners and residents. No through traffic. Expect delays. Estimated completion September 2013.

* (NEW) Route 726 (Stone Spring Road) – Paving from Harrisonburg city limits to Route 253 (Port Republic Road). Roadway and shoulder closures with detours and signs beginning Wednesday, June 26. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.

* Route 727 (Airport Road) – Bridge work from Route 11 (Lee Highway) to Route 696 (Kisers Road). Road closed until further notice.  Estimated completion December 6, 2013.

* 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.

* (UPDATE) Route 924 – Bridge cleaning at Mines Run. Lane closures as needed, controlled by flaggers or message boards. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

 

 

PAGE COUNTY

Primary Roads 

* (UPDATE) Route 340 – Cleaning of bridge over Route 683 and Norfolk Southern Railway. Lane closures as needed, controlled by flaggers or message boards. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* 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 3.5 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.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 615, various locations – Paving with flagger controlled traffic.  Estimated completion October 2013.

* Route 654, various locations – Paving with flagger controlled traffic.  Estimated completion October 2013.

* (UPDATE) Route 662 – Cleaning of bridge over Jeremiah’s Run. Lane closures as needed, controlled by flaggers or message boards. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* 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 Route 686. Signs will be posted.

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

* Various roads – Utility tree trimming with flagger traffic control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

Interstate 81

* Various locations – Guardrail upgrades with daytime shoulder closures. Occasional nighttime lane closures. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion Jan 14, 2014.


Primary Roads 

* Route 11 at Route 42 (Town of Woodstock) – New intersection construction of East Reservoir Road and Route 11. Flagger controlled traffic  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday – Friday. Estimated completion May 2014.

* Various roads – Shoulder work. Monday to Friday.

 

Secondary Roads 

* Route 629 – Paving 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.

* Route 645 (Old School House Drive) – Road closed for culvert replacement, 0.25 miles south of Route 654 and 0.30 miles north of Route 657 (Maurertown area). Northbound traffic will detour north on Route 645 (Old School House Drive) to west on Route 654 (Zion Church Road) then back to Route 11 (Old Valley Pike). Southbound traffic will detour south on Route 645 (Old School House Drive) to west on Route 654 (Zion church Road) then back to Route 11 (Old Valley Pike). Estimated completion July 24, 2013.

* (NEW) Route 850 – Paving from Route 629 to dead end. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

* (UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing, brush cutting, shoulder repair and pipe cleaning. Monday to Friday.

* Various roads – Surface treatment. Traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot vehicles. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion June 30, 2013.

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

Interstate 81

* Various locations – Guardrail upgrades with daytime shoulder closures. Occasional nighttime lane closures. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion Jan 14, 2014.

 

Primary Roads

* Route 37, southbound ramp to Route 622 – Flagger traffic control during daylight hours for installation of new traffic signal. Estimated completion August 2013.

* (NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting. Monday to Friday.


Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 620 (Singhass Road) – Closed for railroad crossing replacement from Route 803 (Round Hill Road) to 0.07 miles south. Southbound traffic will detour onto Route 803 east to Route 50 east to Route 37 south to Route 622 west. Northbound traffic will detour onto Route 622 east to Route 37 north to Route 50 west to Route 803 west. Estimated completion June 28, 2013.

* Various roads – Paving. Traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot vehicles. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion June 30, 2013.

* Various roads – Mowing, shoulder work and patching work. Monday to Friday.

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 7 – Cleaning of bridges over Route 340, Route 615, Norfolk Southern railway, Opequon Creek. Lane closures as needed, controlled by flaggers or message boards. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 17 – Cleaning of bridges over Shenandoah River and Norfolk Southern railway. Lane closures as needed, controlled by flaggers or message boards. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 340 – Guardrail replacement. Alternating lane closures from Route 7 to 0.18 miles west of Route 623. Lane closures as needed, controlled by flaggers or message boards. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 340 – Cleaning of bridges over Norfolk Southern railway. Lane closures as needed, controlled by flaggers or message boards. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 621 – Cleaning of bridge over Spout Run. Lane closures as needed, controlled by flaggers or message boards. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 624 – Cleaning of bridge over Long Branch. Lane closures as needed, controlled by flaggers or message boards. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 657 – Cleaning of bridge over Opequon Creek. Lane closures as needed, controlled by flaggers or message boards. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* Various roads – Surface treatment. Traffic controlled by flaggers and pilot vehicles. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion June 30, 2013.

* Various roads – Mowing, patching, cleaning/replacing pipes. Monday to Friday.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

Interstate 66

No lane closures reported.

 

Interstate 81

No lane closures reported.

 

Primary Roads

* (UPDATE) Route 340 from Page County Line to Route 737 -- Milling and paving operations, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flagger traffic control with pilot vehicles. Estimated completion June 28.

* (NEW) Various roads – Shoulder work. Monday to Friday.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 613 (Indian Hollow Road) – Replacement of low-water bridge over South Fork Shenandoah River. Work zone is from Route 628 to 0.35 miles north. Traffic controlled by flaggers Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Expect minor delays. Estimated completion October 2014.

* Various roads – Mowing and shoulder work. 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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