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STA13-200

Oct. 18, 2013



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 21 to 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 entry or a revised entry since last week’s report.

 

 

ALLEGHANY COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 16 to 7, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for crews cleaning of bridge slopes. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 21 to 29 (Clifton Forge area), eastbound and westbound – “Slow roll” lane closures Sunday morning, October 20, for installation of overhead utility lines. Eastbound slow roll will begin at exit 21 (Low Moor) and finish near mile marker 25. The westbound slow roll will begin at exit 29 (Route 42) and finish near mile marker 25. On-ramps at exits 24 and 27 will be closed during this operation. Both closures are scheduled to take place between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., and will utilize Virginia State Police, flagging crews and variable message boards. Slow-roll times are subject to change in the event of inclement weather or poor visibility.

(NEW) Mile marker 41 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures for mowing operations. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 41 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for crews cleaning paved ditches and removing debris. Tuesday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 41 to 38, westbound – Lane closures for shoulder repairs and cleaning paved ditches. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Shoulder repairs and brush cutting with flagger traffic control. Mowing with signs for traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

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

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

Various roads – Shoulder repairs, brush cutting and patching with flagger traffic control. Mowing with signs for traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Brush cutting and ditch cleaning with flagger traffic control. Mowing with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Patching, pipe replacement, ditch cleaning and brush cutting with flagger traffic control. Mowing with signs for 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 – Be alert for crews cleaning bridge slopes and removing debris. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 44 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures for cleaning paved ditches. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews cleaning bridge slopes, repairing shoulders on ramps and removing debris. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 180.8, southbound – Bridge repair over Route 11 at Exit 180 (Fancy Hill). Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Nov. 1, 2013.

Mile marker 182.2 – Northbound and southbound shoulder closures at Route 680 (Falling Spring Road) for bridge repair. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion Oct. 31, 2013.

Mile marker 183.7 – Northbound shoulder closures over Route 679 (Hops Hill Road) for bridge repair. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion Oct. 31, 2013.

(NEW) Mike marker 200 to 201.5 – Left-lane closures October 21 and 22, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day, for drainage work on the Truck Climbing Lane project.

Mile marker 205 to 173, northbound and southbound – Lane closures as needed for mowing operations. Wednesday to Saturday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 – I-81 Exit 180 (Fancy Hill), southbound – Right shoulder closure and flagger-controlled lane closures for repairs to southbound I-81 bridge. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Nov. 1, 2013.

Route 11 (South Lee Highway) – Single lane and shoulder closures as needed for fiber optic cable installation. Flagger controlled traffic in work zone from the Natural Bridge Fire Station to 0.07 miles south of Route 680 (Falling Spring Road). Estimated completion November 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 to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

Route 60 (East Nelson Street, 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 December 2013.

Various roads – Patching, pothole repairs, pipe replacement, ditching, tree removal and brush cutting with flagger traffic control. Mowing with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 679 (Hops Hill Road) – Shoulder closure or flagger controlled lane closure as needed for repair of bridge over I-81 southbound.  Work zone is 0.10 miles from Route 11 to 1.8 miles to Route 680. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion Oct. 31, 2013.

Route 680 (Falling Spring Road)Shoulder or flagger controlled lane closures as needed for repair of bridge over I-81.  Work zone is 0.2 miles from Route 11 to 0.05 miles to Fancy Hill Lane. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion Oct. 31, 2013.

Route 696 (Ford Hill Road) – Partial closure of Route 696 for bridge repair over Hayslette Creek. Work zone from intersection of Route 654 (Hayslette Road) and .3 mile west to Route 655 (Blacks Creek Road). Estimated completion October 24.  Detour via Route 654 to Route 251 or Route 655 to Route 251.

Route 710 (Sterrett Road) – Daytime lane closures for bridge work as part of the I-81 Truck Climbing Lane project. Route 710 traffic will be reduced to one northbound lane Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, while crews work on the I-81 bridge deck. In addition, flaggers will temporarily hold traffic at various times during the work day as needed. Estimated completion November 2013.

Various roads – Patching, pothole repairs, pipe replacement, ditching, grading, tree removal and brush cutting with flagger traffic control. Mowing with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 250 – Shoulder repairs with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 614 (Cowpasture River Road South) – (Rural Rustic project) Pipe replacement with flagger traffic control Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Route 642 (Laurel Fork Road) – Ditching, grading, adding stone where needed with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Route 678 (Bullpasture River Road) – Pipe replacement with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Various roads – Patching with signs for traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

 

INTERSTATE 64

(UPDATE) Mile marker exit 91 (Fishersville), westbound – left lane of I-64 will be closed for about 1,000 feet on either side of the interchange for abutment excavations October 21 to 25, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night. All work is weather permitting.

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Be alert for roadside debris removal, cleaning paved ditches, cleaning bridge slopes, and repair of shoulders on ramps. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 237 to 205, northbound and southbound – Lane closures as needed for mowing operations. Monday through Friday, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 (Lee Highway, Greenville area with project-related work on Stover School Road, Church Street View Street, Palmer Street, Graham Street, Old Staunton Road as needed)Northbound intermittent lane closures for sewer project. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion Nov. 30, 2013.

Route 340 (North Delphine Avenue, Waynesboro) Lane closures and lane shifts as needed for milling and paving. Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estimated completion October 2013.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) – Flagger controlled traffic from intersection of Route 634 (Patton Farm Road) to Route 669 (Lake Road) for asphalt project. Estimated completion October.

Route 622 (Waynesboro) – Stop and proceed traffic pattern for installation of box culvert over Steele Run stream. Work zone is 1.10 miles to dead end and 0.40 miles from Waynesboro. Detour signs will be in place. Estimated completion October 31.

Route 642 (Barren Ridge Road) – Flagger controlled traffic from 0.07 miles north of Route 794 to 0.25 miles south of Route 795 for Rural Rustic project. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion Nov. 29, 2013.

Route 662 (Stover School Road) – One lane closure as needed from Route 11 to View Street. Flaggers and signs in place to assist motorist. Estimated completion Nov. 30, 2013.

Route 701 (Howardsville Road) between Route 11 (Lee Highway) and Route 613 (Old Greenville Road) – Right shoulder closures with possible single lane closures for installation of right turn lane for C. Layman Subdivision. Monday to Friday, 8.a.m. to 5.p.m.  Estimated completion end of October 2013.

Route 754 – Resurfacing project that will include pipe installation, construction of new ditch lines, grading of surfaces and paving operations – Shoulder and lane closures as needed, controlled by flaggers. Estimated completion Nov. 15, 2013.

Route 828 (Cattle Scales Road) – Pavement work with flagger traffic control. Expected completion October 2013.
(NEW) Route 916 (View Street) – Lane closures as needed for shoulder repair, from Route 662 (Stover School Road) south.  Estimated completion November 2013.

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

Route 1201 (Graham Street) – Possible lane closure for sewer work and tree removal in Route 11 area. Estimated completion Oct. 25, 2013.

Route 1202 (Church Street) – Possible lane closure for shoulder repair from Route 11 to Palmer Street. Estimated completion Oct. 25, 2013.

Route 1206 (Old Staunton Road) – Possible lane closure for sewer work in Route 11 area. Estimated completion Oct. 25, 2013.

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

Route 1427 (Brand Station Road) between Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) and Route 638 (Desper Hollow Road) – Right shoulder closure and flagger controlled intermittent lane closures, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as needed for underground utility work. Work zone 0.94 miles west of Route 638 (Desper Hollow Road) to 0.18 miles of Staunton city limits. Estimated completion end of October 2013.

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

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing operations through November.

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY  


INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 237 to 264, northbound and southbound – Be alert for roadside debris removal. Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.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 Jan. 14, 2014.

 

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. Flagging operations as needed. Estimated completion Dec. 6, 2013.

Route 42 (North Main Street) at Route 617 (Church Street) in Timberville – Intermittent lane closures with flagger traffic control for utility work. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Estimated completion end of October 2013.

 

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 to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Estimated completion end of October.

(UPDATE) Route 682 (Friedens Church Road) – Road closed October 26 for repairs to bridge over Pleasant Run. Alternate date Sunday, October 27. The road will be closed from about 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., just east of the entrance to the Wal-Mart distribution center near Interstate 81. Traffic will be detoured as follows: Westbound drivers will take Route 276 (Cross Keys Road) north and Route 253 (Port Republic Road) west to Interstate 81. Eastbound drivers will follow I-81 north to exit 245, Route 253 east and Route 276 south to Route 682.

Route 726 (Stone Spring Road and Peach Grove Avenue) – New road construction to extend Southeast Connector. Possible shoulder closures controlled by signs, from 0.51 miles east of Harrisonburg city limits to 0.15 miles west of city limits. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estimated completion November 2014.

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

Route 918 (Mill Street) – 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.

 

 

PAGE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 340 – New traffic pattern as part of the bridge construction work over Compton Creek and Norfolk Southern Railway. Traffic has been routed onto new section of roadway, 0.1 mile south of Route 663 (Island Ford Road) to 0.16 mile south of Route 662 (Compton Hollow Road). Expect daily lane closures and 24-hour shoulder closures. Estimated completion for bridge work is fall 2013.

Various roads – Mowing operations through October 2013.

Various roads – Shoulder work. Estimated completion Oct. 31, 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.

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.

Estimated completion fall 2013.

Various roads – Shoulder work. Estimated completion Oct. 31, 2013.

Various roads – Patching operations. Estimated completion Oct. 31, 2013.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 264 to 300, northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris and brush removal. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.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 Jan. 14, 2014.


PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 and Route 42 (Woodstock) – New intersection construction of East Reservoir Road and Route 11. Flagger controlled traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday. Be alert for new traffic patterns and temporary signals. Estimated completion May 2014. 

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 629 – Paving from Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) to Main Street. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2013.

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

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

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing and pipe cleaning, Monday to Friday.

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris removal and cross over repairs. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.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 Jan. 14, 2014.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads– Mowing, Monday to Friday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 642 (Armel Road/Chrismore Road) – Road closed from October 15 to October 25 for bridge deck replacement. Work zone from Armel Road, 0.4 miles east of Route 643 (Ritter Road in Frederick County to Chrismore Road, and 0.75 miles west of Route 644 (Gun Barrel Road) in Clarke County at the Clarke/Frederick county line.  All work weather permitting.  Detours:  Eastbound Route 642 (Armel Road) traffic use Route 643 (Ritter Road) west to Route 522 (Front Royal Pike), south to Route 646 (Reardon Road), east to Route 644 (Gun Barrel Road), north to Route 642.  Westbound Route 642 (Chrismore Road) traffic use Route 644 (Gun Barrel Road) south to Route 646 (Nations Spring Road), west to Route 522 (Front Royal Pike), north to Route 643 (Ritter Road), east to Route 642.

(UPDATE) Route 642 (Tasker Road) – Lane and shoulder closures at intersection with route 636 (White Oak Road) for installation of new traffic signal. Flagger controlled traffic 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated completion November 15.

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

Various roads– Ditching on various roads Monday to Friday.

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Friday.


SECONDARY ROADS

Route 642 (Armel Road/Chrismore Road) – Road closed from October 15 to October 25 for bridge deck replacement. Work zone from Armel Road, 0.4 miles east of Route 643 (Ritter Road in Frederick County to Chrismore Road, and 0.75 miles west of Route 644 (Gun Barrel Road) in Clarke County at the Clarke/Frederick county line. All work weather permitting.  Detours:  Eastbound Route 642 (Armel Road) traffic use Route 643 (Ritter Road) west to Route 522 (Front Royal Pike), south to Route 646 (Reardon Road), east to Route 644 (Gun Barrel Road), north to Route 642.  Westbound Route 642 (Chrismore Road) traffic use Route 644 (Gun Barrel Road) south to Route 646 (Nations Spring Road), west to Route 522 (Front Royal Pike), north to Route 643 (Ritter Road), east to Route 642.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 66

(UPDATE) Mile marker 0 to 14.7,westbound and eastbound – Be alert for roadside debris removal. Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Friday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 613 (Indian Hollow Road) – Replacement of low-water bridge over South Fork of the 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.

 

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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