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STA14-240

Oct. 31, 2014



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR NOVEMBER 3 TO NOVEMBER 7, 2014
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 0 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for debris removal and clearing sign areas, cleaning bridge ditches and slopes. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 16.6  to 31, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures as needed for spot paving. November 3 and 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 18 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

Route 60 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

Route 159 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

Route 220 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

Route 311 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

(NEW) Various roads – Shoulder repairs with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 606 (Sioux Street, Clifton Forge) – Right shoulder closure with intermittent flagging for box culvert construction work under I-64.  Estimated completion June 15, 2015.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Brush cutting and shoulder repairs with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

 

 

BATH COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 687 (Jackson River Turnpike) – Flagger and sign controlled alternating lane closures for soil test borings for bridge over Cascade Creek. Work zone 0.2 miles north of Route 605 (Coles Mountain Road) and Route 687 to 0.3 miles north of Route 605 and Route 687. November 3 to 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Grading ditching, pothole repairs, brush cutting and pipe replacement with 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 – Be alert for debris removal and cleaning paved ditches.  Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 42.1, westbound – Lane closures as needed for erosion repairs. November 4 and 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Mile marker 53.3 to 55.3, eastbound and westbound.  Eastbound traffic will detour across the median to the westbound side of the interstate. Both directions of traffic will use westbound Maury River bridge for about a year while the eastbound bridge undergoes rehabilitation. Speed limit is 55 miles per hour.

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, repairing mile marker signs and cleaning paved ditches. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 185 to 190 including Ramps 188A and 188B, northbound – Alternating lane closures for paving. Sunday, 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Monday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated project completion December 2014.

Mile marker 193 to 190, southbound.  Nighttime left lane closures, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for guardrail upgrades and shoulder paving. Estimated completion Jan. 15, 2015.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

Route 130 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing, litter pickup, shoulder repairs and ditching.  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads –Brush cutting, ditching, pipe replacement, litter pickup and tree removal with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Brush cutting, ditching and patching with flagger control.  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

 

INTERSTATE 64

(NEW) Exit 91 (Fishersville) – Road striping and traffic signal work. Watch for flagging operations at intersections of Lifecore Drive, I-64 ramps and Expo Road. November 3 to 7, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Mile marker 94 to 107 – Shoulder closures along the median, eastbound and westbound, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day for installation of temporary fence and underground conduit system in median. Estimated completion July 6, 2015.

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, repairing mile marker signs, cleaning bridge slopes and paved ditches. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 207 – Right shoulder closures as needed for repairs on Route 620 bridge over I-81.  Monday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Nov. 14, 2014.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 215 – Right shoulder closure Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. as needed for bridge work over Route 694. Estimated completion Nov. 14, 2014.

Mile marker 228 to 238, northbound – Nighttime alternating lane closures 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. for pavement work and guardrail upgrades. Estimated completion Dec. 24, 2014.

Mile marker 230.3 – Shoulder closure as needed for Route 742 (Toll Gate Road) bridge work over I-81. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Estimated completion Dec. 12, 2014.

Mile marker 232.6 – Shoulder closure as needed for Route 775 (Buttermilk Road) bridge work over I-81. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Estimated completion Dec. 12, 2014.

Mile marker 233.9 – Shoulder closure as needed for Route 750 (Keezletown Road) bridge work over I-81. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Estimated completion Dec. 12, 2014.

Mile marker 235.2 – Shoulder closure as needed for Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road) bridge work over I-81. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Estimated completion Dec. 12, 2014.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 42 – Flagger controlled northbound and southbound lane closures as needed for shoulder widening project between Buffalo Gap and Craigsville, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Estimated completion Dec. 31, 2014.

Route 250 – Traffic restricted to single 12-foot wide lane during Ramsey’s Draft bridge replacement.  Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Traffic controlled by temporary signal. Work zone 1.04 miles west of Route 716 to 1.12 miles west of Route 716.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

(NEW) Route 250/358 Intersection – Eastbound shoulder closure for gas line installation across Route 250. November 3 to 7.

(NEW) Route 250/642 Intersection – Eastbound shoulder closure for gas line installation. November 3 to 7.

Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road) – Bridge work over I-81 at mile marker 235.2.  Estimated completion Dec. 12, 2014.

Route 340 – Right shoulder closures as needed at various locations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for fiber optic installation from Route 11/Greenville to the Augusta/Rockingham County Line. Estimated completion Dec. 31, 2014.

(NEW) Route 340/635 Intersection – Lane shifts and shoulder closures for gas line installation on northbound shoulder between Route 649 and Route 635.  November 3 to 7.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 608 (Tinkling Springs Road) – Alternating lane closures with flaggers for intersection improvements at Route 608/Route 648 intersection.  Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Estimated completion May 31, 2015.

(NEW) Route 612 – Alternating lane closures as needed for milling, paving and pavement marking from Route 1926 (Kendrick Avenue) to Route 788. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Estimated completion Dec. 20, 2014.

(UPDATE) Route 620 (Spotswood Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures for repairs on Route 620 bridge over I-81 at mile marker 207.  Monday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Nov. 14, 2014.

Route 648 (Christians Creek Road) – Alternating lane closures with flaggers for intersection improvements at Route 648/Route 608 intersection.  Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Estimated completion May 31, 2015.

(UPDATE) Route 694 – Flagger controlled lane closure, Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. as needed for I-81 bridge work over Route 694. Estimated completion Nov. 14, 2014.

Route 703 (Hewitt Road, near Swoope) – Road closed until November 15 for installation of new steel truss bridge over the Middle River. Work zone is 0.99 mile to Route 876 (Swoope Road) and 1.62 miles from Route 708 (Miss Phillips Road).  Detours: North side traffic use Route 703 (Hewitt Road) to Route 876 (Swoope Road) to  Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike).  South side traffic use Route 703 (Hewitt Road) to Route 708 (Miss Phillips Road) to Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike).

Route 742 (Toll Gate Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure as needed for bridge work over I-81. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Estimated completion Dec. 12, 2014.

Route 750 (Keezletown Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure as needed for bridge work over I-81.  Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Estimated completion Dec. 12, 2014.

Route 775 (Buttermilk Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure as needed for bridge work over I-81. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Estimated completion Dec. 12, 2014.

(NEW) Route 940 – Alternating lane closures as needed for milling, paving and pavement marking from Route 11 to End of State Maintenance. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Estimated completion Dec. 20, 2014.

(NEW) Route 941 – Alternating lane closures as needed for milling, paving and pavement marking from Route 940 to End of State Maintenance. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Estimated completion Dec. 20, 2014.

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

Various roads – Lane and shoulder closures as needed for pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading.  Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY  

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 237 to 264, northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris removal, fence line mowing, and cleaning paved ditches. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Exit 251, northbound and southbound – On- and off-ramps restricted to 10-foot widths for overnight guardrail installation. Estimated project completion Dec. 5, 2014.

 

PRIMARY ROADS 

Route 11 – On- and off-ramps at I-81 exit 251 restricted to 10-foot widths for overnight guardrail installation. Estimated project completion Dec. 5, 2014.  

Route 42 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

(UPDATE) Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Eastbound shoulder and lane closures as needed between Route 726 (Stone Spring Road) and Route 710 (Ridgedale Road) for turn lane construction at Stone Port Development.  Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Estimated completion November 2014.

Route 253 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

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

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 726 (Stone Spring Road and Peach Grove Avenue) – Motorists should be alert for traffic-pattern changes, shoulder closures and occasional flagger controlled lane closures related to the Route 280 Southeast Connector project. Work zone extends from 0.51 mile east of Harrisonburg city limits to 0.15 mile west of city limits. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 2014.

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

Various roads – Lane and shoulder closures as needed for pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading. Mowing, litter pickup and pavement repairs as needed.

 

 

PAGE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.
 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Lane and shoulder closures as needed for pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading.  Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 264 to 300,northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, fence line mowing and cleaning paved ditches.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mile marker 280 to 273, southbound.  Nighttime left lane closures, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for guardrail upgrades and shoulder paving. Estimated completion Jan. 15, 2015.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 42 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 760 (Water Street) – Flagger controlled traffic from Route 1403 to 0.30 mile east for bridge replacement over Stony Creek. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion June 2015.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing, brush cutting, pipe cleaning and pothole patching.  Monday to Friday.

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris and brush removal. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 304.2 to 310.2, northbound and southbound – Slowroll lane closures Sunday, November 2, 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for installation of utility cable over I-81. Southbound slowroll will begin at mile marker 310.2. Northbound slowroll will begin at 304.2.  

 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 50 – Daytime median shoulder closures for new crossover construction between Route 781 (Prince Frederick Drive) and Route 781 (Sulphur Springs Road. Estimated completion Dec. 5, 2014.

Route 522 – Northbound shoulder closures for the installation of fiber optic conduit between Route 679 and the West Virginia Line.  Estimated completion is Nov. 21, 2014.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

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

Various roads – Mowing and patching.  Monday to Friday.

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 66

Mile marker 0 to 15, westbound and eastbound – Be alert for debris and brush removal.  Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 55 (Strasburg Road) – Flagger controlled traffic for paving operations 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Front Royal Town limits to Passage Creek Bridge.  Estimated completion Nov. 14, 2014.

Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) – New traffic pattern with lane shifts on north and south ends of the bridge replacement project over Gooney Creek. Work zone from 0.67 miles south of Route 605 to 0.35 miles north of Route 605. Traffic controlled by flaggers Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should expect minor delays. Estimated completion October 2015.

Route 340/522 (North Shenandoah Avenue) – Single lane closure for bridge inspection over South Fork of Shenandoah River and Norfolk Southern Railroad, October 27 to 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Route 340/522 (North Shenandoah Avenue/Winchester Road), from Duck Street to 17th Street – Old South Fork bridge replacement and interchange modification at Route 55 (Strasburg Road) and 340/522.  Daily lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and nightly lane closures from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday. Additional lane shift and closure of center turn lane from the south end of the bridge to just past 17th Street and closure of 18th Street to through traffic. Through traffic will detour onto North Royal Avenue and 17th Street. Lane shifts on Route 55 just west of Route 340/522. These changes will be in effect through summer 2015.  Estimated bridge completion December 2017.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 603 (Oregon Hollow Road) – Traffic controlled by flaggers Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for reconstruction of Route 603 from Route 647 (Dismal Hollow Road) to 0.5 miles north. Estimated completion December 2014.


 

Vegetation management may take place district wide on various routes.

 

Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution when traveling through work zones.

 

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511 and at 511Virginia.org. For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dial 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

 

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