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STA14-212

Sept. 12, 2014



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR SEPTEMBER 15-19, 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 41 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for removing debris, cleaning channel debris guards, bridge ditches and slopes. Monday to Friday, 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.

(NEW) Route 154 (Durant Road, Covington) – Closed from Thacker Avenue to West Jackson Street/South Willis Avenue September 16 to September 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for soil and rock boring testing for future improvements.  Detours: Traffic on the south side of the work zone will bear right on West Jackson Street, turn left on South Rayon Drive, left on West Edgemont Drive, left on South Carpenter Drive (Route 18), left on South Monroe Avenue (Route 60), left on East Chestnut Street and then left onto South Durant Road.  Traffic on the north side of the work zone will turn right on East Chestnut Street, right on South Monroe Avenue (Route 60), right on South Carpenter Drive (Route 18), right on West Edgemont Drive, right on South Rayon Drive, and right on West Jackson Street to return to South Durant Road.

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

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

 

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.

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation.  Patching with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

 

 

BATH COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation.  Patching with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 618 (Dunns Gap Road) – Road closed for culvert replacement. Work zone is 2.75 miles east of Route 687 (Jackson River Turnpike).  Traffic can use Route 687 (Jackson River Turnpike) to Route 220 (Sam Snead Highway) as a detour.  Estimated completion September 19.

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation.  Patching with 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 – Be alert for debris removal and cleaning bridge slopes. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 51.4 to 55.2, eastbound and Mile marker 56.7 to 53.6 – Eastbound left lane closure as needed with a reduced speed limit of 55 miles per hour, 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.  Westbound left lane closure as need between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Left shoulder closure and reduced speed limit of 55 miles per hour at all times. The Maury River Bridge rehabilitation project is estimated to be completed by Oct. 6, 2016.

 

INTERSTATE 81

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

(UPDATE) Mile marker 185 to 190, northbound – Alternating lane closures for paving.  Sunday, Sept. 14, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Sept. 15 through Sept. 19, 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

Route 56 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

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

Route 252 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation. Patching, pipe replacement, pothole repairs, brush cutting, laying asphalt and ditch work with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 780 (Brattons Run) and Route 850 (W. Midland Trail) – Flaggers and signs for single, alternating lane closures September 17 to 19, noon  to 6 p.m. daily – Soil testing for future bridge work over Brattons Run.

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation. Patching, pipe replacement, pothole repairs, brush cutting, laying asphalt, grading and ditching with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 250 (Lantz Mountain area) – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for pipe replacement.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing and brush cutting with a mobile operation. Patching with flagger control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Routes 600 (Upper Backcreek Road), Route 607 (Big Valley Road) and Route 640 (Wimer Mountain Road) Pipe replacements with flagger controlled traffic. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 614, south (Cowpasture River Road) – Flagger controlled traffic for ditching. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 616 (Upper Shaws Fork) – Flagger controlled traffic for pipe replacement. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Various roads – Mowing and brush cutting with a mobile operation. Ditching and patching with flagger control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY 

 

INTERSTATE 64

(UPDATE) Mile marker 87, westbound – Shoulder closure for bridge work over I-81at Mile marker 222, southbound.  Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion Oct. 3, 2014.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 94 to 107 – Shoulder closures along the median, eastbound and westbound, September 15 to 18, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day for installation of temporary fence and underground conduit system in median. Estimated completion July 6, 2015.

 

INTERSTATE 81

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

Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris removal, cleaning paved ditches and slopes.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 213.3 (Exit 213 Greenville) – Shoulder closure Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. as needed for bridge work over Route 11. Estimated completion Sept. 26, 2014.

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 Sept. 26, 2014.

(UPDATE) Exit 221, northbound and southbound bridges over ramp to I-64 – Shoulder closure Monday to Thursday, 6:30 to 7 p.m. for bridge work. Estimated completion Oct. 3, 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.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11– Lane and shoulder closures as needed for bridge work on I-81 over Route 11 in the exit 213 area.  Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 26, 2014.

Route 42, south – Mowing with posted signs as alerts.  Monday – Friday, 7:30 a .m. to 3 p.m.

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 mile west of Route 716 to 1.12 miles west of Route 716.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

Route 252 – Mowing with posted signs as alerts.  Monday – Friday, 7:30 a .m. to 3 p.m.

Route 252 – Alternating lane closures as needed for pavement work from just south of Route 701 to 0.36 miles north of Route 802. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion December 2014.

Route 254 – Mowing with posted signs as alerts.  Monday – Friday, 7:30 a .m. to 3 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 262 and ramps at Route 252, Route 703, Route 254 and Route 250 – Alternating lane closures with flagger operations for pavement work starting 0.28 mile west of Route 11, eastbound to Route 252. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday 7 p.m. to Sunday 7 a.m.

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.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 654 (White Hill Road) Bridge work affecting shoulder at exit 217 over I-81.  Monday to Friday. Estimated completion Oct. 3, 2014.

(UPDATE) Route 655 (Walnut Hills Road) Flagger controlled lane closure at I-81 overpass for bridge work.  Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion Oct. 5, 2014.

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 Sept. 26, 2014.

(NEW) Route 703 (Hewitt Road, near Swoope) – Road closed from 8 a.m. September 15 to approximately October 31 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 747 – Spot leveling work with flaggers at various locations. Monday – Friday, 7:30 a .m. to 3 p.m.

Route 854– Alternating lane closures for paving and pavement marking from Route 11 to Route 1901, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  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. 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 Oct. 3, 2014.  

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 – On- and off-ramps restricted to 10-foot widths for overnight guardrail installation. Estimated project completion Oct. 3, 2014.  

Route 11 from intersection of I-81 exit 251 to Route 259 – Reflective pavement marker replacement/inspection in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Estimated completion September 15.

Route 33 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

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

Route 340 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 726 (Stone Spring Road) – Be alert for traffic pattern changes with the opening of newly constructed Stone Port Boulevard: Eastbound drivers on 726 will come to a stop sign at the intersection with Stone Port Boulevard, and then make a left turn to continue toward Route 253. Westbound drivers who need to access Route 726 from Route 253 will use a portion of Stone Port Boulevard, and then turn right onto Route 726. 

Route 726 (Stone Spring Road and Peach Grove Avenue) – Motorists should be alert for 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.

Route 745 (Martin Miller Road) – Pipe work from Route 257 (Ottobine Road) to Route 744 (Dry Hollow Road). Periodic, short duration closures, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Follow posted detours.

Route 813 (Lindhaven Road) – Road closed for bridge replacement. Traffic will be diverted to stop-and-proceed detour around project – 0.03 mile west of Route 612 (Bowers Lane) and 2 miles east of Route 611 (Supin Lick Road). Estimated completion Sept. 19, 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 – Single lane closures Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night for patching operations.  Estimated completion September 19. 

Mile marker 264 to 300,northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris removal.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 265 to 275, northbound – Nighttime right lane closures at various locations for milling and paving:  September 13, 15 and 18, 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.; September 16, 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. with I-81 northbound exit 273 off-ramp closed. Detour to exit 277 to Route 11; September 17, 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. with I-81 northbound exit 273 off- and on-ramps closed. Detour to exit 277 to Route 11 and Route 11 to exit 277 respectively; September 12 and 19, 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. with I-81 northbound exit 273 off- and on- ramps closed. Detour to exit 277 to Route 11 and Route 11 to exit 277 respectively.  Estimated completion Oct. 3, 2014.

(NEW) Mile marker 267 to 268– Alternating shoulder closures for bridge inspections at the Route 767 (Quicksburg Road) overpass bridge.  September 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Exit 269 (Shenandoah Caverns/Mount Jackson), northbound – Paving operations will close the on-ramp September 12 from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following morning.  Northbound detours will be in place to Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) via exit 273 (Mount Jackson/Basye).  Estimated completion Oct. 3.

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.

(NEW) Mile marker 283 to 284 – Alternating shoulder closures for bridge inspections at the Route 42 (West Reservoir Road) overpass bridge.  September 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 295 to 285, southbound – Single lane closures Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night for patching operations.  Estimated completion September 19. 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 42 (Senedo Road) – Flagger controlled single lane closures for paving operations from Route 675 (Wolf Gap Road) to Route 691 (Swover Creek Road). Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion September 19.

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

Route 263 from Route 42 to 6.45 miles west of Route 42  – Reflective pavement marker replacement/inspection in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Estimated completion September 15.

(NEW) Various roads – Guardrail mowing and brush cutting, Monday through 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, shoulder work and pipe cleaning. Monday to Friday.

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

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

Mile marker 310 to 324, northbound – Single lane closures Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night for patching operations.  Estimated completion September 19. 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 7 from Winchester County Line to Clarke County Line – Reflective pavement marker replacement/inspection in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Estimated completion September 15.

Route 11 - Line painting in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Estimated completion September 15.

Route 50 from end of four-lane to Route 688 – Reflective pavement marker replacement/inspection in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Estimated completion September 15.

Route 277 from Route 11 to Route 522 – Reflective pavement marker replacement/inspection in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Estimated completion September 15.

Route 522 from Winchester County Line to West Virginia Line – Reflective pavement marker replacement/inspection in both directions. Work will occur mostly during daylight hours utilizing a mobile work zone. Estimated completion September 15.

Route 522 – Shoulder closures northbound lane for the installation of fiber optic conduit between Route 679 and the West Virginia Line.  Estimated completion is Oct. 1, 2014.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 704 (Back Creek Road) – Road closed to through traffic from Route 632 (Sandmine Road) to Route 617 (Pine Top Road) –

7 a.m. September 15 to approximately September 26 at 3:30 p.m. Only local traffic will be allowed beyond these two points.  Detours:  Southbound traffic will travel west on Route 751 (Gore Road) then west on Route 50 (Northwestern Pike) then south on Route 259 (Carper’s Pike) to West Virginia Route 259, then southeast on West Virginia’s Back Creek Road, then east on West Virginia’s White Pine Ridge Road which becomes Route 617 Pine Top Road in Virginia to Route 704 Back Creek Road.  Northbound traffic will travel west on Route 617 (Pine Top Road) into West Virginia’s White Pine Ridge Road then northwest on West Virginia’s Back Creek Road, then north on West Virginia’s Route 259 to Virginia’s Route 259 (Carper’s Pike), then east on Route 50 (Northwestern Pike), then east on Route 751 (Gore Road) to Route 704 (Back Creek Road).

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

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

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 340, northbound and southbound – Alternating left lane closures for bridge inspection of Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) bridge over Route 340. September 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Route 340 – Flagger traffic control at intersection to Route 657 (Senseny Road) for turn-lane construction.  Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.  Estimated completion October 2014. 

 

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 66

(UPDATE) Mile marker 0 to 15, westbound and eastbound – Be alert for debris removal, litter pickup and shoulder mowing.  Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 55 (north of Front Royal) – Eastbound and westbound lane shifts near the intersection with Route 340/522 on September 16. These lane shifts will be in effect for at least one year as part of the South Fork Shenandoah River bridge project.

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.  Possible 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. These changes will be in effect through summer 2015.  Estimated bridge completion December 2017.

Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) – Bridge replacement work over Gooney Creek 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.

 

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.

Route 613 (Indian Hollow Road) – Traffic controlled by flaggers Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for replacement of low water bridge over South Fork of Shenandoah River. Work zone from Route 628 to 0.35 miles north. Estimated completion October 2014.

Route 632 (Fetchett Road) –12-foot width restriction  during installation of box culverts over Broad Run.  Work zone is 0.019 mile south of Route 633 (Broad Run Road).  Estimated completion September 12.

Various roads – Mowing and pipe cleaning.  Monday to Friday.

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

 

 

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.

 

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

 

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