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STA15-113

April 24, 2015



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR APRIL 27 TO MAY 1, 2015
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

(NEW) Mile marker 16.56 to 9.6, westbound – Paving mainline and ramps at exit 16A, 14 and 10.  Daytime paving beginning on Monday, April 27, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 41 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures April 28 to 30 pothole patching 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Mile marker 41 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for debris removal, clearing sign areas, replacing object markers, cleaning bridge ditches and slopes. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

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

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

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

 

SECONDARY ROADS

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

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

 

BATH COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Pothole repairs, grading, pipe replacement  and  brush cutting 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 paved ditches. Monday to Friday, 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 until late 2015 while the eastbound bridge undergoes rehabilitation. Speed limit is 55 miles per hour.

 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 173 to 205.1, northbound and southbound – Be alert for rock removal from ditches, debris removal, repairing mile marker signs, replacing object markers and cleaning paved ditches. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

(UPDATE) Mile marker 174 to 205.1, northbound and southbound – Lane closures for pothole patching April 28 to 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 175 to 195, northbound – Right shoulder closures at various locations for guardrail upgrades. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Estimated completion June 9, 2015.

Mile marker 196.1, southbound – Be alert for I-81 bridge maintenance work over Route 716 (Mount Atlas Road).  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

Mile marker 200.6, southbound – Shoulder closures as needed for I-81 bridge maintenance work over Route 710 (Sterrett Road).  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

Mile marker 205.1, exit 205, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures as needed for I-81 bridge maintenance work over Route 606 (Raphine Road).  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 42 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday. 
(NEW)
Route 60
(Midland Trail at Lexington City Limit), eastbound and westbound – Single lane closures for Route 11 Bypass bridge work over Route 60.  Sunday, April 26, at 7 p.m. until Thursday, May 7, at 5 p.m.  Shoulder closure as needed Monday to Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be no daytime lane closures and no lane closures Friday or Saturday night.  Motorists can expect delays.

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

Various roads – Sweeping bridges/intersections and trash pickup with a mobile operation.  Brush cutting, patching, pothole repairs, pipe replacement and shoulder repairs with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 606 (Raphine Road at I-81exit 205) – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for bridge maintenance work.  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

Route 710 (Sterrett Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for I-81 bridge maintenance work.  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

Route 716 (Mount Atlas Road) – Flagger controlled lane and shoulder closures as needed for I-81 bridge maintenance work.  Monday through Thursday, Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

(NEW) Route 759 (Hopper Creek Road) – Road closed April 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for bridge replacement from 0.5 east of Route 802 (Clearwater Lodge Road) to 0.5 mile west of the End of State Maintenance.

Various roads – Sweeping bridges/intersections and trash pickup with a mobile operation.  Brush cutting, grading, patching, pothole repairs, pipe replacement and shoulder repairs 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 – Brush cutting, patching and pipe replacement at various locations with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 600 (Upper Backcreek Road) Pipe replacement with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 607 (Big Valley Road) Patching with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 614 (Cowpasture River Road South), Route 615 (Davis Run Road) and Route 617 (Seldom Seen Road) and other various roads Pavement repairs with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 631 (Rich Hills Road) Road repairs with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY  

 

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 94 to 107, eastbound and westbound – Possible left or right shoulder closures for installation of underground conduit system in median. Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Estimated completion September 2015. 

 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 205.1 to 237, northbound and southbound – Lane closures for pothole patching April 28 to 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 205.1 to 237, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, repairing mile marker signs, replacing object markers, cleaning bridge slopes and paved ditches. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 April 30, 2015.

Mile marker 209.2 – Right shoulder closures as needed for repairs on Route 671 (Alamo Chapel Road) bridge over I-81.  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

Mile marker 216.2 – Shoulder closures as needed for repairs on Route 655 bridge over I-81. Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

Mile marker 219.9 – Shoulder closures as needed for repairs on Route 647 (Christians Creek Road) bridge over I-81. Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

Mile marker 228.4 – Shoulder closures as needed for Route 781 (Mill Race Road) bridge work over I-81. Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

Route 42 (Little Calf Pasture Highway) – Flagger-controlled traffic for shoulder and guardrail improvements. Work zone from Route 254 in Buffalo Gap area to Route 685 (Craigsville). Monday – Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion June 26, 2015.

Route 250 (Hanky Mountain Highway), westbound Traffic restricted to single lane with temporary traffic signal during bridge replacement. Work zone is 0.61 miles west of Route 728 to 0.43 miles west of Route 728.  Estimated project completion Jan. 29, 2016.

Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) – Shoulder closures and occasional flagging operations for road-widening project between Route 636 and Route 635.  

(NEW) Route 340 & Route 1512 (Gloucester Road, Stuarts Draft)Center lane closure on Route 340 for utility work, April 27 and April 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Right shoulder closure April 29 through May 1.

Route 340 – Right shoulder closures as needed at various locations for fiber optic installation from Route 11/Greenville to the Augusta/Rockingham County Line. Estimated completion May 31, 2015.

Route 340/635 Intersection– Lane shifts and shoulder closures for gas line installation on northbound shoulder.  Estimated completion October 23, 2015.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 608 (Tinkling Spring Road) – Lane closures with flagger traffic control for intersection improvements at Route 648. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated completion May 31, 2015.

(NEW) Route 616 (Morningside Drive) – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for paving operations from Route 626 to Route 744.  Monday through Saturday.  Estimated completion May 8, weather permitting.

Route 620 (Spottswood Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures for repairs on Route 620 bridge over I-81. Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

Route 636 (Lifecore Drive) – Shoulder closures and occasional flagging operations for road-widening project west of Route 285.

Route 647 (Christians Creek Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure as needed for bridge work over I-81.  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

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. schedule will resume. Estimated completion May 31, 2015.

Route 655 (Walnut Hills Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures for bridge repairs over I-81.  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

Route 671 (Alamo Chapel Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures for bridge repairs over I-81.  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

Route 696 (Crattan Hill Road, Burketown area) – Road closed April 20 to May 7 for box culvert installation between Route 719 and Route 690.  Property owners will have access to their property during closure. Detours: from the south end of Route 696, travel east to Route 690 (Summit Church Road), north on Route 11 (Lee Highway), then west on Route 727 (Airport Road) back onto Route 696.  Drivers approaching from the north end of Route 696 travel onto Route 727 east (Airport Road), south on Route 11 (Lee Highway) and then west on Route 690 (Summit Church Road) back to Route 696.

(NEW) Route 703 (Hewitt Road) – Flagger controlled alternating, single lane closures for subsurface survey operations at Eidson Creek bridge.  8 a.m. April 30 to 3 p.m. May1.  Work zone is from 0.2 miles west of Route 703 and Route 708 intersection to 0.3 miles west of intersection.  Estimated completion 6 p.m. May 1.

Route 781 (Mill Race Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for bridge work over I-81.  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 30, 2015.

Route 801 (Hangers Mill Road) – Closed to through traffic between Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) and Route 835 (Hotchkiss Road) for bridge replacement. Traffic will follow the posted detour. Local traffic will have access during construction. Estimated completion October 2015.

(NEW) Route 876 (Glebe School Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for paving operations from Route 708 for 1.55 miles south.  Monday through Saturday.  Estimated completion May 8, weather permitting.

(UPDATE) Various Roads - Augusta Farms Subdivision (Stuarts Draft) – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for paving in Augusta Farms subdivision off Route 635.  Monday through Saturday.  Estimated completion May 8, weather permitting.

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. 

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

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY  

 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 237 to 264, northbound and southbound – Pothole repairs as needed. Debris removal, shoulder and bridge slope repairs.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 4 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 340 (Town of Elkton) – Periodic flagger-controlled lane closures for sidewalk and road improvement project. Work zone 0.01 miles north of F Street to 0.18 miles south of East Street.  Monday through Friday.  Estimated completion Sept. 18, 2015.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 610 (Runions Creek Road) – “Stop and proceed” travel restricted to single lane 24/7 for road widening and box culvert installation over Runions Creek tributary.  Work zone 0.90 miles north of Route 612 (Sours Run Road) to 5.40 miles south of the Shenandoah County line.  Estimated completion May 8.

Route 704 (Boyers Road) – Travel lane shift about 0.4 mile south of Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) due to earth-moving work for Southeast Connector project.  This traffic pattern will remain in place 24/7 until connector road opens. 

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.

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

 

 

PAGE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 618 (Dovel Hollow Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure for paving operations.  Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 28.

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

(UPDATE) Mile marker 264 to 300, northbound and southbound – Pothole repairs as needed.  Debris removal, drop inlet and bridge slope repairs.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 623 (Back Road, Strasburg area) will be closed from 8 a.m. May 5 to 4 p.m. May 6 for a box culvert replacement. The work zone is located 15 feet north of Route 601. Detours: Southbound traffic will travel east on Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) to I-81 south, then take exit 291 (Toms Brook) and travel west on Route 651 (Mount Olive Road) to the end of detour.  Northbound traffic will travel east on Route 651 (Mount Olive Road) to I-81 north, then take exit 296 (Route 55, John Marshall Highway) and travel west on Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) to the end of detour.

Route 717 (Alum Springs Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure for paving operations.  Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion May 1.

Route 720 (Wissler Road) – Road closed 1.30 miles north of Route 614 (South Middle Road) and 0.92 miles south of Route 263 (Orkney Grade Road) for bridge deck replacement. Detours:  Southbound traffic will travel east on Route 263 to south on Route 614 to end of detour.  Northbound traffic will travel north on Route 614 to west on Route 262 to end of detour. Estimated completion May 1.

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

Various roads – Pothole patching.

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Exit 310, northbound and southbound Right and left shoulder closures Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the installation of construction work zone signage for I-81 Exit 310 Interchange project.  Estimated project completion May 14, 2018.

Exit 300, southbound Single lane closure on exit ramp to I-66 for bridge work. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Possible 24-hour lane closures Monday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 22 (rain dates April 21 and 23). These 24-hour closures will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 8 a.m. the following morning. Estimated completion April 27, 2015.  

(UPDATE) Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Pothole repairs as needed.  Debris removal and cleaning paved ditches. Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 37 at I-81 Exit 310 (Kernstown Interchange), northbound and southbound Be alert for construction activities at exit 310 interchange and intersection with Tasker Road and Hillandale Drive, as part of I-81 Exit 310 Interchange Project. Estimated project completion May 14, 2018.

 

SECONDARY ROAD

(NEW) Route 642 (Tasker Road, Kernstown Interchange), Northbound right shoulder closures Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from existing intersection with Route 37 to 0.44 miles south of intersection as part of I-81 Exit 310 Interchange Project. Estimated project completion May 14, 2018.

(NEW) Route 847 (Hillandale Lane, Kernstown Interchange) Northbound right shoulder closures Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from existing intersection with Route 37 to 0.31 miles north of intersection as part of I-81 Exit 310 Interchange Project. Estimated project completion May 14, 2018.

(NEW) Various roads – Curb and gutter sweeping, pipe cleaning, ditching and pothole patching.

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

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 7 Business (East Main Street) –  Flagger controlled lane closure for water/sewer line replacement between Route 340 and Page Street.  Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Estimated completion May 1 2015.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads–  Flagger controlled lane closure for surface treatment operations.  Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Estimated completion April 27.

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

Various roads – Pothole patching.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY 

 

INTERSTATE 66

Mile marker 0, eastbound Single lane closure on ramp from I-81southbound to I-66 eastbound for bridge work. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Possible 24-hour lane closures Monday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 22 (rain dates April 21 and 23). These 24-hour closures will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 8 a.m. the following morning. Estimated completion April 27, 2015.  

(UPDATE) Mile marker 0 to 15 – Pothole repairs as needed and debris removal.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mile marker 7, eastbound and westbound – Single lane closures for bridge work at Shenandoah River, Monday to Thursday with variable schedules of day and night work between 8 a.m. and 4 a.m. the following day. Estimated completion July1, 2015.

 

INTERSTATE 81
(UPDATE) Exit 300,
southbound Single lane closure on exit ramp to I-66 for bridge work. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Possible 24-hour lane closures Monday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 22 (rain dates April 21 and 23). These 24-hour closures will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 8 a.m. the following morning. Estimated completion April 27, 2015.  

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) – Access to Route 605 (Poor House Road) at intersection with Route 340 is closed. Follow posted detour signs.  Watch for 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. Estimated completion Oct. 2015.

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.  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 605 (Poor House Road) – Road closure at intersection with Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) as part of the bridge construction over Gooney Creek. Closure remains in place until approximately late June when the new bridge opens to through traffic. Drivers who need access to Route 605 will detour onto Route 607 (Rocky Lane) east and Route 649 (Browntown Road) south to Route 605. 

Various roads – Pothole patching.   

 

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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