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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA15-172

July 24, 2015



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR JULY 27 TO 31, 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

Mile marker 10, eastbound – Bridge work at exit 10. Lane closures Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Exit ramps will remain open during construction. Estimated completion July 31, 2015.  

(UPDATE) Mile marker 41 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for debris removal, clearing sign areas, cleaning ditches and slopes. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Mile marker 36, westbound – machine cleaning drop inlets, Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

Route 269 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

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

 

SECONDARY ROADS

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

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Patching with flagger traffic control. Mowing with a mobile operation. 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, northbound and southbound – Be alert for debris removal, cleaning paved ditches and clearing sign areas.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Mile marker 195 to 203, northbound – mowing and cleaning storm water ponds.  Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 190.0 to 195.3, northbound – Alternating lane closures Sunday, July 26, 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning, and nightly 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning Monday to Thursday through July 31.  Shoulder-only closures Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Guardrail work and paving operations. 

Exit 205, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures as needed for I-81 bridge maintenance over Route 606 (Raphine Road).  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion July 31, 2015.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

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

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

Various roads – Mowing and sweeping roads and bridges with a mobile operation. Pothole repairs, pipe replacement, and tree removal 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 July 31, 2015.

Route 627 (Sycamore Valley Drive) – Closed through August 7 for bridge replacement over Gilmer Creek. Closure is 0.25 mile north of Route 628 (Mohler’s Loop) to 0.95 mile north of Route 622 (Chestnut Grove Trail). Traffic going north will be detoured to Route 755 (Dug Row Road) and then to Route 626 (Hackens Road). Traffic going south with be detoured to Route 626 (Hackens Road) then to Route 755 (Dug Row Road.)

Various roads – Mowing and sweeping of roads and bridges with a mobile operation.  Pipe replacement, ditching, patching, pothole repairs, grading and brush cleaning 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 – Shoulder repairs at various locations with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

 

SECONDARY ROADS

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

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY  

 

INTERSTATE 64

(UPDATE) Mile marker 89 to 93, eastbound and westbound – Overnight lane closures for shoulder work and pavement marking. Eastbound:  Nightly July 29 to July 31, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following mornings.  Westbound: Monday night, July 27, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning and Tuesday night, July 28, from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following morning.

Mile marker 94 to 107, eastbound and westbound – Shoulder closures Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., for installation of traffic-management system. Estimated completion Sept. 28, 2015. 

 

INTERSTATE 81

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

(UPDATE) Exit 227 to Middle River Bridge, northbound – Single lane closures for shoulder stone operations, Sunday, July 26, 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning, and Monday, July 27  from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning. 

(NEW) Exit 228 to 237, northbound – Single lane closures for paving operations of crossovers. Monday, July 27 through Thursday, July 30, nightly from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.

(UPDATE) Exit 235, northbound – On- and off-ramp closures for paving. Sunday, July 26, 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning. Detours will be in place during active work zone hours, reopening each morning at 7 a.m.  Travelers on I-81 northbound wishing to access Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road) at exit 235 will be detoured northbound to I-81 exit 240 at Route 257/Route 682 (Friedens Church Road). Motorists will go to the exit 240 off-ramp, turn left, cross the overpass over I-81 and turn left onto the I-81 southbound on-ramp and proceed to exit 235.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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 from Route 254 in Buffalo Gap area to Route 685 at Craigsville. Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion July 31, 2015.

Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway) – Right shoulder closures Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for installation of traffic-management system near I-64 on-ramps. Estimated completion Sept. 28, 2015. 

Route 250 (Hankey Mountain Highway) Restricted to single lane with temporary traffic signals during replacement of bridge over White Oak Draft. Work zone is about 0.5 mile west of Route 728.  Estimated project completion Jan. 29, 2016.

Route 250 (Hankey Mountain Highway) – Restricted to single lane with temporary traffic signals during replacement of bridge over Calfpasture River. Work zone is just east of Route 715 (Braley Pond Road).  Estimated project completion March 2016.

(UPDATE) Route 340(Stuarts Draft Highway) – Right lane closure on Route 340 southbound in Stuarts Draft for turn lane construction, through July 31 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 340 (Rosser Avenue, Waynesboro), northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., for installation of traffic-management system near I-64 on-ramps. Estimated completion Sept. 28, 2015. 

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

Route 340 at Route 1512 (Gloucester Road, Stuarts Draft) – Right lane and shoulder closures at Route 1512 (Gloucester Road) through July 31 for utility work.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 603 – Pilot truck controlled lane closure for paving at various locations. July 29 from 7 a.m. to noon.

Route 608 (Tinkling Springs Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures for intersection improvements at Route 608/635 intersection.  Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated completion Dec. 15, 2015.

Route 624 (South Delphine Avenue), northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., for installation of traffic-management system near I-64 on-ramps. Estimated completion Sept. 28, 2015. 

Route 635 (Augusta Farms Road/Ramsey Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures for intersection improvements at Route 608/635 intersection. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Estimated completion Dec. 15, 2015.

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

Route 693 (Cedar Green Road)Lane closure for utility installation between Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike) and Route 704 (William Cousins Road) at Valley Manor Subdivision.  

(NEW) Route 694 – Pilot truck controlled lane closure for paving at various locations. July 29, noon to 5 p.m. and July 30 and 31from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 796 (Oak Grove Church Road, Hermitage area) – Road closed 24/7 from 8 a.m. July 20 through August 7 for bridge replacement/ box culvert installation over Porterfield Run.  Work zone 0.38 mile south from Route 828 (Cattle Scales Road) to 0.40 mile north of Route 782 (Brower Road).  Home and property owners will have access to their property. Detours:  Drivers approaching from the south will travel on Route 796 (Oak Grove Church Road), then southeast on Route 782 (Brower Road) then east to Route 254 (Hermitage Road), then north to Route 640 (Old White Bridge Road), then west to Route 828 (Cattle Scales Road) then south back to Route 796 (Oak Grove Road).  Drivers approaching from the north will travel on Route 796 (Oak Grove Church Road), and then east on Route 828 (Cattle Scales Road), then south on Route 640 (Old White Bridge Road), then west to Route 254 (Hermitage Road), then northwest onto Route 782 (Brower Road), then north back onto Route 796 (Oak Grove Church Road.      

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 811 – Pilot truck controlled lane closure for paving at various locations. July 27 and 28 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Mile marker 237 to 264, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, hand mowing around signs and ditches. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 4 p.m.  

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 (South Main Street) – Right lane closure with flagging for bridge inspection over North River.  July 27, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Route 340 (Town of Elkton) – Periodic flagger-controlled lane closures for sidewalk and road improvements.  New Terrace Avenue permanent traffic pattern began July 19. All northbound traffic will be directed down E street to Route 340.  Work zone from F Street to 0.18 miles south of East Street.  Monday through Friday.  Estimated completion Sept. 18, 2015.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 721 (Fellowship Road) – Road closed 0.70 mile east of Route 11 (North Valley Pike) to 0.40 mile west of Route 717 (Indian Trail Road) for bridge replacement, beginning July 20.  A “stop and proceed” work zone will be in place 24/7 to allow traffic to move around the work site. Estimated completion August 28.

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

(NEW) Route 340 – Right lane closure with flagging for bridge inspections over Dry Run on July 28 and over Pass Run on July 28.  8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 616 (Leaksville Road) – Right and left shoulder closures.  Flagger controlled single lane closures as needed for construction of turn lanes at Luray High School. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Estimated completion Sept. 4, 2015.

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 – Debris removal, hand cleaning paved ditches, repairing slopes and cleaning slopes under bridges. Pothole repairs as needed. 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.

Route 263 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Monday to Friday.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing.  Monday – Thursday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 605 (Hoover Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure for paving operations, shoulder stone and pavement marking operations from Route 623 (Back Road) to Route 763 (Patmos Road).  7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion date August 7.

(NEW) Route 676 (Fravel Road) –  Flagger controlled lane closure for paving operations, shoulder stone and pavement marking operations from Route 623 (Back Road) to Route 604 (Fairview Road).  7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion date August 7.

(NEW) Route 686 (South Ox Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure for paving operations, shoulder stone and pavement marking operations from Route 684 (Coffman Road) to Route 605 (Hoover Road).  7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion date July 29.

Route 758 (7 Fountains Road-Fort Valley area) – Road closure for bridge replacement over Passage Creek, 0.7 miles from southern intersection with Route 678 (Fort Valley Road). Local traffic can access properties north of bridge by approaching from northern intersection of Routes 758/678. Estimated completion May 2016. 

(UPDATE) Various roads – Patching, pipe cleaning and should work.

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 66

(NEW) Mile maker 0 to 1, eastbound lane ramp– Single shoulder closure at I-66 westbound lane over I-66 eastbound lane ramp and I-81 northbound lanes for bridge inspection. July 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile maker 300 to 301, northbound – Single shoulder closure at I-66 westbound lane over I-66 eastbound lane ramp and I-81 northbound lanes for bridge inspection.  July 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

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

(UPDATE) Mile marker 324, northbound Overnight left lane closures July 28, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for cleanup of a fuel spill in the median just north of the West Virginia state line.  

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 37 at I-81 Exit 310 (Kernstown Interchange), northbound and southbound Be alert for construction vehicles and related activities at exit 310 interchange and intersection with Tasker Road (Route 642) and Hillandale Drive (Route 847), as part of I-81 exit 310 Interchange Project. Estimated project completion May 2018.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 642 (Tasker Road, Kernstown Interchange),  Northbound 24/7 right shoulder closures from existing intersection with Route 37 to 0.44 miles south of intersection as part of I-81 exit 310 Interchange Project.  Work performed Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated  project completion May 2018.  

Route 847 (Hillandale Lane, Kernstown Interchange), Northbound 24/7 right shoulder closures from existing intersection with Route 37 to 0.31 miles north of intersection as part of I-81 exit 310 Interchange Project. Work performed Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated project completion May 2018.

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

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing.  Monday – Thursday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road, Mount Weather area) – Restricted to single lane with temporary traffic signals during replacement of bridge deck over Route 601. Lane width reduced to 12’ and height restriction of 13’ in place.  Work zone speed reduced to 30 mph.  Work zone is about 0.5 mile north and south of Route 605/601 intersection.  Estimated project completion August 1.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY 

 

INTERSTATE 66

(UPDATE) Mile marker 0 to 15 – Debris removal and shoulder maintenance and repairs. Pothole repairs as needed. 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 August 1, 2015.

 

INTERSTATE 81
No lane closures reported.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 55 (Strasburg Road) – Intersection modification at Route 340/522 (Shenandoah Avenue/Winchester Road). Lane closures as needed Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. Temporary traffic signal at 55/340/522 intersection, and lane shift from 340/522 to Forest Hill Drive. Changes in effect through December 2015 for construction of new travel lanes. Estimated project completion December 2017.

Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) – Lane shifts on both sides of new bridge over Gooney Creek. Shoulder closures and occasional lane closures as needed. Work zone from 0.67 miles south of Route 605 to 0.35 miles north of Route 605. Estimated completion October 2015.

Route 340/522 (Shenandoah Avenue/Winchester Road) – South Fork bridge replacement and intersection modification at Route 55 (Strasburg Road). Lane closures as needed Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. Lane shift and temporary traffic signal at 340/522/55 intersection from north end of bridge to Duck Street. Lane shift and closure of center turn lane from south end of bridge to just south of 17th Street. Through traffic using 18th Street will detour onto North Royal Avenue and 17th Street.  Changes in effect through December 2015 for construction of new travel lanes. Estimated project completion December 2017.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing.  Monday – Thursday.

 

 SECONDARY ROADS

Route 631 (Gooney Manor Loop) – Road closed 2.4 miles south of Route 632 (Fetchett Road) July 20 to July 31 for box culvert and pipe replacement. Detours:  Eastbound traffic will travel west on Route 613 (Bentonville Road) 1.04 miles to Route 631 (Gooney Manor Loop).  Westbound traffic will travel east on Route 613 (Bentonville Road) 1.04 miles to Route 631 (Gooney Manor Loop).

(NEW) Route 840 (Water Plant Road) – Flagger controlled lane and shoulder closures as needed for repairs of I-81 bridges over Route 840.  Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion Aug. 28, 2015.

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

(NEW) Various roads – Ditching and dust control.  Monday – Friday.

 

 

Vegetation management may take place district wide on various routes. Motorists are reminded to use extreme caution when traveling through work zones.

 

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