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STA15-134

June 5, 2015



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR JUNE 8 TO JUNE 12, 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 16.56 to 9.6, westbound – Milling, paving and pavement marking operations. Sunday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., but could periodically extend to 24/7 operations.  

(NEW) Mile marker 18 to 19, eastbound – Single lane closures for cleaning of unpaved ditches. Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 37 to 38 eastbound – Single lane closures for tree removal. Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mile marker 41 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Single lane closures for pothole patching. Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 41 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for debris removal, clearing sign areas, 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 259 – 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 – 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

(NEW) Route 220 – Alternating lane closures for milling, paving and pavement marking operations.  June 7 - June 13, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Work zone from 0.11 mile north Route 39 west to Route 648.  

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 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), mowing and litter pickup (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Monday to Friday.

(NEW) Mile marker 53 to 42, eastbound and westbound – Single lane closures for tree removal. Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 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

Mile marker 173 to 205.1, northbound and southbound – Be alert for mowing and litter pickup  Tuesday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and debris removal and cleaning paved ditches Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

Mile marker 174 to 205.1, northbound and southbound – Single lane closures as needed for mowing, Tuesday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.   

(UPDATE) Mile marker 185.9 to 195.3, northbound  – Alternating lane closures Sunday, June 7 from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Monday through Friday June 8 through June 26 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  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 June 26, 2015.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 42 – 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 street sweeping with a mobile operation. 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 June 26, 2015.

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation.  Pipe replacement, ditching, patching, 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

Route 640 (Bluegrass Valley Road) – Shoulder repairs from the intersection of Route 637 (Maple Sugar Road) to Route 250 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.  

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY  

 

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 94 to 107, eastbound and westbound – Left and right shoulder closures, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday for installation of traffic-management system in the Afton Mountain area. Estimated completion Sept. 28, 2015. 

 

INTERSTATE 81

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

 

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 June 26, 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.

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

Route 340 – Right shoulder closures at various locations for fiber optic installation from Route 11/Greenville to the Augusta/Rockingham County Line. Estimated completion June 12. 

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

(UPDATE) Route 340 & Route 1512 (Gloucester Road, Stuarts Draft)Right lane and shoulder closures through July 3 for utility work.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) 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.

(NEW) Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike Road/Sherando) – Road closed June 15 to July 3 for installation of box culvert over tributary to Back Creek.  Work zone is between Route 855 (Mill Creek Lane) and Route 664 (Mount Torey Road).  Residents will be able to get to their property during this work.  Detours: Eastbound drivers will turn northwest on Route 634 (China Clay Road), northeast on Route 624 (Lyndhurst Road), east on Route 664 (Nursery Road) and then south on Route 664 (Mount Torrey Road) to the end of the detour. Westbound drivers will turn north on Route 664 (Mount Torrey Road), west on Route 664 (Nursery Road), southwest on Route 624 (Lyndhurst Road) and then southeast on Route 634 (China Clay Road) to the end of the detour. Estimated project completion July 3, weather permitting.

Route 620 (Pisgah Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure as needed near Route 252 for bridge work over Naked Creek.  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion June 26, 2015.

(NEW) 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.

(NEW) Route 640 (Goose Creek Road) closed for paving, grading and utility work. Monday, June 8 to Friday, June 12, between Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) and Route 630 (Caldwell Lane). Follow posted detour signs.  

(NEW) Route 747 (Freemason Run Road) – Road closed through June 9 for bridge work between Route 758 (George Walton Road) and Route 731 (Natural Chimneys Road). Detour in place Monday through Thursday each week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Road will open nightly from Friday to Sunday each week. Detours: Drivers approaching from the south will turn east on Route 758, north on Route 756 and then west on Route 731 back onto Route 747. Drivers approaching from the north will turn east on Route 731, south on Route 756 and then west on Route 758 back onto Route 747.

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 847 (Valley Church Road) – Road closed  8 a.m. June 8 through 5 p.m. June 24 for pipe replacement over wet weather stream. This closure is a weekday/daytime only closure. The work zone is 0.2 mile west of Route 771 (Airport Road) to 0.3 mile east of Route 773 (Virginia Mills Road).  Detours are in place:  Drivers approaching from the east will go east on Route 847 (Valley Church Road), then north onto Route 771 (Airport Road), and then west onto Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road), and then south onto Route 773 (Virginia Mills Road), then back onto Route 847 (Valley Church Road).  Drivers approaching from the west will go west on 847 (Valley Church Road) and then north on Route773 (Virginia Mills Road), then east onto Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road), then south onto Route 771 (Airport Road), then west back onto Route 847

Route 994 (Dices Spring Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure and right shoulder closure as needed for bridge work over Naked Creek.  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion June 26, 2015.

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

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

Exit 243 – Northbound lane closures as needed for repairs on ramp over I-81. Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Additional shoulder closures as needed Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion June 26, 2015.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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. Work zone from F Street to 0.18 miles south of East Street.  Monday through Friday.  Estimated completion Sept. 18, 2015.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

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. 

Route 815 (Hollow Road, Fulks Run area) – Road closed until June 18 between Route 612 and Route 814 for box culvert replacement over tributary to the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.  A “stop and proceed” detour will be in place 24/7 until work is complete.

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

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 – Debris removal and shoulder/fence/slope repairs. 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.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 681 (Racetrack Road, Edinburg area)– Road closure June 15 to June 17 for pipe replacement at intersection with Route 42 (Senedo Road).  Detours:  Westbound traffic will travel south on Route 42 (Senedo Road) to south on Route 768 (Union Church Road) to north on Route 623 (Back Road) to end of detour.  Eastbound traffic will travel south on Route 623 (Back Road) to north on Route 768 (Union Church Road) to south on Route 42 (Senedo Road) to end of detour.

(UPDATE) Route 685 (Barbershop Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure for paving operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion date is June 12.

Various roads – Brush cutting and mowing. 

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

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

Exit 310, northbound and southbound – Left shoulders (median side) closed from 0.51 miles south of Route 37 to 0.55 miles north of Route 37 as part of Exit 310 Interchange project.  Estimated project completion May 2018. 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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 (Route 642) and Hillandale Drive (Route 847), as part of I-81 exit 310 Interchange Project. Estimated project completion May 2018.

Route 522, northboundTemporary lane closures between Winchester city limits and Route 739 (Fox Drive) for the installation of utilities in the median.  Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.  Estimated completion July 1, 2015.

 

SECONDARY ROAD

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. Estimated  project completion May 2018.

(UPDATE) Route 669 (Rest Church Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures for paving, shoulder work and pavement marking, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Work zone from I-81south ramps for Rest Church Road from Route 11 (Martinsburg Pike) to Route 825 (Zachary Ann Lane) continuing to Route 661 (Welltown Road). Estimated completion June 26.

(UPDATE) Route 672 (Brucetown Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures for paving, shoulder work and pavement marking , 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Work zone from Route 667 (Rocky Ford Road) to Route 668 (Shady Creek Road). Estimated completion June 16.

Route 847 (Hillandale Lane, Kernstown Interchange), Northbound 24/7 right shoulder 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 2018.

Various roads – Pipe cleaning, soft spot repair, mowing and pothole repair. Monday – Friday.

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

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

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.

Route 636(Westwood Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures for paving operations, shoulder stone and pavement marking operations June 8 – 12 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Work zone from Business Route 7 to intersection with Tim Whitacre Circle. Estimated completion date June 12.

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

 

 

WARREN COUNTY 

 

INTERSTATE 66

Mile marker 0 to 15 –Debris removal. 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 July1, 2015.

 

INTERSTATE 81
No lane closures reported.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 55 (John Marshal Highway) – Flagger controlled traffic for bridge repairs .50 mile east of Route 79 (Apple Mountain Road).  Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Estimated project completion June 19.

Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) – Lane shifts on north and south ends of the bridge replacement project over Gooney Creek. Access to Route 605 (Poor House Road) is temporarily closed. Follow posted detour signs. 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 – 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 – 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.

 

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