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STA15-127

May 22, 2015



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR MAY 25 TO MAY 29, 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. Estimated completion November 2015.

(NEW) Mile marker 41 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for lane closures for pothole patching on Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

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

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

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

(UPDATE) Various roads – Paving and patching  with flagger traffic control. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Pipe replacement and cleaning, ditching, patching and paving with flagger traffic control.  Tuesday 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

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

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Patching, grading and pipe replacement with flagger traffic control. Mowing with a mobile operation. Tuesday 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 mowing, litter pickup, debris removal, repairing mile marker signs, replacing object markers and cleaning paved ditches. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

(NEW) Mile marker 174 to 205.1, northbound and southbound – Be alert for lane closures for mowing on Tuesday through Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., and for pothole patching, Thursday between 8 p.m. to 7 a.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 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 May 29, 2015.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

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

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation. Patching and pothole with flagger traffic control. Tuesday 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 May 29, 2015.

Route 638 (Muddy Lane) – Road closed until May 28 at 4:30 p.m.  for bridge replacement from 0.23 mile east of Route 632 (Hall Place Drive) to 0.15 west of Route 631 (Union School Road).  Detours:  Northbound drivers will turn east onto Route 631 and then west onto Route 850 (West Midland Trail) back to Route 638.  Southbound drivers will turn east onto Route 850 (West Midland Trail) and then south onto Route 631 back to Route 638.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation.  Patching, grading, pothole repairs, brush cutting, pipe replacement and cleaning with flagger traffic control.  Tuesday 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

(UPDATE) Route 250 – Patching at various locations with flagger traffic control.  Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 678 (Bullpasture River Road) – Patching at various locations with flagger traffic control.  Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(UPDATE) Various Roads – Patching and grading. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY  

 

INTERSTATE 64

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

 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 205.1 to 237, northbound and southbound – Lane closures for mowing Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., and for pothole patching on Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.   

(UPDATE) Mile marker 205.1 to 237, northbound and southbound – Be alert mowing and litter pickup, Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and for crews removing debris, cleaning bridge slopes and paved ditches. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday 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 Calfpasture River. Work zone is just east of Route 715 (Braley Pond Road).  Estimated project completion March 2016.

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 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 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.

(UPDATE) Route 340 & Route 1512 (Gloucester Road, Stuarts Draft)Right lane and shoulder closures through May 29 for utility work.

 

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.

Route 620 (Newport Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure as needed on Route 620 near Route 252 (Pisgah Road) for bridge work over Naked Creek.  Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion May 29, 2015.

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

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

(NEW) Route 747 (Freemason Run Road) – Road closed May 27 – 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 and 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.
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 May 29, 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. 

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY  

 

INTERSTATE 81

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

(NEW) Mile marker 239, northbound and southbound – Single lane closures over North River for bridge inspection. Tuesday, May 26, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.

(NEW) Mile marker 241.6, northbound and southbound – Alternating right shoulder closures for bridge inspection at Cecil Wampler Road over I-81.  May 27, 9 a.m. to 3 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 May 29, 2015.

(NEW) Mile marker 252.2 to 252.3, northbound and southbound – Alternating right shoulder closures for bridge inspection at Trinity Church Road over I-81.  May 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

(NEW) 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

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

(UPDATE) Route 263 – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours.  Tuesday to Friday.

Route 263 (Orkney Grade) – Flagger controlled lane closure for paving  operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion May 28. 

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing and shoulder work, Monday to Friday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 682 (Readus Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure for paving operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion date is May 30.

(NEW) Route 685(Barbershop Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure for paving operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion date is June 4.

Various roads – Brush cutting and pipe cleaning.

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

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

Exit 310, northbound and southbound – Right and left shoulders are 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 and Hillandale Drive, 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.

Various roads – Mowing, Monday - Friday.

 

SECONDARY ROAD

(UPDATE) 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 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.

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

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 340, southbound – Shoulder closures on May 26, (12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and again on May 29 (8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.).  Flagger controlled lane and shoulder closures on May 27 and 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Utility work between Oakland Lane and West Virginia state line.  Estimated completion June 5.

Various roads – Mowing.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) – 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 14’ 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.

(UPDATE) Route 657 (Senseny Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure from Lord Fairfax Highway to Westwood Road for paving, shoulder work and pavement marking, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion May 29.

(UPDATE) Route 657 (Senseny Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure from Clarke County to Greenwood Road intersection for paving, shoulder work and pavement marking, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion June 10.

(NEW) Various roads – Soft spot repair, 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

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.

Various roads – Mowing, Monday to Friday.

 

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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