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STA15-233

Oct. 16, 2015



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR OCTOBER 19 to 23, 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 (REVISED) indicates a new entry or a revised entry since last week’s report.

 

ALLEGHANY COUNTY  

  

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 0 (WV state line) to 2, eastbound – Alternating lane closures as needed for paving operations.  Days and times will vary during the week, including some work on Sundays, Saturdays and overnights. Estimated completion December 1. 

Mile marker 41 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, clearing sign areas, cleaning ditches and slopes. Monday to Friday, 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.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Patching, ditching, pipe replacement and grading with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 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.  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Patching with flagger traffic control. Mowing with a mobile operation.  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 64

(NEW) Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures as needed for mowing, weed-eating, litter pickup. Wednesday to Saturday, 7 a.m to 8 p.m.   Also be alert for crews removing debris and cleaning paved ditches, slopes and drop inlets. 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

(NEW) Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Lane closures as needed for mowing, weed-eating, litter pickup. Sunday through Saturday, variable hours.  Also be alert for crews trimming trees, removing debris, clearing sign areas and cleaning paved ditches, slopes and drop inlets.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 39, Town of Goshen – Road closed 0.1 mile south of Route 42 for Buckingham Branch Railroad repairs. October 20 to October 22, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Traffic will detour to Alternate Route 39.

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.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 631 (Furrs Mill Road – near Lexington city limits) – Road closed 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. October 27 for a pipe replacement between Route 11 (North Lee Highway) and Route 681 (Greenhouse Road).  Message boards in place in advance to alert motorists of closure. Detours:  From Route 11 turn onto Route 752 (Hunter Hill Road) and left onto Route 681, then back onto Route 631. From 631/681 intersection, turn onto Route 681, then right on Route 752 (Hunter Hill Road) back to Route 11. Rain date October 28.

Route 708 (Gilmore’s Mill Road) – Road closed at Cedar Creek bridge just east of Route 608 (Shafer Lane). Detour using Route 608 and Route 130 (Wert Faulkner Highway). Bridge scheduled for replacement with fall 2016 completion.
(UPDATE) Various roads
– Mowing with a mobile operation.  Patching, pipe replacement, brush cutting, pothole repairs, tree removal, ditching, shoulder repairs and grading with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 220 – Pavement work at various locations with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 250 – Shoulder repairs, pipe cleaning, plant mix, pipe installation at various locations with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 600 (Lower Back Creek Road), Route 607 (Big Valley Road) and Route 631 (Rich Hills Road) – Pavement work at various locations. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 678 (Bullpasture River Road) – Pipe installation with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Ditching, pipe cleaning and shoulder repairs.  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY  

 

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 87 to 100, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, clearing sign areas, cleaning paved ditches and drop inlets.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 90 to 92, eastbound and westbound – Overnight right-lane closures from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Overnight on- and off-ramp closures at exit 91 (Route 285) with posted detours on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m., and Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Work is part of exit 91 improvement project.

Mile marker 94 to 107, eastbound and westbound – Median shoulder and right shoulder closures Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for installation of traffic-management system. Estimated completion Dec. 24, 2015.

 

INTERSTATE 81

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

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway at Route 262) – Shoulder closures and possible lane shifts on northbound and southbound lanes of Route 11 for underground utility work, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Work zone between Route 644 (Frontier Drive) and Route 1403 (Second Street).  Estimated completion October 23.

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

Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway) – Right shoulder closures near I-64 on-ramps.  Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for installation of traffic-management system. Estimated completion Dec. 24, 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 (Rosser Avenue, Waynesboro), northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures. Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  for installation of traffic-management system near I-64 on-ramps. Estimated completion Dec. 24, 2015. 

Route 340/635 Intersection – Lane shifts and shoulder closures for gas line installation.  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 October 31 for utility work.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 608 (Cold Springs Road, Greenville) – 24/7 “stop and proceed” single-lane traffic pattern for bridge widening project over Deep Pond Run.  Work zone 0.95 mile south of Route 658 (Avis Road) to 0.70 mile north of Route 662 (Greenville School Road).  Estimated completion 5 p.m. on October 29.

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

(NEW) Route 612 (Crimora Mine Road) – Daytime flagger-traffic control October 19 to October 22 for maintenance of bridge over Mine Branch tributary, 0.20 mile west of Route 628 to 0.25 mile east of Route 873. Estimated completion October 22.

Route 624 (South Delphine Avenue), northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures near I-64 on ramps.  Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for installation of traffic-management system. Estimated completion Dec. 24, 2015.   

Route 635 (Augusta Farms Road/Ramsey Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures for 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.

(UPDATE) Route 693 (Cedar Green Road)Intermittent lane closures for utility work between Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike) and Route 704 (William Cousins Road).  Estimated completion October 30.

Route 695 (Sugar Loaf Road, near Middlebrook) – Daytime flagger traffic control through October 28 for bridge deck replacement over tributary of Edison Creek. Work zone is 0.40 mile west of Route 700 (Bowman Springs Road) and 1.05 mile east of “dead end.”

(NEW) Route 720 (Morris Mill Road) Closed at the Route 262 southbound on-ramp for sinkhole repair October 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Follow detour signs/messages boards.

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-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY  

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 237 to 264, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, hand mowing and cleaning pipes.  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 33 – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for paving and pavement marking from Route 628 to Rockingham/Greene county line.  Monday through Friday.  Estimated completion October 28.

Route 33(Spotswood Trail) between Route 276 (Cross Keys Road) to Route 687 (Massanetta Springs Road) – Single lane closure westbound for water line installation.  Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30pm.  Estimated completion Oct. 31, 2015.

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

 

SECONDARY ROADS

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, grading and mowing.  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, crack and seal operations. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

(UPDATE) Mile marker 265 to 274.5, northbound – Overnight mobile lane closures at various locations for rumble strip and guardrail installation: Mobile rumble strip work from mile marker 265 to 274.5 on October 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following morning. Guardrail work from mile marker 272 to 275 and exit 264 northbound on-ramp closure with detour to exit 269 or Route 11 on October 18 from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following morning. Lane closures for guardrail work from mile marker 272 to 275 on October 19, 7 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. the following morning.
(NEW) Mile marker 282 to 283
, northbound – Lane closures as needed October 22, 8 p.m. to midnight for paving operations.

(NEW) Mile marker 286.6, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures over Route 642.  Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for bridge repairs. Estimated completion November 19.

Mile marker 299, northbound at Warren county line – Overnight lane closures as needed for bridge work over Cedar Creek.  Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion November 6.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

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

(NEW) Various roads – Shoulder work.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing, grading and shoulder work. 

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 66

No lane closures reported.

 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Watch for crews removing debris, mowing and ditch cleaning. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

Mile marker 309 to 311, northbound and southbound – Right and left shoulders closed 24/7. Limited space for traffic to merge onto southbound I-81 due to shortened on-ramp. Motorists should also be alert for trucks entering and exiting work zone. Part of exit 310 interchange project scheduled for completion in May 2018.

(NEW) Mile marker 313 to 317, northbound – Lane closures as needed October 21, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. for paving operations.

(NEW) Mile marker 315 to 314.6, southbound – Alternating lane and shoulder closures for installation of road sensors. October 19 to 22, nightly 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 37, northboundRight shoulder closure of Route 522 off-ramp during construction of additional turn lane. Estimated completion Nov. 15, 2015.

Route 37, southboundOn- and off-ramps at Winchester Medical Center closed for interchange reconstruction.  Southbound Route 37 drivers can use Route 50 to access the medical center. Estimated completion January 2016.

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 intersections of Tasker Road (Route 642) and Hillandale Drive (Route 847). Part of interchange reconstruction scheduled for completion in May 2018.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Routes 608, 654, 678 and 679 (southwest of Route 522) and Routes 608, 639, 654, 671, 672, 674, 676, 677, 678, 679 and 739 (northeast of  Route 522) – Tree trimming with flagger traffic control during daylight hours, Monday to Friday.

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.  

(NEW) Route 657 (Senseny Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for paving and pavement marking operations from Route 656 (Greenwood Road) to Winchester city limits. Estimated completion date October 23. 

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.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing, grading and brush cutting.

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 7 Business, eastbound (Main Street, town of Berryville)Road closed 7 a.m. November 2 until 5 p.m. November 9 between Buckmarsh Street (Route 340) and Church Street for pipe replacement and follow-up paving.  Detour south on Buckmarsh Street, east on Crow Street and north on Church Street to the end of the detour.

(UPDATE) Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) from south of Berryville town limits to north of town limits (1.05 miles). Flagger controlled lane closure for paving, shoulder stone and pavement marking operations 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion date Oct. 26, 2015.  

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 651 (Clay Hill Road - Millwood area) – Road closed 1.25 miles east of Route 255 to Route 621 (Tilthammer Mill Road) for pipe replacement, October 19 to October 30.  Detours:  Eastbound traffic will travel south on Route 255 (Bishop Meade Road) then east on Route 723 (Millwood Road) then north on Route 621 back to Route 651. Westbound traffic will travel south on Route 621 then west on Route 723 then north on Route 255 back to Route 651.  Estimated completion October 30.

Various roads – Mowing.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY 

 

INTERSTATE 66

I-66/I-81 Interchange – I-66 eastbound ramp narrows as needed for bridge work Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Northbound I-81 left shoulder closed as needed Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion October 23.

(NEW) Mile marker 0 to 15 – Watch for crews removing debris, pothole repairs as needed. Crossover paving from mile marker 6 to 13. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

(NEW) Mile marker 10, eastbound and westbound – Shoulder closures for washing and painting of bridges over Route 624 (Morgan Ford Road).  Estimated completion October 31.

 

INTERSTATE 81
I-81/I-66 Interchange – I-81 northbound left shoulder closed as needed for bridge work Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Eastbound I-66 ramp narrows as needed Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion October 23.

Mile marker 299, northbound at Warren county line – Overnight lane closures as needed for bridge deck work over Cedar Creek.  Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion November 6, 2015.

 

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.

(UPDATE) Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway, Gooney Creek area) – Possible shoulder closures for construction-related activities 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.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 624 (Morgan Ford Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure for washing and painting of I-66 bridges, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion October 31.

Various roads – Mowing.  

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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