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Sept. 4, 2015



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR SEPTEMBER 7 to 11, 2015
Highway Work Zones in the Staunton District

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones for several days during the 

Labor Day holiday travel period to provide as many travel lanes as possible.

 

VDOT will lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads 

from noon Friday, Sept. 4, until noon Tuesday, Sept. 8.

 

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.

 

(UPDATE) or (NEW) indicates a new entry or a revised entry since last week’s report.

 

ALLEGHANY COUNTY  

  

INTERSTATE 64

(UPDATE) 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.  Estimated completion December 1.

Mile marker 10, eastbound – Single lane closures for bridge work over Dunlap Creek and Route 159, Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion September 18.

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

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

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

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation.  Tar and graveling, paving, ditching, pipe replacement and shoulder repairs 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. Tuesday to Friday.

Various roads – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for surface treatments at various locations. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

Various roads – Patching 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 crews removing debris and cleaning paved ditches, slopes and drop inlets.  Tuesday 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

Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews trimming trees, removing debris, clearing sign areas and cleaning paved ditches, slopes and drop inlets.  Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

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

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

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation. Patching, pipe replacement, brush cutting, tree removal, ditching and pothole repairs with flagger traffic control. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation. Patching, ditching, pothole repairs, tree removal, shoulder repairs, pipe replacement, grading and brush cutting 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. Tuesday to Friday.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 220 – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement 0.7 mile south of Route 606 (Dry Branch Road). Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 250 – Flagger traffic control for shoulder repairs. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 607 (Big Valley Road, Mustoe) – Weekday flagger traffic control during bridge work over tributary of Dry Branch. Work zone is 6.95 mile north of Route 694 (Little Valley Road) to 0.3 south of Route 606 (Dry Branch Road). September 8 through 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Route 629 (Straight Creek Road) – Ditching with flagger traffic control. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Various roads – Patching with flagger traffic control.  Mowing with mobile operation. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 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.  Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 89 to 93, eastbound and westbound – Left and right shoulders closed 24/7. Overnight lane closures possible for shoulder and pavement work.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 94 to 107, eastbound and westbound – Median shoulder closures Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 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.  Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 213 to 218, northbound and southbound – Lane closures as needed for pavement marking work. Sept. 9 and 10, 3 a.m. to 7 a.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

(UPDATE) Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway) – Right shoulder closures near I-64 on-ramps Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 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.

(UPDATE) Route 340(Stuarts Draft Highway) – Right lane closure on Route 340 southbound in Stuarts Draft for turn lane construction. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Estimated completion September 25.

(UPDATE) Route 340 (Rosser Avenue, Waynesboro), northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 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 (Stuarts Draft Highway) – Southbound lane closures as needed at intersection of Route 635 (Kindig Road) for pavement restoration. September 14, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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 September 14 for utility work.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 608 (Cold Springs Road, Greenville) – Weekday flagger traffic control for shoulder widening as part of future bridge project over Deep Pond Run. Work zone from 0.95 mile south of Route 658 (Avis Road) to 0.70 mile north of Route 662 (Greenville School Road).  September 8 through 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

(UPDATE) Route 624 (South Delphine Avenue), northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for installation of traffic-management system near I-64 on-ramps. 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.

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

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.
Various
roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday to Friday.
Various roads – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for surface treatments at various locations. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.Various roads – Lane and shoulder closures as needed for pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching operations and grading.  Tuesday 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, hand mowing slopes and paved ditches. Pothole repairs as needed. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 to 4 p.m.  

(NEW) Mile marker 243, northbound and southbound – Mobile lane closures for bridge inspection at Route 679 (Pleasant Valley Road) over I-81. September 8, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning. 

(NEW) Mile marker 247.5 (City of Harrisonburg), northbound and southbound – Mobile lane closures for bridge inspection at Route 33 (East Market Street) over I-81. September 8, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning. 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

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 340 (Town of Elkton) – Periodic flagger-controlled lane closures for sidewalk and road improvements.  New Terrace Avenue 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) – Bridge replacement 0.70 mile east of Route 11 (North Valley Pike) to 0.40 mile west of Route 717 (Indian Trail Road) with a temporary bridge and “stop and proceed” work zone. Estimated completion Sept. 14, 2015.

Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday 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.  Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 264 to 300, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, crews repairing fences and hand mowing. Pothole repairs as needed. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

(NEW) Mile marker 266.5 to 268.5, northbound  - Right shoulder closure for guardrail work, September 8, Noon to 7 p.m. Overnight right lane closure as needed for milling and paving, September 8, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. the following morning.  .

(NEW) Mile marker 268.5 to 270.5, northbound  - Right shoulder closures for guardrail work, September 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Overnight left lane closures September 9 and right lane closures September 10 as needed for milling and paving, 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following mornings.  

(NEW) Exit 269 (Shenandoah Caverns/Mount Jackson), northbound – Overnight right lane and Exit 269 on- and off-ramp closures at Route 730. Detour signs will direct drivers to the next interchange. September 11, 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. the following morning. 

Mile marker 299, northbound and southbound at Warren county line – Shoulder closures as needed for bridge work.  Monday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion Sept. 25, 2015.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

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

Various Roads – Shoulder work.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 609 (South Hollingsworth Road), Woodstock area – pedestrian bridge just west of roadway closed until further notice for adjacent slope repair.

Route 691 (Dellinger Acres Road) Road closed between Route 717 (Liberty Furnace Road) and Route 705 (Buggy Ridge Road) for bridge replacement until September 11.  Detours:  Eastbound traffic will travel south on Route 717 (Liberty Furnace Road), then south on Route 611 (Supinlick Ridge Road), then east on Route 703 (Jerome Road) then north on Route 705 (Buggy Ridge Road) back to Route 691.  Westbound traffic will travel south on Route 705 (Buggy Ridge Road), then west on Route 703 (Jerome Road), then north on Route 611 (Supinlick Ridge Road) then north on Route 717 (Liberty Furnace Road) back to Route 691.

Route 758 (Seven 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 – Mowing, patching and brush cutting.

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 66

No lane closures reported.

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Watch for crews removing debris, replacing mile markers and mowing bridge slopes, basins and ditches. Pothole repairs as needed. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

(UPDATE) Mile marker 310 to 311, northbound and southbound – Overnight left lanes closed Tuesday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, and Friday from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning. Motorists should be alert for trucks entering and exiting the work zone. The right and left shoulders are closed 24/7 in this area. Estimated project completion May 2018.

 

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 are 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 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.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing, patching, brush cutting, pipe cleaning, shoulder work soft spot patching, and ditching.

Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger control during daylight hours. Tuesday 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 October 1. 

Various roads – Mowing and patching.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY 

 

INTERSTATE 66

(NEW) I-66/I-81 Interchange (Warren County Line)Bridge repair closures begin Sept. 8. The I-66 eastbound ramp narrows as needed Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and I-81 northbound left shoulder closed as needed Tuesday – Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

Mile marker 0 to 15 – Watch for crews removing debris, replacing mile markers and mowing bridge slopes, basins and ditches. Pothole repairs as needed. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

Mile marker 7, eastbound and westbound – 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 September 18.

Mile marker 14, eastbound and westbound – Alternating single lane closures for bridge work over Route 638, Monday to Thursday with variable schedules of day and night work between 8 a.m. and 4 a.m. the following day.  Estimated completion September 18.

 

INTERSTATE 81
(NEW) I-81/I66 Interchange (Warren County Line)Bridge repair closures begin Sept. 8:  I-81 northbound left shoulder closure as needed Monday – Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The I-66 eastbound ramp narrows as needed Tuesday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.    

(UPDATE) Mile marker 299.8, northbound and southbound at Shenandoah county line – Right shoulder closures for bridge work. Tuesday to Thursday, 6:30 a.m.
to 7 p.m.   

 

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.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

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

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

Various roads – Mowing and ditching.   

 

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.

 

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.

 

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