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April 8, 2016



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR APRIL 11 to 15, 2016
Highway Work Zones in the Staunton District

April 11-15 is Work Zone Awareness Week

STAUNTON – The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton transportation district during the coming weeks. The Staunton district is comprised of 11 counties: Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren. 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. 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

(UPDATE) Mile marker 0 to 41, eastbound and westboundWatch for crews removing debris at various locations. Cleaning box culverts, drain pipes and ditches between mile markers 29 to 31. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Mobile shoulder closures for inspections, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

(NEW) Mile marker 10 to 7 including exit 7 on-ramp, westbound – Lane and shoulder closures for milling and paving work through April 15, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 60 (Main Street, Clifton Forge) – Repairs to bridge adjacent to the Masonic Theatre.  April 11 to 29, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Existing traffic pattern will be maintained. No on-street parking during repairs. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting, pothole repairs and ditching.  Monday - Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

 

BATH COUNTY                                                                                                                                   

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Patching and ditching.  Monday - Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY                                                                                                                              

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, cleaning paved ditches and drop inlets.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.     

Mile marker 53 to 55, eastbound and westbound – Single lane of traffic through Maury River bridges work zone.  Be alert for westbound travel lane shifts.  Speed limit is 55 miles per hour. Estimated project completion December 2016.

Exit 56, eastboundDaily left lane closure to I-81 (mile marker 195) northbound for bridge work. Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris and cleaning paved ditches at various locations, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mile marker 177 to 179, cleaning box culverts, drain pipes and ditches. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 60 (West 29th Street, Buena Vista) – Temporary shoulder closures as needed for sidewalk replacement, paving and guardrail from Alleghany Avenue to Beech Avenue.  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Various roads – Ditching, brush cutting, pipe replacement, shoulder maintenance, pavement patching and pothole repairs.  Monday - Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 641 (Jacktown Road) – Road closed April 11- 29 for bridge replacement over Whistle Creek at the Route 60 (West Midland Trail) and Route 673 (Wee Darnock Road) intersection.  Posted detour is Route 672 (Turnpike Road).

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 – Ditching, brush cutting, pipe replacement, shoulder maintenance, grading, pavement patching and pothole repairs.  Monday - Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

  

HIGHLAND COUNTY  

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 220 - Flagger controlled traffic for paving operations Monday - Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Debris cleanup, ditching and patching operations with flagger controlled traffic.  Monday - Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.  

AUGUSTA COUNTY       

INTERSTATE 64

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

Mile marker 94 to 107, eastbound and westbound – Shoulder closures Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., for installation of traffic-management system.  Estimated completion April 30. 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, cleaning paved ditches, drop inlets, box culverts and drain pipes at various locations.   Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 250 at I-81 interchange, southbound – Watch for crews performing traffic signal maintenance, April 14 during nighttime hours.

Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) – Eastbound lane closure/lane shifts from Staunton city limits to Route 1427 (Rowe Road) for utility work.  Estimated completion May 31.

Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway) – Shoulder closures Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., for installation of traffic-management system.  Estimated completion April 30.

Route 340 (Rosser Avenue, Waynesboro) – Shoulder closures Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., for installation of traffic-management system.  Estimated completion April 30.

Route 340 (Main Street, Waynesboro) – Road closed between Constitution Park and East Avenue for replacement of South River bridge. Through traffic will use Broad Street (Route 250) as detour route. Local traffic has access to all businesses and residences throughout the project. Estimated completion December 2017. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 624 (South Delphine Avenue) – Shoulder closures Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., for installation of traffic-management system.  Estimated completion April 30.

(UPDATE) Route 733 (Moffett Branch Road) – Closed for bridge replacement over Elk Run.  Work zone is between Route 835 (Dudley Farm Road) and Route 734 (Hupman Road). Through traffic will follow posted detour route.  Property owners will have access to homes and businesses.  Estimated completion May 2016.

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

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY   

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 237 to 264, northbound and southbound – Watch for crews removing debris, repairing slopes and fences.  Pothole repairs as needed.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

(NEW) Mile marker 245 to 237, southbound – Fiber optic installation through early May. Be alert for shoulder closures. Future phases continuing south through September 30, 2016. 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Traffic-lane shifts beginning Thursday, April 14, during replacement of North River bridge. Work zone from Route 694 to one mile south of Mount Crawford. Variable message boards and pavement markings will direct motorists. Traffic-pattern change in place through September 2016.

Route 33 Business (Old Spotswood Trail, Elkton area) – Lane closures as needed for deck and curb repairs on bridge over the South Fork Shenandoah River.  Estimated completion April 15.

Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Periodic flagging for tree removal and pipe installation as part of intersection improvements at Route 340 (East Side Highway).  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Estimated project completion October 2016.  

(NEW) Route 280 – Intermittent lane closures for paving between Route 253 (Port Republic Road) and Route 710 (Ridgedale Road).  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Route 340 (East Side Highway) – Periodic flagging for tree removal and pipe installation as part of intersection improvements at Route 253/659  (Port Republic Road). Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Estimated project completion October 2016.   

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 628 – Stop-and-proceed work zone with a lane restriction of 10’3” during bridge deck replacement.  Work begins April 18. Estimated completion end of May.

Route 659 (Port Republic Road) – Periodic flagging for tree removal and pipe installation as part of intersection improvements at Route 340.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Estimated project completion October 2016.  

Route 704 (Cecil Wampler Road) – Flagger controlled, intermittent right shoulder and lane closures for installation of water lines. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Work zone between I81north and Route 679 (Pleasant Valley Road).  Estimated completion April 30.

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

 

PAGE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 652 – Shoulders closures for temporary construction entrances between Route 675 (Bixler’s Ferry) and Route 647 (Homestead Road).  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 264 to 300 – Watch for crews removing debris, cleaning paved ditches.  Pothole repairs as needed.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

(UPDATE) Mile marker 278, northbound and southbound – Right and left shoulder closures for bridge painting. 7 days a week, 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. Estimated completion April 22. 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 (Old Valley Pike)Flagger-controlled traffic for bridge inspection over Shenandoah River North Fork. April 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 614 (South Middle Road) – Flagger controlled traffic for painting of I-81 overpass bridge. 7 days a week, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Estimated completion April 22.

(NEW) Route 725 (Morning Star Road, Mount Jackson area) -  Road closed April 11 to May 13 from 0.46 miles south of Route 262 (Orkney Grade) to 2.67 miles north of Route 726 (Hepner Road) for bridge replacement.  Follow posted detours.

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 – Watch for crews removing debris, sign repair and crack sealing operations.  Pothole repairs as needed.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

(NEW) Mile markers 302 and 306, northbound – Daytime shoulder closures April 11 to 15 for sign work.

Mile marker 309 to 311, northbound and southbound – Right and left shoulders closed 24/7.  Speed limit of 60 miles per hour throughout the work zone until completion of the exit 310 construction project. 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.  Estimated project completion May 2018.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 37, southboundOff-ramp at Winchester Medical Center closed for interchange reconstruction.  Southbound Route 37 drivers can use Route 50 to access the medical center.  Estimated completion April 29.

Route 37 at I-81 Exit 310 (Kernstown Interchange), northbound and southbound Be alert for construction activity 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.

(NEW) Various roads – Watch for traffic signal maintenance work throughout the week at various daytime and nighttime hours and locations. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 642 (Tasker Road, Kernstown Interchange) – Flagger controlled single lane traffic Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, in the area of County Sanitation Authority facility for construction of tie-in of new road to existing road.  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.  

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.

(NEW) Various roads – Watch for traffic signal maintenance work throughout the week at various daytime and nighttime hours and locations.

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

 

CLARKE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 7, eastbound – Lane and shoulder closures as needed for the installation of communication utilities from Shenandoah River to Loudoun County line.  Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Estimated completion is April 15.

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

WARREN COUNTY  

INTERSTATE 66

Ramp to I-81, southbound  – Westbound lane and ramp to I-81 southbound will narrow during bridge deck repair project.  Monday through Friday.  Estimated completion April 15.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 0 to 15 – Watch for crews removing debris and crack seal operations.  Pothole repairs as needed.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Mile marker 14 to 6, eastbound and westbound – Right and left shoulder closures for bridge painting.  7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion April 25.

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 summer 2016 for construction of new travel lanes. Estimated project completion December 2017.

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 at 17th street and temporary traffic signal at 340/522/55 intersection, placing all traffic on the newly constructed bridge. 18th street is open to traffic, with left turn restrictions until summer 2017.  Estimated project completion December 2017.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 603 (Oregon Hollow Road) – Road closure for pipe replacement work extended until April 14, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Work zone is 1.6 miles south of Howellsville Road to 0.8 miles north of Dismal Hollow Road.  Southbound traffic will detour west on Route 643 (Howellsville Road) then south on Route 624 (Morgan Ford Road), then east on Route 647 (Dismal Hollow Road) to the end of detour at Route 603 (Oregon Hollow Road).  Northbound traffic will detour west on Route 647 (Dismal Hollow Road), then north on Route 624 (Morgan Ford Road), then east on Route 643 (Howellsville Road) to end of detour at Route 603 (Oregon Hollow Road).

(UPDATE) Route 624 (Morgan Ford Road) – Closed April 18 for bridge replacement over the Shenandoah River. Work zone from Route 643 (Howellsville Road) to Route 661 (Fairground Road).  Detours:  Drivers south of the bridge will turn right on Route 643 (Howellsville Road), which changes to Route 603 and then to Route 638 in Clarke County. Drivers will then turn left on Route 17/50 (John Mosby Highway) and left on Route 624 (Red Gate Road/Milldale Road) to reach the end of the detour. Drivers north of the bridge will follow Route 624 (Milldale Road/Red Gate Road) north and turn right on Route 17/50 (John Mosby Highway) in Clarke County. Drivers will then turn right on Route 638 (Howellsville Road), which changes to Route 603 and then Route 643, to reach the end of the detour.  Estimated project completion June 2018.

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. 

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