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July 29, 2016



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR AUGUST 1 to 5, 2016
Highway Work Zones in the Staunton District

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

(NEW) Mile marker 0 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures at various locations for pothole patching. Monday and Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mile marker 0 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Watch for crews removing debris and  trimming trees. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Cleaning around culverts and drainage areas between mile markers 16 and 26. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Mile marker 2 to 4 and Exit 1 off-ramp, eastbound – Alternating lane closures for paving operations through August 26, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mile marker 7 to 0, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures as needed Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for storm cleanup around culverts, drain pipes and ditches.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 36 to 31, westbound – Alternating lane closures for paving operations through August 26, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 159 (Dunlap Creek Road) – Traffic lanes restricted to 8 feet 6 inches on temporary bridge during roadway alignment project for box culvert replacement over Crow Run.  Project will also use temporary traffic signals. Work zone is 0.45 mile west of Route 717 to 0.55 mile west of Route 17.  Commercial vehicles can use Route 18 as an alternate route. Estimated completion September 2016.   

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation at various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 696 (Selma-Low Moor Road), eastbound – Flagger controlled single lane closures between Route 1312 (Karnes Road) and Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) and shoulder closures on Route 1308 (Garland Road) and Chessie Avenue for soil testing. July 25 to July 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Estimated completion August 1.

(NEW) Various roads – Patching spot leveling and brush cutting with flagger traffic control.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

BATH COUNTY                                                                                                                                    

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation at various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Patching and ditching with flagger controlled traffic. Mowing with a mobile operation. Monday to 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 Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cleaning paved ditches and drop inlets between mile marker 41 and 45. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.     

Mile marker 53 to 55, eastbound and westbound – Single-lane traffic through work zone. Westbound drivers use a median crossover to access the eastbound side of the interstate. After crossing the bridge, westbound drivers follow a second crossover to return to the I-64 westbound mainline. Eastbound traffic limited to the right lane. Work zone speed limit 55 miles an hour.  Estimated project completion summer 2017.

(NEW) Mile marker 57 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures at various locations for pothole patching. Monday and Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 174 to 191, northbound and southbound – Nighttime lane closures at various locations for pothole patching. Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Crews removing debris, cleaning paved ditches and trimming trees at various locations, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cleaning culverts, drain pipes and ditches between mile marker 174 to 191 Tuesday to Thursday, mowing storm water ponds between mile marker 191 and 203 northbound, Tuesday to Thursday, and shoulder work between mile marker 187 and 199, southbound, Monday and Tuesday.

(NEW) Mile marker 184, northbound - Nighttime single lane closures for bridge work over Buffalo Creek. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  July 31 to August 12.

Mile marker 188, northbound and southbound – Alternating lane closures 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Sunday for bridge painting. Estimated completion August 12.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 202 to 197, southbound – Right shoulder closures for fiber optic installation, Monday to Friday. Estimated completion August 19. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Main Street (City of Lexington) – Isolated nighttime single lane closures as needed for finalization of the VMI Pedestrian Bridge project.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Paving and patching, ditching, pipe replacement and pothole repairs with flagger traffic control.  Mowing with a mobile operation. Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 679 (Lone Jack Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for surface treatment from Route 680 (Falling Spring Road) to Glasgow town limits. Monday to Friday; possible Saturdays.  Estimated completion August 12.

(NEW) Route 684 (Sallings Mountain Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for surface treatment from Route 608 (Forge Road) to Glasgow town limits. Monday to Friday; possible Saturdays.  Estimated completion August 12.

(NEW) Route 708 (Gilmore Mill Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for surface treatment from Route 130 (Wert Faulkner Highway) to Route 608 (Shafer Lane).  Monday to Friday; possible Saturdays.  Estimated completion August 12.

Route 708 (Gilmore Mill Road) – Road closed for bridge replacement at Cedar Creek just east of Route 608 (Shafer Lane). Detour using Route 608 and Route 130 (Wert Faulkner Highway).  Estimated completion November 2016.

(NEW) Route 759 (Arnolds Valley Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for surface treatment from 0 miles of Route 759 (Arnolds Valley Road) to Route 130 (Wert Faulkner Hwy).  Monday to Friday; possible Saturdays.  Estimated completion August 12.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Paving and patching, ditching, brush cutting, pipe replacement, grading and pothole repairs with flagger traffic control. Mowing with mobile operation. Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY  

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 250 – Alternating lane closures from Route 616 (Upper Fork Road ) to Route 614 for paving and pavement marking. Sunday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Estimated completion August 3.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation at various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE)  Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pavement patching and ditching on various dirt roads. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY   

INTERSTATE 64

(NEW) Mile marker 87 to 100, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures for pothole patching at various locations. Monday to Thursday 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  

Mile marker 87 to 100, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures as needed 24/7 for mowing, weed-eating and litter pickup. Sunday to Friday. 

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

(NEW) Mile marker 94 to 96, eastbound (City of Waynesboro) – Right shoulder closure for replacement of traffic management equipment. Monday to Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Estimated completion August 12.

Mile marker 94 to 107, eastbound and westbound – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion August 5.

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 191 to 237, northbound and southbound – Lane closures for pothole patching at various locations Monday to Thursday 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Lane closures as needed 24/7 for mowing, weed-eating and litter pickup. Monday to Saturday.

Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, trimming trees, cleaning culverts, pipes and other drainage structures at various locations.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Mile Marker 210, northbound – Overnight lane closures for bridge work, seven nights a week, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion August 19.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 223 to 233, southbound – Right shoulder closures Monday to Saturday for fiber optics installation. Estimated completion August 19.

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) Alternating lane closures Sunday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., for paving and pavement marking from Pilot Truck Drive to Route 701 (Howardsville Road).  Estimated completion August 26.

Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Shoulder closure for fiber installation from Route 781 (Bald Rock Rd) to Verona Elementary School.   Estimated completion August 31.

Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Shoulder closure for fiber installation from Route 1920 (Sutton Rd) to Staunton city limits.   Estimated completion August 31.

Route 42 (Scenic Highway) – Right shoulder closures and intermittent lane closures for utility work from Route 254 (Buffalo Gap) to Town of Craigsville.  Monday to Friday.  Estimated completion August 31.

Route 42 (Scenic Highway) – Right shoulder closures for utility work from Route 613 (Spring Hill Road) to Route 728 (Stover Shop Road). Monday to Friday.  Estimated completion August 31.

Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway) – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion August 5.

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

Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) – Bridge replacement over Whiskey Creek, just east of intersection with Route 722 (Vinegar Hill Road). Occasional lane/shoulder closures as contractors relocate utilities and build a temporary bridge and approaches. Work zone speed limit is 25 miles an hour.  Traffic will detour onto the two-lane temporary bridge starting in early fall.  

Route 340 (Rosser Avenue, Waynesboro) – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion August 5.

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.

(NEW) Various roads – Watch for crews installing signs and performing maintenance on message boards at various hours and locations.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 624 (South Delphine Avenue) – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion August 5.

Route 641 (Fishersville Road) – Intermittent lane and shoulder closures from Route 608 (Long Meadow Road) to Route 1360 (Westminster Drive) for water line upgrades. Monday to Friday. Estimated completion September 2016.

Route 685 (Lehigh Road, Craigsville) – Road closed for bridge replacement over Little Calfpasture River between Route 684 and Route 42. Detour in place. Estimated completion December 2016.  

Route 836 (Green Hill Road) Weekday/daytime flagger traffic control with shoulder closures as needed at the Route 42 (Buffalo Gap Road) intersection for concrete repairs. July 25 through August 11.

(NEW) Various roads – Watch for crews marking pavement and performing maintenance on message boards at various hours and locations.

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 contractor mowing and crews removing debris, hand-mowing and cleaning paved ditches and drop inlets. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Replacement of North River bridge. Watch for traffic shifts, shoulder closures and flagger controlled lane closures, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Work zone from Route 694 to one mile south of Mount Crawford. Variable message boards and pavement markings direct motorists. Estimated completion July 2017.

(UPDATE) Route 33 (Rawley Pike) –  Flagger traffic control from west city limits of Harrisonburg to Route 701 (Silver Lake Road) for pavement marking operations. Estimated completion August 3.

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

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

(NEW) Various roads – Watch for sign crews installing signs at various hours and locations.

(NEW) Various roads – Watch daytime for signal maintenance work Monday to Friday various hours and locations.

SECONDARY ROADS

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

(UPDATE) 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 I-81 and Route 679 (Pleasant Valley Road).  Estimated completion August 31.

(NEW) Various roads – Watch daytime for signal maintenance work Monday to Friday various hours and locations.

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

 

PAGE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 211 – Mowing operations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m. Estimated completion August 5.

Route 211 (Lee Highway) – Left lane closure 24 hours a day between Route 615 (Egypt Bend Road) and Route 641 (Ganders Drive) for bridge painting. Estimated completion August 19.

Route 340 – Intermittent flagging operations for replacement of bridge and approaches at Cub Run. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work zone speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Estimated completion September 2017.

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 614 (Shuler Lane) – Road closed August 8-26 for bridge replacement at Hawksclaw Creek crossing west of Stanley. Detours: From Route 340 Business, travel west to Route 615 Rockingham Drive, turn right and follow to Route 340, then turn right and follow to Route 614 Shuler Drive. From Route 340, travel south to Route 615 Rockingham Drive, then turn left and follow to Route 340 Business west, then turn left and follow to Route 614 Shuler Lane.  Estimated completion August 26.

Various roads – Pavement patching and mowing at various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.  Estimated completion September 30.

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile Marker 264, northbound and southbound – Nighttime single lane closures Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for bridge work over Route 211. Estimated completion August 19.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 264 to 300, northbound and southbound – Watch for contractor mowing and crews removing debris and repairing fences. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Pothole repairs as needed.  

Mile marker 292 to 296, northbound – Nightly lane closures for milling, paving and pavement marking. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion August 27.

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 – Watch for pavement marking crews at various hours and locations.

Route 211 (Lee Highway) – Right shoulder closure 24 hours a day between Route 620 (Smith Creek Road) and Route 674 (Run Away Lane) for bridge painting. Estimated completion August 19.

(NEW) Various roads – Watch daytime for signal maintenance work Monday to Friday various hours and locations.

Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) – Utility tree trimming.  Flagger traffic control during daylight hours.  Monday to Friday.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 663 (Artz Road) Bridge replacement over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. The road will remain open during construction of the new bridge, with flagger controlled traffic 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.  Estimated completion May 2018.

Queen Street (Route 1201, Town of Strasburg) – Road closed between South Massanutten Street and Holiday Street for bridge replacement over Town Run. Detour in place. Estimated completion November 2016.

(NEW) Multiple Routes at various locations Flagger controlled traffic for surface treatment operations: Route  611 (Supinlick Ridge Road), Route 639 (Green Acre Drive), Route 644 (Milner Road), Route 646 (Mt. Hebron Road), Route 650 (Tea Berry Road), Route 651 (Johnson Road), Route 653 (Brook Creek Road) Estimated completion August 26.

(NEW) Various roads – Watch daytime for signal maintenance work Monday to Friday various hours and locations.

Various roads – Patching, pipe cleaning and brush cutting. Monday to Friday.

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 and mowing slopes. Monday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pothole repairs as needed. 

Mile marker 309 to 312, northbound and southbound Right and left shoulder closed 24/7. Speed limit 60 mph through work zone.  Motorists should be alert for trucks entering and exiting work zone. Estimated project completion May 2018.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 37 (Northwestern Pike/City of Winchester) – Right shoulder closures 0.74 miles south of the ramp to Northwestern Pike (Route 50) for replacement of traffic management equipment. Nightly, Monday to Friday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. August 1 -5. Estimated completion August 5.

Route 37 at I-81 Exit 310 (Kernstown Interchange Project), northbound and southbound Speed limit on Route 37 reduced to 35 mph through the work zone. The newly built portion of Route 37 is now open.  Motorists should be alert for traffic pattern changes at intersection with Route 642 (Tasker Road).  Estimated project completion May 2018.

(NEW) Route 340/522 – Northbound turn-lane closures and alternating northbound and southbound lane closures at various times while crews modify markings at intersection with Lake Frederick Drive.

Route 522 (North Frederick Pike/Cross Junction) – Right shoulder closures 0.19 miles north of Route 682 (Chapel Hill Road) for replacement of traffic management equipment. Nightly, Monday to Friday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. August 1 -5. Estimated completion August 5.

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 604 (Star Tannery Road) – Closed August 1 to September 2 for bridge replacement, from 0.65 miles south of Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) to 0.46 miles north of Route 603 (Brill Road). Residents will have access to their properties. Through traffic will use these detours:  Northbound traffic will travel west on Route 603 (Brill Road), then turn north on Route 600 (Pifer Road), then turn east on Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) to the end of detour.  Southbound traffic will travel west on Route 55 (John Marshall Highway), then turn south on Route 600 (Pifer Road), then turn east on Route 603 (Brill Road) to the end of detour.

Route 642 (Tasker Road, Kernstown Interchange Project) – The speed limit on Route 642 is 45 miles per hour through the work zone. The newly built portion of Route 642 is now open.  Motorists should be alert for traffic pattern changes at intersections with Route 37 and Route 847 (Hillandale).  Estimated project completion May 2018.

Route 847 (Hillandale Lane, Kernstown Interchange Project) Newly built portion of Route 847 is open. Motorists should be alert for traffic pattern changes at intersection with Route 642 (Tasker Road). Estimated project completion May 2018.

Various roads – Ditching, pipe cleaning, shoulder work and pothole patching. 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

No lane closures reported.

 

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

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

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.  Demolition of old South Fork bridge and construction of new bridge continues. Estimated project completion December 2017.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 624 (Morgan Ford Road) – Road closed 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.

(NEW) Route 630 (Thompson Hollow Road) – Watch for crews installing edge lines at various hours and locations.

Various roads – Patching. Monday to Friday.

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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