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Aug. 19, 2016



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR AUGUST 22 to 26, 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

Mile marker 0 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Watch for crews removing debris, trimming trees, cleaning bridge slopes and around culverts and drainage areas. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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.

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

(NEW) Various locations – Mobile lane closures for daytime centerline painting.  

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 60, Route 154 and Route 220 (Covington area)Watch for nighttime signal maintenance on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at various locations, including interchanges with I-64.

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 fall 2016.   

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 648 and Route 1104 (Valley Ridge Road, Covington area) - Watch for nighttime signal maintenance Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at various locations, including I-64 interchange at exit 16.

Route 687 (Jackson River Road) – Flagger controlled traffic for paving, pavement marking and guardrail work from Route 641 to the Bath County line. Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Estimated completion October 1.

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

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

SECONDARY ROADS

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

(NEW) Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures as needed Sunday to Thursday, 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. for mowing operation.

(UPDATE) 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.  Mowing, weed-eating and litter removal between mile marker 41 and 57 Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 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. 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Watch for crews removing debris, cleaning paved ditches and trimming trees Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Crews will be mowing, weed-eating and removing litter Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Mile marker 191 to 203, northbound – Crews mowing storm water ponds, Tuesday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Nighttime lane closures as needed for mowing operations. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 184, northbound – Nighttime single lane closures for bridge work at Buffalo Creek. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion August 26.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 202 to 197, southbound – Right shoulder closures for fiber optic installation, Monday to Friday. Estimated completion August 26.

(NEW) Various locations – Mobile lane closures for nighttime centerline painting.  

PRIMARY ROADS

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

Route 60 – Daytime lane closures for bridge work over I-81(exit 188).  Estimated completion September 15.  

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 644 (Wide Gap Road) – Road closed August 22 to September 8, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for maintenance of truss bridge over Colliers Creek. Work zone is just west of Route 251 (Collierstown Road) and 0.6 miles east of Route 659 (Dry Hollow Road).  Road will be open during non-work hours.

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 26.

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 26.

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 26.

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 late 2016.

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 26.

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

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

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pavement patching at various locations and ditching on various dirt roads. Monday 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, trimming trees, cleaning bridge slopes, paved ditches and inlets. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 94 to 96, eastbound – Right shoulder closure for replacement of traffic management equipment. Monday to Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Estimated completion August 26.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 94 to 107, eastbound and westbound – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion September 2.

(NEW) Various locations – Mobile lane closures for nighttime centerline painting.  

INTERSTATE 81

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

(NEW) Mile marker 207 to 209 (Raphine/Greenville area), northbound – Left or right lane closures Sunday through Friday nights, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for paving, drainage work, guardrail and rumble strip installation. Estimated completion early December.

Mile marker 211.5, northbound – Overnight lane closures for bridge work, seven nights a week, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion September 1.  

(UPDATE) Mile marker 223 to 233, southbound – Right shoulder closures Monday to Saturday for fiber optics installation. Estimated completion August 26.

Mile marker 225, northbound – Overnight lane closures for bridge work, seven nights a week, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion September 1.  

(NEW) Various locations – Watch for mobile lane closures for nighttime centerline painting at various locations and times.  

PRIMARY ROADS

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.

(UPDATE) Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway) – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion September 2.

Route 250 (Churchville Avenue)Shoulder closure for fiber installation from Route 722 (Vinegar Hill Road) to Route 42 (Scenic Highway). Estimated completion August 31.

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 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike) – Shoulder closure for fiber installation from Route 42 (Buffalo Gap) to Staunton City limits. Estimated completion August 31.

(UPDATE) Route 340 – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion September 2.

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 late 2017. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Intersection Route 612/792 (Laurel Hill Road/Indian Mound Road, Verona) – Lane closures with flagger traffic control are possible Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During other times, motorists should be alert for shoulder closures and construction vehicles moving in and out of the work zone.  Estimated completion spring 2017.

(UPDATE) Route 624 (South Delphine Avenue) – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion September 2.

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 fall 2016.

(UPDATE) Route 664 – Alternating lane closures for paving and pavement marking from 1.7 miles south of Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) to south of Route 894. Sunday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Estimated completion August 26.

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 late 2016.  

Route 801 (Hanger’s Mill Road) near Churchville Road closed through September 2 for box culvert bridge replacement over Jennings Branch Tributary. Work zone is between Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) and Route 835 (Hotchkiss Road). Detours for through traffic: From south side of the bridge go west onto Route 250, north onto Route 835, then east back onto Route 801 and end of detour.  From north side of the bridge, go south onto Route 835, east onto Route 250, then north back onto Route 801 and end of detour.

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, cleaning concrete ditches and performing low shoulder maintenance. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pothole repairs as needed.

Mile marker 242, northbound – Overnight lane closures for bridge work, seven nights a week, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion  September 15.  

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.

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 fall 2016.  

(NEW) Route 259 (Mayland Road) – Flagger controlled alternating lane closures 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for paving between Route 11 (Valley Pike) and 0.17 mile north of Route 830 (Bevans Lane). Estimated completion September 1.

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 fall 2016. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 641 (Cave Hill Road) Road closed near McGaheysville between Route 991 (Jacob Burner Road) and Route 843 (Cemetery Road) for Stony Run bridge replacement. Temporary bridge serves as 24/7 detour with a stop-and-proceed work zone in place. Estimated completion is mid-October. 

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

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

 

PAGE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

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.

(NEW) Various roads – Mobile lane closures for daytime centerline painting. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 614 (Shuler Lane) – Road closed 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. 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. Estimated completion August 26.

(NEW) Various roads – Mobile lane closures for daytime centerline painting.

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 September 1.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 264 to 300, northbound and southbound –Watch for contractor mowing Monday through Sunday. Watch for crews removing debris and performing shoulder maintenance under guardrails.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Pothole repairs as needed.  

Mile marker 287 to 283, southbound – Nightly lane closures for  guardrail replacement.  Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion September 16.

Mile marker 292 to 296, northbound – Nightly lane closures for guardrail replacement.  Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion September 16.

(NEW) Mile marker 293, northbound and southbound – Alternating shoulder closures for bridge repairs on I-81 bridges over Route 601 (Battlefield Road).  Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Estimated completion September 30.

Mile marker 298 to 292, southbound – Nightly lane closures for milling, paving and pavement marking. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion September 16.

(NEW) Various locations – Mobile lane closures for nighttime centerline painting.  

PRIMARY ROADS

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

Route 42 (Senedo Road) – Utility tree trimming. Flagger traffic control during daylight hours.  Monday to Friday.

(NEW) Various roads – Mobile lane closures for daytime centerline painting. Watch for crews performing signal maintenance.  Monday to Friday. 

SECONDARY ROADS

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) Route 601 (Battlefield Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures as needed for bridge repair work on I-81 overpass bridges.  Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Estimated completion September 30.

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.

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.

(NEW) Various roads – Mobile lane closures for daytime centerline painting. Watch for crews performing signal maintenance.  Monday to Friday.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Patching and mowing. 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 repairing crossovers. 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.

(NEW) Various locations – Mobile lane closures for nighttime centerline painting.  

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) 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. Estimated completion August 26.

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

(UPDATE) 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. Estimated completion August 26. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 604 (Star Tannery Road) – Closed through 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, north on Route 600 (Pifer Road), then east on Route 55 to the end of detour.  Southbound traffic will travel west on Route 55, south on Route 600, then east on Route 603 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.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Patching and pothole patching. Monday to Friday.

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

 

CLARKE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 340 (Buckmarsh Street) – Alternating shoulder closures as needed for bridge repairs at Route 7 overpass. Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Estimated completion September 16. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 615 (Boom Road, Berryville) – Alternating right shoulder closure and flagger controlled lane closure as needed for bridge repairs at Route 7 overpass. Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Estimated completion September 9.

Various roads – Mowing. Monday to Friday. 

 

WARREN COUNTY  

INTERSTATE 66

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

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) 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. Temporary traffic switch for east and west lanes from 340/522 to .03 miles (A. S. Rhodes Elementary School) west of 340/522. Pavement markings, signs and traffic barrels will guide drivers through this area. Changes in effect through summer 2017 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.

Route 647 (Dismal Hollow Road) – Crews expanding Linden Park & Ride lot. Watch for increased truck traffic and intermittent flagging operations for excavation work, stone placement and paving operations. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion October 2016.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing and 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. 

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