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STA16 –138

July 1, 2016



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR JULY 4 to 8, 2016

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.                           

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon, Friday July 1 to noon, Tuesday, July 5.

(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 and trimming trees at various locations.  Cleaning around box culverts, drain pipes and ditches 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 July 8, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 10 to 7 including Exit 7 off-ramp, westbound – Alternating lane closures for paving operations through July 8, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 36 to 31, westbound – Alternating lane closures for paving operations through July 29, 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.   

(NEW) Various roads – Flood repairs at various locations. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Flood repairs at various locations. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

BATH COUNTY                                                                                                                                    

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Patching and ditching with flagger controlled traffic. Tuesday 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 and cleaning paved ditches and drop inlets between mile marker 53 and 51. Tuesday to Friday, 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.

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 174 to 191, northbound and southbound – Lane closures as needed for sign maintenance. Tuesday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Crews removing debris, cleaning paved ditches and trimming trees at various locations, Tuesday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cleaning box culverts and drain pipes between mile marker 177 to 179 and mowing stormwater ponds between mile marker 184 and 191 northbound. Tuesday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 195 to 199, southbound – Right shoulder closures for fiber optic installation.  Monday to Friday. Estimated completion July 29. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Main Street (City of Lexington) – Nighttime single lane closures through July 29 for work on VMI pedestrian bridge construction.  Isolated nighttime single lane closures beyond July 29 as needed for finalization of the project.

Route 60 (Fredericksburg Road) Shoulder closures for utility installation beginning at the old Highland Belle School. The work will involve areas under the ramps on the east side of Route 60 and under I-64, and along east side of Route 623 (Fredericksburg Road) to 0.22 miles north of the I-64 ramp.

(NEW) Various roads – Paving and patching, brush cutting, pipe replacement, tree removal, ditching and pothole repairs at various locations. Flagger-controlled tractor and hand mowing, Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 708 (Gilmore’s 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) Various roads – Paving and patching, brush cutting, pipe replacement, tree removal, ditching and pothole repairs at various locations. Flagger-controlled tractor and hand mowing, Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY  

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 220 – Flagger traffic control for shoulder repairs at various locations. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(NEW) Route 250 – Flagger traffic control for patching operations at various locations. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 632 (Pines Road)Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(NEW) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for patching operations. 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, trimming trees, and cleaning bridge slopes, paved ditches and inlets. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Mile marker 94 to 107, eastbound and westbound – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Tuesday to Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion July 16.

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, trimming trees, cleaning paved ditches, drop inlets, box culverts and drain pipes at various locations.  Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Shoulder work at mile marker 221 to 237, Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 211.7 bridge over Route 662 (Stover School Road) – Shoulder closures for bridge painting, 7 days a week 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Estimated completion July 15.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 213 bridge over Route 11 (Lee Jackson Hwy) – Shoulder closures for bridge painting, 7 days a week 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Estimated completion July 15.

Mile marker 235 to 229, southbound – Right shoulder closures Monday to Saturday for fiber optics installation. Estimated completion July 15.   

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Lee Jackson Hwy) – Lane closures between Route 701 (Howardsville Road) and Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) for bridge painting operation. 7 days a week 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Estimated completion July 15.

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.

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.

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.  

(UPDATE) Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway) – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Tuesday to Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion July 16.

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

(UPDATE) Route 340 (Rosser Avenue, Waynesboro) – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Tuesday to Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion July 16.

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

(UPDATE) Route 624 (South Delphine Avenue) – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Tuesday to Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion July 16.

Route 632 (Shalom Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure. Weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for pavement repairs from Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) to Route 664 (Lyndhurst Road).  Estimated completion July 6.

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.

Route 662 (Stover School Road)Flagger traffic control for I-81 bridge painting, 7 days a week 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Estimated completion July 15.

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 701 (Howardsville Road) – Lane closures through July 15 for paving and pavement marking from Route 11(Lee-Jackson Highway) to Route 693 (Bethel Green Road).  6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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 drop inlets and performing sign repairs. Pothole repairs as needed. Tuesday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

Mile marker 240 to 237 – Southbound right shoulder closures for fiber optic installation, Monday to Saturday.  Brief overnight left lane closures at mile marker 240, northbound and southbound, between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Estimated completion July 8.

(NEW) Mile marker 251 – Northbound left lane closure for cable barrier repair, Saturday, July 2, from 12 midnight to 2 a.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.

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.  

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.

Various roads – Daytime shoulder closures possible for signal maintenance work Tuesday to Friday at 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.  

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 July 29.

Various roads – Daytime shoulder closures possible for signal maintenance work Tuesday to Friday at various hours and locations.

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

 

PAGE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 602 (East Point Road) – Alternating traffic control for sidewalk repair at tunnel into town of Shenandoah. Estimated completion July 8.

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

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

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 July 29.

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

(UPDATE) Mile marker 286 to 282 including Exit 283 ramps (Woodstock), southbound – Overnight lane closures for milling, paving and pavement marking. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following mornings. Estimated completion July 15.

(NEW) Exit 283 off-ramp (Woodstock), southbound – Midnight to 5 a.m. closure Wednesday, July 6, for paving. Signs and variable message boards will direct drivers on the detour route. Southbound exit 283 on-ramp will remain open.

PRIMARY ROADS

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.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Patching and grading and dust control.

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, hand mowing around pipes and concrete ditches. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Contractor mowing  between mile markers 317 and 324, Tuesday to Thursday at various  hours/locations. Pothole repairs as needed. 

Mile marker 309 to 312, northbound and southbound Right and left shoulder closed 24/7.  Speed limit reduced to 60 miles per hour throughout the work zone until completion of the exit 310 construction project.  Motorists should also be alert for trucks entering and exiting work zone. Estimated project completion May 2018.

Mile marker 324-300, southbound and mile marker 300-316, northbound. Shoulder closures June 27– July 1 for installation of signs.

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 37, north (Northwestern Pike) – Right shoulder closures overnight for equipment repairs approximately 0.7 miles from the ramp to Route 50 (Amherst Road). July 5-8 and July 11-15, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.

Route 37 at I-81 Exit 310 (Kernstown Interchange Project), northbound and southbound Speed limit on Route 37 reduced to 35 miles per hour 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).  

(NEW) Route 522, north (North Frederick Pike) – Right shoulder closures overnight for equipment repairs approximately 0.2 miles north of Chapel Hill Road. July 5-8 and July 11-15, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Various roads – Daytime shoulder closures possible for signal maintenance work Tuesday to Friday at various hours and locations.

SECONDARY ROADS

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).

Route 689 (Adams Road) – Closed for bridge replacement over Brush Creek through July 29.  The work zone is about 0.7 of a mile south of Route 600 (Brush Creek Road).  Follow posted detours. 

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).

Various roads – Daytime shoulder closures possible for signal maintenance work Tuesday to Friday at various hours and locations.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Patching and pipe cleaning.

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

 

CLARKE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 50/17(John Mosby Highway) – Northbound right lane closed 24 hours a day between Route 638 (Howellsville Road) and Route 622 (Swift Shoals Road) for bridge painting from 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, until 5 p.m. Sunday, July 10.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Patching and brush cutting.

  

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

(UPDATE) Mile marker 0 to 15, westbound and eastbound – Watch for crews removing debris, hand mowing around pipes and concrete ditches. Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pothole repairs as needed. 

(NEW) Mile marker 10 to 9, westbound (Front Royal area) – Right shoulder closures overnight for equipment repairs just east of Shenandoah Shores Road overpass.  July 5-8 and July 11-15, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Mile marker 14 to 6, eastbound and westbound – Alternating right and left shoulder closure for bridge painting operations. 7a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion July 10.

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.

Various roads – Daytime shoulder closures possible for signal maintenance work Tuesday to Friday at various hours and locations.

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) – Flagger traffic control for bridge painting operations. 7 days a week, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Estimated completion July 10.

Various roads – Daytime shoulder closures possible for signal maintenance work Tuesday to Friday at various hours and locations.

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.

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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