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June 3, 2016



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR JUNE 6 TO 10, 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 and trimming trees at various locations.  Cleaning round box culverts, drain pipes and ditches between mile markers 16 and 26. Tuesday 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 May 28 to June 24, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mile marker 10 to 7 including Exit 7 off-ramp, westbound – Alternating lane closures for paving operations through June 24, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 17 to 16, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures as needed for sign maintenance.  Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Mile marker 36 to 34 including Exit 35 off-ramp, westbound – Alternating lane closures for paving operations through June 24, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., including morning of Tuesday, May 31.

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 – Watch for daytime signal maintenance work Monday through Friday at various hours and locations.

Various roads – Contractor mowing crews with mobile operation.  Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Various roads – Flagger control traffic for paving operations at various locations. Mowing with mobile operations at various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

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

Various roads – Contractor mowing crews with mobile operation.  Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Various roads – Flagger control traffic for paving operations at various locations. Mowing with mobile operations at various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

 

BATH COUNTY                                                                                                                                  

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Contractor mowing crews with mobile operation.  Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Various roads – Patching and ditching. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Contractor mowing crews with mobile operation.  Monday to  Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Various roads – Patching and ditching.  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, trimming trees 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

(UPDATE) 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 markers 177 to 179 and mowing storm water ponds between mile markers 184 and 203. Tuesday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

Main Street, City of Lexington – Construction at VMI will affect motorists on north side of Main Street through June 21. All work impacting traffic is nighttime work, which will close one lane of Main Street with the exception of June 14 (estimated), which will close both lanes. Flaggers will assist traffic flow during nighttime work closures.

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 – Watch for daytime signal maintenance work Monday through Friday at various hours and locations.

Various roads – Contractor mowing crews with mobile operation. Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Various roads – Pavement patching, mowing, pipe replacement, tree removal and ditching at various locations. Monday 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 – Watch for daytime signal maintenance work Monday through Friday at various hours and locations.

Various roads – Contractor mowing crews with mobile operation. Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Various roads – Pavement patching, mowing, pipe replacement, tree removal, grading and ditching at various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

HIGHLAND COUNTY  

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation.  Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation.  Pipe replacement and patching with flagger controlled traffic.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY   

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 87 to 100, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures as needed for mowing and litter pickup at various times and locations. Sunday through Saturday.   

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

(UPDATE) Mile marker 94 to 107, eastbound and westbound – Shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion July 1.

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Lane closures as needed for mowing and litter pickup at various times and locations.  Sunday to Saturday.  

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 Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

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 42 (Scenic Highway) – Right shoulder closures and intermittent lane closures for utility work from south of North Shilings Trail to Craigsville.  Monday to Friday.

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

(UPDATE) Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway) – Shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion July 1.

Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike) – Flagger controlled single lane closures as needed and intermittent shoulder closures from North Shillings Trail to Route 708 (Miss Phillips Road). Monday to Friday.

(UPDATE) Route 340 (Rosser Avenue, Waynesboro) – Shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion July 1.

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 daytime for signal maintenance work on Tuesday various hours and locations.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 604 (McClures Mill Road) – Flagger controlled lane closure 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for surface treatment from Route 675 to Route 701.  Monday through Friday.  Estimated completion June 11.

Route 608 – Flagger controlled lane closure 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for surface treatment from Augusta/Rockbridge County Line to Route 666 (Lofton Road). Monday through Friday. Estimated completion June 11.

(UPDATE) Route 624 (South Delphine Avenue) – Shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion July 1.

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.   

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 843 (near Churchville)Road closed 24/7 through June 22 in the Churchville area for installation of box culvert at the intersection of Route 607 (Mount Solon Road).  Daytime, flagger controlled traffic on the Route 607 detour.  

(NEW) Various roads – Watch for daytime signal maintenance work on Tuesday at various hours and locations.

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

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 237 to 264, northbound and southbound – Nighttime mobile lane closures Monday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day for crack sealing operations.

(NEW) Mile marker 237 to 264, northbound and southbound – Contractor mowing Sunday to Saturday.  Watch for crews removing debris, maintenance under guardrails. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday 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 Friday. Brief overnight left lane closures at mile marker 240, northbound and southbound, between 8 p.m. and 7 am. Work scheduled for completion July 1.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Replacement of North River bridge.  Watch for traffic shifts, right shoulder closures and flagger controlled intermittent lanes 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 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 completion October.  

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 completion October.

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

SECONDARY ROADS

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 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 June 30.

(NEW) Route 754 (Rocky Bar Road) – Road closed 8 a.m. June 6 to June 24 just south of Route 649 (Berrytown Road) for bridge replacement over Twomile Run.  Follow posted detours.

Route 988 (Scholars Road) Bridge over Pleasant Run closed for bridge work.  Follow posted detours. Estimated completion June 10.

(NEW) Various roads – Watch for daytime signal maintenance work Monday and Tuesday 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

No lane closures reported.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Exit 264, northbound and southbound – Nighttime single lane closures Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day, for bridge deck work over Route 211. Estimated completion July 29.

Mile marker 264 to 300, northbound and southbound – Watch for crews removing debris, fence repairs.  Pothole repairs as needed.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Mile marker 286 to 282 including Exit 283 ramps (Woodstock), southbound – Overnight lane closures for milling, paving and pavement marking. Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following mornings. Estimated completion June 16.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 293 to 296, northbound – Right shoulder closure for drainage work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday to Thursday. Estimated completion June 24.

(NEW) Mile marker 299, northbound (Shenandoah County/Warren County line) – Nighttime single lane closures Monday through Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for bridge deck repairs over Cedar Creek. Estimated completion June 10.

PRIMARY ROADS

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

(NEW) Various roads – Watch for daytime signal maintenance work on Thursday at various hours and locations.

(NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting around signs.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 680 (Coffmantown Road, Woodstock area) – Road closed 24/7 until June 17 for bridge replacement between Route 623 (Back Road) and Route 679 (Rittenour Road).  Follow posted detours.

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.

(NEW) Various roads – Watch for daytime signal maintenance work on Thursday at various hours and locations.

Various roads – Mowing, patching, grading and brush cutting.

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, repairing fences and weed eating around pipes.  Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

(UPDATE) 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.

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 7 (near Winchester)Traffic-pattern change westbound between Millbrook Drive and Regency Lakes Drive nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday, June 13, through Friday morning, June 17 for pipe replacement.  All eastbound and westbound traffic approaching the work zone will taper to a single lane.  Westbound drivers will be diverted at Millbrook Drive onto eastbound Route 7 and redirected through the crossover at Regency Lakes Drive back onto westbound Route 7.  Eastbound Route 7 will be reduced to the right lane only to allow for two-way traffic around work zone. Access to Blossom Drive will only be allowed from eastbound Route 7.  Westbound traffic to Blossom Drive use Greenwood Road for access.
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 daytime signal maintenance work on Monday through Friday at various hours and locations.

Various roads – Mowing.  

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 daytime signal maintenance work on Monday through Friday at various hours and locations.

Various roads – Mowing, patching, ditching and pipe cleaning.

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

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

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 299, northbound (Warren County/Shenandoah County line) – Nighttime single lane closures Monday through Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for bridge deck repairs over Cedar Creek. Estimated completion June 10.

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.

(NEW) 522 (Front Royal Park & Ride) – Watch for nighttime lighting repairs on Thursday.

(NEW) Various roads – Watch for signal maintenance work at various hours and locations – Daytime on Monday and Wednesday and nighttime on Friday.

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.

(UPDATE) 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 June 17.

(NEW) Various roads – Watch for signal maintenance work at various hours and locations – Daytime on Monday and Wednesday and nighttime on 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. 

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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