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June 10, 2016



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR JUNE 13 TO 17, 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 through June 24, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 7 to 8, eastbound – Left lane closure Tuesday, June 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for roadway and median environmental cleanup from tractor trailer accident June 4.

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.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 36 to 31, westbound – Alternating lane closures for paving operations through June 24, 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.   

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

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 and cleaning paved ditches and drop inlets between mile marker 53 and 51. Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.     

(NEW) Mile marker 57 to 41, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures as needed for mowing and litter removal. Monday to Saturday, day and nighttime work at various times.

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 205, eastbound and westbound – Lane closures as needed for mowing and litter removal. Monday to Saturday, day and nighttime work at various times.

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 storm water ponds between mile marker 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.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Watch for daytime signal maintenance work on Tuesday 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.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Watch for daytime signal maintenance work on Tuesday 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

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing with a mobile operation.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 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 – 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. 

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 July 1.

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Lane closures as needed for mowing and litter removal. Monday to Saturday, day and nighttime work at various times.

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.

NEW) Mile marker 220 to 224, northbound and southbound – Lane closures as needed for sign maintenance. Monday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.

(NEW) Mile marker 232 to 237, southbound –Right shoulder closures Monday to Friday. Estimated completion July 1. 

(NEW) Mile marker 234 to 229, northbound and southbound – Left shoulder closures for fiber optic installation Monday to Saturday with brief overnight lane closures between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Estimated completion July 1.

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. 

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.  

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 – Contractor mowing Monday to Sunday.  Watch for crews removing debris, maintenance under guard rails. Pothole repairs as needed. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

(UPDATE) 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 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.

(NEW) Route 33 (Rawley Pike) – Flagger controlled, intermittent lane closures between Route 613 (Whitmore Shop Road) and Route 847 (Rawley Springs Road). Monday through Friday. 

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.

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.

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

(NEW) Route 800 (American Legion Drive) – Road closed to through traffic June 13 and June 14 between Route 42 (Timberway) and Route 618 (Lone Pine Drive) for utility work.

(UPDATE) Route 988 (Scholars Road) Bridge over Pleasant Run closed for bridge work through June 17, then open to traffic with intermittent lane closures.  Follow posted detours through June 17.  Estimated completion June 21.

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

(NEW) Route 602 (East Point Road) alternating traffic control for sidewalk repair at tunnel into Shenandoah. Estimated completion June 24.

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

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

Exit 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.

(NEW) Mile marker 264 to 300, northbound and southbound – Lane closures as needed for mobile crack sealing operations. 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Monday to Thursday.

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

(NEW) Mile marker 282-324, southbound and mile marker 294-316, northbound  – Shoulder closures June 15–17 for installation of signs.

(UPDATE) 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 30.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 293 to 296, northbound – Right shoulder closure for drainage work from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday to Thursday. Estimated completion June 24.

PRIMARY ROADS

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

(NEW) Route 211(West Lee Highway), northbound and southbound – Right and left shoulder closures for painting operations on bridge over Smith Creek. 7 days a week, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. Estimated completion June 24.

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.

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

(NEW) Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Lane closures as needed for mobile crack sealing operations. 12 a.m. to 6 a.m., Monday to Thursday.

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 Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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.

(NEW) Mile marker 313 – Single lane and shoulder closure June 16, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for bridge inspection of the Route 17 (Millwood Pike) overpass bridge.

(NEW) Mile marker 316-294, northbound and mile marker 324-282, southbound – Shoulder closures June 15–17 for installation of signs.

PRIMARY ROADS

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.
(UPDATE) Route 37 at I-81 Exit 310 (Kernstown Interchange), northbound and southbound Watch for significant traffic pattern changes  – The newly built portion of Route 37 is scheduled to open on Tuesday, June 14, weather permitting.  In the event of inclement weather, the traffic changes will be rescheduled for the next available clear day.  Motorists should be alert for significant traffic pattern changes. Route 37 will extend about 0.33 mile to the east, where it will split into eastbound and westbound ramps that intersect with the relocated portion of Route 642. The realigned Route 847 will intersect with Route 642 just north of Route 37.

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

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 642 (Tasker Road, Kernstown Interchange) – Watch for significant traffic pattern changes – The newly built portion of Route 642 is scheduled to open on Tuesday, June 14, weather permitting.  In the event of inclement weather, the traffic changes will be rescheduled for the next available clear day.  Route 37 will extend about 0.33 mile to the east, where it will split into eastbound and westbound ramps that intersect with the relocated portion of Route 642. The realigned Route 847 will intersect  with Route 642 just north of Route 37.

(UPDATE) Route 847 (Hillandale Lane, Kernstown Interchange) – Watch for significant traffic pattern changes – The newly built portion of Route 847 is scheduled to open on Tuesday, June 14, weather permitting.  In the event of inclement weather, the traffic changes will be rescheduled for the next available clear day.  Route 37 will extend about 0.33 mile to the east, where it will split into eastbound and westbound ramps that intersect with the relocated portion of Route 642. The realigned Route 847 will intersect with Route 642 just north of Route 37.

Various roads – Watch for daytime signal maintenance work 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

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

SECONDARY ROADS

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

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing and patching.

 

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

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. 

(NEW) Mile marker 0.9 eastbound and mile marker 14.1, westbound –Shoulder closures June 15–17 for installation of signs.

INTERSTATE 81
No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 55 (Strasburg Road) – Intersection modification at Route 340/522 (Shenandoah Avenue/Winchester Road). Lane closures as needed Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. Temporary traffic signal at 55/340/522 intersection, and lane shift from 340/522 to Forest Hill Drive. Changes in effect through summer 2016 for construction of new travel lanes. Estimated project completion December 2017.

Route 340/522 (Shenandoah Avenue/Winchester Road) – South Fork bridge replacement and intersection modification at Route 55 (Strasburg Road).  Lane closures as needed Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.  Lane shift at 17th street and temporary traffic signal at 340/522/55 intersection, placing all traffic on the newly constructed bridge. 18th street is open to traffic, with left turn restrictions until summer 2017.  Estimated project completion December 2017.

(UPDATE) 522 (Front Royal Park & Ride) – Watch for daytime lighting repairs Monday through Thursday.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Watch for daytime signal maintenance work 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.

(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 22.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing and patching.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Watch for daytime signal maintenance work 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.

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