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March 4, 2016



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR MARCH 7 to 11, 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 westboundWatch for crews removing debris at various locations and cleaning box culverts, drain pipes and ditches between mile markers 14 to 16.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(NEW) Mile marker 27, westboundLane closure for sign repair. Monday, 10 p.m. to 2 p.m.

(NEW) Exit 27, eastbound and westboundCleaning around box culverts, drain pipes and ditches. Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Pothole repairs and shoulder repairs.  Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4 p.m. 

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Pipe replacement and shoulder repairs.  Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4 p.m.     

 

 

BATH COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Shoulder repairs, pothole repairs and ditching.  Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4 p.m.     

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Shoulder repairs, pothole repairs, brush cutting and ditching. Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4 p.m.     

 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, cleaning paved ditches and drop inlets.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.     

Mile marker 45 to 46, eastbound – Right shoulder closure for slope repair work.  Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Estimated completion March 15.

Mile marker 53 to 55, eastbound and westbound – Eastbound traffic will follow detour across the median to the westbound side of the interstate.  Both directions of traffic will use westbound Maury River bridge while the eastbound bridge undergoes rehabilitation. Speed limit is 55 miles per hour. 

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 173 to 205,northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, clearing signs areas, cleaning paved ditches and drop inlets at various locations.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 195 to 203, northbound – Overnight left lane or shoulder closures for sign installations.  Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 60(West 29th Street, Buena Vista) – Temporary shoulder closures as needed for sidewalk replacement, paving and guardrail from Alleghany Avenue to Beech Avenue.  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(NEW) Various roads – Sweeping intersections and bridges, pothole repairs/patching, and pipe replacement.  Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4 p.m.       

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 708 (Gilmore’s Mill Road) – Road closed at Cedar Creek bridge just east of Route 608 (Shafer Lane).  Detour using Route 608 and Route 130 (Wert Faulkner Highway).  Bridge scheduled for replacement with fall 2016 completion.
(NEW) Various roads
– Ditch and shoulder work, brush cutting, grading, tree removal, pipe replacement and pothole repairs. Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4 p.m.       

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 629 (Straight Creek Road) – Shoulder repairs and brush cutting at various locations.  Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4 p.m.     .  

Route 642/640 (Bluegrass Valley Road) – Pothole patching at various locations.  Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4 p.m.     .  

(NEW) Various roads – Pothole repairs and pipe replacement at various locations. Monday - Friday, 8:30 to 4 p.m.     

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY  

 

INTERSTATE 64

(NEW) Mile marker 87 to 100, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, cleaning  bridge slopes, paved ditches and inlets. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tree removal at mile marker 87, westbound. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 94 to 107, eastbound and westbound – Shoulder closures Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., for installation of traffic-management system.  Estimated completion March 19, 2016.

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris, replacing object markers, cleaning box culverts, drain pipes, paved ditches and drop inlets at various locations.  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(NEW) Mile marker 222, northbound – Tree removal Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Mile marker 222, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for work on bridges over I-64 eastbound ramp. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Estimated completion March 17.  

(NEW) Mile marker 237, northbound and southbound – Tree removal Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway) – Shoulder closures near I-64 on-ramps Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for installation of traffic-management system. Estimated completion March 19, 2016. 

(UPDATE) Route 340 (Rosser Avenue, Waynesboro) – Shoulder closures near I-64 ramps Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for installation of traffic-management system. Estimated completion March 19, 2016.   

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 

(NEW) Route 620 (Pisgah Road) Flagger controlled lane closures for bridge work at Route 252.  Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Estimated completion March 17.

(NEW)  ROUTE  624 (Lyndhurst Road) – Road closed March 14 - 25 for bridge work just north of Route 971 (Lipscomb Road). Signs will direct motorists on the following detours:  Northbound drivers will turn left on Route 971, right on Route 970 (Hall School Road), right on Route 632 (Shalom Road) and right on Route 664 (Lyndhurst Road) to return to Route 624. Southbound drivers will turn right on Route 632 (Shalom Road), left on Route 970 (Hall School Road) and left on Route 971 to return to Route 624.

(UPDATE) Route 624 (South Delphine Avenue) – Shoulder closures near I-64 ramps Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for installation of traffic-management system.  Estimated completion March 19, 2016. 

Route 733 (Moffett Branch Road) – Closed for bridge replacement between Route 835 (Dudley Farm Road) and Route 734 (Hupman Road). Through traffic will follow posted detour route. Property owners will have access to homes and businesses on either side of work zone. Estimated completion April 19, 2016.

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

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11(Lee Highway) – Shoulder closures and occasional lane closures for replacement of North River bridge, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Work zone is from Route 694 to 0.4 miles north of Route 694 near Mount Crawford. Estimated completion July 2017.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 704 (Cecil Wampler Road) – Flagger controlled shoulder and northbound lane closures for water line installation. Weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Work zone is between Route 898 (Pleasants Drive) and Route 679 (Pleasant Valley Road). Estimated completion March 31.

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 723 (Eldon Yates Drive) – Road closed 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 between Route 638 (Honeyville Road) and Route 768 (Donovan Drive) for railroad track maintenance. Short detour route in place.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

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

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting.  Monday to Friday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Brush cutting and pothole patching.  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

Mile marker 300 to 324 – Watch for crews removing debris and sign repairs.  Pothole repairs as needed.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Mile marker 309 to 311, northbound and southbound – Right and left shoulders closed 24/7. Speed limit of 60 miles per hour throughout the work zone until completion of the exit 310 construction project. Limited space for traffic to merge onto southbound I-81 due to shortened on-ramp. Motorists should also be alert for trucks entering and exiting work zone. Estimated project completion May 2018.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 37, southboundOn- and off-ramps at Winchester Medical Center closed for interchange reconstruction.  Southbound Route 37 drivers can use Route 50 to access the medical center. Estimated completion April 2016.

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.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 642 (Tasker Road, Kernstown Interchange),  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.  Work performed Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.

Various roads – Ditching, grading and  pothole patching.  Monday to Friday.

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

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 7, eastbound – Lane and shoulder closures as needed for the installation of communication utilities from Shenandoah River to Loudoun County line.  Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Estimated completion is March 31.

(NEW) Various Roads  – Brush cutting and pothole patching. Monday to Friday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various Roads  – Scraping. Monday to Friday.

 

 

WARREN COUNTY 

 

INTERSTATE 66

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

(NEW) Mile marker 2.6 to 8, eastbound and westbound – Slow-roll lane closures Sunday, March 6, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. for installation of overhead utility cable.  Westbound slow roll begins at mile marker 8.  Eastbound slow roll begins simultaneously at mile marker 2.6. Slow-roll times are subject to change. 

 

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.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Pothole 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.

 

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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