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May 6, 2016



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR MAY 9 to 13, 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 at various locations. Cleaning around box culverts, drain pipes and ditches between mile markers 16 and 26. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Exit 1 off-ramp and mile marker 2 to 4, eastbound – Alternating lane closures for paving operations through May 14, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mile marker 10 to 7 including Exit 7 off-ramp, westbound – Alternating lane closures for paving operations. May 1 to May 21, 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.   

(UPDATE) Various roads – Watch for daytime traffic signal maintenance work May 9 and 10 at various hours and locations. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Watch for daytime traffic signal maintenance work May 9 and 10 at various hours and locations.

Various roads – Brush cutting, pothole repairs and ditching.  Monday - Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

 

BATH COUNTY                                                                                                                               

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 618 (Dunns Gap Road in the area of Mitchelltown) – Road closed near intersection of Route 646 (Meadowview Road) and Route 687 (Jackson River Turnpike) for a pipe replacement.  May 9 to May 13. There will be no detour at this location. 

Route 632 (Crizer’s Gap Road) – Closed until May 19 for a bridge replacement.  The bridge is located 0.2 mile from the dead end and 0.35 miles from Route 42 (Cowpasture River Road). 

Various roads – Patching and ditching.  Monday - 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. Cleaning paved ditches and drop inlets between mile marker 51 and 53. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.     

(UPDATE) Mile marker 53 to 55, eastbound and westbound – Be alert for traffic-pattern change beginning May 8.  Westbound traffic will taper to a single lane and use a median crossover to access the eastbound side of the interstate. After crossing the bridge, westbound drivers will follow a second crossover to return to the I-64 westbound mainline. Eastbound traffic throughout the work zone will be limited to the right lane.  On Sunday afternoon, May 8, contractors are scheduled to begin pavement-marking operations to guide motorists through this traffic-pattern change. Line-painting is weather dependent and subject to change. Work zone speed limit 55 miles an hour.  Estimated project completion summer 2017.

Exit 56, eastboundDaily left lane closure to I-81 (mile marker 195) northbound for bridge work. Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Estimated completion May 30.

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 173 to 205, northbound and southbound – Be alert for crews removing debris and cleaning paved ditches at various locations, Monday to Friday. Cleaning box culverts and drain pipes between mile markers 177 to 179, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Exit 205 (Raphine/Steeles Tavern), northbound – Nighttime off-ramp closure for milling and paving from 10 p.m. Sunday, May 8 until 8 a.m. Monday, May 9. Message boards will direct motorists to alternate exits. 

PRIMARY ROADS

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 locations in Buena Vista – Be aware of crews performing crosswalk, pavement and curb markings on May 10 at these locations:  Single lane closures 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Route 60 from Alleghany Avenue to Beech Avenue. Flagger controlled traffic on 10th Street, and Magnolia Avenue and 19th Street, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Various roads – Ditching, brush cutting, pavement work, pipe replacement, shoulder maintenance and pothole repairs. Monday - Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.     

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 705 (Mountain View Road) – Road closed May 3-18 for bridge replacement over Marl Creek Stream. Work zone is 0.98 miles to Route 706 (Borden Grant Road) and 0.62 miles to Route 703 (Forest Grove Road). Traffic will be detoured to Route 703 and to Route 706.

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 Fall 2016.

Various roads – Mowing, ditching, brush cutting, pavement work, pipe replacement, shoulder maintenance, grading, dust control on dirt roads and pothole repairs. Monday - Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.    

  

HIGHLAND COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 220 - Flagger controlled traffic for paving operations Monday - Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Paving, brush cutting and pothole patching with flagger controlled traffic.  Monday - 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, cleaning bridge slopes, paved ditches and inlets . Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Mile markers 88 and 97 – Shoulder closures for sign installation. May 9 to 13.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 94 to 107, eastbound and westbound – Shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion June 17.

INTERSTATE 81

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

(UPDATE)  Mile markers 220 and 224 – Shoulder closures for sign installation. May 9 to 13.

(NEW) Mile marker 230 to 237, southbound – Right shoulder closures for Shentel utility work. Monday to Friday.

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 42 (Scenic Highway) – Right shoulder closures for Verizon utility work from Route 613 (Spring Hill Road) to Route 728 (Stover Shop Road). Monday – Friday.

(UPDATE)  Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway) – Shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion June 17.

Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) – Eastbound lane closure/lane shifts from Staunton city limits to Route 1427 (Rowe Road) for utility work.  Estimated completion May 31.

(NEW) Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike) – Intermittent shoulder closures from North Shilings Trail to Route 708 (Miss Phillips Road). Monday – Friday.

(UPDATE)   Route 340 (Rosser Avenue, Waynesboro) – Shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion June 17.

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 632 – Flagger controlled lane closures from Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) to Route 664 (Lyndhurst Road). Monday through Friday,  7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for surface treatment operations on various routes. Estimated completion May 27. 

(UPDATE)   Route 624 (South Delphine Avenue) – Shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion June 17.

Route 685 (Lehigh Road, Craigsville area) – Road closing May 9 for bridge replacement over Little Calfpasture River. Work zone is 0.45 mile northeast of Route 684 to 0.52 mile south of Route 42. Detour in place. Estimated completion December.  

Route 732 (Roman Road, near Mount Sidney) – Road closed May 9 to May 13 for bridge replacement between Route 753 (Slate Hill Road) and Route 616 (Liberty School Road). Follow posted detour. 

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

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 237 to 264, northbound and southbound – Watch for crews removing debris, repairing slopes and cleaning paved ditches. Pothole repairs as needed.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Mile markers 242 and 248 – Shoulder closures for sign installation. Week of May 9 to 13.

Mile marker 245 to 237, southbound – Right shoulder closures for Shentel fiber optic installation. Future phases continuing south through September 30. 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Lee Highway, Mount Crawford area) – Flagger controlled intermittent lane closures 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day as needed for slope repairs just south of Route 727 (Airport Road).  Estimated completion May 11.

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.  

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 628 (Beldor Road) – Stop-and-proceed work zone with a lane restriction of 10 feet during bridge deck replacement. Work zone is 2.33 miles south of Route 33. Estimated completion May 13.

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 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 May 30.

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

 

PAGE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 211, westbound –Single lane closure 24/7 for bridge deck repairs over Shenandoah River between Route 646 and Route 615. Estimated completion June 3.

(UPDATE) Route 340 – Flagger controlled lane closure for paving operations from Route 614 (Shuler Lane) to west of Route 622 (Pond Avenue).  7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion May 20.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 618 – Flagger controlled lane closure 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for paving operations, shoulder stone and pavement marking operations from the cul de sac to 1.5 miles south of Route 638 (Honeyville Road).  Estimated completion May 13. 

(NEW) Route 619 – Flagger controlled lane closure 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for paving operations from the dead end to 3.5 miles north of Route 621 (Keystone Road/ Nauman Lane).  Estimated completion May 20. 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 264 to 300, northbound and southbound – Nighttime mobile lane closures Monday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. each day for crack sealing operations.

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

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 211 – Alternating west bound shoulder closures 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for bridge painting operations over Smith Creek. Estimated completion May 27.  

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 725 (Morning Star Road, Mount Jackson area) -  Road closed from 0.46 miles south of Route 262 (Orkney Grade) to 2.67 miles north of Route 726 (Hepner Road) for bridge replacement.  Follow posted detours.  Estimated completion May 13.

Queen Street (Route 1201, Town of Strasburg) – Road closed to through traffic between South Massanutten Street and Holiday Street for a bridge replacement over Town Run. Detour in place. Estimated completion November.

(NEW) Various roads - Pipe replacements/inspections, grading, slope work and pavement soft spot repair.

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 299, northbound – Nighttime single lane closure Sunday night through Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., for bridge deck repairs over Cedar Creek.  Estimated completion June 3.

Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Mobile lane closures Monday through Thursday, 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. each day for crack sealing operations.

Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound – Watch for crews removing debris and cleaning paved ditches.  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 on-ramp shoulder closures.  Motorists should also be alert for trucks entering and exiting work zone.  Estimated project completion May 2018.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 37, southboundOff-ramp at Winchester Medical Center closed for interchange reconstruction.  Southbound Route 37 drivers can use Route 50 to access the medical center.  Estimated completion May 20.

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.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Watch for daytime traffic signal maintenance work May 9 -12 at various hours and locations.

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 – Pothole patching, pipe flushing and shoulder work.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Watch for daytime traffic signal maintenance work May 9 -12 at various hours and locations.

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 May 20.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Watch for daytime traffic signal maintenance work May 11 -12 at various hours and locations.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Watch for daytime traffic signal maintenance work May 11 -12 at various hours and locations.

 

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

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

Mile marker 6 to 14, eastbound and westbound – Alternating right and left shoulder closures for bridge painting.  7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated completion May 20.

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

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.

(NEW) Various roads – Ditching , grading and pipe cleaning.

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. 

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