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Oct. 28, 2016



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR OCTOBER 31 TO NOVEMBER 4, 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

(NEW) Mile marker 3, westbound Right shoulder closed for repairs Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(NEW) Exit 7A, westbound Right shoulder closed for repairs Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 8 to 9, eastbound Right shoulder closure for shoulder repairs. Wednesday,  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 24 to 22, westbound Left lane and left shoulder closures guardrail repairs.  Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 18 – Single lane closures 24/7 for bridge repairs over Potts Creek between Route 608 (Wolfe Road) and Route 609 (Vine Patch Road). Temporary traffic signals will control traffic. Estimated completion November 4.

(NEW) Route 311 (Kanawha Trail)Flagger controlled alternating lane closures for paving operations from Route 604 (Snake Run Road) to Route 159 (Dunlap Creek Road). October 31 to November 16, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Various roads – Pavement patching with mobile lane closures.  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Frontage Road 199 (Frontier Lane)Road closed to through traffic. Right shoulder closures as crews repair paved channel along frontage road and westbound I-64 west of exit 7. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion summer 2017.

Various roads – Pavement patching and with mobile lane closures.  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

BATH COUNTY                                                                                                                               

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Brush cutting, ditching and grading with mobile lane closures. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY                                                                                                                   

INTERSTATE 64

(NEW) Mile marker 50 to 52, westbound – Right lane closure for sinkhole repairs. Tuesday and Wednesday. 7:30 a.m. to 6 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 175 to 177, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for ditch cleaning operations. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mile marker 190, northbound – Nighttime, single lane closures for bridge work over Maury River. Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night. Estimated completion November 4.

(NEW) Exit 205 off-ramps, northbound and southboundPaving operations Sunday and Monday nights. Southbound exit 205 closed Sunday 7 p.m. to Monday 7 a.m. due to Route 606 paving operations from entrance to Pilot/Flying J truck stop to a point between the northbound and southbound I-81 bridges. Northbound exit 205 closed Monday 7 p.m. to Tuesday 7 a.m. due to Route 606 paving operations from Smiley’s Fuel City to a point between the northbound and southbound I-81 bridges. Drivers can access I-81 at exits 213 and 200. State Police will enforce ramp closures.

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Shoulder closures as needed for tree removal.  Mobile lane closures for mowing, pavement patching and brush cutting. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 606 (Raphine Road)Closed for paving Sunday and Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in area between the Pilot/Flying J truck stop and Smiley’s Fuel City. Follow posted detours using Route 706 and Route 11. State Police and flaggers provide traffic control.

Route 708 (Gilmore 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 late 2016.

(NEW) Route 780 (Brattons Run)Flagger controlled alternating lane closures for paving from Route 850 (West Midland Trail) to Route 653 (Rockbridge Alum Springs Road), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion November 9. 

Various roads – Shoulder closures as needed for tree removal.  Mobile lane closures for shoulder repairs, pavement patching, grading, ditching and brush cutting. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Mobile lane closures for shoulder repairs and mowing. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 617 (Seldom Seen Road) – Mobile lane closures for Rural Rustic road project west of Route 654 (Doe Hill Road).  Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(NEW) Various roads –Mobile lane closures for ditching, mowing and brush cutting. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AUGUSTA COUNTY    

INTERSTATE 64

(NEW) Mile marker 87 to 100, eastbound and westbound – Shoulders closed for vegetation control. November 1 to 8, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Mile markers 94 to 107– eastbound and westbound – Left and right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 95 to 98, eastbound and westbound – Right shoulder closed for ditch cleaning and/or shoulder repairs. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

(NEW) Exit 99 on-ramp, westbound – Right shoulder closed for on-ramp shoulder repairs. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 205 to 208, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures for ditch cleaning.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mile marker 207 to 209, northbound – Paving operations.  Alternating lane closures Sunday through Friday nights, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion early December.

(NEW) Mile marker 221 to 237, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures for vegetation control through November 4, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Lane closures right shoulder closures for signal repairs at Route 612 (Laurel Hill Road/Quicks Mill Road). Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Route 42 (West Craig Street, Craigsville) – Intermittent lane and shoulder closures for utility work between Cemetery Lane (Route 1108) and Hancock Street (Route 1104). Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Estimated completion November 11.

Route 42 (Scenic Highway) – Alternating lane closures for utility work from Route 758 (George Waltons Road) to Route 760 (Bunker Hill Road). Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 18.

(NEW) Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) – Lane and shoulder closures for signal repairs at Route 792 (Sangers Lane). Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) – Traffic shift to temporary bridge over Whiskey Creek. Work zone speed limit is 35 miles an hour.  The work zone is just east of intersection with Route 722 (Vinegar Hill Road). Estimated completion June 2017.

Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway) – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

(NEW) Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike) – Eastbound lane and shoulder closures for utility work from Staunton city limits to Buffalo Gap. October 31 to November 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Route 340 – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system.  Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

Route 340 (Main Street, Waynesboro) – South River Bride replacement.  Road closed Constitution Park and East Avenue. Through traffic detours to Broad Street (Route 250). All businesses and residences have traffic access. Estimated completion late 2017.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 607 (Mount Solon Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures and shoulder closures as needed for intersection improvements at Route 843 (Drainage Divide Lane). Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated completion November 4.

Route 612 (New Hope-Crimora Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures for bridge work over Lewis Creek between Route 790 and Route 789, and Christians Creek between Route 907 and Route 617. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion November 18.

Route 612 at Route 792 (Laurel Hill Road/Indian Mound Road, Verona) – Intersection work.  Periodic single land or shoulder closures, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Be alert for work zone construction vehicles traffic. Estimated completion spring 2017.

Route 624 (South Delphine Avenue) – Right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-management system. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Route 641 (Fishersville Road) – Water line work with intermittent lane and shoulder closures. Route 608 (Long Meadow Road) to Route 1360 (Westminster Drive). Monday to Friday. Estimated completion December 30.

Route 685 (Lehigh Road, Craigsville) – Bridge work. Little Calfpasture River. Road closed between Route 684 and Route 42. Detour in place. Estimated completion December 2016. 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 239 to 237, southbound – Nighttime lane and shoulder closures as needed overnight for pavement work. 8 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.  

Mile marker 240 to 246, northbound and southbound – Nighttime, single lane closures as needed for bridge maintenance on various bridges. Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day.  Estimated completion November 11.

(NEW) Mile marker 264 to 235, southbound – Nighttime lane and shoulder closures overnight for pavement-marking installation, 8 p.m. October 29 to 6 a.m. October 30.  

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Bridge work from Route 727 (Airport Road) to Route 694 (Contentment Lane). Lane shift November 1.  Flagging operation in place for traffic pattern switch.  Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Shoulder closures and flagger controlled lane closures as needed. Variable message boards and pavement markings direct motorists. Estimated completion July 2017.

Route 33, eastbound – Alternating lane closures for paving from 0.2 mile east of Route 996 (McGaheysville Road) to Route 981 (Rockingham Pike). Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion November 4.

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

 

PAGE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 340 – Bridge work at Cub Run. Periodic flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work zone speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Estimated completion September 2017.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 642 (Stoneyman Road) – Road closed for bridge replacement over tributary to Hawksbill Creek, and related slope work, through November 14. Work zone is located 0.2 miles east of Route 340 Business and 0.4 miles west of Route 640 (Mount Zion Road).  Detours:  From the west side continue south on Route 340 Business, then to Route 629 (Redmond Store Road) and then turn left and follow Route 629 to Route 640. Turn left and follow Route 640 to Route 641 (East Branch Road) and turn right. Follow Route 641 to Route 689 (Stonyman Road). Turn left on Route 689 and follow to the end of the detour.  From the east side follow Route 642 east to Route 689. Continue straight to Route 641 and turn right. Follow Route 641 to Route 640 and turn left. When you reach Route 629, turn right. At Route 340 Business turn right and follow to end of the detour.

Various roads – Pavement patching at various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 3 p.m.  Estimated completion October 31.

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 279, northbound and southbound – Nighttime, alternating lane closures for maintenance on bridges over Route 185 and Stoney Creek in Edinburg area. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion December 2.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 287 to 283, southbound – Nightly alternating lane closures and shoulder closures for guardrail installation. Sunday to Saturday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion November 18.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 292 to 296, northbound – Nightly alternating lane closures and left shoulder closures for guardrail replacement. Sunday to Saturday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion November 18.

Mile marker 297, northbound and southbound – Alternating shoulder closures for bridge work over Norfolk Southern Railway. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion December 2.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 298 to 292, southbound – Nightly alternating lane and shoulder closures for guardrail installation. Sunday to Saturday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Estimated completion November 18.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 (Strasburg) – Overnight flagger-controlled lane closures for Strasburg utility work, Sunday to Thursday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Related paving operations Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Route 185 (Stoney Creek Road) – Flagger controlled lane and shoulder closures as needed for maintenance on I-81 overpasses. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion November 3.

SECONDARY ROADS

Queen Street (Route 1201, Strasburg) – Road closed between South Massanutten Street and Holiday Street for bridge replacement over Town Run. Detour in place. Estimated completion November 21.

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 lane closures 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.  Estimated completion May 2018.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Pipe cleaning, grading and mowing. Monday to Friday.

Various roads – Utility tree trimming.  Flagger controlled lane closures during daylight hours. Monday through Friday.

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 299 to 325 including ramps, northbound and southbound – Overnight mobile lane closures for pavement work. October 31 to November 4, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Mile marker 309 to 311, northbound and southbound Paving operations. Southbound overnight, alternating lane closures Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Right and left shoulders closed 24/7. Speed limit 60 mph through work zone. Motorists should be alert for trucks entering and exiting work zone. Estimated project completion May 2017.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 37 at I-81 Exit 310 (Kernstown Interchange Project), northbound and southbound Right and left shoulders closed 24/7. Speed limit on Route 37 reduced to 35 mph through work zone. Newly built portion of Route 37 is open. Drivers should be alert for traffic pattern change at intersection with Route 642 (Tasker Road). Estimated project completion May 2017.

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).  Estimated project completion May 2017.

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). Estimated project completion May 2017.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Grading, pipe cleaning and mowing. Monday to Friday.

Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger controlled lane closures during daylight hours. Monday through Friday.

 

CLARKE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing. Monday to Friday.

SECONDARY ROADS

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

 

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

(UPDATE) Mile Marker 4 to 15, eastbound – Shoulder repairs. Right shoulder closures and mobile work zone. Tuesday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures scheduled.

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. Temporary traffic switch for east and west lanes from 340/522 to .03 miles (A. S. Rhodes Elementary School) west of 340/522. Pavement markings, signs and traffic barrels will guide drivers through this area. Changes in effect through summer 2017 for construction of new travel lanes. Estimated project completion December 2017.

(NEW) Route 340/55 (Intersection Shenandoah Avenue/Winchester Road/Strasburg Road) – Nighttime lane closures Tuesday to Friday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for water line installation. Right lane closure for Route 340 southbound and left lane closure northbound. Traffic signals will be turned off during this work and traffic controlled by Front Royal Police. 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. 18th street is open to traffic, with left turn restrictions until summer 2017. Estimated project completion December 2017.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing. Monday to 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.

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

Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger controlled lane closures during daylight hours. Monday through 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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