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STA18–196

Dec. 21, 2018



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR DECEMBER 24, 2018 – JANUARY 4, 2019
Highway Work Zones in the Staunton District

VDOT will suspend several highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Monday, Dec. 24, until noon Wednesday, Dec. 26 and again from noon Monday, Dec. 31 until noon Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

Motorists may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during this time.  

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 consists of 11 counties from the Alleghany Highlands to the northern Shenandoah Valley:  Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren.

Scheduled work 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

(UPDATE) Mile marker 9 to 29, eastboundRight lane closures for guardrail repairs. January 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 16 to 17, eastboundLeft lane closure for guardrail repairs. December 26 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting and pipe replacements. Wednesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 638 (Natural Well Road) – Road closed for Jackson River bridge replacement between Route 687 (Jackson River Road) and Route 666 (East Morris Hill Road). Follow posted detour. Estimated project completion summer 2019.

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting and pipe replacements. Wednesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

BATH COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting. Wednesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64

(UPDATE) Mile marker 46 to 45, westbound – Left lane closure for guardrail repairs. January 2 from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 50 to 51, eastbound – Left lane closure for guardrail repairs. December 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 174 to 175, northbound – Overnight left lane closure for soil work, 9 p.m. December 27 to 5 a.m. December 28.

(NEW) Mile marker 184 to 175, southbound – Left lane and right shoulder closures for guardrail repairs, 8 p.m. December 26 to 6 a.m. December 27.

(NEW) Exit 188A, southbound – off-ramp to Route 60 narrowed for guardrail repairs, 8 p.m. December 27 to 1 a.m. December 28.

(NEW) Mile marker 197 to 198, northbound – Overnight right shoulder closure for guardrail repair, January 3 from 12 midnight to 2 a.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs and brush cutting. Wednesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs and brush cutting. Wednesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting. Wednesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY    

INTERSTATE 64

No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81  
(NEW) Mile marker 208 to 209, northbound – Overnight right shoulder closure for guardrail repair, December 28 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 216 to 224, northbound and southbound – Overnight left lane or right shoulder closures for guardrail repair at various locations, January 3-6 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Mile marker 221 to 223, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closed 24/7 through February 28 for ramp extension work. Occasional lane closures possible during overnight hours. Interchange ramps remain open.

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) – Roadway and utility improvements between Route 608 (Cold Springs Road) and Route 887 (Vance Lane). Occasional flagger traffic control during daylight hours January 2-4.

(UPDATE) Route 616 (Dam Town Road) – Flagger traffic control for tree removal between Route 777 (Knightly Lane) and Route 926 (River Bend Drive), January 2-4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS 

(UPDATE) Route 602 (East Point Road/Maryland Avenue) – Bridge rehabilitation over South Fork Shenandoah River at Page County line. Occasional flagger traffic control with delays of up to 15 minutes, possibly including weekends. Temporary signal controls traffic during non-work hours. Vehicle width restriction of 10 feet. Estimated project completion January 5.

 

PAGE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 211 Business (West Main Street, Luray) – Road closed through June 2019 for replacement of Hawksbill Creek bridge. Follow posted detours.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 602 (Maryland Avenue/East Point Road) – Bridge rehabilitation over South Fork Shenandoah River at Rockingham County line. Occasional flagger traffic control with delays of up to 15 minutes, possibly including weekends. Temporary signal controls traffic during non-work hours. Vehicle width restriction of 10 feet. Estimated project completion January 5.

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming. Wednesday to Friday during daylight hours.

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming. Wednesday to Friday during daylight hours.

 

CLARKE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) – Mobile lane closures between Route 7 Business (East Main Street, Berryville) and Route 621 (Chilly Hollow Road) for installation of pavement markers. December 22-23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Route 50 (John Mosby Highway) – Mobile lane closures between Route 644 (Ginns Road) and Route 255 (Bishop Meade Road) for installation of pavement markers. December 22-23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming. Wednesday to Friday during daylight hours.

 

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming. Wednesday to Friday during daylight hours.

 

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. Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at http://www.511Virginia.org.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can assist with reporting road hazards, asking transportation questions, or getting information related to Virginia’s roads. Call 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623) or use its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

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 http://www.VirginiaDOT.org

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