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April 6, 2018



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR APRIL 9-13, 2018
Highway Work Zones in the Staunton District

                           April 9-13 is National Work Zone Awareness Week.  Safety is everyone’s responsibility. 

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

Mile marker 16 to 19, eastbound and westbound Possible shoulder closures for sign installations. Through April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 24 to 36, eastbound and westbound – Overnight mobile lane closures for bridge cleaning, April 10-13 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 60 (Midland Trail) – Flagger traffic control for paving operations from Covington city limits to I-64 interchange at exit 10 (Callaghan). Monday-Friday, April 10-20 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting and tree removal at various locations. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


SECONDARY ROADS

Route 610 (Bennettown Road) – Flagger-controlled traffic for Rural Rustic project with pipe replacements at various locations. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Route 696 (Selma-Low Moor Road) – Occasional flagging operations as needed near Route 1101 (Winterberry Avenue) and I-64 for intersection improvements. Estimated project completion summer 2018.

Various roads – Flagger-controlled traffic for brush cutting and tree removal at various locations.  Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

BATH COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Patching, brush cutting and pothole repairs at various locations with mobile work zones. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64

(UPDATE) Mile marker 43 to 57, eastbound and westboundOvernight mobile lane closures for bridge cleaning. April 9-12 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 51, eastbound and westboundBrief “slow roll” for utility work over the interstate in the area of ramps to Route 60. Sunday, April 15, for a 15-minute period between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 176 to 205, northbound and southboundOvernight mobile lane closures for bridge cleaning. April 9-12 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 197 to 195, southbound – Overnight lane closures for railing repairs at bridge over Route 716 and Mill Creek. April 9-13 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 251 (Collierstown Road) – Road closed between Route 672 (Turnpike Road) and Route 676 (Toad Run) for pipe replacement April 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Detour using Route 676 to Route 641 (South Sugar Creek Road) to Route 672.

Various roads – Flagger-controlled traffic for patching, pipe replacement, pot hole repairs and tree removal. Sweeping intersections with a mobile work zone. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 780 (Brattons Run) – Flagger controlled traffic for bridge maintenance over Bratton’s Run. April 9-13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for patching, ditching, pothole repairs, tree removal, sweeping intersections, grading and pipe replacement. Shoulder repairs and sweeping intersections at various locations with a mobile operation.  Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY  

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 608 (Ravens Run Road) – Flagging operations on weekdays for bridge work near intersection with Route 220 (Jackson River Road). April 9-27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Various roads – Flagger-traffic control for brush cutting and pothole patching. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


AUGUSTA COUNTY     

INTERSTATE 64

(UPDATE) Mile marker 87 to 100, eastbound and westboundOvernight mobile lane closures for bridge cleaning. April 9-13 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Exit 99, eastboundRight shoulder closures on ramps to and from Route 250 for bridge maintenance. Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 19.

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 206 to 237, northbound and southboundOvernight mobile lane closures for bridge cleaning. April 9-13 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 228 to 220, southbound Possible shoulder closures for sign installations. April 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 250 (Three Notch Mountain Highway) – Right shoulder closures on ramps to and from eastbound I-64 for bridge maintenance. Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., through April 19.

(UPDATE) Route 254 – Lane and shoulder closures as needed for painting of Christians Creek bridge between Route 795 (Glover Circle) and Route 839 (Eureka Mill Road). April 8-14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) – Road closed to through traffic between Route 912 (Hodge Street) and Route 660 (Lake Road) for roadway and utility work. Route 912 and Route 660 will serve as detour routes through spring 2018. Residents and school buses will have access to Route 610 with flagger traffic control.

(UPDATE) Route 731 – Lane and shoulder closures as needed for painting of North River bridge in Mount Solon area. April 8-14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Route 742 (Willow Spout Road) – Flagger controlled alternating lane closures for pipe installations and tree removal from Route 11 (Lee Highway) to Route 744 (Leaport Road) as part of a Rural Rustic repair project. Through September 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Route 744 (Leaport Road) – Flagger controlled alternating lane closures for pipe installations and tree removal from Route 616 (Morningside Drive) to Route 781 (Bald Rock Road) as part of a Rural Rustic repair project. Through September 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 243 to 251, southbound – Brief “slow roll” in Harrisonburg area for utility work over the interstate. Sunday, April 8, for a 15-minute period between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 42 (Lee Street, Broadway) – Lane closures as needed for soil testing from Main Street to Timber Way. April 11-13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 257 (Ottobine Road) Signal-controlled single-lane traffic during bridge replacement. Vehicles limited to 13 feet in width. Estimated project completion December 2018.

Route 340 (East Side Highway) – Flagger traffic control for maintenance of bridge over Hawksbill Creek just south of Elkton. Through April 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 738 (Dry River Road, Bridgewater area) – Road closed to all traffic (including pedestrians and bicycles) south of Route 257 during bridge and intersection construction. Follow posted detour. Estimated project completion December 2018. 

Route 780 (Lindale Road)Road closed until April 13 between Route 780 (Shaver Mill Road) and Route 753 (Kratzer Road) for bridge replacement over Linville Creek. Follow posted detours.

Route 867 (North River Road) – Eastbound shoulder closures as needed for bridge work at Pleasant Run through April 13 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Watch for construction traffic entering/leaving work zone. 

 

PAGE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 340 – Overnight flagger traffic control for shoulder widening and guardrail replacement between Luray town limits and Warren County line. Sunday-Thursday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through April 29. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 615 (Serenity Ridge Road) – Intermittent lane closures with flagging operations for Rural Rustic Road project from Route 615 (Egypt Bend Road) to dead end, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through April 30. 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 294 to 292 – Overnight right lane closure for sign installations just north of exit 291(Toms Brook), from 8 p.m. April 9 to 7 a.m. April 10. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 – Cedar Creek Bridge replacement between Route 629 (Oranda Road) in Shenandoah County and Route 840 (Water Plant Road) in Warren County. Traffic restricted to one lane in each direction and a width restriction of 10 feet 6 inches.  Northbound traffic follows median crossovers to use southbound bridge. Work zone speed limit 35 miles an hour. Estimated project completion summer 2018.

Route 48/55 (Wardensville Pike/John Marshall Highway) – Flagger traffic control for bridge repairs over Cedar Creek at Frederick/Shenandoah county line through April 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 675 (Stoney Creek Road) – Road closed for bridge replacement at Stoney Creek in Columbia Furnace area, about five miles north of Edinburg and 0.33-mile south of Route 42 (Senedo Road). Follow posted detours. Estimated completion spring 2018.

Route 720 (Wissler Road), near Mount Jackson – Closed to through traffic at Meems Bottom covered bridge just west of Route 11. 

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

 

FREDERICK COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 314 to 314.5, northbound and southbound – Overnight right lane closures for inspection of overpass bridges at exit 313 (Winchester), from  8 p.m. April 13 to 7 a.m. April 14.

Mile marker 316 to 318, northbound and southbound – Possible shoulder closures for sign installation at exit 317, through April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 – Flagger traffic control for pavement marking from Reliance Road to Winchester city limit, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 29.

(NEW) Route 37 – Lane closures as needed for soil testing from north and south intersections with Route 11 (Stephenson to Kernstown).  April 10-11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Route 37– Possible shoulder closures for sign installation at ramps to Route 50 (Northwestern Turnpike). April 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 48/55 (Wardensville Pike/John Marshall Highway) – Flagger traffic control for bridge repairs over Cedar Creek at Frederick/Shenandoah county line through April 27 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 622 (Cedar Creek Grade)Alternating lane closures for inspection of Route 37 overpass bridges. April 11-12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 627 (Reliance Road)Permanent restriction on through-trucks between I-81 exit 302 (Middletown) in Frederick County to Route 340/522 (Winchester Road) in Warren County. Truck drivers who need to access the Virginia Inland Port or other commercial and industrial sites can use Interstate 66 between I-81 and Route 340/522. 

(NEW) Route 628 (Middle Road)Alternating lane closures for inspection of Route 37 overpass bridges. April 11-12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

 

CLARKE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

 

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

Mile marker 5 to 8, eastbound and westbound – Possible shoulder closures for sign installation. Through April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 – Cedar Creek Bridge replacement between Route 840 (Water Plant Road) in Warren County and Route 629 (Oranda Road) in Shenandoah County. Traffic restricted to one lane in each direction and a width restriction of 10 feet 6 inches.  Northbound traffic follows median crossovers to use southbound bridge. Work zone speed limit 35 miles an hour. Estimated project completion fall 2018.   

Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) – Overnight guardrail replacement from Page/Warren county line to Route 619 (Rivermont Drive). Through April 29, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 624 (Morgan Ford Road) – Flagger-controlled traffic through June 2018 for paving and bridge work at Shenandoah River, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through June 1. Through trucks over 30 feet in length prohibited between Route 643 (Howellsville Road) and Route 661 (Fairground Road).

Route 627 (Reliance Road)Permanent restriction on through-trucks between I-81 exit 302 (Middletown) in Frederick County to Route 340/522 (Winchester Road) in Warren County. Truck drivers who need to access the Virginia Inland Port or other commercial and industrial sites can use Interstate 66 between I-81 and Route 340/522.

(NEW) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming.  Monday 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.

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