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STA18-039

Feb. 23, 2018



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR FEBRUARY 26 to MARCH 2, 2018
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 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

(NEW) Mile marker 3 to 5, eastbound Right shoulder closed for ditch cleaning. February 28 - March 1, 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 5 to 4, westbound Right shoulder closed for drainage maintenance. February 27, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for shoulder and pothole repairs at various locations with mobile work zones. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 638 (Natural Well Road) – Flagger traffic control as needed February 26 to March 9 during preparations for Jackson River bridge replacement. Road scheduled to close Monday, March 12, between Route 687 (Jackson River Road) and Route 666 (East Morris Hill Road). Detour route will be posted. 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 shoulder closures for shoulder repairs and pothole repairs at various locations with mobile work zones. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

 

BATH COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 220 (Sam Snead Highway) – Alternating lane closures for brush removal between Route 682 (Charger Lane) and Route 649 (Grandview Road). Through March 2, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.   

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

SECONDARY ROADS

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

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 64

No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 174 to 175 northbound – Right shoulder closed for fence repairs. February 26 to March 1, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for ditching, tree removal, brush cutting, pothole repairs, shoulder repairs and pipe replacement. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for ditching, tree removal, pothole repairs, brush cutting, grading, shoulder repairs and pipe replacement. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY  

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

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

AUGUSTA COUNTY     

INTERSTATE 64

Exit 99, eastboundRight shoulder closures on ramps to and from Route 250 for bridge maintenance. Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., through March 1. 

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported. 

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 5:30 p.m., through March 1. 

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.

(NEW) Route 684 (Little River Road) – Shoulder closures for brush cutting from Route 601 (Estaline Valley Road) to Route 687 (Railroad Avenue). February 26-March 2, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(NEW) Route 687 (Railroad Avenue) – Mobile work zone with shoulder closures for brush cutting from Route 683 (Bashaw Road) to Craigsville city limits. February 26-March 2, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(NEW) Route 753 (Nash Road) – Mobile work zone with shoulder closures for tree removal from Route 42 (Scenic Highway) to Route 613 (Spring Hill Road). February 26 - March 2, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported. 

PRIMARY ROADS

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 March 23, 7 a.m.-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 867 (North River Road) – Flagger-controlled lane and shoulder closures as needed for bridge work at Pleasant Run. Watch for construction traffic entering/leaving work zone. Through March 2, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

 

PAGE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 615 (Serenity Ridge Road) – Intermittent lane closures with flagging operations for Rural Rustic Road project from Route 675 (Fort Valley Road) to dead end, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Through April 30, 2018. 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported. 

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 55 (Wardensville Pike) – Flagger traffic control for bridge repairs over Cedar Creek at Shenandoah/Frederick county line. Through March 9 from 7 a.m.- 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 just west of Route 11 for repairs to Meems Bottom covered bridge. 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 302 to 304, northbound – Series of four short duration “slow roll” traffic slowdowns Sunday, March 4, between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. for utility work. 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 – Overnight flagger traffic control for pavement marking from Reliance Road to Winchester city limit. February 24 to March 25, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Route 48/55 (Wardensville Pike/John Marshall Highway) – Flagger traffic control for bridge repairs over Cedar Creek at Frederick/Shenandoah county line.  Through March 9, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger-controlled lane closures as needed.  Daylight hours Monday – Friday. 

 

CLARKE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

 

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

(NEW) Mile marker 2 to 0, westbound – Series of four short duration “slow roll” traffic slowdowns Sunday, March 4, between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. for utility work.

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.   

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 624 (Morgan Ford Road) – Occasional flagger-controlled traffic through June 2018 for work on approaches to new Shenandoah River bridge. Through trucks over 30 feet in length prohibited between Route 643 (Howellsville Road) and Route 661 (Fairground Road).

Various roads – Utility tree trimming. Flagger-controlled lane closures as needed.  Daylight hours Monday – 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. 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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