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STA17–033

Feb. 17, 2017



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR FEBRUARY 20 TO 24, 2017
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

(UPDATE) Mile marker 0 to 41, eastbound and westboundMobile lane closures as needed for pothole patching from 8 p.m. February 21 to 7 a.m. February 22.

Mile marker 9 to 11, eastbound and westboundAlternating lane closures on bridge over Route 600 (Indian Draft Road) for bridge repairs, 6:30 a.m. Monday to 6:30 p.m. Friday through late February.

Mile marker 18 to 20, eastbound – Right lane and shoulder closed for tree removal operations Monday through Friday, February 13 to March 24, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 269 (Longdale Furnace Road)Alternating lane closures for brush cutting. February 21 and 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

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.

Route 600 (Indian Draft Road) Callaghan area – Flagger controlled full closures lasting 5 to 10 minutes will occur multiple times daily on Route 600 under the I-64 bridge for bridge repairs.  6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday through late February.

(NEW) Route 687 (Jackson River Road)Mobile lane closures for brush removal.  February 23 and 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(NEW) Route 718 (Rucker Gap Road)Right lane and shoulder closures as needed for pipe replacement between Johnsons Creek Road and West Virginia state line. February 21 to 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

BATH COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY  

INTERSTATE 64

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

(UPDATE) Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southboundNighttime, mobile, alternating lane closures as needed for pothole patching.  February 20 to 22, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 175 to 180 (Natural Bridge area), northbound and southbound – Slow-roll closures Sunday, February 19, between 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Each closure will last 15 to 20 minutes while crews pull utility lines.  

(UPDATE) Mile marker 191 to 189, southbound – Shoulder closures for utility installation. January 30 to March 31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 833 (Pine Forest Road) – Road closed for pipe replacement from Route 11 (Lee Highway) to dead end. February 21 to 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.  

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY  

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 654 (Doe Hill Road) near McDowellFlagger controlled traffic for bridge work over tributary of Bull Pasture River.  Traffic will use temporary bridge. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 21 to March 17. 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY      

INTERSTATE 64

No lane closures reported. 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 206 to 237, northbound and southbound – Nighttime, mobile, alternating lane closures as needed for pothole patching.  February 20 to 22, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day. 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Mobile lane closures as needed for utility work from Route 781 (Bald Rock Road) to Verona Elementary School. Through February 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) – Mobile lane closures as needed for utility work from Route 620 (Spotswood Road) to Route 666 (Lofton Road). Through February 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Route 42 (Scenic Highway) – Alternating lane and shoulder closures as needed for utility work from Route 728 (Stover Shop Road) to Route 613 (Spring Hill Road). Through February 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 42 (Little Calf Pasture Highway) – Mobile lane closures as needed for utility work from Route 688 (Old Parkersburg Turnpike) to Route 811 (Augusta Springs Road). Through February 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Route 340 (Main Street, Waynesboro) – Road closed between East Avenue and Race Avenue for South River bridge replacement. All businesses and residences have traffic access. Through traffic detour is Broad Street (Route 250). Estimated completion late 2017.

(NEW) Various roads – Flagger controlled daytime lane closures for tree trimming at various locations.  Monday through Friday. February 20 to 24. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 612 – Single lane closures with flaggers for bridge repairs over Lewis Creek between Route 790 and Route 789. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion February 24.

Route 612 at Route 792 (Laurel Hill Road/Indian Mound Road, Verona) – Periodic lane and shoulder closures with flagger traffic control for intersection work. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Be alert for construction vehicle traffic. Estimated completion May 2017.

(NEW) Route 639 (Wayne Avenue), Stuarts Draft – Road closed February 21 to March 3 for culvert replacement between Route 635 (Mount Vernon Road) and entrance to Stuarts Draft wastewater treatment plant. Follow posted detours.  Homeowners will have access to their property during closure.

(NEW) Various roads – Flagger controlled daytime lane closures for utility tree trimming at various locations.  Monday through Friday. February 20 to 24. 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY   

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.   

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Right shoulder closures 24 hours a day and occasional flagger-controlled lane closures as needed Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for bridge work at North River between Route 727 (Airport Road) and Route 694 (Contentment Lane). Estimated completion July 2017.

(UPDATE) Route 33 (Rawley Pike)Flagger and pilot truck traffic control during installation of signs in four-mile area between Laurel Woods Lane and West Virginia state line. Delays may occasionally exceed 20 minutes. February 20 to 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

(UPDATE) Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) – Shoulder closures for traffic signal work at Route 981 (Rockingham Pike). February 20 to 23 from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

(NEW) Various roads – Flagger controlled daytime lane closures for tree trimming at various locations. Monday through Friday. February 20 to 24. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Flagger controlled daytime lane closures for tree trimming at various locations. Monday through Friday. February 20 to 24. 

 

PAGE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

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

(NEW) Various roads – Flagger controlled daytime lane closures for tree trimming at various locations.  Monday through Friday. February 20 to 24. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Flagger controlled daytime lane closures for tree trimming at various locations.  Monday through Friday. February 20 to 24. 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 272, southbound – Nighttime, alternating lane closures for bridge repairs. February 20 to March 3, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.  

(NEW) Mile marker 289 to 292, northbound and southbound – Alternating shoulder closures for bridge inspections. February 22 and 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 299, southboundNighttime, alternating lane closures for bridge deck repairs between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., February 20 to March 3.   

PRIMARY ROADS

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

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 663 (Artz Road) Bridge replacement over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Road is 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.

(NEW) Various roads – Ditching and pothole patching.  Monday through Friday.

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

FREDERICK COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 309 to 311, northbound and southbound Motorists should be alert for trucks entering and exiting work zone during interchange reconstruction project. Speed limit 60 mph through work zone. Estimated project completion May 2017.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 37 at I-81 Exit 310 (Kernstown Interchange Project), northbound and southbound New ramps at Route 37/I-81 and Route 37/Route 11 are open. Right and left shoulders closed 24/7. Work zone speed limit 35 mph. Estimated project completion May 2017. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Grading and brush cutting.  Monday through Friday.

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

 

CLARKE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

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

 

WARREN COUNTY  

INTERSTATE 66

No lane closures reported. 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 299, southboundNighttime, alternating lane closures for bridge deck repairs between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., February 20 to March 3.   

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 55 (Strasburg Road) – Brief nighttime delays at Route 55/340/522 intersection during delivery of bridge beams from January to March 2017. Law enforcement will assist with traffic control. 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.  

Route 340/522 (Shenandoah Avenue/Winchester Road) – South Fork bridge replacement and intersection modification at Route 55 (Strasburg Road). Brief nighttime delays at Route 340/522/55 intersection during delivery of bridge beams from January to March 2017. Law enforcement will assist with traffic control. 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. 

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 – Grading, pothole patching and brush cutting.  Monday through 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. 

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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