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STA17–011

Jan. 12, 2017



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR JANUARY 16 TO 20, 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

(NEW) Mile marker 0 to 40, eastbound and westboundMobile, alternating lane closures for brush removal.  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. January 17 to 19. 

(UPDATE) Mile marker 9 to 11, eastbound and westboundAlternating lane closures on bridge over Route 600 (Indian Draft Road) for bridge repairs. Monday to Friday, January 16 to 20.  

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.  

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.

(UPDATE) Route 600 (Indian Draft Road) – Flagger-controlled lane closure for I-64 bridge work at Route 600 and Johnsons Creek. January 16 to 20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Various roads – Brush cutting, pothole repairs and ditching with mobile lane closures. Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

BATH COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Brush cutting and pothole repairs with mobile lane closures. Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY  

INTERSTATE 64

(NEW) Mile marker 41 to 52, eastbound and westbound – Mobile right shoulder closures for brush removal. January 17 to 19 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 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

(UPDATE) Mile marker 174 to 191, northbound and southbound – Mobile right shoulder closures for brush removal. January 17 to 19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 175 to 173, southbound – Overnight left lane closure for utility work Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Mile marker 178 to 176, southbound – Mobile, alternating shoulder closures for utility work. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 9 to 20.

(NEW) Mile marker 183, northbound – Overnight lane closures for bridge deck repairs. January 16 to 20 from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Pipe replacement, brush cutting, pothole repairs, tree removal and ditching with mobile lane closures. Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Pipe replacement, brush cutting, pothole repairs, tree removal, ditching and grading with mobile lane closures. Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY  

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mobile lane closures for brush cutting. Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY  

INTERSTATE 64

No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 210 to 213 – Right shoulder closures for utility work. January 9 to 20, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 42 (Churchville Avenue) – Mobile lane closures as needed for utility work from Route 250 to Route 725. January 9 to 27, 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). January 9 to 27, 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). January 9 to 27, 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 Constitution Park and East Avenue for South River bridge replacement. All businesses and residences have traffic access. Through traffic detours to Broad Street (Route 250). Estimated completion late 2017. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 612 – Single lane closures with flaggers for bridge repairs over Lewis Creek. Work zone 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.

Route 701 (Howardsville Road) – Mobile, alternating lane closure as needed for utility work from Riverheads High School to Route 613 (Old Greenville Road). January 2 to 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY   

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 252 to 253, northbound and southbound – Alternating shoulder closures for inspection of 10th Legion Road bridge over I-81. January 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(NEW) Mile marker 259 to 260, northbound and southbound – Alternating shoulder closures for inspection of Fellowship Road bridge over I-81.  January 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Shoulder closures 24 hours a day and occasional lane closures as needed for bridge work at North River between Route 727 (Airport Road) and Route 694 (Contentment Lane).  Estimated completion July 2017.

(UPDATE) Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) – Shoulder closures for traffic signal work at Route 981 (Rockingham Pike) intersection. January 16 to 19, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

 

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. 

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 269, northbound – Overnight lane and shoulders closures on exit ramp to Route 730 (Caverns Road) for bridge deck repairs. January 16 to 20, 8 p.m. to 7 p.m. each night.

(NEW) Mile marker 284 to 285, northbound and southbound – Alternating shoulders closures for inspection of Route 816 (Spring Street) bridge over I-81. January 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.    

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Closures as needed for brush cutting. Monday to 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.

Various roads – Closures as needed for brush cutting and pothole patching. 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 298 to 300, northbound and southbound – Alternating single lane and shoulder closures for inspection of bridge over Cedar Creek from 8 p.m. on January 20 to 7 a.m. on January 21.

(NEW) Mile marker 307, northbound and southbound – Alternating shoulder closures for inspection of Route 277 (Fairfax Pike) overpass bridge.  January 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

(NEW) Mile marker 310, northbound and southbound – Alternating shoulder closures for inspection of Route 37 overpass bridge.  January 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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

Various roads – Closures as needed for brush cutting and grading. Monday to Friday.

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

 

CLARKE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Closures as needed for brush cutting. Monday to Friday. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Closures as needed for pothole patching. Monday to Friday.

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

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) 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.  

(UPDATE) 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.

Various roads – Closures as needed for brush cutting and pothole patching. 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. 

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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