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STA17–058

March 24, 2017



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR MARCH 27 to 31, 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

Mile marker 5.3 to 5, westbound – Right shoulder closure for drainage system repairs, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Estimated project completion summer 2017.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 8 to 11, eastbound and westboundLeft lane closure on bridge over Route 600 (Indian Draft Road) for bridge work. Lane closure in place 24/7 from 6:30 a.m. Monday to 7:30 p.m. Friday through March 30.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 18 to 20, eastbound – Right lane and shoulder closed for tree removal operations March 27 to April 28, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Patching with a mobile operation at various locations. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 600 (Indian Draft Road) Callaghan area – Flagger controlled lane closures on Route 600 at I-64 overpass for bridge work.  6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday through March 30.

Route 718 (Rucker Gap Road) – Alternating lane closures to West Virginia state line for Rural Rustic Road project. Lengthy delays possible through April 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement at various locations.  Mobile lane closures as needed for brush cutting and patching at various locations. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.


SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 687 (Jackson River Turnpike) – Traffic restricted to single lane with temporary signal during Cascades Creek bridge replacement. Estimated completion October 30.

Various roads – Mobile lane closures as needed for brush cutting and pothole repairs at various locations. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

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.

Mile marker 56, westbound (near I-81/I-64 interchange in Lexington area) – Bridge closed for repairs over Route 763 (Lincoln Road) and Mill Creek beginning 8 p.m. March 20 through March 31. I-81 exit 191 at I-64 will also be closed. I-81 northbound and southbound traffic headed west on I-64 will use I-81 exit 195 and take Route 11 south to I-64.

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 173 to 177, northbound and southbound – Overnight right lane closures for bridge painting. March 26 to April 1, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 180 to 179, southbound – Right shoulder closures for utility installation. Weekdays through April 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 193 to 192, southbound – Right shoulder closures for utility installation. Weekdays through June 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 205 to 176, northbound and southbound – Nighttime, mobile, alternating lane closures for sweeping bridge decks. March 28 to March 31, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Mobile lane closures as needed for pipe replacement, brush cutting,  pothole repairs, tree removal and ditching at various locations. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 716 (Mount Atlas Road) – Road closed through April 13 for bridge replacement over Mouse Run. Work zone is between Route 727 (Stuart Road) and Route 39 (Maury River Road). Follow posted detours.

Route 850 (West Midland Trail) – Signal-controlled traffic through October 31 for Kerrs Creek bridge replacement. Work zone from Route 633 (Rockbridge Alum Springs Road) to Route 629 (White Rock Road).

Various roads – Mobile lane closures as needed for pipe replacement, brush cutting, pothole repairs, tree removal, ditching and grading at various locations. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads –Mobile lane closures as needed for sweeping and brush cutting at various locations. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 600 (Upper Back Creek Road) – “Stop and proceed” single lane traffic during bridge replacement over Scaffold Run. Work zone between Route 250 (Mountain Turnpike) and Route 84 (Mill Gap Highway). March 27 to April 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Various roads – Mobile lane closures as needed for sweeping and brush cutting at various locations. Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY    

 

INTERSTATE 64

(NEW) Mile marker 86 to 100, eastbound and westbound – Overnight mobile lane closures for sweeping bridge decks. March 27 to 29, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 209 to 237, northbound and southbound – Overnight, mobile lane closures for sweeping bridge decks. March 27 to 29, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

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. March 27 to April 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) – Mobile lane closures as needed for utility work from Route 620 (Spotswood Road) to Route 666 (Lofton Road). March 27 to April 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 42 (Scenic Highway) – Lane closures as needed for utility work from Route 728 (Stover Shop Road) to Route 754 (Badger Road). March 27 to April 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 42 (Little Calf Pasture Highway) – Mobile lane and shoulder closures as needed for utility work from Route 688 (Old Parkersburg Turnpike) to Route 811 (Augusta Springs Road). March 27 to April 7 from 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.

(UPDATE) Route 254 (Parkersburg Turnpike) – Flagger controlled work zone for  shoulder repairs from Route 833 (Trinity Point Road) to Route 42. March 27 to 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(NEW) Route 262, northbound and southbound – Brief slow-roll closures between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 26. Work zone between Route 252 and Route 254 exits.

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.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 612 (New Hope-Crimora Road) – Flagger controlled alternating lane closures from Route 608 (Battlefield Road) to Route 340 (Eastside Highway) for pavement work. March 27 to 31, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   

Route 612 at Route 792 (Laurel Hill Road/Indian Mound Road, Verona) –Flagging and intermittent lane closures Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Be alert for shoulder closures and construction vehicles moving in and out of the work zone. Estimated completion May 2017.

(UPDATE) Route 636 (Goose Creek Road) – Intermittent lane closures for utility work from Route 608 (Tinkling Spring Road) to Medical Park Drive. March 27 to April 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 701 (Howardsville Road) – Mobile lane closure as needed for utility work from Riverheads High School to Route 613 (Old Greenville Road). March 27 to April 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 912 (Hodge Street) – Flagger traffic control as needed for utility work from Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) to Route 660 (Lake Road). March 28 to 31 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

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 (Spotswood Trail) – Shoulder closures for traffic signal work at Route 981 (Rockingham Pike), March 27 to 30 from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 641 (White Rose Road) – Road closed for bridge repairs between Route 643 (Waterloo Mill Lane) and Route 644 (Mount Olivet Church Road).  April 3 to April 28. Follow posted detours.

Route 643 (Waterloo Mill Lane, McGaheysville area) – Road closed for bridge replacement through March 31. Work zone is between Route 641 (White Rose Road) and Route 644 (Mount Olivet Church Road). Follow posted detours.

(NEW) Route 726 (Mount Clinton Pike) – Closed to through traffic March 27 to March 29 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for slope repairs between Route 701 (Cooks Creek Road) and Route 752 (Muddy Creek Road).  Follow posted detours.  

(UPDATE) Route 981 (Rockingham Pike) – Shoulder closures for traffic signal work at Route 33 (Spotswood Trail), March 27 to 30 from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

 

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 scheduled.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

 

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. Northbound traffic will follow median crossovers on both ends of the work zone. Estimated project completion fall 2018.

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

(NEW) Route 675 (Stoney Creek Road) – Road closing April 3 for bridge replacement at Stoney Creek. Work zone 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.

 

 

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

(NEW) Route 7 (Berryville Pike) – Right lane closures as needed (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and shoulder work (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for roadway and turn-lane work from Route 659 (Valley Mill Road) to Frederick /Clarke County line. March 23 to April 7.

Route 11 at Route 661 (Welltown Road) – Left lane closed overnight for road construction project from I-81 overpasses to Route 11 south ramp. Sunday through Thursday nights, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Estimated project completion December 15.

(NEW) Route 17/50 (John Mosby Highway) – Right lane and shoulder closed for Opequon Creek bridge inspection (Clarke/Frederick county line). March 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(NEW) Route 50, Gore area – Alternating lane closures for pavement work.  Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 19.

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

Route 661 (Welltown Road) – Overnight lane closures between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. for Route 11/661 intersection improvement project in Stephenson area just north of Winchester.  Estimated project completion December 15. 

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

 

 

CLARKE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 17/50 (John Mosby Highway) – Right lane and shoulder closed for Opequon Creek bridge inspection (Clarke/Frederick county line). March 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(NEW) Route 255 – Alternating lane closures for paving operations from Route 17/50 (John Mosby Highway) to Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway). Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 19.

SECONDARY ROADS

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

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 66

(NEW) Mile marker 6.6 to 0 (including I-81 ramps), westbound – Lane closures as needed for paving operations from 8 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday (no work during evening commuter traffic). Estimated completion June 16.

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. Northbound traffic will follow median crossovers on both ends of the work zone. Estimated project completion fall 2018.

Route 55 (Strasburg Road) – 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 lane closures during delivery of bridge beams through March 2017. 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 north and turn right on Route 17/50 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 – 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. 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

 

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

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