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STA17-082

April 28, 2017



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR MAY 1 to 5, 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 3 to 7.5, eastbound – Lane closures for paving operations, Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closure may extend through overnight hours through Tuesday. Estimated project completion May 5.

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.

Mile marker 8 to 11, westboundLeft lane closures in place 24/7 on bridge over Route 600 (Indian Draft Road) for bridge work. Active work zone Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Mile marker 10 to 12, eastbound Left lane closures in place 24/7 on bridge over CSX railroad for bridge work. Active work zone Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Mile marker 18.2 to 20.2, eastbound – Right lane and shoulder closed for tree removal operations, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through May 12.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Patching with a mobile operation at various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 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.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement. Mobile lane closures as needed for brush cutting and patching. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

BATH COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 220 (Sam Snead Highway) – Flagger controlled occasional brief lane closures as needed and right shoulder closure for slope repairs. Work zone is just north of Cascades golf course. Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion May 12.  

(NEW) Various roads – Mobile lane closures as needed for pavement patching. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


SECONDARY ROADS

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 pavement patching. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 53 to 55, eastbound and westbound – Single-lane traffic through the Maury River bridges 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. Speed limit 55 miles an hour. Estimated project completion summer 2017.

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 179 to 183, southbound – Right shoulder closures for utility installation. Weekdays through May 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for paving/patching, pipe replacement, slope maintenance and brush cutting. Mobile mowing operations in various locations.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 661 (Snakefoot Lane) – Road closed through May 4 for bridge replacement over South Buffalo Creek. Follow posted detour using Route 612 (Bluegrass Trail).

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).

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for paving/patching, pipe replacement, slope maintenance and brush cutting. Mobile mowing operations in various locations.  Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 250 – Mobile work zone for paving operations from Augusts County line west 1.5 miles. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Various roads – Mobile lane closures as needed for paving and pothole repairs. Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 614 (Cowpasture River Road) – Flagger traffic control for paving in various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Route 616 (Lower Fork Road) – Flagger traffic control for paving and pothole repairs in various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement at various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY    

 

INTERSTATE 64

No lane closures reported.

 

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Mobile lane closures as needed for utility work from Route 781 (Bald Rock Road) to Verona Elementary School, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 12.

(NEW) Route 250 (Three Notch Mountain Highway) – Flagger controlled alternating lane closures for milling and paving operations from Waynesboro city limit to Afton Circle. May 3-5, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) – Alternating lane closures eastbound and westbound and closed shoulders for bridge painting at I-81overpasses near Staunton. Through June.

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.

(NEW) Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) – Lane closures for pavement marking from Route 11 to Route 655 (Walnut Hills Road). Flaggers and pilot truck control traffic. Through April 29, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

(UPDATE) Route 608 (Tinkling Spring Road) – Flagger traffic control for paving operations from Route 648 (Christians Creek Road) to Augusta Farms Road. April 27 to May 1, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(NEW) Route 612 (Laurel Hill Road) – Flagger traffic control for paving operations from Route 907 (Tilt Hammer Circle) to Route 608 (Battlefield Road) May 1 to May 2, 6 a.m. to 6 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 7 p.m. Motorists are advised to use the alternate Locust Street entrance to access Riverside Drive.  Be alert for shoulder closures and construction vehicles moving in and out of the work zone. Estimated completion May 2017.

(UPDATE) Route 619 (Hildebrand Church Road) – Flagger traffic control for paving operations from Route 254 (Hermitage Road) to Route 785 (Madrid Road). May 1-5, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 620 (Spottswood Road) – Flagger traffic control from Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) to Route 252 (Middlebrook Road) for pavement work. Through May 10 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Route 671 (Almo Chapel Road) – Flagger traffic control for surface treatment from Route 620 (Spottswood Road) to Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway). Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through May 10.

(UPDATE) Route 703 (Hewitt Road) – Pavement work from Route 693 (Cedar Green Road) to Route 42 (Little Calf Pasture Highway). Through May 5 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(NEW) Route 730 (North River Road) – Road closed from Rockingham/Augusta County line to Route 755 (Vance Road) for pipe replacement. May 1-5.  Follow posted detours.

(UPDATE) Route 775 (Buttermilk Road) – Flagger traffic control for paving operations from Route 11 (Lee Highway) to Route 778 (Knightly Road). May1-5, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

maintenance. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through May 5.

Route 917 (Old B&O Road) – Flagger traffic control for surface treatment from Augusta/Rockbridge County line to Route 620 (Spottswood Road). Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through May 10.

Route T1117 (Quarry Road, Craigsville) – Road closed through May 12 for installation of a culvert over tributary of Little Calfpasture River. Follow posted detours.  Property owners will be able to access their property.

 

 

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.

(NEW) Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) – Shoulder closures for traffic signal installations at intersection with Route 981. May 1-4, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

(NEW) Route 42 (Harpine Highway) – Right shoulder closures and mobile work zone for utility work from Harrisonburg city line to Deavers Lane.  May 1-2, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 257 (Ottobine Road)Signal-controlled single-lane traffic during bridge reconstruction over Dry River. Vehicles limited to 13 feet in width. Wednesday, May 3, through December 2018.   

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 641 (White Rose Road) – Road closed for bridge repairs between Route 643 (Waterloo Mill Lane) and Route 644 (Mount Olivet Church Road) through May 19. Follow posted detours.

(UPDATE) Route 727 (Airport Road) – Flagger controlled, alternating lane closures for road improvements from 698 (Wise Hollow Road) to Route 696 (Kiser Road). Through May 12, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 738 (Dry River Road, Bridgewater area) – Road closed south of Route 257 for bridge and intersection construction. Follow posted Route 737 (Cannery Woods Drive) detour back to Route 257.  Note that Route 257 traffic will have a width restriction of 13 feet and be reduced to one, signal-controlled travel lane. Wednesday, May 3, through December 2018.

 

 

 

PAGE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 340 – Intermittent lane closures with flagging operations for pipe work from town of Luray to Warren County line, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through May 5

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

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. Through September 1 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 pm.

 

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 286 to 294, including exit 291 ramps, northboundNighttime lane closures for paving operations.  Monday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., through June 8.

(NEW) Mile marker 299, southbound – Nighttime, alternating lane closures for bridge deck repairs near Warren County line. May 1 to June 2, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 (North Massanutten Street/East King Street, Strasburg) – Flagger controlled single lane traffic for utility work from Holliday Street to Route 55 (John Marshall Highway). Through May 4 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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 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 bridge, with flagger controlled lane closures 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday. Estimated completion May 2018.   

Route 675 (Stoney Creek Road) – Road closed 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.

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

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Exit 300, northbound – Nighttime, alternating lane closures for bridge deck repairs on ramp to eastbound I-66. May 1 to May 12, 8 p.m. to 7 a.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. 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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.

(UPDATE) Route 37 at I-81 Exit 310 (Kernstown Interchange Project), northbound and southbound New acceleration and deceleration ramps between Interstate 81 southbound and Route 37 open May 1 between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. New traffic signal will be activated at the intersection of Route 37 and the southbound ramps. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control as needed.

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

 

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

Route 50/17 (John Mosby Highway) – Alternating lane closures for pavement work from Fauquier County/Clarke County line to Route 255 (Bishop Meade Road). Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 19.

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 7 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

Mile marker 6.6 to 0 (including I-81 ramps), westbound – Lane closures as needed for paving operations from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Estimated completion June 16.

 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 299, southbound – Nighttime, alternating lane closures for bridge deck repairs near Shenandoah County line. May 1 to June 2, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

 

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 55 (Strasburg Road) – Alternating lane closures for paving operations

 between Route 614 (Rogers Mill Road) and Shenandoah County line. Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

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 travel lanes. Estimated project completion December 2017.

Routes 340/522 (Shenandoah Avenue/Winchester Road) – South Fork bridge replacement and intersection modification at Route 55 (Strasburg 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.  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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