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STA17-097

May 19, 2017



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR MAY 22 to 26, 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 4 to 7.2, eastbound – Lane and shoulder closures for paving operations, Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Estimated project completion May 26.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 5.3 to 5, westbound – Right shoulder closure for drainage system repairs, Monday to Saturday 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. Work takes place 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. Work takes place Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Mile marker 18.2 to 20.5, eastbound – Right lane and shoulder closed for tree removal operations, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through June 2.

Mile marker 36 to 41, eastbound – Alternating lane closures for milling, paving and line marking operations through May 29, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

 

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

(UPDATE) 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 Saturday, 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

(NEW) Route 220 (Sam Snead Highway) – Single lane traffic controlled by flagger and pilot vehicle for guardrail installation, paving and line marking. Work zone between Route 39 (Mountain Valley Road) and Highland County line. Be alert for congestion from construction vehicles. Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Estimated completion October 28.

(NEW) Route 220 (Sam Snead Highway) – Alternating lane closures for pothole patching  between Route 39 and to Route 623 (Poor Farm Road). May 22-26, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 – Left lane closed on Maury River bridges and approaches for paving, guardrail installation and removal of median crossovers. Speed limit is 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 183, northbound and southbound – Nighttime, alternating lane closures for bridge work through May 26, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 188 to 195, southbound – Right shoulder closures for utility installation. Weekdays through June 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for ditching, 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 850 (West Midland Trail) – Signal-controlled traffic through October 31 for bridge replacements at Brattons Run and Kerrs Creek. Work zones are between Route 629 (Waterloo Drive) and Route 780 (Brattons Run Road).

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for ditching, 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

Route 250 – Mobile work zone for paving operations from Augusta 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 at various locations. Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

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

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.

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

(UPDATE) Mike marker 87 to 99, eastbound and westbound – Nighttime mobile lane and shoulder closures for mowing and litter pickup from 8 p.m. May 22 to 7 a.m. May 23.

(UPDATE) Mike marker 87.6 to 100, eastbound and westbound – Overnight, mobile  alternating lane closures for vegetation management. 8 p.m. May 24 to 7 a.m. May 25.  

(UPDATE) Mike marker 93.5 to 94.5, eastbound and westbound – Alternating lane closures and closed shoulders through May 27 for bridge painting at exit 94 (Route 340).

(NEW) Mike marker 95.5 to 97.5, eastbound and westbound – Alternating lane closures and closed shoulders through May 27 for bridge painting at exit 96 (Route 624).

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mike markers 220 to 223.5 (northbound and southbound, Staunton area) – Overnight right lane closures through May 25 for soil testing. Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. and Friday from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Mike marker 220 to 235, northbound and southbound – Overnight, alternating lane closures for deck patching on various bridges from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through May 26.

(NEW) Mike marker 220 to 237, northbound and southbound – Mobile right shoulder closures for mowing and litter pickup. May 24-26, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

 

PRIMARY ROADS

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 340, northbound and southbound (Waynesboro) – Alternating lane closures and closed shoulders through May 27 for bridge painting at I-64 interchange.

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 uses Broad Street (Route 250). Estimated completion June 2017.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 601 (Estaline Valley Road), near Augusta Springs – Road closed between Route 603 (Pond Gap Lane) and Route 682 (Troxel Gap Road) for bridge replacement at Jeff Run. Closure is from May 24 to June 16. Follow posted detours.

Route 612 at Route 792 (Laurel Hill Road/Indian Mound Road, Verona) – Flagger controlled traffic for milling and paving operations through May 26, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Be alert for shoulder closures and construction vehicles moving in and out of the work zone.

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 (South Valley Pike) – New traffic signal at intersection with Route 704 (Cecil Wampler Road). Be alert for traffic pattern change.

Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Right shoulder closures 24 hours a day and occasional flagger-controlled lane closures 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 project completion July 2017.

Route 257 (Ottobine Road)Signal-controlled single-lane traffic during bridge reconstruction over Dry River. Vehicles limited to 13 feet in width. Estimated project completion December 2018.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 704 (Cecil Wampler Road) – New traffic signal at intersection with Route 11 (South Valley Pike). Be alert for traffic pattern change.

(UPDATE) Route 727 (Airport Road) – Periodic flagger traffic control between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for road improvements from 698 (Wise Hollow Road) to Route 696 (Kiser Road). Estimated project completion November 6.

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. Estimated project completion December 2018.

 

 

PAGE COUNTY

 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 340 – Flagger-controlled lane and shoulder closures for pipe work between town of Shenandoah and Warren County line. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., through June 12.

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

(NEW) Mike marker 264 to 300, northbound and southbound including ramps – Overnight, mobile lane closures for vegetation management from 10 p.m. May 21 to 7 a.m. May 22.

(UPDATE) 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 July 28.

Mile marker 297.5, northbound and southbound – Nighttime, alternating lane closures for bridge deck repairs near Warren County line. Through June 2, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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

 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 (Strasburg) – Road closed to vehicles (except for emergencies) from Capon Street to King Street/Massanutten Street, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for special event. Motorists will be detoured.

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.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing at various locations. Monday through Friday.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 611 (Supinlick Ridge Road) - Flagger controlled alternating lane closures for surface treatment between Route 725 (Rolly Road) and Route 726 (Hepner Road). Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 612 (Mill Creek Road) - Flagger controlled alternating lane closures for surface treatment between Route 726 (Hepner Road) and Route 263 (Orkney Grade). Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 613 (North Mountain Road) - Flagger controlled alternating lane closures for surface treatment between Rockingham County line and Route 42 (Senedo Road). Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

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 698 (Turkey Knob Road) - Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment between Route 767 (Quicksburg Road) and Route 263 (Bryce Boulevard). Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 701 (Dellinger Gap Road) - Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment from end of hard surface to Route 717 (Liberty Furnace Road).  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 703 (Conicville Road) - Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment between Route 709 (Buck Hill Road) and Route 614 (S. Middle Road).  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 703 (Jerome Road) - Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment between Route 717 (Alum Springs Road) and Route 42 (Senedo Road).  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 710 (Brady Lane) - Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment between End of Pavement and Route 263 (Orkney Grade).  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 716 (Graveltown Road) - Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment between Route 727 (Solomons Church Road) and Route 263 (Orkney Grade Road).  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 716 (Lutz Hollow Road/Graveltown Road) – Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment between Route 720 (Crooked Run Road) and Route 614 (Windfield Road).  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

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

Route 722 (Mount Hermon Drive) - Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment between Route 263 (Orkney Grade) and Route 721 (Kelly Road).  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 725 (Morning Star Road) - Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment between Route 263 (Orkney Grade) to end of pavement.  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 727 (Solomon’s Church Road) - Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment between Route 728 (Senedo Road) and Route 716  (Graveltown Road).  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 729 (Garber Road) - Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment between Route 614 (S. Middle Road) and Route 716 (Graveltown Road).  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 764 (Walker Road) - Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment between Route 614 (S. Middle Road) and Route 698 (Turkey Knob Road).  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

Route 1315 (Mill Creek Lane) - Flagger controlled lane closures for surface treatment between Route 698 (Orchard Drive) and end of hard surface.  Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion May 31.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing and patching at various locations. Monday through Friday.

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

 

 

FREDERICK COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 81

Exit 300, northbound – Nighttime, alternating lane closures for bridge deck repairs on ramp to eastbound I-66. Through May 26, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 300 to 324, northbound and southbound including ramps – Overnight, mobile lane closures for vegetation management. 8 p.m. May 23 to 7 a.m. May 24.

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.

(NEW) Route 37 at I-81 Exit 310 (Kernstown Interchange Project), northbound and southbound Overnight, alternating lane closures for paving May 22-26 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following mornings. Work zone extends from I-81 interchange (exit 310, Kernstown) to Route 37 bridge over Route 11. Speed limit is 35 miles per hour. 

(UPDATE) Route 50, Gore area – Alternating lane closures for pavement work.  Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 16.

 

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

(UPDATE) Route 50/17 (John Mosby Highway) – Alternating lane closures for pavement work from Fauquier County line to Route 255 (Bishop Meade Road). Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 16.

(UPDATE) 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 June 16.

 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing and patching at various locations. Monday through Friday.

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

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

 

INTERSTATE 66

(NEW) Mike marker 0 to 14.5, eastbound and westbound – Overnight, mobile alternating lane closures for vegetation management. 8 p.m. May 22 to 7 a.m. May 23.

(UPDATE) 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 July 7.

 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 299, southbound – Nighttime, alternating lane closures for bridge deck repairs near Shenandoah County line. Through 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.

(UPDATE) 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 June 30.

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.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing, patching and pothole repairs at various locations. 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. 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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