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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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Ken.Slack@vdot.virginia.gov
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STA17-180

Oct. 20, 2017



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR OCTOBER 23 to 27, 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 consists of 11 counties from the Alleghany Highlands to the northern Shenandoah Valley:  Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren.

Scheduled work 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 16 to 19, eastbound – Right lane and shoulder closed for tree removal, October 23-27 from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 21 to 18, westbound – Right lane and shoulder closed for tree removal through October 27 from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Mowing and shoulder repairs at various locations with mobile work zones. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Pipe replacement and slope repairs with flagger traffic control. Mowing and patching with a mobile work zones. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

 

BATH COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 220 (Sam Snead Highway/Hot Springs Road) – Alternating lane and shoulder closures for paving operations through October 28. Work zone between Route 39 (Mountain Valley Road) and Highland County line. Be alert for congestion from slow-moving construction vehicles.  

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 614 (Tower Hill Road) – Flagger traffic control for bridge painting over Bull Pasture River near the Bath/Highland county line.  October 23 - 27, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Various roads – Pavement patching at various locations with mobile work zones. Flagger-controlled ditching at various locations. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY  

INTERSTATE 64

(NEW) Mile marker 54 to 55, eastbound – Watch for vehicles entering and leaving median during geophysical testing. October 24-25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 54 to 55, eastbound and westbound – Alternating lane closures for inspection of Maury River bridges. October 23-25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control as needed for shoulder repairs, patching, ditching, paving, brush cutting and pipe replacement. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 631 (Old Buena Vista Road), near city of Lexington – Westbound lane closed for milling and paving October 26, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, from the intersection of Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) and Route 763 (Lincoln Road). Follow posted detour.

Route 850 (West Midland Trail) – Signal-controlled traffic through November 2017 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 as needed for shoulder repairs, patching, ditching, paving, brush cutting and pipe replacement. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY  

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control as needed for ditching, brush cutting and dust control. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY      

INTERSTATE 64

(NEW) Mile marker 87 to 99, eastbound and westbound – Mobile shoulder closures for mowing. October 23- 28, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 205 to 209.5 – Overnight mobile lane closures for inspection of Route 620 overpass bridge from 8 p.m. October 23 to 5 a.m. October 24.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 212 to 214, northbound and southbound – Overnight southbound lane closures October 23-26 from 8 p.m. - 7 a.m. Northbound and southbound shoulders closed 24/7 for interchange improvements through March 2018.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 220.6 including exit 220 off-ramp, northbound – Shoulder closures and ramp lane closure for utility work. Through October 23, 5 a.m. - 7 p.m.

(NEW) Mile markers 225, northbound – Overnight left lane and shoulder closures for guardrail maintenance through October 27, 8 p.m. - 6 a.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 227 to 223 southbound – Overnight mobile lane closures for pothole patching. October 23. 2 a.m.- 7 a.m.

(NEW) Mile marker 231 to 228, southbound – Overnight lane closures for inspection of Middle Rover bridge. October 30, 8 p.m. - 5 a.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 231.5 to 227, southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures as needed for guardrail installation through October 30, 8 p.m. - 7 a.m.   

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 42 (Little Calf Pasture Highway) – Flagger-controlled traffic for pipe replacement from Craigsville town limits to Route 687 (Railroad Avenue). October 24, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway, Afton) Right shoulder closures for bridge work at I-64, from 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday, through November 16.

(UPDATE) Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road)Alternating lane closures as needed from Route 771 (Moss Lane) to Route 276 (Keezletown Road) for equipment installations.  Through October 26, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway) – Shoulder closures for brush cutting and mowing from Route 11 (Commerce Road) to I-81. October 23 - 27, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 608 (Tinkling Spring Road) – Shoulder closures 24/7 from Route 935 (Expo Road) to Route 635 (Augusta Farms Road) for road widening operations. Through October 27.

(NEW) Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) – Road closed to through traffic 24/7 Monday to Friday between Route 912 (Hodge Street) and Route 660 (Lake Road) for roadway and utility work. Route 912 and Route 660 will serve as detour routes through spring 2018. Residents and school buses will have access to Route 610 with flagger traffic control.

Route 636 (Lifecore Drive, Fishersville) Shoulder closures between Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) and Village Creek Drive to extend shared use path.  7 a.m. - 7 p.m. through October 27.

(NEW) Route 656 (Offliter Road) – Road closed at railroad crossing between Route 657 (Indian Ridge Road) and Route 608 (Cold Springs Road) for crossing maintenance. Local traffic will have access to properties on either side of work zone. October 30 - November 2.

(NEW) Route 744 (Lea Port Road) – Intermittent flagging operations for Rural Rustic road project from Route 781 (Bald Rock Road) to Route 616 (Morningside Drive) October 23-27, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Various roads (Fishersville/Mint Springs Areas) – Shoulder closures for mowing and grading operations. October 23-27, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Various roads (Swoope Area) – Shoulder closures for mowing operations. October 23-27, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 239 to 241, southboundOvernight right lane and shoulder closures for pavement patching. 8 p.m. October 22 to 7 a.m. October 23.

(NEW) Mile marker 245 to 251, northbound Mobile right shoulder closure for shoulder repairs. October 24-26, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

(NEW) Mile marker 245.5 to 248.5, northbound – Overnight lane closures for inspection of bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway and Country Club Road. 8 p.m. October 22 to 5 a.m. October 23.

Mile marker 247 to 248 including westbound Route 33 on-ramp (Harrisonburg area), northbound Overnight lane closures and occasional ramp closures for bridge work over County Club Lane.  Through November 10, 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Message boards and detour signs in place. 

(NEW) Mile marker 258 to 260.5, northboundOvernight right lane and shoulder closures for pavement patching. 8 p.m. October 22 to 7 a.m. October 23. 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 (Valley Pike) – Overnight alternating lane closures for bridge work over I-81 at exit 257. 8 p.m. October 23 to 7 a.m. November 10.

(NEW) Route 11 (Valley Pike) – Flagger-controlled lane closures from Harrisonburg city limits to Route 721 (Fellowship Road) for paving, pavement marking and guardrail installation, 7 p.m. October 22 to 6 a.m. October 23 and October 25 - December 2, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Valley Pike) – Southbound right lane closure and northbound left lane closure through October 27 between Route 704 (Cecil Wampler Road) and Route 704 (Oakwood Drive) for turn lane construction.

(NEW) Route 33 (Rawley Pike) – Alternating lane closures for bridge work over Cooks Creek. October 23 – 27, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 33 (Rawley Pike) – Flagger-controlled alternating lane closures as needed for guardrail installation from Riven Rock Road to Route 612 (Peake Mountain Road). Through October 31, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Route 256 (Third Street, Grottoes) – Eastbound lane and shoulder closures for drainage work and sidewalk construction between Holly Avenue and Park Avenue.  Through October 27 from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Traffic shifts to center turn lane where available. Flagging operations as needed.

(UPDATE) Route 257 (Friedens Church Road/Dinkel Avenue) – Flagger-controlled lane and shoulder closures as needed for guardrail installation from I-81 to Bridgewater town limits. Through December 2, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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

Route 614 (Mechanicsville Road) – “Stop and Proceed” traffic pattern from Route 881 to Route 791 for bridge replacement at Honey Run. Through November 17. Work zone active daily from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

(NEW) Route 718 (Minnie Ball Road) – Flagger-controlled lane and shoulder closures as needed for guardrail installation from east of Harrisonburg city limits to Route 717 (Indian Trail Road). Through December 2, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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. 

 

PAGE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 340 (Elkton area) Flagger-controlled paving operations from Rockingham county line to Route 693 (Trenton Avenue). Monday through Friday through November 3, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Various roads – Daytime lane closures as needed for pavement marking at various locations through October 27.  

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 November 1 from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 620 (Cubbage Hollow Road)Flagger-controlled paving operations from Route 621 (Keystone Road) to dead end. Monday to Friday through November 3, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Route 621 (Keystone Road)Flagger-controlled paving operations in the area of Route 638 (Honeyville Road). Monday - Friday through November 3, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Route 621 (Basin Hollow Road)Flagger-controlled paving operations from Route 621(Keystone Road) to Route 620 (Cubbage Hollow Road). Monday to Friday through November 3, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

(UPDATE) Route 638 (Honeyville Road)Flagger-controlled paving operations in area of Route 621 (Keystone Road). Monday to Friday through November 3, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Various roads – Daytime lane closures as needed for pavement marking at various locations through October 27.  

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY  

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile Marker 268 to 269, northbound and southbound – Overnight single-lane closures for bridge work over North Fork Shenandoah River. Through November 3, 8 p.m. - 7 a.m. 

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 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) Route 42 (Senedo Road) – Flagger-controlled traffic for paving operations from Route 841 (Grover Road) to Route 682 (Lambert Drive). October 23 - November 3, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

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.

(NEW) Route 803 (Oak Tree Road)Road closed October 23 - November 3 from Route 678 (Fort Valley Road) to Route 770 (Boliver Road) for bridge work. Follow posted detours. Active work zone 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing, patching and brush cutting at various locations. 

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

 

FREDERICK COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 306 to 310, northbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for installation of rumble strips. Monday - Friday, 8 p.m. - 7 a.m. through October 31.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 313 to 314, including ramps – Possible mobile shoulder closures during survey work October 23 - 27, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.   

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 11 – Flagger-controlled paving operations between Route 627 (Reliance Road) and Winchester city limit. Monday - Friday through November 3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

(NEW) Route 17/50 – Daytime shoulder closures as needed for signal maintenance at various locations, Monday - Thursday through November 2. 

(UPDATE) Route 17/50 (Millwood Pike) Possible mobile shoulder closures during survey work from Apple Bossom Drive to Tulane Drive, including Tulane Driver intersection. October 23 - 27, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Route 522 (North Frederick Pike, Cross Junction area) – Alternating lane closures as needed for bridge maintenance over Issac Creek. Through October 27, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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. 

(NEW) Route 797 – Daytime shoulder closures as needed for signal maintenance at various locations, Monday - Thursday through November 2. 

(NEW) Various roads – Grading at various locations. 

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

 

CLARKE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) at Shepherds Mill Road – Right lane and shoulder closed for utility work in westbound lane. October 23 - 25, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) – Nighttime, right shoulder closures from Route 635 (Moose Road) to Route 660 (Honey Lane) for equipment repairs. October 23 - 27, 10 p.m. - 5 a.m.

(NEW) Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) –Watch for crews widening shoulders near intersection with Route 50.  October 23 - 27, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) –Nighttime, right shoulder closures in Route 623 (Gaylord Lane) area for equipment repairs. October 23 - 27, 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. 

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

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 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.

(UPDATE) Route 55 (West Strasburg Road) – Roadway closed just west of intersection with Route 340/522 (Shenandoah Avenue), from October 23 or 26 through mid-November 2017. Traffic will use Quadrant Road as detour route. Pavement markings, signs and traffic barrels will guide drivers through this area. West of Quadrant Road intersection, expect delays for paving on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 340/522 (Shenandoah Avenue) – Lane closures on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for paving in area of South Fork Shenandoah River bridge and intersection with Route 55/Strasburg Road. Significant delays are possible. Motorists should consider using John Marshall Highway (Route 55 East) between Interstate 66 and Front Royal. Paving and related work expected to continue through mid-November 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.

Route 638 (Blue Mountain Road) – Flagger traffic control for paving between Route 688 (Mountain Lake Road) and Route 603 (Howellsville Road). Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. through October 27.

(NEW) Various roads – Patching and shoulder work at various locations. 

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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