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STA17-182

Oct. 27, 2017



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR OCTOBER 30 to NOVEMBER 3, 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 7 to 8, eastbound – Alternating lane closures for bridge work over Route 661. October 30 to December 1, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(UPDATE) Mile marker 16.5 to 18.5, eastbound – Right lane and shoulder closed for tree removal, through November 3 from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 18 (Carpenter Drive, Covington) – Flagger traffic control for inspection of I-64 overpass bridges between Route 60 and Carlton Drive. November 2, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 mobile work zones. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

 

BATH COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 39 (Mountain Valley Road) – Flagger traffic control for bridge painting over Jackson River (Warm Springs) and Cowpasture River (Millboro). October 30 - November 3, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Mowing and pavement patching at various locations with mobile work zones. Flagger-controlled traffic for ditching at various locations. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY  

INTERSTATE 64

(UPDATE) Mile marker 54 to 55, eastbound – Watch for vehicles entering and leaving median during geophysical testing. October 30 to November 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for shoulder repairs. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

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).

(UPDATE) Various roads – Flagger traffic control for shoulder repairs 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 for ditching, brush cutting and dust control. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY    

INTERSTATE 64

Mile marker 87 to 99, eastbound and westbound – Mobile shoulder closures for mowing operations through October 28, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

INTERSTATE 81

(UPDATE) Mile marker 212 to 214, northbound and southbound –Alternating lane closures and shoulder closures for interchange improvements. Includes northbound and southbound on-ramps. Estimated project completion March 2018.

(NEW) Mile marker 222 to 237, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for mowing operations. October 29 - November 4, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Mile marker 231 to 228, southbound – Overnight lane closures for inspection of Middle River bridge, 8 p.m. October 30 through 5 a.m. October 31.

Mile marker 232 to 227, southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures as needed for guardrail installation through October 30, 8 p.m. - 7 a.m.   

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Mobile lane and shoulder closures as needed for utility work between Route 742 (Willow Spout Road) to Route 616 (Dam Town Road). October 31 - November 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Route 250 (Three Notched Mountain Highway, Afton) Right shoulder closures for bridge work at I-64, Monday - Thursday from 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 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 November 3, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) 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 November 3.  

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.

(NEW) Route 616 (Dam Town Road) – Mobile lane and shoulder closures as needed for utility work between Route 11 (Lee Highway) and Lea Port Road. October 31- November 1, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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

(UPDATE) Route 744 (Lea Port Road) – Intermittent flagging operations for Rural Rustic road project from Route 781 (Bald Rock Road) to Route 616 (Morningside Drive) through November 3, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Various roads (Fishersville/Mint Springs Areas) – Shoulder closures for mowing and grading operations. Through November 3, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Various roads (Swoope Area) – Shoulder closures for mowing operations through November 3, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

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 when needed. 

(NEW) Mile marker 254 to 257, northbound Mobile right shoulder closure for shoulder repairs. October 31- November 2, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

PRIMARY ROADS

(NEW) Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Flagger-controlled lane closures for pipe replacement near intersection with Route 694 (Contentment Lane), October 30 - November 2, 8 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.

(NEW) Route 11 (Valley Pike) – Flagger-controlled lane closures from Harrisonburg northern city limit to I-81 ramps (near Route 259) for guardrail installation, October 30 - November 10, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 11 (Valley Pike) – Flagger-controlled lane closures from Harrisonburg city limits to Route 721 (Fellowship Road) for paving, line-painting and guardrail installation, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. through December 2.

Route 11 (Valley Pike) – Alternating lane closures for bridge work over I-81 at exit 257. Through November 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 33 (Rawley Pike) – Alternating lane closures as needed for guardrail installation from Riven Rock Road to Route 612 (Peake Mountain Road), 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 31.

(NEW) Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Road closed November 1-3 for railroad crossing maintenance between Route 340 (Eastside Highway) and Route 825 (South River Road). Local traffic will have access to properties from either side of work zone. Detour in place for through traffic.

(UPDATE) Route 256 (Third Street, Grottoes) – Occasional lane closures with flagger traffic control for pipe installation and sidewalk construction between Holly Avenue and Park Avenue, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. through November 18.

Route 257 (Friedens Church Road/Dinkel Avenue) – Occasional 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.

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 2018. 

 

PAGE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported. 

SECONDARY ROADS

(UPDATE) 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 December 1 from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(UPDATE) Route 638 (Honeyville Road)Flagger-controlled paving operations in area of Route 621 (Keystone Road). November 6-17, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays.  

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY  

INTERSTATE 81

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.

Route 42 (Senedo Road) – Flagger-controlled traffic for paving operations from Route 841 (Grover Road) to Route 682 (Lambert Drive). Through 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.

Route 803 (Oak Tree Road)Road closed through November 3 from Route 678 (Fort Valley Road) to Route 770 (Boliver Road) for bridge work. Follow posted detours. 

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

 

FREDERICK COUNTY 

INTERSTATE 81

(NEW) Mile marker 302 to 308, northbound and southboundShoulder closures for crossover repairs. October 30 - November 2, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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.

(NEW) Mile marker 308 to 309, northbound and southboundOvernight, alternating lane closures for bridge work at Opequon Creek. October 30 - November 10, 8 p.m. - 7 a.m.  

(UPDATE) Mile marker 313 to 314, including ramps – Possible mobile shoulder closures during survey work October 30 - November 3, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.   

PRIMARY ROADS

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.

(UPDATE) Route 17/50 (Millwood Pike) Possible mobile shoulder closures during survey work from Apple Bossom Drive to Tulane Drive, including Tulane Drive intersection. October 30 - November 3, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Route 17/50 (Millwood Pike) – Daytime shoulder closures as needed for signal maintenance at intersection with Route 797 (Tulane Drive). Monday to Thursday through November 2.  

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. 

Route 797 (Tulane Drive) – Daytime shoulder closures as needed for signal maintenance at intersection with Route 17/50 (Millwood Pike). Monday to Thursday through November 2. 

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

 

CLARKE COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

(UPDATE) Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway), eastbound – Nighttime right shoulder closures from Route 635 (Moose Road) to Route 660 (Honey Lane) for equipment repairs. October 30 - November 3, 10 p.m. - 5 a.m.

(NEW) Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) – Eastbound and westbound left-lane closures possible during construction of turn lane at intersection with Route 50.  October 30 - November 10, 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 30 - November 3, 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.

Route 55 (West Strasburg Road) – Closed just west of intersection with Route 340/522 (Shenandoah Avenue) 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.

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.

(NEW) Various roads – Mowing on various routes. 

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.

(UPDATE) 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 November 3.

(NEW) Various roads – Pipe flushing and drainage 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. 

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

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