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STA20-065

June 18, 2020



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR JUNE 22 – 26, 2020
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 or revised entry since last week’s report.

 

ALLEGHANY COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64

*UPDATE* Mile marker 17 to 16, westbound – Mobile traffic control for pothole patching, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*UPDATE* Mile marker 26 to 29, eastbound and westbound – Right shoulder closures for sign installations, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through July 2.

*NEW* Mile marker 38 to 35, westbound – Right lane closure for soil and rock testing, Monday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

*UPDATE* Mile marker 36 to 35, westbound – Both lanes closed for pavement repairs, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Detour uses off- and on-ramps at exit 35 interchange.

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing. Flagger traffic control for tree and debris removal, drainage work, shoulder repairs and brush cutting. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 696 (Selma Low Moor Road) Temporary signals control traffic 24/7 between I-64 and Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) during bridge replacement at Karnes Creek. Estimated project completion in fall 2021.

Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing. Flagger traffic control for pipe replacements, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs and brush cutting. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

BATH COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

*UPDATE* Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing. Flagger traffic control for pavement patching, shoulder repairs, pipe cleaning and tree/debris removal. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

SECONDARY ROADS

*UPDATE* Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing. Flagger traffic control for pavement patching, shoulder repairs, pipe cleaning and tree/debris removal. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64

No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound – Mobile shoulder closures possible for mowing operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through June 22.

*UPDATE* Mile marker 193 to 198, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures for sign installations, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through July 2.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Flagger traffic control for sign repairs in area of I-81 interchange at exit 175 (Natural Bridge/Glasgow), Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*NEW* Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Shoulder closures for sign installations between Route 734 (Broad Creek Church Road) and I-81 interchange at exit 180, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*NEW* Route 39 (Maury River Road) – Mobile traffic control for pavement marking between Route 750 (Alphin Lane) and Route 39A (Main Street, Goshen), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through July 10.

*UPDATE* Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing. Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs, pavement patching and brush cutting. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 602 (Walkers Creek Road) – Stop and proceed traffic pattern for replacement of bridge over Walkers Creek, about 0.5 mile north of Route 724 (Hays Creek Road). Estimated completion July 2020.

Route 631 (Old Buena Vista Road) – Flagger traffic control for maintenance of I-81 overpass bridges, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 26.

*UPDATE* Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing. Flagger traffic control for grading, pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, pavement patching, shoulder repairs and brush cutting. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for shoulder repairs. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 637 (Dug Bank Road) – Flagger traffic control for Rural Rustic Road improvements. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 678 (Bullpasture River Road) – Flagger traffic control for paving and pavement patching. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for ditch work in various locations including Route 678 (Bullpasture River Road) and Route 615 (Davis Run Road). Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64

*NEW* Mile marker 87 to 93, eastbound – Right shoulder closures for guardrail work, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 209 to 219, northbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for milling and paving, Monday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Estimated completion August 2020.

*NEW* Mile marker 227 to 236, northbound and southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for bridge maintenance at various locations, Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Mobile traffic control for pavement marking between Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road) and Augusta County line, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through July 3.

*NEW* Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) – Shoulder closures between Route 647 (Christians Creek Road) and Route 1402 (First Street) for utility work, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 25.

*UPDATE* Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) – Traffic diversion in place for Bell Creek bridge replacement between Route 732 (Franks Mill Road) and western intersection with Route 840 (Old Churchville Road). Detour uses temporary bridge and portion of Route 732. Work zone speed limit 35 miles an hour. Estimated project completion summer 2021.

*UPDATE* Route 276 (Keezletown Road) – Flagger traffic control for maintenance of North River bridge at Rockingham County line. Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through July 10.

*NEW* Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) – Single lane closures near intersection with Route 655 (Walnut Hills Road) for tree removal operations, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 608 (Cold Springs Road) – Mobile traffic control for pavement marking between Route 898 (Pine Chapel Lane) and Route 652 (Wilda Road), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through July 3.

*NEW* Route 616 (Fort Defiance Road) – Flagger traffic control for paving operations between Route 11 (Lee Highway) and Route 626 (Seawright Springs Road), Wednesday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

*NEW* Route 626 (Limestone Road) – Closed for bridge work between Route 744 (Leaport Road) and Route 745 (Mount Pisgah Road). Follow posted detour. Estimated completion July 1.

*NEW* Route 638 (Desper Hollow Road) – Mobile traffic control for pavement marking between Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) and dead end, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through July 3.

Route 675 (Broadhead School Road) – Shoulder closures for Rural Rustic Road work between Route 604 (McClures Mill Road) and Route 670 (Wagon Shop Road), Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*UPDATE* Route 732 (Franks Mill Road) – Traffic pattern change for Bell Creek bridge replacement near intersection with Route 250 (Churchville Avenue). Part of Route 732 serves as detour for Route 250 traffic. Work zone speed limit 35 miles an hour. Estimated project completion summer 2021.

Route 759 (Oak Hill School Road) – Road closed between Route 728 (Stover Shop Road) and Route 756 (Buck Hill Road) for bridge replacement at Moffett Creek. Follow posted detour. Estimated completion July 24.

*NEW* Route 796 (Kiddsville Road) – Single lane closures for paving and line painting between Route 608 (Long Meadow Road) and Route 797 (Miller Road), 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. through July 3.

Various roads – Mobile work zones in the Swoope, Craigsville, Verona, Moscow, Fishersville and Mint Spring areas for mowing, pothole patching, brush cutting and grading non-hard surface roads. Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August 2020.

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

*NEW* Mile marker 238 to 239, northbound – Alternating shoulder closures for sign work, Tuesday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 256 to 258, northbound and southbound – Northbound and southbound left and right shoulders closed 24/7 for bridge replacement and interchange improvements with estimated completion in spring 2021.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 11 (Valley Pike) – Overnight flagger traffic control in the area of the I-81 exit 257 interchange for pipe installation related to bridge replacement and interchange improvements. Wednesday and Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Estimated project completion spring 2021.

*NEW* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Eastbound and westbound right lane closures near Forest Hill Road intersection for traffic signal work related to I-81 interchange improvements, Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*UPDATE* Route 276 (Cross Keys Road) – Flagger traffic control for maintenance of North River bridge at Augusta County line. Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through July 10.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 771 (Chrisman Road) – Bridge replacement at Muddy Creek between Route 613 (Singers Glen Road) and Route 771 (Polecat Hollow Road). Be alert for heavy equipment and work-zone setup beginning Wednesday, June 10. Road scheduled to close Monday, June 15. Follow posted detour. Estimated project completion August 15.

 

PAGE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 211 – Single-lane traffic between Route 615 (Egypt Bend Road) and Route 646 (Oak Leaf Road). Westbound traffic uses median crossover to share eastbound bridge over Shenandoah River South Fork. Work zone speed limit 45 miles an hour. Traffic restrictions are for westbound bridge replacement with estimated completion in summer 2022.

SECONDARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 616 (Leaksville Road) – Shoulder closures for utility work between Route 639 (Lakewood Road) and Route 644 (Big Oak Road), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through July 23.

Route 766 (Hamburg Road) – Shoulder closures for utility work between Route 646 (Kauffmans Mill Road) and Route 647 (Homestead Drive), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through July 2.

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

*UPDATE* Mile marker 264 to 279, northbound – Right shoulder closures for shoulder repairs, Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mile marker 268 to 269, northbound – Right shoulder closed 24/7 for off-ramp improvements at exit 269. Work zone active 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. behind concrete barrier. Estimated project completion November 20.

Mile marker 271 to 273, northbound and southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for painting of bridge over railroad, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through June 30.

Mile marker 277 to 280, northbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for paving and line painting, Sunday through Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. through July 17.

Mile marker 279 to 278, southbound – Right shoulder closed 24/7 for ramp improvements at exit 279. Work zone active 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. behind concrete barrier. Estimated project completion November 20.

Mile marker 283 to 282, southbound – Right shoulder closed 24/7 for ramp improvements at exit 283. Work zone active 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. behind concrete barrier. Estimated project completion November 20. 

PRIMARY ROADS

*UPDATE* Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) Overnight flagger traffic control near I-81 interchange (exit 296/Strasburg) for maintenance to the bridge over I-81, Monday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 620 (Smith Creek Road) – Road closed just south of intersection with Route 732 (Cardinal Road) for Smith Creek bridge replacement. Follow posted detour. Estimated project completion December 2020.

Route 623 (Coal Mine Road) – Road closed just east of Route 606 (Moores Ford Road) for Cedar Creek bridge replacement at Frederick County line. Follow posted detour. Estimated project completion June 2021.

Route 698 (Orchard Drive, Mount Jackson) – Road closed just west of Route 263 (Bryce Boulevard/Orkney Grade) for Mill Creek bridge replacement. Follow posted detour. Estimated project completion June 2021.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming, Monday to Friday during daylight hours.

                                   

FREDERICK COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 302 to 303 including Exit 302, northbound – Right shoulders closed 24/7 for interchange improvements at exit 302. Work takes place behind concreate barriers. Estimated project completion November 20.

*UPDATE* Mile marker 311 to 323, northbound – Right shoulder closures for ditch cleaning, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mile marker 312 to 313, northbound and southbound Overnight alternating lane closures as needed for bridge construction over I-81, weeknights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Left and right shoulders closed 24/7. Work zone speed limit 60 mph. Estimated project completion August 28.

*NEW* Mile marker 321 to 322, northbound and southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for inspection of Route 50 overpass bridge, 8 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Exit 321, northbound – On- and off-ramps closed during overnight hours for paving operations as needed, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through July 13. Only one ramp closed at a time.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 522 (Front Royal Pike) – Northbound and southbound right lane closures during overnight hours for traffic signal work at intersection of Route 645 (Airport Road), Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

*NEW* Route 522 (North Frederick Pike) – Alternating lane closures for shoulder repairs between Route 692 (Chapel Hill Road) and West Virginia State line, Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 623 (Fromans Road) – Closed for bridge replacement at Cedar Creek just west of Route 622 (Cedar Creek Grade) at Shenandoah County line. Follow posted detour. Estimated project completion June 2021.

Route 655 (Sulphur Springs Road) – Flagger controlled traffic for roadway reconstruction between Route 50 (Millwood Pike) and Route 656 (Greenwood Road). Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Estimated project completion July 2020.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming, Monday to Friday during daylight hours.

 

CLARKE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 7 Business (East Main Street, Berryville) – Alternating lane closures for utility work near First Street/Station Road intersection, Sunday (June 28) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*NEW* Route 50 (John Mosby Highway) – Eastbound and westbound alternating lane closures for inspection of bridges over railroad just east of Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway), Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 606 (Feltner Road) – Closed for bridge construction between northern and southern intersections with Route 649 (Frogtown Road). Detour posted. Estimated completion July 2.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming, Monday to Friday during daylight hours.

 

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

Mile marker 1 to 15, eastbound and westbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for maintenance of various bridges, Monday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through June 26.

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 55 (John Marshall Highway/Strasburg Road) – Mobile lane closures for vegetation management between Route 638 (Freezeland Road) and Shenandoah County line, Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*NEW* Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) – Mobile lane closures for vegetation management between Front Royal town limits and Page County line, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) – Shoulder closures for utility work between Route 613 (Bentonville-Browntown Road) and Route 725 (Daughter of Stars Drive), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through July 2.

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming, Monday to Friday during daylight hours.

 

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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