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STA20-029

March 20, 2020



TRAFFIC ALERT FOR MARCH 23 - 27, 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 entry or a revised entry since last week’s report.

 

ALLEGHANY COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64

*NEW* Mile marker 12 to 13, eastbound – Right shoulder closures for sign repairs, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*NEW* Exit 14, eastbound – On- and off-ramps closed for utility work from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21-22 and March 28-29. Follow posted detour.

*NEW* Mile marker 15 to 14, westbound – Left lane closures for repairs to bridge over Route 154 (South Durant Road), Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW*Route 154 (South Durant Road, Covington) – Slow rolls and temporary inside lane closures from South Craig Avenue to Totten Drive for utility work, March 21-22 and March 28-29 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Various roads - 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) Flagger traffic control between I-64 and Route 616 (Rich Patch Road) for bridge replacement operations at Karnes Creek, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 30. Estimated project completion in fall 2021.

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

 

BATH COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement and grading. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64

*NEW* Mile marker 57 to 41, westbound – Left and right shoulder closures for litter pickup, Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

INTERSTATE 81

*NEW* Mile marker 174 to 189, northbound and southbound – Overnight lane closures for inspection of overpass bridges at Route 679 (Hops Hill Road), Route 693 (High Bridge Church Road) and Route 699 (Wesley Chapel Road), Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW*Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) Alternating lane closures between Botetourt and Augusta county lines for vegetation management. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*NEW*Route 60 (East Midland Trail) Alternating lane closures between Route 702 (Quarry Lane) and Route 608 (Forge Road) for vegetation management. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*NEW* Route 60 (East Midland Trail) – Ben Salem Wayside between I-81 and Buena Vista closed for removal of hazard trees, 7 a.m. Monday to 4:30 p.m. Friday. No traffic restrictions on Route 60.

*NEW*Route 252 (North Brownsburg Turnpike) Alternating lane closures between Route 724 (Hays Creek Road) and Route 722 (Rocky Lane) for maintenance of bridge over Hays Creek. Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

SECONDARY ROADS

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

 

HIGHLAND COUNTY 

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for grading, adding stone, brush cutting, and ditch work. Mobile operation for street sweeping. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

AUGUSTA COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64
*NEW* Exit 99, westbound Right shoulder closure along off-ramp to Route 250 ramp for sign repairs, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 215 to 213, southbound – Right shoulder closures for tree removal. Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

*UPDATE* Mile marker 221 to 223, northbound and southbound – Overnight lane closures for utility work, Monday to Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

*NEW* Mile marker 222 to 225, northbound and southbound – Overnight lane closures for inspection of Route 254 overpass bridge, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Mile marker 232 to 237, northbound – Be aware of crews beyond the interstate shoulders performing survey work, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW*Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) – Alternating lane closures between the Rockbridge county line and Route 667 (Dabneys Road) for vegetation management. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) – Southbound right shoulder closure between Route 1402 (First Street) and Hilltop Terrace Road for waterline installation. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday.Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) – Flagger traffic control between Route 732 (Franks Mill Road) and western intersection with Route 840 (Old Churchville Road) for Bell Creek bridge replacement, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 27. Estimated project completion summer 2021.

*NEW*Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway) – Alternating lane closures between I-81 interchange and Route 254 (New Hope Road) for vegetation management. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 March 27.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 710 (Mill Lane) – Flagger traffic control for Rural Rustic Road improvements between Route 252 (Middlebrook Road) and Route 700 (Sugar Loaf Road), weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through March 2020. Route 732 (Franks Mill Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) and 0.5-mile north of the intersection for pipe installation and road work, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through March 27.

Route 794 (Sangers Lane) – Flagger traffic control for drainage and safety improvement project between Route 642 (Barrenridge Road) and 0.5 miles west of Route 642, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through June 2020.

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

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 239 to 240, northbound and southbound – Left shoulder closures for utility work. Monday and Tuesday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mile marker 256 to 259, northbound and southbound – Overnight left lane closures for construction of concrete bridge pier, Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Left and right shoulders closed 24/7.  Traffic restrictions are for bridge replacement work at exit 257. Estimated completion in spring 2021.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Flagger traffic control between I-81 interchange and Route 845 (Cowan Lane) fopr excavation work related to bridge replacement. Monday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) – Eastbound right shoulder closures between Route 981 (Rockingham Pike) and Route 639 (Monger Hill Road) for sign installations. Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 33 (East Market Street, Harrisonburg) – Overnight alternating lane closures eastbound and westbound for soil testing between South Carlton Street and the I-81 interchange. Sunday to Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through March 27.

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 March 27.

SECONDARY ROADS 

Route 921 (Lairs Run Road) – Westbound shoulder closures just west of Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road) for bridge replacement at North Fork Shenandoah River, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 3. Estimated project completion September 2020.

 

PAGE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 211 (Lee Highway) – Eastbound left lane closure just west of Skyline Drive for utility work. Tuesday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Route 211 (Lee Highway) – Eastbound and westbound left lane closure between Route 615 (Egypt Bend Road) and Route 646 (Oak Leaf Road) for shoulder widening operations, weekdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through March 31.

Route 340 – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting between Luray town limits and Warren County line, weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 31.

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

*NEW*Mile marker 285 to 286, northbound – Overnight right shoulder closure for guardrail work. 5 p.m. Monday to 2 a.m. Tuesday.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW*Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) – Alternating lane closures between Route 641 (Locust Grove Road) and Strasburg city limits for vegetation management. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) Single lane closures between Route 601 (Funk Road) and Route 601 (Battlefield Road) for maintenance to the structure over Tumbling Run. Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 3.

*NEW*Route 42 (West Reservoir Road) – Shoulder closures for utility work between I-81 and Hisey Avenue, Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

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

                                   

FREDERICK COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 305 to 304, southbound – Left and right shoulder closures for utility work. Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 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.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 (Valley Pike) – Lane or shoulder closures as needed just south of Stephens City town limits for turn-lane construction. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 2020.

Route 50 (Northwestern Turnpike) – Single lane closures between Route 614 (Back Mountain Road) and Route 752 (Knob Road) for bridge maintenance in various locations. Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until April 3.

Route 522 (Front Royal Pike) – Southbound right shoulder closures between Route 644 (Papermill Road) and Route 644 (West Parkins Mill Road) for turn lane construction, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through April 30.

*NEW* Route 522 (North Frederick Pike) – Alternating lane closures between Route 697 (Morgan Road) and Route 692 (Chapel Hill Road) for pavement marking operations. Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through April 13.

SECONDARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 621 (Merrimans Lane) – Alternating lane closures between Route 622 (Cedar Creek Grade) and Winchester city limits for pavement marking operations. Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through April 13.

*NEW* Route 642 (Armel Road) – Alternating lane closures between Route 522 (Front Royal Pike) and Route 1030 (Mimosa Drive) for pavement marking operations. Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through April 17.

Route 655 (Sulphur Springs Road) – Flagger controlled traffic as needed for roadway reconstruction between Route 50 (Millwood Pike) and Route 656 (Greenwood Road). Flagging may also take place on Route 656 near the intersection with Route 655. 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 through Friday during daylight hours.

 

CLARKE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW*Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) – Eastbound and westbound right lane closures between the Frederick county line and Route 601 (Blueridge Mountain Road) for vegetation management. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

*NEW*Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) – Eastbound and westbound shoulder closures for shoulder repairs near Route 340 interchange. Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

*NEW*Route 50 (John Mosby Highway) – Eastbound and westbound right lane closures between Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) and Route 723 (Millwood Road) for brush cutting. Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

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

 

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

*NEW* Mile marker 0 to 15, eastbound – Right shoulder closures for shoulder work. Tuesday to  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW*Route 340 (Winchester Road) – Alternating lane closures between the Clarke county line and Route 661 (Fairground Road) for vegetation management. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 613 (Bentonville Road) – Northbound right shoulder closures for utility work at various locations between Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) and Route 738 (Jennings Lane), 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through March 31.

*NEW* Route 629 (Acorn Hill Road) – Eastbound right shoulder closures for utility work at various locations between Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) and Route 628 (Rocky Hollow Road), Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming. Monday through 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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