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Local News: Left eastbound I-64 lane on Afton Mountain to close for cleanup, posted Monday, 2:45 p.m.
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Local News: I-64 clear after early-morning accident on Afton Mountain, posted Monday, 9:15 a.m.
Event: MHA-A golf tournament on tap, posted Monday, 9:15 a.m.
Local News: VDOT road-work schedule, posted Monday, 9:15 a.m.

 

Local News: Left eastbound I-64 lane on Afton Mountain to close for cleanup, posted Monday, 2:45 p.m.

The left eastbound lane on Interstate 64 on Afton Mountain at mile marker 99 will be closed today beginning at 3 p.m. to allow clean-up operations from a tractor trailer accident that occurred earlier this morning.

The flat-bed truck is overturned and has cargo containing crates with steel gears spread throughout the area. Virginia Department of Transportation officials do not know how long it will take to remove the truck, cargo and debris from the area.

  

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Local News: I-64 clear after early-morning accident on Afton Mountain, posted Monday, 9:15 a.m.

All lanes are open on Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain at mile marker 99. All lanes had been closed earlier this morning due to a tractor-trailer accident in the westbound lanes that spread debris across the roadway near milepost 99 at the mountain’s summit.

 

Event: MHA-A golf tournament on tap, posted Monday, 9:15 a.m.

The 14th annual Pete Giesen Golf Tournament benefiting Mental Health America of Augusta is on tap for May 29 at the Staunton Country Club.

Teams representing local businesses and organizations participate in the 18-hole tourney and compete for awards including getaway vacations in Bonita Springs, Fla. – donated by the retired delegate and his wife, Pat – and at the Holiday Inn Golf and Conference Center in Staunton.

Local teams are encouraged to register with individuals. The preregistration deadline for entries is May 21. Applications are available at local libraries, the Greenville Avenue Exxon, and the Country Club golf shops.

For tickets or more information, prospective participants may call the MHA-A at 540.949.0169 or 540.886.7181, or e-mail to mhaa@ntelos.net.

The entry fee is $100 per person for a four-person team, captain’s choice. Local business teams may compete for the Golf Corporate Trophy for an extra $15 per person. The fee includes a buffet dinner, awards and eligibility for door prizes. All proceeds from the event go to the MHA-A, a United Way partner. Thrivent for Lutherans, Natural Bridge Chapter, is helping with the event.

 

Local News: VDOT road-work schedule, posted Monday, 9:15 a.m.

The following is a schedule of ongoing road projects in the AFP reader area this week.

 

Rockbridge County

Interstate 64

* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Various roads – Cleaning ditches, drop inlets. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Mile marker 195 to 203, northbound – Drilling. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic control. Estimated completion is mid June 2009.

* Mile marker 195, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.

* Mile marker 200, northbound and southbound – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.

* Mile marker 237 to 173, northbound and southbound – Crossover repair. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Various roads – Cleaning ditches, drop inlets. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* Route 11 – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.

* (NEW) Route 39 – Slope repair a half-mile west of Route 252 (Brownsburg Turnpike). Be alert for temporary lane closures to allow trucks in and out of the work area.

* Route 130 (Glasgow) – Bridge construction at Route 501. Periodic single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Completion is in September 13, 2010.

* (NEW) Various roads – Litter removal.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 603 – Patching from Route 605 to Route 608. Lane restrictions, flagger traffic control. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 706 (Borden Grant Road) – Surface treatment from Route 710 to Route 712. Lane closures, flagger traffic control and pilot truck. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* Route 710 – Roadway lighting construction. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, flagger traffic control.

* (NEW) Route 796 (Hillcrest View Road) – Surface treatment from Route 613 to Route 796. Lane closures, flagger traffic control and pilot truck. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* Various roads – Spot paving, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Flagger traffic control.

* Various roads – Brush cutting, shoulder work. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., flagger traffic control.

* Various roads – Grading, Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* (NEW) Various roads – Litter removal.

 

Augusta County

Interstate 64

No lane closures reported.

 

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Mile marker 237 to 173, northbound and southbound – Crossover repair. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Various roads – Cleaning ditches, drop inlets. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 11 (Lee Highway, Mount Sydney) – Overhead flasher replacement from Route 626. Intermittent lane closures, flagger traffic control. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* Route 11, southbound (Lee Jackson Highway) – Street entrance installation from Route 694 to Route 701. Shoulder closure and lane shift, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 340, northbound and southbound (Eastside Highway) – Stripping and pavement marking from Route 672 to 1340. Alternating lane closures, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 340, Waynesboro – Construction from Route 250 to Delphine Avenue for railroad bridge replacement and roadway widening, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Expect minor delays from Broad Street to Sixth Street for construction work. Sixth Street closed for sanitary sewer replacement, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Estimated completion is November, 2011.

* Various roads – Debris cleanup.

 

Secondary Roads

* (NEW) Route 603 – Patching from Route 252 to Route 602, Friday to Saturday. Flagger traffic control.

* Route 652 (Guthrie Road) – Pipe installation, ditching and road widening from Route 831 (Old White Hill Road) to Route 654 (White Hill Road). Road closed, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Traffic control. Estimated completion is May 2009.

* (NEW) Route 682 – Patching from Route 252 to Route 602, Tuesday to Wednesday. Flagger traffic control.

* Route 701, westbound (Howardsville Road) – Sewer line work from Route 11 to Route 613. Shoulder closure. Work is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Flagger traffic control.

* Route 701 – Shoulder repair from Route 252 to Route 613, Monday to Wednesday. Flagger traffic control.

* (NEW) Route 727 – Patching from Route 730 to Route 762, Monday. Flagger traffic control.

* Route 774, northbound and southbound (Cline River Road, New Hope) – Bridge replacement activities from Route 608 (Battlefield Road) to Route 775 (Craig Shop Road). Road closed from Mar. 30 to Nov. 13. Suggested detour: Northbound traffic take Route 608 to Route 778 (Knightly Mill Road) to Route 775 to Route 774. Southbound traffic take reverse of northbound detour.

* Route 794 (Sangers Lane), eastbound and westbound – Bridge over Christians Creek, from Route 792 (Basley Road) to Route 642 (Barren Ridge Road). Bridge replacement. Road closed, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, April 27 to Dec. 16. Suggested detour: Westbound traffic, take Route 792 south to Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) east to Route 642 north to Route 794. Eastbound traffic, take reverse of westbound detour.

* Route 794 – High shoulder removal from Route 254 to Route 642. Tuesday to Friday. Traffic control.

* Route 795 – High shoulder removal from Route 254 to Route 807. Monday to Friday. Traffic control.

* (NEW) Route 820 – High shoulder removal from Route 254 to Route 254. Monday to Friday. Traffic control.

* (NEW) Route 835 – Brush cutting from Route 728 to Route 736, Monday to Tuesday. Flagger traffic control.

* Route 844 – Bridges over South River. Bridge painting. Shoulder and lane closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 889 – High shoulder removal from Route 820 to end state maintenance. Thursday to Friday. Traffic control.

* (NEW) Route 1440 – Shoulder repair from Waynesboro City limits to end state maintenance. Monday to Wednesday, flagger traffic control.

* Various roads – Slurry seal. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control and pilot truck Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* Various roads – Bridge maintenance, Monday to Friday.

 

Rockingham County

Interstate 81

* Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Asphalt patching. Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

* Mile marker 237 to 263, northbound and southbound – Litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Primary Roads

* Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Cable installation from Harrisonburg City limits to Route 720 (Smithland Road/new research center). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 11 (North Valley Pike) – Gas line installation between Route 718 (Old Furnace Road) and the Harrisonburg City Limits. Right shoulder closure, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 33, eastbound and westbound (Market Street) – Safety upgrade at Route 33 and I-81 interchange. Shoulder closures, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 42 (Harpine Highway) – Cable installation from Route 1415 (Early Drive) to Route 809 (Zion Church Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Sewer line installation from Route 704 (Osceola Springs Road) to Route 276 (Cross Keys Road). Westbound lane shoulder closure. Occasional single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 257 (Mason Street, Dayton) – Entrance construction from Route 1204 (Ashby Street) to Route 1203 (Westview Street). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 259 – Bridge over North Fork Shenandoah River, .07 mile west of Route 613. Bridge maintenance. Possible single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road) – Directional bore from Route 820 (Bergton Road) to West Virginia State line. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 276 (Cross Keys Road) – Pole installation from Route 676 (Oak Shade Road) to Route 253 (Port Republic Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 340 (South Eastside Highway) – Directional bore from Route 642 (Captain Yancey Road) and Route 649 (Berrytown Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 641 (Cave Hill Road) – Road work from Route 843 (Cemetery Road) to Route 991 (Jacob Burner Road). Intermittent lane closures. Flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 689 (Shen Lake Drive) – Sewer line installation from Route 253 (Port Republic Road) to Route 1030 (Lucy Long Drive). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should use caution and expect delays, especially at the intersection of Route 689 and Route 253.

* Route 709 (Autumn Lane) – Sewer line installation from Route 704 (Osceola Springs Road) to Route 710 (Greendale Road). Westbound shoulder closure. Occasional single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* (NEW) Route 734 (Lumber Mill Road) – Bridge work from Route 704 (Osceola Road) and Route 276 (Cross Keys Road). Single lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Estimated completion is May 29, 2009.

* Route 780 (Joe’s Creek Road) – Trimming from Route 910 (Grist Mill Road) west to Route 752 (Glen Hollow Road). Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control. Possible road closure, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Route 820 (Crab Run Road) – Aerial line installation from Route 865 (Bergton Road) to West Virginia State line. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 826 (Criders Road) – Aerial line installation from Route 820 (Bergton Road) to Route 700 (Trailer Park Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 865 (Bergton Road) – Aerial line installation from Route 820 (Bergton Road) to Route 823 (Overly Hollow). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 914 (Majestic View Road) – Slope and ditch work from Route 732 (Bank Church Road) to Route 734 (Coakley Town Road). Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control.

* Route 981 (Rockingham Pike) – Sewer and drainage work from Route 33 to Route 829 (Independent Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 996 (McGaheysville Road) – Sewer line installation from Route 651 (Power Dam Road to Route 842 (Slate Road). Single-lane traffic, flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 1304 (Sunset Drive, Dayton) – Sewer line installation from Route 257 (Mason Street) to Route 1209 (Thompson Street). Road closed. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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