Monday, March 16, 2009

Local News: Project to help homeless in Harrisonburg, Monday, 1:45 p.m.
Local Events: Temple to host Holocaust remembrance, Monday, 1:45 p.m.
Local News: Wellness Fair at EMU, Monday, 10:10 a.m.
Local News: VDOT road work schedule, Monday, 10:10 a.m. 

 

Local News: Project to help homeless in Harrisonburg, Monday, 1:45 p.m.

Our Community Works is a new project of Our Community Place and seeks to employ our community’s homeless and marginalized members with the hope of leading them towards meaningful work, sobriety and housing. You can help! We are seeking odd jobs within the Harrisonburg, Rockingham area. With two trained crew leaders we are prepared to do all types of work from painting, landscaping, and weatherizing homes to Small construction, and renovation jobs. We also can conduct energy assessments for home owners interested in saving money and conserving our earths precious resources.

Please contact Our Community Works at 540.435.2977 or at ocpworks@gmail.com.

 

Local Events: Temple to host Holocaust remembrance, Monday, 1:45 p.m.

Dr. Leon Bass will address a public gathering at the Temple House of Israel in Staunton on Tuesday in a talk entitled “I Saw the Walking Dead: A Black Sergeant Remembers Buchenwald.”

The public is invited to the 7 p.m. talk at the Temple House of Israel, 15 N. Market St., Staunton.

For more information, call 540.886.4091 or e-mail HolocaustEducationProjects@gmail.com.

  

Local News: Wellness Fair at EMU, Monday, 10:10 a.m.

A Wellness Fair will be offered to the community on Wednesday, March 18, at Eastern Mennonite University.

The event, entitled “EMU Passport to Wellness,” will run 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the indoor track of EMU’s University Commons and will focus on six areas of well-being: physical, emotional/relational, financial, spiritual, professional/academic and environmental.

Vendors will have displays set up around the track. They include Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Family Life Resource Center, Harrisonburg Police Department, EMU’s Earthkeepers recycling program, EMU pre-professional health society and many others.

Also on tap are free blood pressure screenings, relaxation and yoga demonstrations, sleep/nutrition stretching techniques, raffles and lots of food. The only activities with a fee are cholesterol and glucose screenings for $10.

Upon arrival, persons will receive a “wellness passport” that can be stamped at every location visited.

“Our goal is to have a fun and informative event that identifies available campus and community resources that encourage individuals to be healthy in all aspects of life,” said Margaret C. Upton, director of health services at EMU.

The fair is open to everyone. For more information, contact EMU’s wellness office at 540.432.4317.

 

Local News: VDOT road work schedule, Monday, 10:10 a.m.

Here is an updated list of highway work projects that might affect traffic in the Staunton Transportation District during the coming weeks. Work scheduled is subject to change due to inclement weather and material supplies. Motorists are advised to watch for slow-moving tractors during mowing operations. Also, when traveling through a work zone, be alert to periodic changes in traffic patterns and lane closures.

 

Rockbridge County

Interstate 64

No lane closures reported.

 

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Northbound and southbound – Nighttime pothole patching Wednesday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. with mobile lane closures between mile markers 237 to 173.

* (NEW) Exit 195 and Exit 200 – Road lighting installation. Anticipated completion is April 16.

 

Primary Roads

* (NEW) Route 11 – Sweeping during nighttime hours, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday thru Friday.

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

* (NEW) Route 60 – Sweeping during nighttime hours, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday thru Friday.

* Route 130 – Bridge construction at Route 501 in Glasgow. 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.

* Various roads – Litter pickup.

 

Secondary Roads

* Various roads – Brush cutting, shoulder work, sweeping roads and shoulders. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., flagger traffic control.

* Various roads – Grading dirt roads. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Augusta County

Interstate 64

No lane closures reported.

 

Interstate 81

* (NEW) Various roads – Nighttime pothole patching Wednesday, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. with mobile lane closures between mile markers 237 to 173.

 

Primary Roads

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

* (NEW) Route 252 – Brush trimming from Route 802 to Route 262. Weekdays with flagger traffic control.

* Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road) – Guardrail upgrades from Route 276 to Rockingham County line, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Alternating lane closures, flagger and mechanical stop light traffic control.

* (NEW) Route 340 – Alternating lane closures from Route 672 to 1340, with flaggers for stripping and pavement marking of left turn lane.

* 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.

 

Secondary Roads

* Route 612 – Brush trimming and ditch work from Route 663 to end of state maintenance. Monday to Friday with traffic control.

* Route 624 – Brush trimming from Route 633 to Route 664. Monday to Wednesday with flagger traffic control.

* Route 654 – Brush trimming from Route 800 to Route 11. Thursday and Friday with flagger traffic control.

* Route 684, northbound (Little River Road) – Closed to thru traffic for bridge replacement, from Route 683, eastbound (Bashaw Road), to Route 685, northbound and southbound (Lehigh Road). Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Detour: Northbound traffic take Route 683 west to Route 687 north to Route 684.

* Route 684, southbound (Little River Road, Craigsville) – Closed to thru traffic for bridge replacement, from Route 683, eastbound and westbound (Wallace Mill Road), to Route 685, northbound and southbound (City Street/Lehigh Road). Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Detour: Southbound traffic take Route 687 south to Route 683 east to Route 684.

* 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 Friday. Flagger traffic control.

* Route 701 – Shoulder repair, Monday to Friday. Flagger traffic control.

* (NEW) Route 792 – Mowing from Route 254 to Route 250 Monday to Friday. Mobile operations.

* Various roads – Mobile operation for machining dirt roads, Monday to Friday. Scraping in Swoope area weekdays. Signs will be posted.

* Various roads – Pothole repair, Tuesday to Wednesday. Mobile operation.

 

Rockingham County

Interstate 81

No lane closures reported.

 

Primary Roads

* (NEW) 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, westbound (Rawley Pike) – Utility pole replacement from Route 612 (Peake Mountain Road) to Route 840 (Maple Tree Lane). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 33 (Market Street) – Safety upgrade at Route 33 and I-81 interchange. Shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 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 256 (Third Street, Grottoes) – Commercial entrance and directional bores from Route 825 (Dogwood Avenue) and Forest Avenue. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 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 (Brocks Gap Road) – Directional bore. Work is 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, eastbound (Cross Keys Road) – Sewer line installation from Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) to Route 253 (Port Republic Road). Shoulder closure. Occasional single lane traffic with flagger traffic control. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 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 648 (Dave Berry Road) – Sewer line installation from Route 996 (McGaheysville Road) to Route 641 (White Rose Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 676 (Oak Shade Road) – Directional bore. Work is from Route 276 (Cross Keys Road) to Route 674 (Duck Run Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 679 (Pleasant Valley Road) – Sewer line installation from Route 689 (Spaders Church Road) to Route 898 (Pleasant Drive). Shoulder closures controlled by flaggers. Blasting may occur. Work is 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 1003 (Cumberland Drive). Westbound shoulder closure. Occasional single lane traffic with 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.

* Route 704 (Cecil Wampler Road) in conjunction with Route 679 work – Sewer line installation from Route 679 (Pleasant Valley Road) to Route 704 (Cecil Wampler Road). Occasional blasting may occur. Shoulder closure. Single lane traffic controlled by flaggers. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 704 (Cecil Wampler Road) – Sewer line work from Route 679 (Pleasant Valley Road) to Route 705 (Cottontail Trail). Shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* 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.

* Route 710 (Greendale Road) – Aerial crossing from Route 253 (Port Republic Road) to Route 709 (Autumn Lane). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 726 (Stone Spring Road) – Aerial crossing from Route 253 (Port Republic Road) to Route 726 (Peach Grove Avenue)/Harrisonburg City Limits. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 794 (Canery Island Road) – Overhead line installation from Route 11 (North Valley Pike) and Route 620 (Mount Valley Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 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.

* (NEW) Route 996 (McGaheysville Road) – Boring between Route 842 (Slate Road) and Route 998 (Fairyland Lane). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Route 1204 (Ashby Street) – Waterline installation from Route 1209 (Thompson Street) to Route 1201 (Turner Street). Shoulder closure. Occasional single lane traffic with 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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