Staunton District Traffic Alert: Aug. 17-21

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The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton 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

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 18 (Potts Creek Road) – Mobile lane closures for pavement marking between Covington city limits and Craig County line, Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*NEW* Route 159 (Dunlap Creek Road) – Mobile lane closures for pavement marking between I-64 interchange and Route 311 (Kanawha Trail), Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*UPDATE* Route 220 (Hot Springs Road/Market Avenue) – Mobile lane closures for pavement marking between Bath County line and Botetourt County line, Saturday (August 22) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*UPDATE* Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) – Mobile lane closures for pavement marking between West Virginia line (west) and West Virginia line (south), Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 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

*NEW* Route 661 (Midland Trail/Ogle Creek Road/Johnsons Creek Road) – Mobile lane closures for pavement marking between northern and southern intersections with Route 600 (Indian Draft Road), Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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, pavement patching and brush cutting. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BATH COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

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

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

*NEW* Mile marker 180 to 182, northbound – Shoulder closures for tree removal operations, Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Mile marker 190 to 191, northbound and southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for maintenance of Route 631 bridge, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through August 21.

PRIMARY ROADS

*UPDATE* Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Flagger traffic control between Route 678 (Buffalo Bend Road) and Route 834 (Stoneridge Lane) for maintenance of Buffalo Creek bridge, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through September 4.

Route 39 (Maury River Road) – Shoulder closures between Flat Rock Lane and Island Lane for tree removal operations, Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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) – Traffic using new bridge over Walkers Creek about 0.5 mile north of Route 724 (Hays Creek Road). Possible flagger traffic control as needed for guardrail replacement.

Route 626 (Hackens Road) – Road closed between Route 755 (Dug Row Road) and Route 622 (Chestnut Grove Trail) for bridge replacement at Sycamore Run Creek. Follow posted detour. Estimated completion August 27.

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

*UPDATE* Route 84 (Mill Gap Road) – Alternating lane closures between Route 602 (Green Hill Lane) and 1.2 miles north of Route 602 for paving operations, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. through August 29.

*UPDATE* Route 220 (Potomac River Road) – Alternating lane closures for paving operations between Route 632 (The Pines Road) and West Virginia line, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. through August 28.

*UPDATE* Route 250 (Highland Turnpike) – Alternating lane closures for paving operations between Monterey eastern town limits and just east of Bear Cub Lane, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through September 19.

Route 250 (Highland Turnpike) – Shoulder closures for utility work between Route 220 (Jackson River Road) and Route 1003 (Water Street, Monterey), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October 1.

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

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing. Flagger traffic control for pipe cleaning, pavement patching and ditch work. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

AUGUSTA COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64

No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 205 to 208, northbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for paving operations, Sunday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through September 11.

*UPDATE* Mile marker 215 to 214, southbound – Shoulder closures for sign work, Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 221 to 223, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures for sign work, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

*UPDATE* 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 August 20.

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.

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 7 p.m.

Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) – Shoulder closures between Route 652 (University Farm Road) and Route 694 (Swartzel Shop Road) for tree removal operations, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

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. Estimated completion September 30.

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.

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 October 31.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

*NEW* Exit 245, southbound – Overnight lane closures along off-ramp to Route 253 (Port Republic Road) for pavement patching, 8 p.m. Wednesday through 7 a.m. Thursday.

*NEW* Exit 251, southbound – Off-ramp to Route 11 (Valley Pike) closed during overnight hours for pavement patching, 8 p.m. Tuesday through 7 a.m. Wednesday. Follow posted detour.

*UPDATE* Mile marker 255 to 240, southbound – Overnight right lane closures for pavement patching, Monday through Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 (Valley Pike) – Overnight flagger traffic control as needed in the area of the I-81 exit 257 interchange due to bridge replacement and interchange improvements, Monday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Estimated project completion spring 2021.

Route 257 (Briery Branch Road) – Shoulder closures for tree trimming operations between Hone Quarry Road and Tilghman Road, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through August 21.

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 7 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 650 (Power Dam Road) – Closed to through traffic for slope repairs about 0.5-mile east of Route 651. Follow posted detour. Estimated completion August 21.

*NEW* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Flagger traffic control for paving between Route 33 (Rawley Pike) and Harrisonburg city limits, Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Route 730 (Nazarene Church Road) – Shoulder closures for tree trimming operations between Route 731 (Thorny Branch Road) and Route 749 (Lady Bug Road), 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through August 21.

Route 750 (Nazarene Church Road) – Shoulder closures for tree trimming operations between Route 731 (Community Center Road) and Route 755 (Lambert Town Road), 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through August 21.

Route 752 (Mount Zion Road) – Flagger traffic control for paving between Route 721 (Green Hill Road) and Route 753 (Hollar School Road), Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

*UPDATE* Route 616 (Leaksville Road) – Shoulder closures for utility work between Route 639 (Lakewood Road) and Route 340 Business, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through August 27.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

Mile marker 270 to 285, northbound – Shoulder closures for tree removal operations, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*UPDATE* Mile marker 276 to 278, northbound – Overnight mobile lane closures for pavement marking and rumble strip installation, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through August 21.

Mile marker 280 to 283, northbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for paving and line painting, Sunday through Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. through August 28.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 55/48 (John Marshall Highway) – Alternating lane closures for utility work between Route 633 (Red Bud Road) and Frederick County line, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through January 10.

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.              

FREDERICK COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

*NEW* Mile marker 307 to 300, southbound – Shoulder closures for ditch cleaning, Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*NEW* Mile marker 312 to 315, northbound – Lane or shoulder closures for installation of traffic sensors, Wednesday through Friday. Shoulder closures from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., lane closures from 8 p.m. to 7 a.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

*NEW* Route 7 (Berryville Pike) – Brief slow-roll closures near intersection with Route 659 (Burnt Factory Road) for installation of utility lines, Sunday (August 16) from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

*NEW* Route 11 (Martinsburg Pike) – Northbound and southbound alternating lane closures for inspection of I-81 overpass bridges, Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*NEW* Route 37 (Valley Pike) – Northbound and southbound alternating lane closures for inspection of bridges over Route 621, Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route 50 (Northwestern Turnpike) – Alternating lane closures for bridge maintenance at various locations between Route 752 (Knob Road) and Route 614 (Back Mountain Road), 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through August 21.

Route 55/48 (Wardensville Pike) – Alternating lane closures for utility work between Shenandoah County line and West Virginia line, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through January 10.

*NEW* Route 522 (North Frederick Pike) – Mobile lane closures for pavement marking between Route 692 (Chapel Hill Road) and West Virginia line, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through August 21.

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 641 (Double Church Road) – Lane and shoulder closures between Route 277 (Fairfax Pike) and Driftwood Drive for roadway and utility work, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through August 31.

Route 1085 (Stickley Drive) – Closed just south of Route 277 (Fairfax Pike) through mid-October for utility work and roadway reconstruction. Detour using Route 1012 (Town Run Lane).

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

CLARKE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

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

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

Mile marker 0 to 1, eastbound – Right shoulder closures for sign installation, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mile marker 1 to 15, eastbound and westbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for maintenance of various bridges, Sunday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through August 21.

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 659 (Hardesty Road) – Stop-and-proceed traffic pattern for pipe replacement between Route 603 (Howellsville Road) and dead end, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. through September 10. Traffic width restriction of 9 feet.

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 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 my.vdot.virginia.gov. Agents are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.


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