Staunton District Traffic Alert: Week of June 15-19

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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

*NEW* Mile marker 17 to 16, westbound – Right lane closure for pothole repairs, Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*NEW* Mile marker 26 to 29, eastbound and westbound – Right shoulder closures for sign installations, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*NEW* Mile marker 36 to 35, westbound – Both lanes closed for pavement repairs, Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Detour uses off- and on-ramps at exit 35 interchange.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 60 (Midland Trail) – Flagger traffic control between I-64 interchange (Callaghan) and Covington western city limits for installation of rumble strips, Sunday to Tuesday (June 14-16) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*NEW* Route 159 (Dunlap Creek Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) and Route 717 (Boone Road) for installation of rumble strips, Saturday to Tuesday (June 13-16) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*NEW* Route 311 (Kanawha Trail) – Flagger traffic control between Route 604 (Snake Run Road) and West Virginia state line for installation of rumble strips, Saturday to Tuesday (June 13-16) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

*NEW* Route 39 (Mountain Valley Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 220 (Sam Snead Highway) and Route 621 (McGuffin Road) for installation of rumble strips, Monday to Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing. Flagger traffic control for pavement patching. 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. Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64

No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81

*NEW* Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound – Mobile shoulder closures possible for mowing operations, June 15-22 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

*NEW* Mile marker 193 to 198, northbound and southbound – Right shoulder closures for sign installations, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*UPDATE* Mile marker 200 to 188, southbound – Left or right shoulder closures for tree removal operations, Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 130 (Wert Falkner Highway) – Flagger traffic control between Route 759 (Arnolds Valley Road) and 12th Street (town of Glasgow) for installation of rumble strips, Sunday to Wednesday (June 14-17) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*NEW* Route 251 (Collierstown Road/Thornhill Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 612 (Blue Grass Trail) and Route 842 (Edgewood Drive) for installation of rumble strips, Sunday to Wednesday (June 14-17) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Various roads – 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.

*NEW* Route 631 (Old Buena Vista Road) – Flagger traffic control for maintenance of bridge over I-81, June 15-26 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Various roads – 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

No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81

*NEW* Mile marker 205 to 237, northbound – Mobile shoulder closures possible for mowing and litter pickup, June 15-21 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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.

PRIMARY ROADS

*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 18.

Route 11 (Lee Highway, Verona) – Northbound right lane closure between Route 1920 (Sutton Road) and Route 1917 (Church Street) for curb and gutter installation, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 19.

*NEW* Route 42 (Little Calfpasture Highway) – Flagger traffic control between Poplar Avenue (town of Craigsville) and Rockbridge County line for installation of rumble strips, Monday to Thursday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*NEW* Route 42 (Scenic Highway) – Flagger traffic control between Route 607 (Mount Solon Road/Moscow Loop) and North River Elementary School for installation of rumble strips, Tuesday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*NEW* Route 250 (Hankey Mountain Highway) – Flagger traffic control between Route 715 (Braley Pond Road) and Route 736 (Jennings Gap Road) for installation of rumble strips, Tuesday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*UPDATE* Route 250 (Churchville Avenue) – Be alert to changing traffic patterns for Bell Creek bridge replacement between Route 732 (Franks Mill Road) and western intersection with Route 840 (Old Churchville Road). Flagger traffic control from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through June 16. On or about June 17, traffic begins using short detour route. Work zone speed limit 35 miles an hour. Estimated project completion summer 2021.

*NEW* Route 252 (Middlebrook Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 693 (Butter Road) and Route 726 (Dutch Hollow Road) for installation of rumble strips, Tuesday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*NEW* Route 256 (Weyers Cave Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 2003 (Wayside Drive) and Route 847 (Valley Church Road) for installation of rumble strips, Wednesday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 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 June 26.

*NEW* Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) – Flagger traffic control between Route 655 (Walnut Hills Road) and Meadow Knolls Lane for installation of rumble strips, Monday to Thursday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*NEW* Route 340 (Eastside Highway) – Flagger traffic control between Route 672 (Turk Mountain Lane) and Route 1340 (Viburnum Drive) for installation of rumble strips, Tuesday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

*NEW* 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) – Be alert to changing traffic patterns for Bell Creek bridge replacement near intersection with Route 250 (Churchville Avenue). Flagger traffic control from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through June 16. On or about June 17, part of Route 732 begins serving 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.

*UPDATE* 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

Mile marker 238 to 240, northbound and southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for maintenance of North River bridges, Monday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

*UPDATE* Mile marker 244 to 246 including Exit 245, northbound – Overnight right lane closures and off-ramp closures for paving work related to exit 245 ramp reconstruction, Sunday through Tuesday nights (June 14-16) from 8 p.m. to 7 a.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 (Lee Highway) – Flagger traffic control between Mount Crawford southern limit and Augusta County line for installation of rumble strips, Wednesday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*UPDATE* Route 11 (Valley Pike) – Overnight alternating lane closures in the area of the I-81 exit 257 interchange for earthwork related to bridge replacement and interchange improvements. Monday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Estimated project completion spring 2021.

Route 33 (Spottswood Trail) – Alternating lane closures for paving between Route 991 (Conn Road/Warble Road) and Route 654 (Montevideo Circle), 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through June 17.

*NEW* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 704 (Osceola Springs Road) and Route 276 (Cross Keys Road) for installation of rumble strips, Wednesday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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 June 26.

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

*NEW* Route 211 – Westbound right lane closures for paving operations between Cave Hill Road and Luray eastern town limits, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through June 16.

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.

*NEW* Route 340 – Flagger traffic control between Shenandoah southern town limit and Rockingham County line for installation of rumble strips, Wednesday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Route 340 – Alternating lane closures for paving operations between Route 1006 (Denver Avenue, Shenandoah) and Route 650 (Grove Hill River Road), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through June 16.

SECONDARY ROADS

*NEW* 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

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.

*NEW* 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.

*NEW* Mile marker 273 to 264, southbound – Right shoulder closures for shoulder repairs, Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*UPDATE* 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

*NEW* Route 11 (Old Valley Pike)  Flagger traffic control just south of Route 825 (Hite Lane) for utility work, Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*NEW* Route 11 (Main Street, Woodstock)  Shoulder closures for sign installations between Route 671 (Lakeview Drive) and Valley Vista Drive, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*NEW* Route 42 (West Reservoir Road, Woodstock)  Shoulder closures for sign installations just west of Route 11 (Main Street), Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 55 (John Marshall Highway)  Flagger traffic control near I-81 interchange (exit 296/Strasburg) for maintenance to the bridge over I-81, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. through June 19.

*NEW* Route 211 (West Lee Highway) – Flagger traffic control between Route 734 (Academy Road) and Rockingham County line for installation of rumble strips, Wednesday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.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.

*NEW* Route 670 (East Reservoir Road, Woodstock)  Shoulder closures for sign installations between Hilltop Drive and Broadview Lane, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

*NEW* Mile marker 300 to 315, northbound – Right shoulder closures for ditch cleaning, Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

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.

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

*UPDATE* Route 11 (Valley Pike/Martinsburg Pike) – Mobile lane closures northbound and southbound for vegetation management between Warren County line and West Virginia state line, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*NEW* Route 50 (Millwood Pike) – Westbound right lane closure for paving at intersection of Route 655 (Sulphur Spring Road), Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 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 (Harry Byrd Highway) – Eastbound and westbound alternating lane closures for sweeping of Shenandoah River bridges, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*NEW* Route 50 (John Mosby Highway) – Eastbound and westbound alternating lane closures for sweeping of Shenandoah River bridges, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*NEW* Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) – Eastbound and westbound alternating lane closures for bridge sweeping in various locations through the town of Boyce, Monday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 606 (Feltner Road) – Closed through July 2 for bridge construction between northern and southern intersections with Route 649 (Frogtown Road). Follow posted detour.

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

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

*NEW* 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.

*NEW* Mile marker 11 to 12, eastbound – Alternating lane closures for inspection of bridge over Route 647 and Manassas Run, Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* 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 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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