Staunton District Traffic Alerts: Week of Feb. 3-7

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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 entry or a revised entry since last week’s report.

ALLEGHANY COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for skin patching, pipe replacements, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs, and brush cutting at various locations. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BATH COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for tree debris and brush removal. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

*NEW* Mile marker 191 to 190, southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for maintenance of bridge over Route 631, Monday and Tuesday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

*NEW* Mile marker 195 to 192, southbound – Overnight left lane closure for guardrail work, 8 p.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 130 (Wert Faulkner Highway) – Alternating lane closures for maintenance of bridge over Route 688 and Crawford Creek, between Route 772 and Route 1304 (Sherwood Lane), 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 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs and brush cutting. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HIGHLAND COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 220 (Jackson River Road) – Southbound right shoulder closure for tree removal between Route 606 (Dry Branch Road) and Route 607 (Big Valley Road), Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting and shoulder repairs. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting and ditch work, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AUGUSTA COUNTY

INTERSTATE 64

No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

*UPDATE* Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) – Southbound right shoulder closure for waterline installation between Route 1402 (First Street) and Hilltop Terrace Road, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through February 5.

SECONDARY ROADS

*NEW* 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.

*NEW* 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.

*UPDATE* 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

*NEW* Mile marker 237 to 238, northbound – Overnight right lane closures for utility work, 9 p.m. Thursday to 4 a.m. Friday.

*NEW* Mile marker 240 to 238, southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for  maintenance of North River bridge, 8 p.m. Sunday (February 2) to 7 a.m. Monday.

*NEW* Mile marker 253 to 264, northbound and southbound – Alternating shoulder closures for tree removal, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*UPDATE* Mile marker 256 to 259, northbound and southbound – Overnight left lane closures for equipment access and construction of bridge pier in median, Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Both shoulders closed 24/7. Traffic restrictions are for bridge replacement with estimated completion in spring 2021.

PRIMARY ROADS

*NEW* Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Northbound right lane closure between Route 257 (Dinkel Avenue/Friedens Church Road) and Route 704 (Cecil Wampler Road) for installation of commercial entrance, Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Route 11 (Lee Highway) – Flagger traffic control for grading operations in the area of Route 259 (Mayland Road) and I-81 interchange, Monday to Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Traffic restrictions are for bridge replacement with estimated completion in spring 2021.

Route 259 (Mayland Road) – Flagger traffic control for grading operations in the area of Route 11 (Lee Highway) and I-81 interchange, Monday to Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Traffic restrictions are for bridge replacement with estimated completion in spring 2021.

SECONDARY ROADS 

Route 921 (Lairs Run Road) – Shoulder closures and occasional brief lane closure just west of Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road) for replacement of bridge over North Fork Shenandoah River, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through March 6. Estimated project completion September 2020.

PAGE COUNTY

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

No lane closures reported.

PRIMARY ROADS

Route 11 (Old Valley Pike)  Northbound and southbound alternating lane closures near intersections with Route 601 (Battlefield Road/Funk Road) for maintenance to the structure over Tumbling Run, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

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

FREDERICK COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81

*UPDATE* Mile marker 312 to 313, northbound and southbound  Overnight lane closures for placement of steel beams as part of bridge construction project. Southbound right lane closure Monday night from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Northbound right lane closures Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Northbound and southbound left shoulders closed 24/7. Changeable message boards will advise motorists of lane closures and schedule changes if necessary. Work zone speed limit 60 mph.

*NEW* Mile marker 319 to 318, southbound  Right shoulder closure for utility work, Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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) – Eastbound and westbound single lane closures for bridge maintenance of various structures between Route 752 (Knob Road) and Route 614 (Back Mountain Road), Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*NEW* Route 50 (Millwood Avenue/Jubal Early Drive) – Westbound right shoulder closures for sign installations between Pleasant Valley Road and I-81 interchange, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 55 (Wardensville Pike) – Flagger traffic control between Route 604 (Star Tannery Road) and the West Virginia state line for shoulder repairs and pipe cleaning, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Route 522 (North Frederick Pike) – Northbound right shoulder and turn lane closures for utility work between Winchester city limits and Route 739 (Fox Drive), 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through February 28.

Route 522 (Front Royal Pike) – Right shoulder closures for turn lane installation between Route 644 (Papermill Road) and Route 644 (West Parkins Mill Road), 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through April 2020.

SECONDARY ROADS

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 alternating lane closures for shoulder repairs between Route 604 (Ebenezer Road) and Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*NEW* Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) – Shoulder closures near intersection with Route 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Drive) for traffic signal work, Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*NEW* Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) – Northbound and southbound alternating lane closures about 0.7 mile south of West Virginia state line for inspection of bridge over railway, Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SECONDARY ROADS

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

WARREN COUNTY

INTERSTATE 66

No lane closures reported.

INTERSTATE 81

*NEW* Mile marker 299 to 300, northbound  Right shoulder closure for utility work, Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PRIMARY ROADS

No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS

Route 613 (Bentonville Road) – Northbound right shoulder closure for utility work between Route 340 (Stonewall Jackson Highway) and Route 730 (Shangri-La Road), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through February 27.

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.

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 http://www.VirginiaDOT.org.


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