VDOT road work schedule: The week of Aug. 16

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Augusta, Rockingham and Rockbridge areas in 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.
 

AUGUSTA COUNTY

Interstate 64
* Mile marker 88 to 99 eastbound and westbound – Bridge deck maintenance on various structures. Possible single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 210 to 230 northbound and southbound – Bridge deck maintenance on various structures. Possible single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 42 – Mossy Creek project. Roadway relocation and bridge replacement with box culvert. Work will occur from 0.63 mile south of Rockingham County line to 0.90 mile south of Rockingham County line. Expect minor delays Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Two lanes of roadway will be maintained.

* Churchville Avenue (Route 250, Staunton), eastbound – Road reconstruction activities. North Central Avenue is open to traffic. No left turn will be allowed from Churchville Avenue onto North Lewis Street. North Lewis Street is open to northbound traffic only. The eastbound lane will be closed from North Augusta Street (Route 11) to Albemarle Avenue 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. The pedestrian detour is from North Augusta Street to North Lewis Street. Signs are posted.
Expect intermittent delays from North Augusta Street to Albemarle Avenue due to utility installation work. Intermittent flagger traffic control for work in westbound lane. Speed limit in the project area reduced to 25 miles-per-hour. Four recommended detours for eastbound Churchville Avenue traffic heading into Staunton business district from Route 262/Route 250 interchange are to North Augusta Street:
Take Route 250 and turn right onto Grubert Avenue and then turning left onto West Beverly Street, which intersects with North Augusta Street.
Take Route 250 and turn right onto Thornrose Avenue and then turning left on to West Beverly Street, which intersects with North Augusta Street.
Take Churchville Avenue and turn left onto Springhill Road to Route 262. Turn right onto Route 262 north to the Route 11 intersection. Turn right onto Route 11 and take Route 11 bypass (Commerce Road) into Staunton.
At the Route 262/Route 250 interchange – take Route 262 north to the Route 11 intersection. Turn right onto Route 11 and take Route 11 bypass (Commerce Road) into Staunton.

* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Work will occur on weekdays.

Secondary Roads
* Route 694 (Swartzel Shop Road) – Rustic road construction from Route 686 (Hill Top Drive) to Route 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway). Road closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Thursday.
* (NEW) Route 699 – Paving from Route 646 to 0.09 mile south of intersection of Route 646. Intersection relocation project to improve sight distance. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Route 736 (Union Church Road) – Bridge work. Road closed from Route 42 (Scenic Highway) to Route 835 (Dudley Farm Road). Estimated completion is Aug. 25.
* (NEW) Route 746 – Road reconstruction with flaggers controlling traffic from Route 745 to Route 616.
* Route 907 – Bridge over Christians Creek is closed. No reopening date has been scheduled.
* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Work will occur on weekdays.
 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 237.51 to 263, northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 249.9, northbound – Fence repair, Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.* (NEW) Mile marker 252.9, southbound – Ditch and median cleaning, Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.* (NEW) Mile marker 261.2, northbound – Ditch and median cleaning, Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* (NEW) Mile marker 273 to 263.9 southbound – Inspect and repair guardrail, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Primary Roads
* (NEW) Route 33, eastbound and westbound – Bridge maintenance on bridges over I-81 and Norfolk Southern Railroad at exit 247. Single-lane traffic, Monday night to Friday morning, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
* Route 42 (Forestville Road, Timberville) – Signal upgrade construction at intersection of Route 800 (Co-op Drive). Estimated completion is mid August.
* Route 42 (Warm Springs Pike) – Aerial and buried optic cable work from Bridgewater Town limits and Route 42 south to Augusta County line. Right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Aerial and buried optic cable work from Route 825 (South River Road) to Route 655 (Lawyer Road). Right shoulder closure, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 253 (Port Republic Road) – Road widening project from Route 704 (Boyers Road) to Harrisonburg City limits. Asphalt operations to occur on Port Republic Road, Boyers Road and Ridgedale Road. Be alert for possible lane closures, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Work will occur on weekdays.

Secondary Roads
* Route 613 (Jordan Hill Road) – Road widening and drainage work from Route 729 (Campbell Road) to Augusta County line. Intermittent shoulder closures.
* Route 672 – Bridge maintenance from 0.55 mile north of Route 655 to 0.45 mile south of Route 652. Possible single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Route 682 (Friedens Church Road) – Entrance, utility and medial installation work from Route 950 (Walton Way) to I-81 Interchange. Intermittent lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 726 (Erickson Avenue) – Road work from Route 33 (Rawley Pike) to Route 726. Intermittent lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Route 800 (Long Meadow Drive) – Columbia Gas work from Route 800 (Lone Pine Road) to Route 619 (Wampler Road). Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent lane and shoulder closure with flagger traffic control.
* Route 800 (American Legion Drive) – Columbia Gas work from Route 801 (Holsinger Road) to end of state maintenance. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent lane and shoulder closure with flagger traffic control.
* Route 801 (Holsinger Road) – Columbia Gas work from Route 800 (American Legion Drive) to Route 619 (Wampler Road). Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent lane and shoulder closure with flagger traffic control.
* Route 820 (Bergton Road) – Motorists should be alert for travel delays of up to 20 minutes for road construction and slope work. Work zone is 1.10 miles to 0.30 mile west of Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road). Single-lane closures with flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday during daylight hours as needed. UPDATE: Construction will be controlled by temporary traffic signals 24 hours-a-day, Aug. 16 to Oct. 16. The signals will be located at both ends of the construction area. Motorists are urged to drive with caution in the work zone and to only proceed when a green light is present. Blasting operations will also occur Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delays up to one hour should be expected during these times. Estimated completion is Nov. 2010.
* Route 890 (Buckley Road) – Columbia Gas work from Route 619 (Piney Woods Road) to end of state maintenance. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Intermittent lane and shoulder closure with flagger traffic control.
Various roads – Pipe installation, patching, brush cutting, shoulder repairs, ditching and grading. Work will occur on weekdays.
 

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

Interstate 64
* Mile marker 41 to 56 eastbound and westbound – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various locations – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Single lane traffic with flagger traffic control or arrow board.

Interstate 81
* Mile marker 173 to 205 northbound and southbound – Debris removal, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* Mile marker 175 to 200 northbound and southbound – Bridge maintenance on various structures. Possible single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, Monday night to Friday morning, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

* Mile marker 195.6 to 202.5, northbound and southbound – UPDATE: Blasting will take place on Aug. 12, 17 and 19 at 1 p.m. Blasting will occur near mile marker 197.7 and the Route 712 bridge.
Blasting operations will take place approximately two days a week between the hours of noon and 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Both northbound and southbound lanes will have a rolling mobile lane closure. Signs posted. Blasting operations are estimated to continue through November.

* (NEW) Mile marker 200 to 205, northbound – Ditch cleaning. Mobile right shoulder closure, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Roads
* Route 130 (Glasgow) – Bridge construction at Route 501. New traffic pattern. Periodic single-lane traffic with flagger traffic control, signs posted. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 7 am to noon. Use extreme caution as motorists become acquainted with new traffic pattern. Estimated completion is September 2010.
* Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Single lane traffic with flagger traffic control or arrow board.

Secondary Roads
* Route 603 – Bridges over Irish Creek. Bridge work from 1.40 miles east of Route 608 and 5.45 miles east of Route 608. Single lane closure with stop and proceed sign. Flagger traffic control as needed. Lane width restriction of 10-feet for superstructure replacement, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.
* Route 608 (Forge Road) – Patching from Route 745 to Route 699. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Route 611 (South Buffalo Road) – Bridge replacement. Road closed from 1.15 miles south of Route 738 (Rapps Mill Road) to 0.25 mile north of Route 661 (Spring Branch Road). Single-lane traffic restrictions controlled by stop and proceed. Motorists must stop to ensure way is clear before proceeding. Lane will be restricted 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Estimated completion is Sept. 24.
* Route 699 (Wesley Chapel Road) – Patching from Route 608 to Route 60. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Patching, shoulder repair, grading and brush cutting. Flagger traffic control, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Various roads – Bridge cleaning, litter and debris removal. Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Single lane traffic with flagger traffic control or arrow board.
 
 

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at freepress2@ntelos.net.


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