Staunton District Traffic Alert for Dec. 4-8, 2023

Highway Work Zones in the VDOT Staunton District

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STAUNTON — The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton transportation 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 8 to 10, eastbound and westbound – Right lane closures for inspection of bridge over CSX railway, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
*NEW* Mile marker 13 to 16, eastbound and westbound – Right lane closures for inspection of bridge over Durant Road and CSX railway, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
*NEW* Mile marker 34 to 32, westbound – Right shoulder closures for shoulder repairs, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

PRIMARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for tree and debris removal, drainage work, pothole patching, brush cutting and shoulder repairs, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.
 
SECONDARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control or mobile lane closures for pavement patching, ditch work, pipe replacement, brush cutting and mowing, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.
 
 
BATH COUNTY
 
PRIMARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for shoulder repairs and pipe cleaning, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.
 
SECONDARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting and pipe cleaning, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.
 
 
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
 
INTERSTATE 64
*NEW* Mile marker 41 to 42, eastbound – Right shoulder closures for ditch cleaning operations, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
*NEW* Mile marker 41 to 57, eastbound and westbound – Shoulder closures for mowing operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through December 18.

INTERSTATE 81
*NEW* Mile marker 174 to 205, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for mowing operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through December 18.

PRIMARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs, pavement patching and brush cutting. Mobile lane closures for mowing, 7:30 to 3 p.m. on weekdays.
 
SECONDARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for grading, pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, pavement patching, shoulder repairs and brush cutting. Mobile lane closures for mowing, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.
 

HIGHLAND COUNTY
 
PRIMARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for pothole patching, brush cutting and shoulder repairs, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.
 
SECONDARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting, pipe cleaning, tree removal, adding stone to unpaved roads and ditch work, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. 

 
AUGUSTA COUNTY
 
INTERSTATE 64
*UPDATE* Mile marker 95 to 98, eastbound and westbound – Overnight left lane and right shoulder closures for installation of traffic-control equipment, 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday nights.  

INTERSTATE 81
*NEW* Mile marker 205 to 221, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for mowing operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through December 18.
Mile marker 220 to 222, northbound and southbound – Work zone speed limit of 60 miles per hour. Speed limit reduction is related to replacement of Route 635 (Barterbrook Road) bridge over I-81 and construction of I-81 southbound auxiliary lane between Exit 221 and Exit 220. Overnight lane closures for bridge demolition work beginning in December 2023. Estimated project completion October 2025.
*UPDATE* Mile marker 220 to 222, northbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for maintenance to the I-81 bridge over I-64 ramp, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through December 6.
*NEW* Mile marker 221 to 220, southbound – Overnight right lane closure for work related to replacement of Route 635 (Barterbrook Road) bridge, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights.  
*UPDATE* Mile marker 221 to 225, northbound – Shoulder closures including along Exit 221, Exit 222 and Exit 225 on- and off-ramps for sign installation and mowing, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work is related to I-81 widening project. 
Mile marker 229 to 226, southbound – Overnight alternating lane closures for maintenance to Route 612 (Laurel Hill Road) overpass bridge, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through the night of December 24. 
*NEW* Mile marker 235 to 237, northbound and southbound – Overnight right lane closure for inspection of bridge over Naked Creek, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday night (December 3). 

PRIMARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 250 (Jefferson Highway) – Eastbound and westbound shoulder closures for sign work between Rowe Road and Staunton city limits, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work is related to I-81 widening project.
*UPDATE* Route 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway) – Northbound traffic lane shift on or about December 5 onto newly constructed travel lane between Route 613 (Old Greenville Road) and Route 252 (Middlebrook Avenue) interchanges. Right shoulder closures continue near Route 252 interchange for road widening work, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 29.
*NEW* Route 340 (Eastside Highway) – Northbound right turn lane onto Route 1431 (Laurel Wood Drive) closed for utility work, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through December 7. Route 1431 will still be accessible.

SECONDARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) – Flagger traffic control between Route 887 (Vance Lane) and Route 848 (Rankin Lane) for utility work, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 
*UPDATE* Route 612 (Crimora Mine Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 628 (Thorofare Road) and dead end for utility work, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 
Route 612 (Laurel Hill Road) – Westbound right lane closures between Route 1906 (Lodge Lane) and Route 11 (Lee Highway) for pedestrian access improvements, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through February 2024.
Route 624 (South Delphine Avenue, Waynesboro) – Shoulder closures between South Oak Lane and Chinquapin Drive for work related to construction of Waynesboro Southern Corridor, through May 30, 2025. 
Route 635 (Barterbrook Road) – Closed between FR-217 and FR-218 for replacement of bridge over I-81. Follow posted detour. Closure is needed to construct I-81 southbound auxiliary lane. Expected completion summer 2025. 
Route 664 (Mount Torrey Road/Reeds Gap Road) – No through tractor trailers between Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) and the Blue Ridge Parkway due to sharp curves, limited shoulders and steep terrain. Follow alternative on Route 610 to bypass restrictions.
Route 664 (Mount Torrey Road) – Shoulder closures and occasional flagger traffic control between Route 624 (Lyndhurst Road) and Route 894 (Mount Torrey Road) for water line installation, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 31. Estimated completion summer 2024.
Route 664 (Lyndhurst Road, Waynesboro) – Shoulder closures between Miami Avenue and Purdue Street for work related to construction of Waynesboro Southern Corridor, through June 30, 2025. 
Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing operations. Flagger traffic control for drainage work, tree removal, shoulder repairs, pavement patching and brush cutting, 7:30 to 3 p.m. on weekdays. 


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
 
INTERSTATE 81
*NEW* Mile marker 237 to 239, northbound and southbound – Overnight right lane closure for inspection of bridge over Naked Creek, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday night (December 3). 
*NEW* Mile marker 242 to 241, southbound – Right shoulder closures for ditch cleaning operations, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. 
*UPDATE* Mile marker 242 to 248, northbound and southbound – Overnight slow-roll traffic control as needed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expect delays. During slow-roll operations, temporary on-ramp closures possible at exits 243, 245 and 247. Overnight alternating lane closures, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through December 2026. Traffic restrictions are related to Route 33 bridge and interchange project and Route 720 bridge replacement.  
*NEW* Mile marker 248 to 249, northbound – Right shoulder closures for shoulder repairs, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

PRIMARY ROADS
Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) – Eastbound and westbound alternating lane closures between Route 634 (Conley Lane) and Elkton town limits for maintenance to bridges over Route 340 (East Side Highway), 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 22. 
Route 33 (East Market Street, Harrisonburg) – 24/7 shoulder closures and traffic lane shifts between Vine Street/Hawkins Street and University Boulevard for bridge and roadway work. Single lane closures as needed. Work zone speed limit 25 miles an hour with automated speed enforcement. Traffic restrictions are for Route 33 bridge replacements and interchange improvement with expected project completion in fall of 2026.
Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing operations. Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs, pavement patching and brush cutting, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.

SECONDARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.


PAGE COUNTY
 
PRIMARY ROADS
Various roads – Mobile traffic control for mowing operations. Flagger traffic control for pipe replacement, ditch work, tree removal, shoulder repairs, pavement patching and brush cutting, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.

SECONDARY ROADS
Various roads – Flagger traffic control for brush cutting and pipe cleaning, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.


SHENANDOAH COUNTY
 
INTERSTATE 81
*NEW* Mile marker 271 to 299, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for mowing operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through December 18. 

PRIMARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS
Route 691 (Dellinger Acres Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 789 (Sam Clark Road) and Route 779 (Ridge Hollow Road) for maintenance to bridge over Stony Creek, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through December 22.
Route 691 (Dellinger Acres Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 717 (Liberty Furnace Road) and Route 705 (Buggy Ridge Road) for maintenance to bridge over Stony Creek, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through January 29. 


FREDERICK COUNTY

INTERSTATE 81
*NEW* Mile marker 300 to 317, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for mowing operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through December 18. 
Mile marker 300 to 301, northbound and southbound – Overnight lane closures as needed for road and bridge work, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through the night of March 30. Shoulder closures 24/7. Work zone speed limit 55 miles an hour. Work is related to southbound acceleration ramp extension and bridge widening with estimated completion in fall 2024. 

PRIMARY ROADS
*NEW* Route 11 (Martinsburg Pike) – Northbound right shoulder closures between Kingspan Way and Route 839 (Amoco Lane) for curb work, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 4 to December 15.
*NEW* Route 37 – Southbound left shoulder closures in the area of I-81 interchange (exit 310, Kernstown) for traffic signal work, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
*NEW* Route 37 – Northbound and southbound right shoulder closures between Route 847/642 (Hillandale Lane/Tasker Road) and Route 522 (North Frederick Pike) off-ramp for shoulder repairs, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  
*UPDATE* Route 50/17 (Millwood Pike)– Eastbound right shoulder closures between Route 522 (Front Royal Pike) and Route 781 (Prince Frederick Drive) for traffic signal work, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
*NEW* Route 522 (Front Royal Pike)– Northbound right shoulder closures between Route 17/50 (Millwood Pike) and Route 1367 (Costello Drive) for traffic signal work, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

SECONDARY ROADS
*UPDATE* Route 661 (Welltown Road) – Closed at the Winchester and Western Railroad crossing for railroad work through 7 p.m. December 4. Follow posted detour. Truck restrictions lifted during this period.
Route 701 (Redland Road) – Flagger traffic control between Route 703 (Whitacre Road) and Route 771 (Red Oak Road) for utility work, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday.
*NEW* Route 839 (Amoco Lane) – Flagger traffic control between Route 11 (Martinsburg Pike) and dead end for curb work, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 4 to December 15.
Various roads – Alternating lane closures on Route 657 (Senseny Road), Route 736 (Rossum Lane), Route 867 (Twinbrook Circle) and Route 868 (Glenridge Drive) just west of Clarke County line for road improvements and utility work, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through February 2024. 


CLARKE COUNTY
 
PRIMARY ROADS
Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) – Eastbound and westbound single lane closures between Route 606 (River Road) and Route 7 Business just east of Berryville for shoulder widening and rumble strip installation. Eastbound lane closures 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekdays. Westbound lane closures between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays or weeknights. Estimated completion December 29. 

SECONDARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.


WARREN COUNTY 
 
INTERSTATE 66
*NEW* Mile Marker 0 to 8, eastbound – Right shoulder closures for litter removal, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
*NEW* Mile Marker 3 to 1, westbound – Right shoulder closures for shoulder repairs, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

INTERSTATE 81
*NEW* Mile marker 299 to 300, northbound and southbound – Shoulder closures for mowing operations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through December 18. 
Mile marker 299 to 300, northbound and southbound – Overnight lane closures and traffic-lane shifts as needed, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. through March 2024. Shoulder closures 24/7. Work zone speed limit 55 miles an hour. Work is related to southbound acceleration ramp extension and bridge widening with estimated completion in fall 2024. 

PRIMARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.

SECONDARY ROADS
No lane closures reported.

Vegetation management may take place district wide on various routes. VDOT reminds motorists to use extreme caution when traveling through work zones.

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Last updated: July 19, 2024

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