Road work effectively closes Route 259 near state line

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A section of Route 259 near the state line is effectively closed this weekend as a construction crew is installing a pipe under the roadway.

The work area is between the intersections with Eldridge Road and Mount Airy Road in Hampshire County, according to the West Virginia Department of Highways.

Flaggers will be present to direct traffic; however, the department says motorists should expect major delays and possible road closure at times. They are encouraged to stay alert, drive with caution and use an alternate route, if possible.

The exact schedule is weather dependent.

VDOT schedules lane closure for I-81 in Warren County

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is scheduled to pour concrete for the widening of Route 840 (Water Plant Road) over I-81 southbound in Warren County on Tuesday, September 19.

The work requires the overnight lane closure of the left lane from 8 pm to 7 am from mile marker 298 to 300, near the I-81 and I 66 junction.

This is a regularly congested area so motorists should use caution when traveling through the work zone.

Drivers using Route 840 should be alert for flagger controlled traffic at the overpass bridge during the time of the scheduled work.

The bridge widening is part of the larger project to extend the on-ramp from I-66 to ease congestion and enhance safety.

The contract was originally awarded to Triton Construction for $7.1 million in May of 2022 with completion scheduled for November of 2024.

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I-81 bridge replacement begins in Warren County

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The Virginia Department of Transportation will begin bridge replacement on I-81 north and southbound between mile marker 298-300.

The construction will require overnight, single-lane closures in both directions from 8 pm to 7 am Monday through Wednesday nights, July 24-26.

The schedule will allow contractors to position cranes and install concrete beams for the new southbound bridge over Route 840, Water Plant Road.

Monday night will see both directions left lanes closed, Tuesday night, just the southbound left lane will close, and Wednesday night, both directions left lanes will be closed again.

The area is just south of the I-81 junction with I-66 so please travel with additional caution through the work zones and be alert for flagger traffic control.

Funding for the improvements to the I-81 and I-66 exchange are provided by Virginia’s SMART SCALE program which is dedicated to reducing congestion and enhancing safety.

The entire project is expected to be completed by November of 2024.

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VDOT begins significant work in Shenandoah County

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The Virginia Department of Transportation announced significant road work to begin in Shenandoah County on May 1st.

Crews will begin work on Route 211 (East Lee Highway) on May 1st with operations expected to last 30 days.

VDOT expects the milling and paving operation to create significant travel delays for the duration of the project.

The multi-phase operation will allow only one travel lane at a time.

The single travel lane will serve both east and westbound traffic along the three lane, steep mountain road between New Market and Page County.

Pilot trucks will guide traffic Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm until the work is completed.

Route 211 motorists can expect delays of 20 min at a time during work hours.

During non-work hours on weekdays, motorists should be aware of areas of uneven pavement.

Crews hope to level those areas before each weekend.

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VDOT lifts lane closures for holiday season

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The Virginia Department of Transportation announced they would suspend most highway work and lift most lane closures on major roads in Virginia during the holidays to help with traffic flow.

Work will be suspended starting at noon on Friday, December 23 until noon on Tuesday, December 27.

Then it will be suspended again from noon on Friday, December 30 until noon on Tuesday, January 3.

HOV restrictions and rush hour tolls will be lifted for 66’s express lanes from Monday, Dec 26 through Monday, January 2nd.

While lane closures will be lifted, semi-permanent work zones will remain in place during the selected times.

VDOT’s travel-trends map and the free mobile 511 app will continue to keep motorists up to date throughout the holiday season.

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Commerce Avenue road closure

Commerce Avenue will be closed to traffic on Monday, July 25th from 9 am to 1 pm.

Kickin’ Asphalt is contracted to mill and repave the the portion of Commerce Avenue between 6th Street and Royal Avenue.

Motorists will be directed to a detour down 6th Street to Royal Avenue.

Signs will be posted and drivers should be aware of the crews working in the area.

For any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 540-635-7819 or the After-Hours Non-Emergency Police line at 540-635-2111.

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Intermittent closures for Route 522

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Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will start intermittent closures of Route 522 South throughout the day on Monday.

Contractors will be unloading steel girders at Opequon Creek Bridge.

The work will shut down 522 for approximately 15 minutes each time.

The stoppages will be between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Motorists may consider taking alternate routes between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

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VDOT construction will shutdown 522 periodically Mon. 4/4

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A news release from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced road closures for Route 522 in Frederick County.

The closures will be periodic throughout the day and last 15 minutes at each stoppage period.

Contractors will be unloading steel girders for the Opequon Creek Bridge work.

Motorist may want to consider taking alternate routes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Mon. Apr. 1.

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VDOT begins safety improvements to Rt. 50 Monday 3/7

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An email from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reminds motorist of safety enhancement to Rt. 50 begin Mon. Mar. 7.

Motorist should be alert to single lane traffic and flaggers controlling traffic Mon. through Fri. through Oct..

Enhancement will affect approximately a 12 mile stretch of Rt. 50 from Poorhouse Rd. to the West Virginia line in Frederick County.

The improvements include shoulder widening, guardrail replacement and new rumble strips along the edges of the roadway.

This is a major project that will take sometime to complete with all projects are weather permitting.

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Route 11 Bridge Replacement

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The scheduled beginning for the replacement of the Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) bridge over the North Fork

Shenandoah River is February 21,2022. The two-lane truss bridge was built in 1933 and has reached the end

of its service life. It is located about a half-mile north of Route 720 (Wissler Road) near the town of Mt. Jackson.

In late February and March 2022, Route 11 motorists should be alert for lane closures and flagger traffic control

as needed during daylight hours.  The new structure will be built to the east of the existing one. It will be

approximately 245 long and 38 feet wide, which is 14 feet wider than the existing bridge.

All work is weather permitting.

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