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[INDOT] State Road 234 Chip Seal to Begin Monday
Start Date: 6/8/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/8/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
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INDOT to Chip Seal
State Road 234
Beginning Monday, June 11

 

KENNARD, Ind.—The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will chip seal State Road 234 between State Roads 38 and 109 next week.  Maintenance crews will begin the operation near the Henry-Hancock County line on Monday, June 4.

 

On Monday and Tuesday, INDOT crews plan to chip seal SR 234 in both directions.  Progress is weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change. 

 

Chip sealing is a cost-effective pavement preservation technique using liquid asphalt and crushed stone to prevent deterioration of the existing pavement surface.  It provides waterproofing, crack sealing and improved friction for a fraction of the cost of new asphalt pavement. 

 

The liquid asphalt takes some time to set up in order to hold the stone in place, which requires temporary lane closure.  Drivers should be alert for work zone signs and follow flaggers’ instructions.  Drivers are cautioned to drive slowly through the moving work zone to avoid loss of traction on any loose stone and to prevent throwing any stone or liquid asphalt.

 

INDOT crews use as little stone as necessary to achieve a quality surface, prevent waste and minimize dust.  The stone used is Indiana limestone, which by nature is dusty.  If crews do not use enough stone, the liquid asphalt can bleed through to the surface. 

 

The chip seal will be followed by a fog seal.  A fog seal is a light layer of asphalt material applied to the top of the chip seal to help lock in loose stone.  Fog sealing also makes the roadway black, which makes pavement markings more visible to drivers.

 

For updates on INDOT projects, like the Indiana Department of Transportation:  East Central on Facebook or follow @INDOT_ECentral on Twitter.  Links to INDOT’s social media pages, as well as the latest news and information can be found at www.indot.in.gov.

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