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[INDOT - Northeast] Pavement Preservation Project Scheduled for SR 37 the Week of July 22
Start Date: 7/22/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 7/26/2013End Time: 5:00 PM
Entry Description
GRANT COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces a pavement preservation project is scheduled for Grant County, with chip seal operations beginning on SR 37, between SR 26 and SR 15, on Monday, July 22.

During these operations, traffic will be reduced to one lane, controlled by flaggers, as INDOT forces perform the chip seal operation to maintain the road surface. Crews will be present during daytime hours, and a reduced speed limit of 45 mph will be in effect. The chip seal work is expected to be complete by end of the day on July 24; however, this project is dependent on dry weather, and may be delayed if conditions aren’t adequate.

The chip seal process consists of distributing a liquid asphalt emulsion on the roadway and covering the liquid asphalt with crushed stone to provide a new wearing surface. Once the asphalt has cured, any excess chips left on the roadway are swept from the surface. Later in the week, or early in the following week, INDOT will apply a fog seal over the chip seal. Fog sealing is a light layer of asphalt over the stone to help lock it in and reduce dust. It also allows pavement markings to be more prominent. Once all applications of chip seal and fog seal have been completed, traffic crews will install permanent pavement markings for the roadway.

Chip sealing extends the life of a roadway by protecting it from moisture, ultraviolet degradation and any other damaging exposures. In addition to sealing the pavement, chip seal applications reestablish surface friction – improving safety for the motoring public. Of the pavement preservation methods employed by the state, chip sealing is perhaps the most cost effective. Studies show that every $1 invested in chip seal operations saves $6 to $14 in future roadway costs.

Drivers should exercise caution in this area during the project. Loose stone will be present on the roadway during the initial cure of the asphalt, and can damage windshields and paint on vehicles that may be following each other too closely. It is recommended, when traveling on a recently chip sealed road, that drivers slow down and allow additional space between vehicles.

INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone. For the latest news and information about INDOT, visit www.in.gov/indot. You can find traffic restriction information at www.trafficwise.IN.gov. Contact the Fort Wayne District toll free at 866-227-3555.
Location Information:
Grant County
Contact Information:
Name: Mary Foster
Phone: 260-969-8219
Email: mafoster@indot.in.gov
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