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[INDOT]Warrick & Spencer Co:Pavement Preservation Projects Set to Begin
Start Date: 4/26/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/26/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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Pavement Preservation Projects Set to Begin

Motorists should drive slowly and use caution in the area of activity

WARRICK COUNTY, Ind. -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is advising motorists there will be temporary lane restrictions on State Road 68 and State Road 161 in Warrick and Spencer counties.

 

Beginning on or after Wednesday, May 1, INDOT maintenance crews will begin a pavement preservation process by chip sealing along S.R. 68 from State Road 161 south (Tennyson) to Old U.S. 231 in Dale.   Once this stretch is complete, crews will then move the operation to S.R. 161 from S.R. 66 to S.R. 62.  It is anticipated work will begin at approximately 8:00 a.m. local time and be complete by 5:00 p.m. each day with all work being completed Friday, May 24, weather permitting.

 

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. Chip-sealing extends the life of a roadway by protecting it from moisture, ultra-violet degradation and any other exposures that could damage a roadway.  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 $10 in road repairs.

 

The fog seal is being applied on top of the chip-seal work. The fog seal is a light application of asphalt material that can lock in loose stone and help with dust problems. It also makes the road black, which makes pavement markings more visible.

 

Drivers should exercise extreme caution during the construction of these projects. Loose stone will be present on the roadway during the initial cure of the asphalt and can damage windshields and paint on vehicles following each other too closely. It is recommended when travelling on a recently chip-sealed road to slow down and allow additional space between vehicles.

 

INDOT reminds motorists to drive slowly through the moving work zones—1) as a matter of safety, and 2) to avoid problems with “road tar” and loose aggregate.  For the latest news and information about INDOT, please visit www.in.gov/indot or www.trafficwise.org .

 

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Cher L. Elliott, Vincennes District, (812) 895-7310, celliott@indot.in.gov

 

Contact Information:
Name: Cher L Elliott
Phone: (812) 895-7310
Email: celliott@indot.in.gov
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