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[INDOT] S.R. 256 Chip Seal Begins Tuesday In Jefferson County
Start Date: 5/10/2013Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 5/11/2013End Time: 6:55 PM
Entry Description

Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews plan to chip seal State Road 256—between State Road 3 and C.R. 375 West/Borcherding Road west of Madison—beginning Tuesday (MAY14), weather permitting.  Flaggers will direct traffic around moving worksites. 


The schedule calls for four days of chip sealing—and two days of fog sealing—to complete this pavement preservation project along 21½ lane miles of S.R. 256.  The operation begins at the S.R. 3  intersection and continues east along S.R. 256 to Borcherding Road (just west of S.R. 62) in Jefferson County.  


First, liquid asphalt is applied to the roadway.  Then, small chips of limestone aggregate are placed on top.  This seals the pavement against moisture and ultraviolet rays, extending service life—and it restores surface friction, improving skid resistance.  


This kind of surface treatment is extremely cost-effective.  Studies show that every $1 spent on chip seal applications saves $10 in road repairs.


The follow-up fog seal further seals the roadway from moisture.  At the same time, it secures any loose aggregate and dampens dust from fines.


INDOT strongly advises motorists to drive with caution on roads where chip seal is being applied.  Tires can kick up freshly sprayed asphalt and loose stone which might cause damage to vehicles.

Contact Information:
Name: Harry Maginity
Phone: 317-467-3949
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