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[INDOT] U.S. 231, S.R. 67, S.R. 39 Chip Seals In Owen & Morgan Counties
Start Date: 8/22/2013Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 8/23/2013End Time: 5:55 PM
Entry Description

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—Maintenance personnel have been scheduled to chip seal three state highways in Owen and Morgan Counties over the next several weeks.  Flaggers will be present to direct traffic around moving worksites on U.S. Highway 231, State Road 67 and S.R. 39. 


Motorists are advised to drive slowly and with caution where chip seal is being applied.


INDOT Bloomington Subdistrict crews plan to begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. 231 at Freedom.  They will chip seal to S.R. 67 north of Spencer.  At that point, pavement preservation operations turn eastward on S.R. 67 to S.R. 39 at Martinsville.  Then, a section of S.R. 39 south of the White River bridge will be chip sealed.   Placing the chip seal surface treatment on these three routes is expected to take eight working days.


Once chip seal has been applied, INDOT will overspray the three highways will a fog seal.  This work should take five working days.  Daily operations can be pushed back by inclement weather.


In all, INDOT crews will chip and fog seal 28.0 lane miles on U.S. 231, 32.2 lane miles on S.R. 67 and 4.1 lane miles on S.R. 39.


Chip sealing requires liquid asphalt to be sprayed on the roadway—to be topped with small chips of limestone aggregate.  This will extend the service life of U.S. 231, S.R. 67 and S.R. 39 by sealing the pavement against moisture and ultraviolet rays.  Safety for the motoring public is improved through restoration of surface friction which improves skid resistance.  


The fog seal further seals the pavement while dampening dust from the aggregate fines. 


Chip seals are extremely cost-effective.  Studies show that every $1 spent returns approximately $10 in savings to the state and taxpayers in reduced maintenance cost and increased service life.

Contact Information:
Name: Harry Maginity
Phone: 317-468-3190
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