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[INDOT] SR 114 Closure, Newton County
Start Date: 8/26/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/26/2013
Entry Description

NEWTON COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of State Road 114, between State Road 55 and U.S. 41 beginning tomorrow, August 27th through Thursday, August 29th. Crews will perform a chip seal operation to preserve the road surface. Please note: this project is dependent on dry weather and may be delayed if conditions aren’t ideal.

 

Drivers wishing to travel westbound on SR 114 will be detoured south on SR 55, west on SR 16, north on U.S. 41, and back to SR 114. Drivers wishing to travel eastbound on SR 114 will be detoured south on U.S. 41, east on SR 16, north on SR 55, and back to SR 114.

 

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 damaging exposures.

 

Drivers should exercise caution during 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 that may be 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 drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone. For the latest road closures and news from INDOT, like us at www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest and follow us at www.Twitter.com/INDOTNorthwest.

 

You can find traffic restriction information at www.trafficwise.IN.gov.  Contact the LaPorte District toll free at 1-855-GO-INDOT.

Location Information:
Newton County
Contact Information:
Name: Matt Deitchley
Phone: 219-325-7526
Email: mdeitchley@indot.in.gov
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