Update from INDOT as of Sept. 6:
CARROLL COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that State Road 29 in Carroll County, near Deer Creek, is closed through mid-September for a chip seal project.
The road is closed between the south junction with State Road 218 and State Road 26.
State road detours must be on state-maintained roads only. Southbound drivers on SR 29 will be detoured west on SR 218, south on SR 75 and east on SR 26 back to SR 29. Northbound drivers on SR 29 will be detoured west on SR 26, north on SR 75 and east on SR 218 back to SR 29.
Chip sealing explained:
The chip sealing 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.
Chip sealing extends the life of a roadway by protecting it from moisture, ultraviolet degradation and 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 dollar invested in chip seal operations saves $6-14 in future roadway costs.
Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/
Drivers traveling on SR 29 should be aware that all lanes will be blocked for road maintenance operations in two areas starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 and continuing through about 3 p.m. on September 19. 2018. The affected areas are south of Deer Creek, from Carroll County Road 400 N to SR 18, and north and south of Burlington from Carroll County Road 100S to SR 26 at Middlefork. Find more info here on INDOT’s website. Here’s the official wording as provided by INDOT: Between IN 26 (4 miles south of Burlington) and E 100 S (3 miles north of Burlington). All lanes blocked. Road maintenance operations. Truck speed limit 30 MPH. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:00AM EDT until September 19, 2018 at about 3:00PM EDT. Between IN 18 and E 400 N (4 to 7 miles north of Burlington). All lanes blocked. Road maintenance operations. Truck speed limit 30 MPH. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:00AM EDT until September 19, 2018 at about 3:00PM EDT.