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Chip and Seal Operation begins Sept. 18 on State Road 29 from US 421 to SR 26

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will have lane closures on State Road 29 beginning Tuesday, September 18, weather permitting. S.R. 29 will be chip and sealed from U.S. 421 to State Road 26. Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

Depending on weather conditions, crews will be on site from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Work is expected to last through Thursday, September 20.

INDOT crews will be applying a chip-seal treatment to preserve and protect the nearly nine miles of S.R. 29. Loose stone will be on the highway temporarily during the initial cure of the asphalt. Drivers are urged to slow down and allow additional space between vehicles to prevent stone chips from damaging windshields or paint on auto bodies.

Once the chip seal has cured, crews will sweep the highway to clear away loose stone and apply a light application of dark asphalt material to lock in remaining stone and minimize dust.

About Chip-Seal Projects

After years of heavy traffic and winter freeze-thaw cycles, small cracks develop in our highways. If left untreated, moisture seeps into these cracks and form potholes when the water freezes and expands. As the name implies, a chip-seal treatment seals off the cracks. The stone chips provide improved traction for stopping, especially during winter.

National research has shown that every $1 used to preserve our pavements saves $6 to $14 in future, more disruptive repairs.

Stay Informed

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

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SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Transportation