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Lane Restrictions Begin Monday On State Road 59, North Of State Road 48
Updated June 12, 2015 8:00 AM | Filed under: Transportation
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(CLAY CO.) - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will have lane restrictions on State Road 59 beginning Monday, June 15, weather permitting. State Road 59 will be chip and sealed from State Road 246 down to State Road 48. Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

Depending on weather conditions, crews will be on site from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Work is expected to last through Wednesday, June 24.

INDOT crews will be applying a chip-seal treatment to preserve and protect nearly 11 miles of S.R. 59. 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.

INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert near crews. For construction updates and traffic alerts, visit www.in.gov/indot or www.trafficwise.IN.gov.



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