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State Road 160 Between Salem And Henryville Being Chipped And Sealed
Updated August 14, 2017 8:52 AM | Filed under: Transportation
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(WASHINGTON CO.) - Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews are chipping and sealing 40 lane miles of State Road 160 between Salem and Henryville.

Today operations will proceed along the eastbound lane of State Road 160 from State Road 60 to I-65.

On Wednesday and Thursday crews will chip and seal the westbound lanes of I-65 to State Road 60.

Flaggers will be onsite to direct motorists around crews and equipment.

The chip seal will coat the highway's surface with liquid asphalt, sealing pavement cracks and protecting the roadbed from harmful ultraviolet rays. Small chips of limestone will be used to "choke" the asphalt's fluidity and minimize adhesion to tires. These aggregate chips also restore surface friction, optimizing maneuverability and stopping capabilities.

Chip seal applications are highly cost-effective as a pavement preservation measure. Every $1 spent saves $6 to $14 in subsequent expenditures.

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