Chip Seal Operations Planned on S.R. 101, S.R. 1 in Franklin County

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 9:47 AM

By Indiana Department of Transportation, news release

Work is expected to start on or after Wednesday, June 8.

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(Franklin County, Ind.) - Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews plan to begin chip seal operations next week on S.R. 101 in Franklin County, starting on or after Wednesday, June 8. Crews will be active from just north of S.R. 1 to Woodside Drive, near the Union County line. Motorists should be aware of lane closures with flagging while work is in progress.

Following chip seal on S.R. 101, crews plan to begin work on S.R. 1 in Franklin County, starting on or after Monday, June 13. Operations will take place from just north of U.S. 52 to Bentley Road, near the Union County line. This work will also be completed under lane closures with flagging.

Chip seal work typically lasts three to four days per location depending upon weather. During operations, existing pavement is coated with liquid asphalt, which seals cracks and provides waterproof protection. This extends the service life of the roadway and lowers maintenance costs. Once the seal coat is complete, loose aggregate is applied and swept from the road. After a curing period, crews will return to fog seal the new driving surface and apply pavement markings.

Chip seal is a cost-effective pavement preservation technique that is utilized across the state of Indiana, saving an estimated six to 14 dollars in taxpayer expenditures for every dollar invested in extending the life of a roadway.

INDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, and consider worker safety when traveling through active work zones. All work is weather-dependent and schedules are subject to change. 

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