Chip Seal Operations Planned on S.R. 156 in Switzerland County

Thursday, July 14th, 2022 10:02am

By Indiana Department of Transportation, news release

Work is scheduled to start on Monday, July 18.

(Patriot, Ind.) - Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews plan to begin chip seal operations starting on or after Monday, July 18, on S.R. 156 in Switzerland County. Crews will be active from just east of S.R. 101 near Log Lick Road west of Florence to S.R. 250 near Patriot. Motorists should be aware of lane closures and flagging while work is in progress.

Following chip seal on S.R. 156 from S.R. 101 to S.R. 250, crews plan to begin work in a second location on S.R. 156 in Switzerland County, starting on or after Wednesday, July 20. Operations will take place from just east of West Junction S.R. 56 to just west of S.R. 101 near Vevay.

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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