FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind.—The Indiana Department of Transportation will continue chip seal operations in Franklin County next week.
INDOT crews and equipment from the Aurora Subdistrict have been scheduled to place surface treatment materials on U.S. Highway 52 between State Road 229, through Metamora, to Brookville on Tuesday and Wednesday (AUGUST 23 & 24). Inclement weather could delay this application.
Once the 17 lane miles of U.S. 52 west of Brookville has been chip sealed, operations will move to S.R. 1 between Brookville and the Franklin-Fayette County line. This may occur as soon as Thursday-Friday next week.
During these pavement preservation applications, flaggers will be onsite to direct motorists around moving worksites. Officials advise motorists to drive very slowly and with extreme caution on highways that have been freshly chip sealed to avoid vehicular damage from loose aggregate or asphalt spray.
Chip seals project pavements from moisture intrusion and harmful ultraviolet ray degradation. They also reestablish surface friction—optimizing maneuverability and stopping capabilities. Extremely cost-effective, chip seals save between $6 and $14 in repair expenditures for $1 invested in application.
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