Lane Restrictions underway on State Road 39 for Chip and Seal Operation

BOONE AND HENDRICKS COUNTIES, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have lane restrictions on State Road 39.  S.R. 39 will be chip and sealed from Lebanon to Lizton.  Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

Depending on weather conditions, crews will be on site from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  Work is expected to last through Tuesday, October 13.

INDOT crews will be applying a chip-seal treatment to preserve and protect nearly ten miles of S.R. 39.  Loose stone will be on the highway temporarily during the initial cure of the asphalt. Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route.  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.

Curious about chip seal projects? View this video to see the benefits, and how they save taxpayer dollars:  

Stay informed

Updated information and a map of the closure are available on the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) TrafficWise service at Roadway information is also available by calling 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

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