New section of State Road 236 closing in Roachdale on July 22

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces State Road 236 will close on or after Friday, July 22 from U.S. 231 and Rush St. This is for Phase One of the ongoing S.R. 236 reconstruction project. Access will be maintained for homes and businesses. This section of road is expected to reopen mid-October, weather permitting. 

The official detour follows U.S. 231 to U.S. 36 to S.R. 75.

This project was awarded to Milestone Contractors L.P. for $9.1 million. This project will complete a cold in-place recycle under four separate road closures that will be publicized prior. Phase Three is complete. Phase Two is almost finished. The project spans from U.S. 231 to just west of S.R. 75.

A cold central plant recycle treatment is an environmentally friendly method in which reclaimed asphalt pavement materials are combined with new asphalt and/or recycling agents to produce cold base mixtures. It involves milling off 8 to 10 inches of existing asphalt and stockpiling the millings nearby at a central location. Then, it’s hauled back to the roadway and poured. This will be used as an intermediate layer, and works as a deeper treatment to restore the roadway.

INDOT reminds motorists to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a work zone. 

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