HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces restrictions on State Road 39 between Walnut Grove Court and U.S. 136 near Lizton starting on or after Wednesday, July 5 due to continued work on a resurfacing project. The road will be open to local and emergency traffic only through the end of August, weather permitting. There is also a weight limit in effect. No vehicles over 10,000 pounds will be permitted. These restrictions are in connection to ongoing work that started in May of 2023.
This contract was awarded to Milestone Contractors, LP for $9.6 million. The resurfacing project involves phased construction, with an additional closure set for the beginning of June. INDOT will notify the public prior to additional restrictions and/or closures. This project will complete a cold in-place recycle treatment. It also involves bridge work on S.R. 39 over Ross Ditch, approximately 0.34 miles south of U.S. 136.
This resurfacing project involves a cold in-place recycle treatment, which is a type of resurface similar to a full-depth reclamation. It is an environmentally friendly method of removing and reusing the existing asphalt surface. It involves grinding off the top 2 to 5 inches of asphalt surface and mixing the crushed asphalt with an asphalt recycling agent, and placing git back down with a paver. This results in a much stronger, stable base for the new road. It also results in less hauling away of materials.