Chip and Seal Operation begins Tuesday on State Road 59

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will have lane closures on State Road 59 beginning on or after Tuesday, September 20, weather permitting. S.R. 59 will be chip and sealed from U.S. 36 to the Clay/Parke County line. 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, September 27. INDOT crews will be applying a chip-seal treatment to preserve and protect 11 miles of S.R. 59. 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.

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