Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews have been scheduled to apply a chip seal surface treatment to14.34 lane miles of State Road 44 between Connersville and Glenwood early next week.
Motorists are advised to drive slowly and with caution around moving worksites. Plans call for flaggers to be present to direct traffic.
According to INDOT Cambridge City Subdistrict manager Jerome Swim, “We intend to start chip sealing State Road 44 Monday morning at Gray Road west of Connersville and go to the east limits at Glenwood.”
Tuesday, the eastbound SR 44 lane will be chip sealed, reversing the route. Operations could be pushed back by inclement weather.
A fog seal will be applied at a later date to overcoat SR 44’s chip seal.
Also, INDOT’s pavement contractor has rescheduled the State Road 103 chip seal project—originally slated to start this week—to the week of Aug. 25. That means on Monday, Aug. 26, E & B Paving crews will start applying liquid asphalt topped with limestone chips on SR 103 between Lewisville and CR 300 South (near New Castle).
Inclement weather could delay operations.
INDOT advises motorists to drive slowly and with extra caution where the chip seal surface treatment is being placed.
Flaggers will be present to direct traffic. Pilot vehicles are being used to caravan single-lane traffic around moving worksites.
Once the chip seal application is in place, a fog seal of liquid asphalt spray will further seal the SR 103 pavement and dampen dust generated by aggregate.