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Chip seal operations planned on S.R. 337

Chip seal operations planned on S.R. 337 Chip seal operations planned on S.R. 337

Indiana Dept. of Transportation maintenance crews plan to begin chip seal operations on S.R. 337 in Harrison County, starting on or after today (Wednesday).

Crews will be active between S.R. 135 near Corydon and S.R. 64 near Depauw.

Motorists can expect lane closures and flagging while work is in progress.

Chip seal work typically lasts three to four days per location, depending upon weather.

During operations, existing pavement is coated with liquid asphalt, which seals cracks and provides waterproof protection. This extends the service life of the roadway and lowers maintenance costs. Once the seal coat is complete, loose aggregate is applied and swept from the road. After a curing period, crews will return to fog seal the new driving surface and apply pavement markings.

Chip seal is a cost-effective pavement preservation technique that is utilized throughout the state of Indiana, saving an estimated $6 to $14 in taxpayer expenditures for every dollar invested in extending the life of a roadway, according to INDOT officials.

INDOT reminds drivers to slow down, avoid distractions and consider worker safety when traveling through active work zones.

All work is weather-dependent, and schedules are subject to change.