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Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance personnel from the Brownstown Unit have been rescheduled to chip seal the 6-mile section of State Road 135 from U.S. Highway 50 to just north of Freetown.  The operation, originally slated for June 29 but delayed by rain, is now set for Monday, July 6.  Inclement weather could again postpone the application.
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The INDOT crew plans to proceed north from S.R. 135’s intersection with U.S. 50 on Monday morning.  In the afternoon, southbound S.R. 135 lane will be chip sealed—beginning .2 miles north of Freetown. 
 
Flaggers will be on site to direct motorists around moving worksites.
INDOT officials advise motorists to drive very slowly and with extreme caution on highways that have been freshly chip sealed to avoid vehicular damage from asphalt spray or loose aggregate.  Motorcyclists should consider delaying or rerouting leisure rides on S.R. 135 in Jackson County early next week.
 
For area highway information, monitor social media sites: www.Facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Verify travel plans at TrafficWise:  http://www.trafficwise.in.gov.