Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will begin chip sealing a 10-mile section of S.R. 258 in Jackson County, from S.R. 58 to the bridge over the east fork of the White River (west of S.R. 11/Seymour), on or after Monday, July 1, weather permitting.
Motorists should expect delays in the area due to lane closures in the work zone. Flaggers will be present to manage traffic.
Chip sealing coats existing pavement with liquid asphalt, sealing cracks and providing waterproof protection.
This extends the service life of the roadway and lowers maintenance costs. Small chips of limestone are used to cover the asphalt, preventing it from spraying vehicles or sticking to tires.
The chips also restore surface friction for improved skid resistance, maneuverability, and driver safety.
Chip seal is a cost-effective pavement preservation technique, saving $6 to $14 in taxpayer expenditures for every $1 invested in extending the life of a roadway.