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[INDOT - Northeast] Pavement Preservation Project to Restrict SR 14 from Noyer Road to SR 9, Starting Monday, June 10
Start Date: 6/7/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/14/2013End Time: 5:00 PM
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WHITLEY/ALLEN COUNTIES, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces a pavement preservation project will restrict SR 14 in both directions between Noyer Road in western Allen County and SR 9 in Whitley County, beginning Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14. Traffic will be reduced to one lane, controlled by flaggers, as crews perform a fine-aggregate-layer chip seal operation to maintain the road surface. Crews will be present during daytime hours, and a reduced speed limit of 45 mph will be in effect.

Please note: this project is dependent on dry weather and may be delayed if conditions aren’t adequate.

The chip seal process consists of distributing a liquid asphalt emulsion on the roadway and covering the liquid asphalt with crushed stone to provide a new wearing surface. Chip sealing extends the life of a roadway by protecting it from moisture, ultraviolet degradation and any other damaging exposures. Of the pavement preservation methods employed by the state, chip sealing is perhaps the most cost effective. Studies show that every $1 invested in chip seal operations saves $6 to $14 in future roadway costs.

A fog seal will be applied on top of the chip seal work. The fog seal is a light application of asphalt material that can lock in loose stone and help reduce dust. It also darkens the road surface, which makes pavement markings more visible.

Drivers should exercise caution in this area during the project. Loose stone will be present on the roadway during the initial cure of the asphalt, and can damage windshields and paint on vehicles that may be following each other too closely. It is recommended, when traveling on a recently chip sealed road, that drivers slow down and allow additional space between vehicles.

INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone. For the latest news and information about INDOT, visit www.in.gov/indot. You can find traffic restriction information at www.trafficwise.IN.gov. Contact the Fort Wayne District toll free at 866-227-3555.
Contact Information:
Name: Mary Foster
Phone: 260-969-8219
Email: mafoster@indot.in.gov
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