S.R. 156 Chip-Seal Work Coming August 7th-9th
By Mike Perleberg
(Switzerland County, Ind.) – Work crews will chip-seal State Road 156 next week.
The resurfacing project will begin Monday, August 7 and continue through Wednesday, August 9, the Indiana Department of Transportation has announced.
Thirty-four lane miles of S.R. 156 will be chip-sealed from Vevay to Patriot. A segment of S.R. 156 near Markland Dam and Belterra Casino will not be affected.
According to INDOT, chip seal applications coat highways with liquid asphalt—sealing pavement cracks and protecting the roadbed from moisture intrusion and damaging ultraviolet rays. Small chips of limestone choke the asphalt and reestablish a proper coefficient of friction for safer driving.
Motorists are advised to give crews plenty of room to work and to drive slowly with ample space between vehicles on freshly treated pavements.
In July, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced nearly $5 billion in upgrades for the state’s roads over the next five years. S.R. 156 in Switzerland County will get its share of attention from INDOT with $14.6 million in slide correction, erosion control, and bridge repair as part of the governor’s Next Level Roads Plan.