DOT says chip seal work to start in area soon

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that chip seal preservation is scheduled to begin in July. Work is scheduled for various roadways in Adams, Blackford, Grant, Huntington and Wells counties. INDOT maintenance crews are expected to begin on or after Monday, July 2, weather permitting.

Local roadways to be chip sealed include:

• U.S.-224 from Ind.-1 to just west of the Wells/Adams county line.

• Ind.-124 between Ind.-3 and Ind.-116 in Huntington and Wells counties.

• Ind.-218 from Ind.-1 to the eastern city limits of Berne in Adams and Wells counties.

• Ind.-116 between Ind.-218 and U.S.-27 in Adams County.

Drivers can expect lane restrictions and traffic directed by flaggers while INDOT maintenance crews maintain access for vehicles.

Motorists are urged to seek an alternate route. If driving through the chip seal work zone, drivers should take extra caution, drive slowly and allow additional space between vehicles to prevent stone chips from damaging windshields or paint.

Once the chip seal has cured, crews will sweep the highway clear of loose stone, apply a fog seal surface coat and paint pavement markings. The entire process can take up to two weeks in each area. All chip seal in Adams, Blackford, Grant, Huntington and Wells counties is expected to be complete by mid-August, weather permitting.