INDOT to begin chip-and-seal work on U.S. 231

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that chip and seal preservation is scheduled to begin on or after Monday, July 29, weather permitting.

Work is scheduled to begin on U.S. 231 between U.S. 36 to just north of the CSX Railroad in Greencastle. This roadway will be closed to through traffic, but open to residents and businesses. Motorists should expect long delays. Work is scheduled to last through Thursday, Aug. 1.

Motorists will be directed around the closures utilizing U.S. 36 to State Road 75 to U.S. 40 and back.

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-and-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 and seal has cured, crews will sweep the highway clear of loose stone, apply a fog seal surface coat and paint pavement markings.

The upcoming chip and seal project is not the only work planned on U.S. 231 this year. Greencastle officials have also discussed the INDOT plan to overlay the asphalt on U.S. 231 in the city.

While not a complete repaving of the road, INDOT officials hope the work will help the surface survive until a more through job can be done in 2021 or 2022.

No solid date has been set for the project in Greencastle, though the resurfacing is to be complete by Oct. 18.

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at, or call 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

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    Your government at work: chip & seal unnecessarily being put on a State Highway as a temporary fix so that they can actually fix the road in two-three years instead of just fixing the road as it should actually be fixed.

    Of course, it could be debated as to whether or not the road even needs fixed/repaved.

    This is make-work garbage designed to put on a show.

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Wed, Jul 24, 2019, at 10:32 AM
  • By far the worst part of 231 in Putnam County is in the city of Greencastle. INDOT's pathetic attempts to patch the highway through town made it worse than ever. But they decide to chip-seal a good road for 9 miles North of town for "preservation"? Who's the genius at INDOT that comes up with this stuff?

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Wed, Jul 24, 2019, at 8:45 PM
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