SR 59 lane restrictions begin Tuesday for project

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BELLMORE -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will have lane restrictions on State Road 59 beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4, weather permitting.

SR 59 will be chip-and-sealed from State Road 236 down to U.S. 36. Motorists are urged to seek an alternate route.

Depending on weather conditions, crews will be on site from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Work is expected to last through Tuesday, Aug. 11.

INDOT crews will be applying a chip-seal treatment to preserve and protect nearly six miles of SR 59.

Loose stone will be on the highway temporarily during the initial cure of the asphalt. Drivers are urged to slow down and allow additional space between vehicles to prevent stone chips from damaging windshields or paint on auto bodies.

Once the chip seal has cured, crews will sweep the highway to clear away loose stone and apply a light application of dark asphalt material to lock in remaining stone and minimize dust.

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