With chip-and-seal work beginning on Monday morning north of Greencastle, U.S. 231 is closed to through traffic between the Putnam County Fairgrounds and U.S. 36. All motorists whose destination does not lie directly on the stretch of 231 in question have been directed around the closure. While the official detour follows U.S. 40, State Road 75 and U.S. 36, a number of alternative routes along county roads are also avaiable. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, the work is scheduled to last through Thursday, Aug. 1, though itís unclear what effect, if any, Monday afternoon rains had on the schedule. 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.
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