On Thursday, July 5, the Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews plan to chip seal a 3.6-mile segment of State Road 203 between State Road 356 at Lexington and State Road 362 at the Scott-Clark County line, weather permitting.
Flaggers will be onsite to direct motorists around moving worksites.
Chip seals coat the existing pavement with liquid asphalt—sealing cracks and protecting the roadbed from harmful ultraviolet rays.
This extends service life and lowers maintenance costs.
Small chips of limestone are used to cover the asphalt—choking it from spraying vehicles or sticking to tires.
The aggregate chips also restore surface friction for improved skid resistance and driver safety.