ALLEN AND STEUBEN COUNTIES – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that chip seal preservation is scheduled to begin in Allen and Steuben counties on Monday, Sept. 10, weather permitting. Work is scheduled for S.R. 4, U.S. 24, U.S. 27 and U.S. 30.
Roadways to be chip sealed (in no specific order) are as follows:
S.R. 4 between S.R. 327 and the western Town limits of Ashley in Steuben County
U.S. 24 (eastbound shoulders only) between I-469 and east of Bruick Road in Allen County
U.S. 30 (outside shoulders only) between the Whitley/Allen county line and Kroemer Road in Allen County
U.S. 27 between the Allen/Adams county line and Anthony Boulevard in Allen 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 Steuben and Allen counties is expected to be complete by late September, weather permitting.