HENDRICKS COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces US 136 from State Road 39 to just west of State Road 267 will be restricted to one lane in the area the contractor will be working. This will allow crews to perform microsurface construction. Construction is scheduled to begin this week and be completed by the end of May.
Microsurfacing is a thin, polymer-modified asphalt emulsion mixture that provides a new wearing course over aged and oxidized pavement. It is applied in slurry form, fills ruts in the pavement and improves friction. No compaction is necessary for this method of pavement preservation and it takes about 1-2 hours to fully cure and reopen to traffic.
A.C. Pavement Striping Co. was awarded the $747,791 contract.
The work schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement weather. INDOT reminds motorists to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone. For the latest news and information about INDOT, please visit the agency’s website.