07/21/14 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of U.S. 6, between the east junction and west junction of State Road 106 near Bremen beginning Monday, July 21st through the end of the day on Tuesday, July 22nd. Crews will perform a chip seal and fog seal operation to preserve the road surface. Please note: this project is dependent on dry weather and may be delayed if conditions aren’t ideal.
Drivers wishing to travel either eastbound or westbound on U.S. 6 should take SR 106 until it meets back with U.S. 6.
Chip seal projects prevent potholes. The chip-seal process consists of distributing a liquid asphalt emulsion on the roadway and covering the liquid asphalt with crushed stone to provide a new wearing surface. Chip-sealing extends the life of a roadway by protecting it from moisture, ultra-violet degradation, and any other damaging exposures. The fog seal is being applied on top of the chip-seal work. The fog seal is a light application of asphalt material that can lock in loose stone and help with dust problems.
Drivers should exercise caution during these projects. Loose stone will be present on the roadway during the initial cure of the asphalt and can damage windshields and paint on vehicles that may be following each other too closely. It is recommended when travelling on a recently chip-sealed road to slow down and allow additional space between vehicles.
Don’t like chip seal jobs? Check out this video to see the benefits, and how they save tax payer dollars: http://youtu.be/ZfwaAUpk6fo?list=UUt6AhwS0J7ImMjp3nknCGoQ