State DOT to begin chip sealing in Huntington County in coming days

The Indiana Department of Transportation will begin chip sealing several roads in Huntington County on or after Sept. 5, weather permitting.
Affected Huntington County roads are:

• Ind.-5, from .75 miles north of the east junction of Ind.-218 to U.S. 224.

• Ind.-105, between Ind.-9 and Ind.-124.

• Ind.-124, from Ind.-5 to Ind.-3.

• Ind.-218, from Ind.-15 in Wabash County to Ind.-9 in Huntington County.

Drivers can expect traffic directed by flaggers while INDOT maintenance crews maintain access for vehicles. Motorists are urges to seek an alternate route.

A chip seal treatment seals cracks in the road. Stone chips provide improved traction, especially during winter.

Once the chip seal has cured, crews will sweep the highways clear of loose stone, apply a surface coat and paint pavement markings.

The entire process can take up to two weeks in each area.