News release from INDOT:
US 30 Lanes Restricted during Asphalt Paving Work Beginning Wednesday, May 7
Lanes intermittently restricted for microsurfacing pavement preservation through mid-June
ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (May 5, 2014) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that US 30, between Doyle Road and the Indiana/Ohio state line, will have intermittent lane restrictions during daytime hours while crews perform microsurface construction. The work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 7, and will continue through mid-June
Microsurfacing is a thin, polymer-modified asphalt emulsion mixture that provides a new wearing course over aged and oxidized pavement. It is applied in a two-step process. First, a fluid asphalt leveling course is put down. A slurry mix of asphalt and aggregate is then applied. The treatment fills ruts in the pavement and improves friction. No compaction is necessary for this method of pavement preservation, and it takes about 1 to 2 hours to fully cure and reopen to traffic. Micro-surfacing is a cost-effective restorative measure that extends pavement life by sealing the roadbed from damage caused by moisture and UV rays.
The contract was awarded Micro-Surfacing Inc., based on the low bid of $827,000.
INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone.