first_imgRush County, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation is announcing a closure of SR 3 in both directions for nine miles between SR 44 in Rushville to US 40 near the town of Dunreith for chip sealing.During the closure, traffic will be detoured via SR 44, SR 1 and US 40.Crews are expected to begin work on or after Sunday, April 29 and is anticipated to take two weeks to complete.Chip Sealing/CoatingChip sealing treats roadway pavement at the optimal time to maximize its useful life. It will typically extend the life of the roadway surface for three to five years. It also provides waterproofing, crack sealing and improved traction. Chip sealing is an important component of INDOT’s pavement preservation program, which determines the optimum balance between preventive maintenance expenditures and capital expenditures. Besides cost savings, other benefits of chip sealing are:Improved safetyFewer construction delays compared to rehabilitation or reconstruction projectsBetter appearance with optional fog seal applicationGreater value, as chip sealing allows more miles of road to be treated and extends the life of current pavement by three to five yearslast_img