State Road 16 in Cass County to be closed for seal coating

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Transportation

CASS COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for State Road 16 between U.S. 35 and State Road 17 beginning Monday, August 10.  The road will be closed for seal coating. Weather permitting, State Road 16 will reopen in the evening on Friday, August 14.  Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow U.S. 35, State Road 25 and State Road 17. 

State Road 16 between State Road 17 and Shawnie Court will be closed for seal coating beginning Monday, August 17. Weather permitting, State Road 16 will reopen in the evening on Friday, August 21.  Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow State Road 17, State Road 25, U.S. 35, State Road 24 and U.S. 31. 

About Seal Coating:

During these operations, workers will apply a new driving surface to the roadway, which seals cracks and provides waterproof protection. Once the seal coat is complete, loose aggregate is applied and then swept from the road. After a curing period, crews will fog seal the new driving surface.

This is designed to extend the life of the pavement below for three to five years and lowers maintenance costs. Seal coating is a cost-effective pavement preservation technique that is utilized across the state of Indiana, saving an estimated six to 14 dollars in taxpayer expenditures for every dollar invested in extending the life of a roadway.

About Seal Coating:

During these operations, workers will apply a new driving surface to the roadway, which seals cracks and provides waterproof protection. Once the seal coat is complete, loose aggregate is applied and then swept from the road. After a curing period, crews will fog seal the new driving surface.

This is designed to extend the life of the pavement below for three to five years and lowers maintenance costs. Seal coating is a cost-effective pavement preservation technique that is utilized across the state of Indiana, saving an estimated six to 14 dollars in taxpayer expenditures for every dollar invested in extending the life of a roadway.