Published On: Tue, Apr 11th, 2017

$1.5M Construction Project on State Road 37 in Noblesville Starts This Week

State Road 38 Paving Project Planned to Begin in May

Construction contractors plan to begin work this week on a $1.5 million project to replace a drainage structure under State Road 37 between 146th Street and Greenfield Avenue in Noblesville.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded a $1.5 million contract to White Construction for the project. Crews plan to install construction zone signs along State Road 37 starting on Wednesday, April 12.

State Road 37 will remain open during construction. Temporary shifting of traffic lanes and overnight lane closures will be used to complete the project. Two lanes will be maintained in each direction during peak traffic times, and single-lane closures in each direction will be scheduled between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Starting on or after Monday, April 17, one lane of State Road 37 will be closed each night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. as the shoulders on northbound and southbound State Road 37 are resurfaced and strengthened in preparation for future traffic shifts.

The first phase of construction will shift traffic away from the median to provide room for construction. The second phase will shift traffic toward the median to allow construction to be completed along the outside shoulders.

Specific start dates for these traffic shifts will be announced in advance as shoulder paving progresses. All work on the project is expected to be complete this summer.

State Road 38 Paving Project Planned to Begin in May

E & B Paving plans to begin work in May on a $1.6 million project to repair and resurface more than nine miles of pavement on State Road 38 between State Road 32 in Noblesville and I-69 in Pendleton.

The project will include repairing aged sections of pavement on the stretch before applying a 3/4-inch ultrathin bonded wearing course between State Road 13 and State Road 32 and paving an inch-and-a-half asphalt overlay between I-69 and State Road 13.

Construction zone signs will be installed before the end of April. Crews are scheduled to begin pavement patching on or after May 1. Weather permitting, the ultrathin bonded wearing course will be applied between State Road 13 and State Road 32 by June, and resurfacing between I-69 and State Road 13 will follow. The project is expected to be complete before the end of July.

State Road 38 will remain open through the project. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic around work zones.

Ultra-thin bonded wearing courses and pavement preservation

Ultra-thin bonded wearing courses consist of applying a coat of polymer-modified liquid asphalt, which provides flexibility, immediately followed by paving a thin layer of hot mix asphalt, which provides strength.

The surface treatment is intended to preserve and extend the life of highways by an average of about 9 years, depending on traffic volumes.

The one-pass application is a fast-moving operation that allows traffic to drive on the surface treatment within minutes and causes minimal traffic delays.

Surface treatments such as asphalt overlays are intended to protect, preserve, and extend the life of the pavement below. Benefits of pavement preservation include improved safety, smoother ride, fewer construction delays, better appearance, greater value and lower taxpayer cost.

INDOT works hard to keep the pavement of our highways lasting for many years. A lane mile of highway can cost more than $12 million to build, which is a huge investment. Just as you protect an asset like a vehicle or home with routine maintenance, INDOT protects its investments with pavement preservation.

For the past several years, INDOT has been expanding its preservation programs to keep pavement and bridges in good condition for as long as possible, targeting bridges and roadway sections with the right treatments at the right times. Pavement preservation projects may include crack sealing, chip sealing, pothole repair and resurfacing.

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