The Indiana Dept. of Transportation has awarded a $1.6 million construction contract to E & B Paving to repair and resurface more than nine miles of pavement on Ind. 38 between Ind. 32 in Noblesville and I-69 in Pendleton.
The project will include repairing aged sections of pavement on the stretch before paving an inch-and-a-half asphalt overlay between I-69 and Ind. 13 and applying a three-quarter-inch ultrathin bonded wearing course between Ind. 13 and Ind. 32.
Ind. 38 is expected to remain open through the entirety of the project. Flaggers will be used to direct traffic around work zones.
Construction is anticipated to begin this spring. A specific start date will be announced after a schedule is submitted by contractors. The project is expected to be complete this summer.
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.