Indiana Department of Transportation News Release
Chip and Seal Operation begins Monday on State Road 352
Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate route

BENTON COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will have lane closures on State Road 352 beginning on or after Monday, June 27, weather permitting. S.R. 352 will be chip and sealed from U.S. 41 to U.S. 52. Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

Depending on weather conditions, crews will be on site from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Work is expected to last through Thursday, June 30.

INDOT crews will be applying a chip-seal treatment to preserve and protect just over eight miles of S.R. 352. Loose stone will be on the highway temporarily during the initial cure of the asphalt. Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route. Drivers are urged to slow down and allow additional space between vehicles to prevent stone chips from damaging windshields or paint on auto bodies.

Once the chip seal has cured, crews will sweep the highway to clear away loose stone and apply a light application of dark asphalt material to lock in remaining stone and minimize dust.

About Chip-Seal Projects

After years of heavy traffic and winter freeze-thaw cycles, small cracks develop in our highways. If left untreated, moisture seeps into these cracks and form potholes when the water freezes and expands. As the name implies, a chip-seal treatment seals off the cracks. The stone chips provide improved traction for stopping, especially during winter.

During 2015, INDOT employees used more than 86,000 tons of crushed stone and 17,000 tons of liquid asphalt – a total of $12.7 million in operational resources – to apply the seal-coat to more than 1,200 lane miles of state roads. INDOT estimates that using in-house crews instead of contracting the work saved taxpayers nearly $8 million. National research has shown that every $1 used to preserve our pavements saves $6 to $14 in future, more disruptive repairs.

Curious about chip seal projects? View this video to see the benefits, and how they save taxpayer dollars: http://youtu.be/ZfwaAUpk6fo.

Stay Informed

Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new.

For social media updates, follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/INDOT_WCentral and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/INDOTWestCentral.

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Indiana Department of Transportation
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Crawfordsville, IN 47933



(Lafayette, IN) With nearly 350 participants and the support of several local businesses and community groups, the 2016 Subaru Color 5K raised close to $28,000 for Special Olympics Indiana. The run, which took place June 18 on the grounds of Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., raised 65% more than the 2015 event. Runners experienced six “color stations” in which colored powder was thrown at them.

“SIA is proud to support such a great organization as Special Olympics Indiana,” said Tom Easterday, Senior Executive Vice President. “To be able to get so much of the community involved was fantastic, and we hope the event will continue to grow exponentially over the coming years.”

Special Olympics athletes were at the event, not only to run, but also to lead participants in the “Athlete’s Oath” and the national anthem. Runners started their race with a trip through the Special Olympics high-five tunnel.

Several local companies participated and supported the event, including Finish Line sponsor Bob Rohrman Subaru, Tri-N-Run, Breakfast Sponsor Bison Financial Group, K105 and WASK, Fresh Thyme, Culligan Water, and the SIA Foundation sponsored the event. Wabash National, and Heartland Automotive had the two largest teams in the event. Faith and Civitian provided volunteers.

About SIA
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., is the home of North American Subaru production. Models built at the Lafayette, Indiana plant include the Subaru Legacy and Outback. SIA employs over 5,000 Associates, and every Associate is committed to quality, safety and environmental stewardship. An industry leader in environmental stewardship, SIA was the first auto assembly plant in America to achieve zero landfill status, and SIA’s entire 832-acre site has been designated a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SIA’s community outreach programs include providing charitable contributions and corporate sponsorships, hosting charitable events on-site, donating vehicles and vehicle parts to educational institutions and encouraging Associate volunteerism, which supports hundreds of non-profit organizations and schools throughout Indiana annually. For more information, visit www.subaru-sia.com .


Opening today

The Conjuring 2
The horror sequel is a tough thing to pull off in general, and “The Conjuring 2” is most certainly one of the better efforts.
(Bahr/Associated Press)
Rated: R for terror and horror violence.
Playing at: Eastside 9, Lafayette 7, Wabash Landing 9
Now You See Me 2
No review available.
The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate.
Rated: R for terror and horror violence.
Playing at: Eastside 9, Lafayette 7, Wabash Landing 9
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“Warcraft” is basically Tolkien on steroids, with plenty of muscle but not a lot of brains.
(Lengel/The Arizona Republic)
Rated: PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy violence.
Playing at: Eastside 9, Lafayette 7, Wabash Landing 9
Alice Through the Looking Glass
? gEE Aside from Depp’s descent into grating ghoulishness, the acting of the returning characters remains mostly the same.
Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway (The White Queen) continue to do their affected, scenerychewing shticks, while the host of Underland creatures and their famous voices look dated — beholden to Burton’s CGI renderings from six years ago. (Bahr/ Associated Press)
Rated: PG for fantasy action/ peril and some language.
Playing at: Eastside 9 The Angry Birds Movie
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“The Angry Birds Movie” doesn’t quite achieve the relative superiority of “The Lego Movie,” but it’s definitely not terrible and even surprisingly fun and heartfelt at times. (Bahr/Associated Press)
Rated: PG for rude humor and action.
Playing at: Lafayette 7, Wabash Landing 9
Captain America: Civil War
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An engaging, lively and just flat-out fun use of the characters we’ve gotten to know across the last eight years and 12 films. (Bahr/Associated Press)
Rated: PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem.
Playing at: Wabash Landing 9 Love & Friendship
Set in the 1790s, “Love & Friendship” centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society.
No review available.
Rated: PG for some thematic elements.
Playing at: Eastside 9 Me Before You
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“Me Before You” is enjoyable in places, and Claflin eventually gives his character some depth beyond simply being angry. But the film exists mostly as a tearproduction delivery system, with a little nod toward uncomfortable moral questioning. (Goodykoontz/ USA Today Network)
Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements and some suggestive material.
Playing at: Eastside 9, Lafayette 7, Wabash Landing 9
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Saturday Night Live’s Andy Samberg comes close to delivering a “Spinal Tap” for the Millennial generation. (Lengel/The Arizona Republic)
Rated: R for some graphic nudity, language throughout, sexual content and drug use.
Playing at: Eastside 9, Lafayette 7, Wabash Landing 9
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” is a Saturday morning cartoon on steroids. For the under 12 set, that’s fine. For the rest of us? It’s something to actively avoid.
(Bahr/Associated Press)
Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
Playing at: Eastside 9, Lafayette 7, Wabash Landing 9
X-Men: Apocalypse ? ? gE
Director Bryan Singer invigorates his latest X-Men film with vintage 1980s charm in an origin story about how the mutant supergroup unites and divides in response to the villain Apocalypse. (Cohen/Associated Press)
Rated: PG-13 sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief strong language and some suggestive images.
Playing at: Eastside 9, Lafayette 7, Wabash Landing 9


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1989 Crackdown at Tiananmen begins
American Revolution
1780 Former Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson dies in England
1957 U.S. Supreme Court rules against Du Pont in General Motors suit
Civil War
1864 Union disaster at Cold Harbor
Cold War
1990 Bush and Gorbachev end second summit meeting
2010 Van der Sloot arrested for murder in South America
1989 Natural gas explosion kills 500 in Russia
General Interest
1800 President Adams settles in new capital
1937 Duke of Windsor weds
1965 An American walks in space
2002 Lew Wasserman dies
1936 Larry McMurtry is born
1956 Rock and roll is banned in Santa Cruz, California
Old West
1936 Western author Larry McMurtry is born
1800 President John Adams moves into a tavern in Washington, D.C.
1937 Josh Gibson hits ball 580 feet in Yankee Stadium
Vietnam War
1968 Le Duc Tho joins negotiations in Paris
1970 Nixon calls Cambodian operation a success
World War I
1916 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs National Defense Act
World War II
1940 Germans bomb Paris

“Talk” to InDNR Trail Finder expert on Facebook, June 3

“Talk” to InDNR Trail Finder expert on Facebook, June 3
Facebook followers of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources can “talk” online with streams and trails coordinator Amy Marisavljevic about the InDNR Trail Finder on Friday, June 3, from 2-3 p.m. EDT, on the DNR’s Facebook wall.

Marisavljevic will discuss the new “InDNR: Trail Finder” app. App users will find an interactive map displaying more than 3,600 miles of public trails. The InDNR Trail Finder uses data from the Indiana Trails Inventory. Participants are invited to join the conversation and bring any questions that they would like answered.

Future topics, instructions on how to join a conversation on Facebook, and commenting guidelines are posted at dnr.IN.gov/7315.htm.

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