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Chip seal preservation begins next week on S.R. 46, U.S. 421 in Ripley, Dearborn and Decatur Counties

first_imgDearborn, Decatur, and Ripley Counties— Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will begin chip seal operations as early as Monday, June 8, on S.R. 46 in Ripley and Dearborn Counties. Work will take place between S.R. 101 at Penntown and S.R. 1 near St. Leon. Crews plan to start work on U.S. 421 mid-week in Ripley and Decatur Counties from just north of S.R. 229 in Napoleon to the Sand Creek Bridge in Greensburg.Chip seal operations typically last around three to four days per location depending upon weather. Work is completed under lane closures with flagging to prevent damage to both vehicles and the roadway. During operations, existing pavement is coated with liquid asphalt, which seals cracks and provides waterproof protection. This extends the service life of the roadway and lowers maintenance costs. Once the seal coat is complete, loose aggregate is applied and then swept from the road. After a curing period, crews will return to fog seal the new driving surface.Chip seal 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.Motorists should slow down, watch for stopped traffic and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.last_img read more

Afghanistan re-appoint Asghar Afghan as captain for all formats

first_imgMUMBAI, India (Reuters) – Former Afghanistan cricket captain Asghar Afghan has been brought back to replace Rashid Khan and lead the team in all formats, the country’s cricket board (ACB) said yesterday.“As per the decision by ACB Top management, senior player Asghar Afghan is reappointed as team Afghanistan’s captain across formats,” ACB said on its official Twitter account.Leg-spinner Rashid, 21, was named captain for all formats with Afghan as his deputy in July after a dismal run at the 50-over World Cup in England.Afghan, 31, who led his country to a maiden Test win against Ireland this year, has been a regular member of the team since 2009 and was reinstated at the helm with Rashid demoted to vice-captain.Under Afghan’s leadership, the country won full membership status from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and qualified for the 2019 World Cup but in a surprising move he was removed from the position less than two months before the tournament.Afghanistan lost all nine of their matches at the World Cup in England and finished at the bottom of the standings.last_img read more