Chip-sealing planned on State Road 135

Crews are starting work to chip-seal State Road 135 in southern Johnson County.

The process lays down a coating of liquid asphalt and small rocks to help repair cracks and preserve the road. The work will be done on State Road 135, between Trafalgar and Morgantown, according to a news release from the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Residents have criticized the technique in the past because it can cause small rocks to fly up in the days after the work is done.

Crews will begin work today and continue next week. During that time, state officials suggest motorists slow down to avoid damage that could be caused by rocks flying up, the release said.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2718.