Get ready for lane closures and road repairs in the Center Grove area and on roads in rural Johnson County.

County government is preparing for its annual summer road maintenance projects, and work is planned for one out of every 6 miles of county roads.

Road work will be happening in the Brentridge Estates, Brookstone, Buckmoor and Deerwood subdivisions, and on sections of Smith Valley, Morgantown and Peterman roads in the Center Grove area.

The county highway department plans to spend $2.2 million to do a variety of repairs on more than 100 miles of county roads. The work ranges from full reconstruction to a thin layer of pavement preservation treatment.

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Johnson County residents won’t have to worry about having access to their homes. All of the repairs, including the full reconstruction of a portion of County Road 50 South east of Franklin in Needham Township, will be done without full road closures, Johnson County Highway Department Director Luke Mastin said.

Lane closures will be done when necessary, such as for mill and overlay work, but crews will direct drivers through work zones, he said.

The county will perform mill and overlay work, where the top layer of road is ground down and replaced with a fresh layer of asphalt, on 18 miles of roads. Chip sealing — a layer of gravel followed by a layer of asphalt — is planned for another 33 miles. Another 53 miles of roadway, most of which is in good condition, will be treated with a surface sealant to help keep the road from deteriorating.

Work begins later this month and is expected to be complete this fall. If weather delays the projects, it will be finished in the spring, Mastin said.

The highway department surveys its more than 600 miles of roads each year, typically during the winter, keeping track of the condition of each road to prioritize what work is most necessary, Mastin said.

Roads are ranked based on their condition and compared to prior years’ analysis to see if a road is deteriorating faster or slower than normal, he said.

Repairs aren’t always focused on the roads in the worst condition, Mastin said.

“The key is to catch roads with other preventative measures to keep that road surface from deteriorating to the point that a mill and overlay is needed,” he said.

The pavement preservation work, which places a thin layer of sealant or other preservation materials on top of a road already in good condition, is the most cost-effective way of keeping the county’s road in good shape, Mastin said.

The county spent $2.6 million on road repairs in 2016 and $1.7 million in 2015. With the newly approved gas tax beginning to gather funds, Mastin expects to see a significant increase in the county’s funding in 2018. The plan is to use the additional funding for more expensive projects, such as road reconstruction and mill and overlay work, he said.

At a glance

Here’s a look at where Johnson County will be making road repairs this summer and fall:

Reconstruction

East County Road 50S in Needham Township

Paving

Center Grove area

Peterman Road: Fairview Road to Smith Valley Road

North Morgantown Road: Marion County line to Fairview Road

Smith Valley Road: Morgantown to Peterman roads

Crooked Stick Court: Innisbrooke Trail to dead end

Racquet Court: Crooked Stick Court to dead end

Thornwood Drive in Brentwood subdivision: Teakwood Lane to dead end

Wood Haven Court in Brockton Manor subdivision: Brockton Manor South Drive to dead end

Highland Park Drive in Brockton Manor subdivision: Highland Park to dead end

Calcutta Drive in Eldorado subdivision: Woodsway Drive to dead end

Bunker Drive in Eldorado subdivision: Tournament Drive to Scramble Drive

Tournament Court in Eldorado subdivision: Tournament Drive to dead end

Scramble Drive in Eldorado subdivision: Tournament Drive to Bunker Drive

Hill Court in Fairview Heights subdivision: Hillendale Drive to dead end

Tracey Jo Road in Pebble Run subdivision: Tracey Jo Court to Jayne’s Circle

Shadow Hill Lane in Shadow Hill subdivision: Peterman Road to Southwind Estates

Maple Drive in Park Forest subdivision: Centerline Road to Park Forest Drive

Park Forest Drive in Park Forest subdivision: Centerline Road to Whiteland town

Franklin Township

West County Road 100N: County Road 400W to State Road 135

County Road 225S: County Road 100E to County Road 225S

Hensley Township

South County Road 225W: State Road 44 to County Road 300S

South County Road 225W: County Road 300S to Trafalgar city limits

County Road 550S: County Road 200W to County Road 300W

West County Road 600S: 725W to State Road 135 and State Road 252

Needham Township

County Road 250S: U.S. 31 to Mauxferry Road

East County Road 250S: Old U.S. 31 to County Road 510E

North County Road 800E: Range Road to Shelby County line

North County Road 700E: Urmeyville Road to County Road 175N

Clark Township

North County Road 375E: Rocklane Road to Billingsly Road

Shelbyville Road: County Road 1050N to County Road 1000N

Nineveh Township

County Road 750S: Centerline Road to Nineveh Road

Blue River Township

South County Road 800E: County Road 500S to County Road 650S

Pavement preservation

Nineveh Township

South Nineveh Road: County Road 300S to County Road 375S

South Nineveh Road: County Road 275S to State Road 252

West County Road 750S: County Road 125W to Centerline Road

Clark Township

North Franklin Road: Marion County line to Watson Road

East Whiteland Road: Interstate 65 to Hurricane Road

Center Grove area

South Runyon Road: Smith Valley Road to Olive Branch Road

South Morgantown Road: Whiteland Road to Smokey Row Road

Travis Road: Mullinix Road to Morgantown Road

Stone Road: Smith Valley Road to dead end

Lawson Court in Achgills subdivision: Steven Drive to dead end

Morphis Lane in Achgills subdivision: Steven Drive to dead end

Fox Moor Terrace in Brentridge Estates subdivision: Running Brook Terrace to Fox Moor Place

Fox Moor Lane in Brentridge Estates subdivision: Fox Moor Terrace to Fox Moor Place

Fox Moor Place in Brentridge Estates subdivision: Fox Moor Lane to Fox Moor Terrace

Ridgemere Circle in Brentridge Estates subdivision: Ridgemere Place to dead end

Ridgemere Place in Brentridge Estates subdivision: Running Brook Lane to Fox Moor Place

Running Brook Terrace in Brentridge Estates subdivision: Ridgemere Place to dead end

Brockton Manor North Drive in Brockton Manor subdivision: Woodcroft Court to dead end

Windward Drive in Brockton Manor subdivision: Brockton Manor North to Wood Haven Court

Silverleaf Drive in Eagle Glen subdivision: Smith valley Road to Old Eagle Way

Brookstone Lane in Brookstone subdivision: Scott Drive to Wild Rose Lane

Heritage Lane in Brookstone subdivision: Scott Drive to dead end

Scott Drive in Brookstone subdivision: Pebble Run to dead end

Steven Drive: Bluff Road to Wild Rose Lane

Steven Drive: Bluff Road to dead end

Wild Rose Lane in Brookstone subdivision: Red Hawk Lane to Brookstone Lane

Mount Brook Court in Buckmoor subdivision: Buckmoor Parkway to dead end

Buckmoor Circle in Buckmoor subdivision: Buckmoor Parkway to dead end

Wentworth Court in Buckmoor subdivision: Buckmoor Parkway to dead end

Restin Court in Carefree subdivision: Restin Road to dead end

Hickory Lane in Springhill neighborhood: Honeycreek Boulevard to dead end

Hillside Drive in Brunnemer’s Ridge subdivision: County Road 400W to dead end

Honeycreek Boulevard in Cedar Hills subdivision: County Road 400W to Honeycreek Court

Honeycreek Court in Cedar Hills subdivision: dead end to dead end

Cedar Hills Drive North in Cedar Hills subdivision: County Road 400W to dead end

Cedar Hills Drive South in Cedar Hills subdivision: County Road 400W to dead end

Grace Street in Critchfield subdivision: State Road 135 to Rita Drive

Rita Drive in Critchfield subdivision: Grace Street to Stella Drive

Rose street in Critchfield subdivision: Grace Street to Stella drive

Stella Drive in Critchfield subdivision: Greenwood city limits to dead end

Deercross Place in Deerwood subdivision: Fawnwood Drive to dead end

Deerfield Court in Deerwood subdivision: Deerfield Drive to dead end

Deerfield Drive in Deerfield subdivision: dead end to dead end

Deerstand Road in Deerwood subdivision: Whitetail Run to Deerstand Road

Deerwood Parkway in Deerwood subdivision: Fawnwood Drive to Deerwood Court

Whitetail Run in Deerwood subdivision: Deercross Place to Deerstand Road

Whitetail Court in Deerwood subdivision: Whitetail Run to Dead end

Fawnwood Drive in Deerwood subdivision: Whitetail Run to Fawnwood Drive

Deerstand Road in Deerwood subdivision: Whitetail Run to Deerstand Road

Fawnwood Drive in Deerwood subdivision: Mullinix Road to Deercross Place

Nassau Court in El Dorado subdivision: Tournament Drive to dead end

Greensview Drive in El Dorado subdivision: State Road 135 to Woodsway Drive

Scramble Court in El Dorado subdivision: Tournament Drive to dead end

Woodsway Drive in El Dorado subdivision: Tournament Drive to Golfview Drive

Sand Wedge Court in El Dorado subdivision: Greensview Drive to dead end

Par Court in El Dorado subdivision: Bunker Drive to dead end

Golden Grove Road in Golden Grove subdivision: County Road 400W to Waterbrook Way

Walnut Woods Drive in Walnut Woods subdivision: Smith Valley Road to dead end

Mary Court in Pebble Run subdivision: Tracey Jo Road to dead end

Chip Seal

Needham Township

South County Road 700E: County Road 50S to County Road 100S

South County Road 700E: County Road 100S to Greensburg Road

County Road 150N: County Road 800E to Bridge 110

East County Road 250S: County Road 510E to Interstate 65

East County Road 300N: Franklin city limits to Interstate 65

East County Road 300N: Interstate 65 to County Road 500E

North County Road 800E:: Range Road Shelby County to County Road 175N

South Mauxferry Road in Needham and Nineveh Townships: County Road 150S to State Road 252

North County Road 425E: Hurricane Road to County Road 350N

North County Road 425E: County Road 350N to County Road 300N

Franklin Township

South Centerline Road: State Road 44 to County Road 100S

West County Road 300S: County Road 150W to County Road 75W

East County Road 300S: County Road 100E to County Road 200E

Hensley Township

County Road 300S: County Road 625W to County Road 775W

South County Road 625W: County Road 350S to County Road 425S

South County Road 775W: County Road 350S to Morgan County line

County Road 400S: County Road 475 West to County Road 575W

West County Road 400S: County Road 475 West to County Road 350W

South County Road 400W: County Road 700S to Lamb Lake

Clark Township

North Matthews Road: County Road 1000N to Rocklane Road

North County Road 500E: County Road 600N to County Road 575N

East County Road 600N: County Road 300E to Hurricane Road

East Rocklane Road: County Road 650E to County Road 700E

North County Road 700E: County Road 500N to County Road 450N

North County Road 625E: County Road 500N to dead end

North County Road 670E: County Road 600N to County Road 700E

Union Township

West County Road 150N: County Road 575W to County Road 450W

Pleasant Township

North County Road 300E: 600N to dead end

North County Road 425E: 600N to dead end

Fog seal

Franklin Township

South Centerline Road: County Road 100S to County Road 225S

West County Road 100N: County Road 125W to County Road 100W

West County Road 100N: County Road 100W to State Road 144

East County Road 125S: County Road 100E to Nineveh Road

North Matthews Road: Marion County line to County Road 1000N

North Franklin Road: County Road 1000N to Rocklane Road

West County Road 100N: County Road 575W to County Road 100N

Clark Township

Watson Road: County Road 525E to County Road 600E

North County Road 500E: County Road 700N to County Road 600N

East County Road 575N: Hurricane Road to County Road 500E

North Harvey Road: County Road 100N to Rocklane Road

East Billingsly Road: County Road 325E to County Road 440E

Needham Township

East County Road 250S: U.S. 31 and Old U.S. 31

North County Road 525E: County Road 350N to County Road 300N

North County Road 700E: State Road 44 to County Road 50N

East County Road 75S: County Road 450E to dead end

East Greensburg Road: County Road 510E to County Road 725E

Union Township

West County Road 225N: County Road 500W to County Road 450W

South County Road 450W: Division Road to State Road 44

West County Road 50S: Morgan County line to County Road 700W

South County Road 725W: County Road 125S to State Road 44

White River Township

West County Road 350N: Morgan County line to County Road 725W

Olive Branch Road: Morgantown Road to Runyon Road

Huggin Hollow Road: County Road 144 to Morgan County line

Hensley Township

West County Road 475S and West County Road 500S: County Road 700W to dead end

West County Road 700S: County Road 700W to County Road 575W

Pleasant Township

Tracy Road: between Whiteland town limits

North County Road 300E: Clark School Road to Tracy Road

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.