NORTH PLATTE – Weather permitting, a chip seal project will begin July 20 on N-40, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Chip seal is an application of an asphalt binder to a roadway surface followed by an aggregate.
State maintenance forces will be performing a chip seal from reference post 38.5 to reference post 50.6, from Oconto to Eddyville. The work is anticipated to last 8 days. An 11-foot width restriction will be in effect. Traffic will be maintained with a pilot car and flaggers.
Motorists are reminded to slow down to prevent windshield damage from oncoming cars, to drive cautiously in and near work zones, to buckle up, and to put phones down.