Would you like to learn more about the natural features of Indiana? Become a Certified Master Naturalist. Morgan County Soil and Water is offering a Master Naturalist Class. Here is information and a registration form. Classes begin September 18 and will complete on November 20. They will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00. Register by August 15th and save $10!
A note from IDOT, August 12, 2014:
Pavement preservation operations along State Road 67 between Martinsville and Mooresville are scheduled to resume tomorrow (AUGUST 13) after a rain delay.
Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will apply chip seal materials from Old S.R. 67 to a terminus just south of the S.R. 39 river bridge.
INDOT officials urge motorists to drive with caution and at greatly reduced speeds where liquid asphalt topped with stone chips have been placed. Even with 24-hour single-lane closures where chip seals have been applied, loose stone in the adjacent lane can be strewn by speeding tires causing damage to vehicles. If possible, use an alternate route such as S.R. 37.
Surface treatment of S.R. 67’s southbound lanes is expected to continue for three days.
A fog seal will be applied along the Morgan County route the week of August 18.
Research shows that every $1 invested in chip seal/fog seal surface treatments results in savings of $6 to $14 in pavement repairs later. That’s because these preventative maintenance measures seal cracks that develop in the roadway from moisture intrusion. Left unsealed, cracks expand each time moisture turns into ice during wintertime freeze-thaw cycles. These cracks turn into potholes, and potholes turn into ruptured tires and bent rims.
"A popular government, without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
James Madison, August 4, 1822 (the year that Morgan County was established)