Aggregate

Aggregate.JPG Various tests, including quality, freeze-thaw, and alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) are performed on aggregates used for road and bridge construction in Illinois. These tests quantify the physical characteristics of each aggregate product from each source. Development and evaluation of all statewide aggregate related policies, procedures and specifications are continually modified to keep them current with new technologies and test procedures. Aggregates focuses on: natural sands, gravels, crushed gravels, crushed stone, steel slag, air cooled blast furnace (ACBF) slag, recycled crushed concrete, rip rap, reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) used as aggregate.

Qualified Product List

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References

Below are reference materials to assist in getting materials approved and IDOT guidelines.

Guides/Spreadsheets

The following documents are provided as a tool to assist with identifying materials and/or ensuring that correct data is supplied to IDOT.

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Material Specific Information

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Specifications

Manuals

Training

Required technician training for Mixture Aggregate Technician and Aggregate Technician is described on the Lake Land College website.

Contact Us

Sheila Beshears
(217) 782-7086
Sheila.Beshears@illinois.gov
Aggregate Technology Coordinator
Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
Division of Highways

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