Metals and Miscellaneous


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Metals & Miscellaneous

Metals.JPGContractual metals and miscellaneous materials used in the State’s highway construction and maintenance programs are required by both the Federal Highway Administration and the State of Illinois Departmental Policy. In addition to materials testing the Department has several certification/qualification/approval programs requiring field inspection either at the manufacturing location or the job site. Metals and Miscellaneous focuses on: steel reinforcement, welded wire reinforcement, epoxy coated reinforcement, chemical adhesives, nuts – bolts – washers, bearing pads (elastomeric, disk and fabric), geotextiles, 7 wire pre-stress strand, aluminum, HDPE pipe, PVC pipe, polypropylene pipe, joint fillers/sealers, miscellaneous materials. Below you will find: specifications, policy memorandums, guides and manuals, materials integrated system for test information and communication (MISTIC) reports and approved/qualified product lists for the materials that qualify, all of which are updated on an ongoing basis.

Refer to Part II Material Group Details of the Manual for Materials Inspection to determine the material requirements for metals and miscellaneous materials.


Below you will find information regarding the process and how to get materials approved.

Policy Memorandums

Laboratory/Field Test Procedures

Clicking a hot link below will take you directly to the test procedure listed in the title. In order for these materials to be approved/qualified they will be tested to the requirements listed in the procedure.


Clicking a hot link below will take you directly to the form listed in the title. These forms are provided as tools to ensure that the correct data is supplied to IDOT when submitting samples.


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


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

Material Specific Information



Contact Us

Dan Tobias
(217) 782-2912

Bureau of Materials 
Office of Highways Project Implementation

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