Surfacing Materials

Surfacing Materials Section designs and evaluates material mixes for asphalt and concrete pavements and bridges and develops the standards and specifications for these products. The section leads in the evaluation of new materials and manages the Approved Products List that identifies construction and maintenance materials approved for procurement. The section manages the Department's Mobile Testing Operations that include five mobile labs, four coring units, two high speed laser profilers, one California type profilograph and one rolling surface profiler. The section also purchases, calibrates, maintains, and distributes the field testing equipment used for construction quality control.

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