703.04 Aggregate for Asphalt Concrete Base (301 and 302)


1. Specification:

Section 703.01, 703.04, C&MS and S 1069.


2. Sampling and/or Inspection Requirements:

Complying with Supplement 1069 Gradation testing is a responsibility of the certified supplier with Quality Assurance sampling and testing a responsibility of the Department. The sampling requirements below apply when sources are under old contracts and not certified.

The Group Code status for aggregate sources covered under 703.01 shall also apply to those of Item 703.04. Follow the procedures outlined for Group 0, Group 1 or Group 2 material in 703.01, this Manual. (District Engineer of Tests)

Sampling: (Field)

Samples are to be taken in accordance with procedures described in Appendix "A". (Field)

Fine Aggregate

A sample shall consist of 30-40 pounds of material

If group 2 materials sample represents each 1800 tons, or fraction thereof.


Coarse Aggregate

A sample shall consist of 60-75 pounds of material sizes 3 thru 10

A sample shall consist of 100 pounds of material for sizes 1, 2 and 24


If group 2 materials samples represent each 2600 tons, or fraction thereof.

Quality samples shall be submitted to the OMM Aggregate Section, through the District Engineer of Tests.

Samples shall be accompanied by a TE-31.


Special Requirements:

Aggregates with special requirements may require special tests. See specific item for any additional requirements. (Field)

When No. 1, No. 2, No. 357, or No. 4 sizes are to be used, contact the OMM Aggregate Section for procedure to be followed. (District Engineer of Tests) Sizes not listed for a supplier on the Group List are considered to be Group 2 Material, and are to be handled accordingly. (Field)

When submitting samples (Micro-Deval) to the CO in accordance with ODOT S1010 please record the following information in CMS:

A. Create a sample ID for the Micro-Deval sample (District).

B. Create an 01 (this one is created automatically), 02, 03, 04, 05, and 06 sample (sample suffix) to cover all six (6) micro-deval samples. You may chose to perform a gradation or not. If not, you will need to enter in a generic gradation to fulfill the CMS requirement to allow us to access the sample testing screens. Please note that if a producer has stated in their revised QCP that they have increased the crushed count of their material that you will need to perform both a gradation and a fracture count for all (6) samples (District).

C. Record all information in SAMPLE screen as normal, except RECORD the producers sample identification for their six (6) samples in the respective (01-06) sample ID using the SAMPLED FROM field. By doing this you will allow ODOT to compare our MD values with the values reported by the Producer or Producer choice of private test lab (District).

D. Label the six (6) micro-deval sample with the appropriate sample ID (01-06). Submit the samples to Columbus for testing (District).

3. Methods of Test:

Physical Tests.

(District Engineer of Tests)

AASHTO T 11, AASHTO T 19, S 1004, S 1021, S1005

Samples being submitted for soundness testing shall be graded using sieves as called for in Appendix "B".

Quality Tests.

(OMM Aggregate Section)

AASHTO T 104, AASHTO T 113, AASHTO T 96, S 1017, S 1029, S 1031, AASHTO T 327