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State of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Geotextiles & DOT Specifications

JAN 2019

MASSDOT

US FABRICS GEOTEXTILES ARE ON THE MASSACHUSETTS QUALIFIED CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS LIST. US FABRICS IS ALSO NTPEP/AASHTO COMPLIANT.

Massachusetts DOT produced a Supplemental Geotextile Specification to the old 1995 Standard Specification in 2015. It follows AASHTO and states:

"SUBSECTION M9.50.0 Geotextile Fabrics. (page 410 English, page III.98 Metric) Replace existing Subsection with the following: Geotextile fabric used for subsurface drainage, separation, stabilization, permanent erosion control, temporary silt fences, or paving fabric shall conform to requirements of AASHTO M 288 for the intended application."

The Qualified Construction Materials List states:


Subsurface Drainage - Nonwoven Only Class 1 or 2
Separation - Class 1
Stabilization - Class 2
Permanent Erosion Control - Class 1 or 2 (for woven), Class 1 (for non-woven).


Below are US Fabrics' geotextile products meeting AASHTO M288, listed by their application. US Fabrics products are listed on the QCM.

Click on the green product name for a data sheet.

 

US Fabrics Products Meeting Massachusetts's DOT Specifications
Specification Application Non Woven Woven Composite Grid
AASHTO M288Subsurface Drainage - Class 1 <15% FinesUS 205NW   
AASHTO M288Subsurface Drainage - Class 1 15%-50% FinesUS 205NW   
AASHTO M288Subsurface Drainage - Class 1 >15% FinesUS 205NW   
AASHTO M288Subsurface Drainage - Class 2 <15% FinesUS 160NW   
AASHTO M288Subsurface Drainage - Class 2 15%-50% FinesUS 160NW   
AASHTO M288Subsurface Drainage - Class 2 >15% FinesUS 160NW   
AASHTO M288Stabilization - Class 2US 160NWUS 250  
AASHTO M288Separation - Class 1US 205NWUS 315  
AASHTO M288Permanent Erosion Control - Class 1 <15% FinesUS 205NWUS 230  
AASHTO M288Permanent Erosion Control - Class 1 15%-50% FinesUS 205NW   
AASHTO M288Permanent Erosion Control - Class 1 >15% FinesUS 205NW   
AASHTO M288Permanent Erosion Control - Class 2 <15% Fines US 230  
AASHTO M288Permanent Erosion Control - Class 2 15%-50% Fines US 670  
AASHTO M288Permanent Erosion Control - Class 2 >50% Fines US 670  
AASHTO M288Paving FabricUS 100P   
More resources may be found on the web:

Massachusetts DOT Home Page

Construction Specifications (Main Page)

2012 Supplemental Specifications

State QPL information:

Qualified Construction Materials List (Geotextiles M 9.50.0)

Qualified Construction Materials List (ALL)

Criteria for Geotextiles

NOTES:

•  The above information is to be used only as a guide.

•  Products on the above list can change without notice.

 

Areas Served:

US Fabrics is proud to serve the geotextile needs of the State of Massachusetts including: Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, New Bedford, Brockton, Quincy, Lynn, Fall River, Newton, Lawrence, Somerville, Framingham, Haverhill, Waltham, Malden, Brookline, Medford, Taunton and all other areas of Massachusetts.