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Materials in Use in U.S. Interstate Highways

October 30, 2006

Summary: Natural aggregates (construction sand and gravel and crushed stone) make up the largest component of nonfuel mineral materials consumed in the United States. Most of these materials are used in construction activities, such as in buildings and roads. In highways, natural aggregates are incorporated into asphalt and concrete and are used as road base.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2006
Title Materials in Use in U.S. Interstate Highways
DOI 10.3133/fs20063127
Authors Daniel E. Sullivan
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2006-3127
Index ID fs20063127
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Denver Federal Center