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IDOT Region 5 District 8 hosts ribbon cutting to mark opening of new ICART in Clinton County

Photo courtesy Illinois Department of Transportation

Region 5, District 8 of the Illinois Department of Transportation hosted a recent ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new Illinois Certification and Research Track (ICART) in Clinton County.

The 0.83-mile testing facility will provide a closed facility to support pavement surface research, assess non-destructive testing equipment, evaluate materials for highway construction and certify equipment according to established standards.

ICART is a multipurpose facility that will further IDOT’s understanding and capabilities in accurately characterizing pavement surface properties and identifying how those properties impact vehicles and passengers. A project to construct an approximately 7,100-square-foot building at the facility to support testing, research and certification efforts is anticipated to begin in August.

Visit ICART’s website for more information.

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