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.